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Meeting: 12/10/2022 - Cabinet (Item 227)

227 Corporate Infrastructure and Regulatory Services Scrutiny Committee - Moving Traffic Offences Spotlight Review pdf icon PDF 1 MB

At its meeting on 22 September 2022, the Corporate Infrastructure and Regulatory Services Scrutiny Committee considered the Report of the Moving Traffic Offences Spotlight Review (Minute 70 refers).

 

This Spotlight Review had been established following the invitation to provide a policy steer on whether adopting the enforcement of Moving Traffic Offences was the right option for the Council.

 

The Report detailed the findings and the recommendations of the Spotlight Review and the Committee RESOLVED (a) that the Spotlight Review Report be approved and the six recommendations contained therein be commended to the Cabinet for approval and implementation; and (b) that, subject to approval of the Report by the Cabinet, a report come to this Committee one year after the introduction of the powers, for Members to review the number of contraventions captured, and number of appeals (including those upheld).

 

The Report is attached.

 

Recommendation

 

(a) that Cabinet acknowledge the findings of the Spotlight Review on Moving Traffic Offences and recommendations of the Report; and

 

(b) that Cabinet ask that the Report being presented to Cabinet in November 2022, on Highway and Traffic Policy Reviews, includes reference to the recommendations from the Report.

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Decision:

RESOLVED

 

(a) that the findings of the Spotlight Review on Moving Traffic Offences and recommendations of the Report be acknowledged; and

 

(b) that the Report being presented to Cabinet in November 2022, on Highway and Traffic Policy Reviews, includes reference to the recommendations from the Report.

Minutes:

(Councillor Whitton attended in accordance with Standing Order 25(2) and spoke to this item).

 

The Cabinet noted that at its meeting on 22 September 2022, the Corporate Infrastructure and Regulatory Services Scrutiny Committee had considered the Report of the Moving Traffic Offences Spotlight Review (Minute *70 refers).

 

This Spotlight Review had been established following the invitation to provide a policy steer on whether adopting the enforcement of Moving Traffic Offences was the right option for the Council.

 

The Report detailed the findings and the recommendations of the Spotlight Review and the Committee RESOLVED (a) that the Spotlight Review Report be approved and the six recommendations contained therein be commended to the Cabinet for approval and implementation; and (b) that, subject to approval of the Report by the Cabinet, a report come to this Committee one year after the introduction of the powers, for Members to review the number of contraventions captured, and number of appeals (including those upheld).

 

It was MOVED by Councillor Hughes, SECONDED by Councillor Hart, and

 

RESOLVED

 

(a) that the findings of the Spotlight Review on Moving Traffic Offences and recommendations of the Report be acknowledged; and

 

(b) that the Report being presented to Cabinet in November 2022, on Highway and Traffic Policy Reviews, includes reference to the recommendations from the Report.


Meeting: 22/09/2022 - Corporate Infrastructure and Regulatory Services Scrutiny Committee (Item 70)

70 Moving Traffic Offences Spotlight Review pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of the Spotlight Review, attached  

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Minutes:

(Councillor F Letch attended in accordance with Standing Order 25 and spoke to this item and referred to Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) issued in Crediton during the recent bank holiday).

 

The Committee considered the report of the Spotlight Review on Moving Traffic Offences held on 4 July 2022.

 

This Spotlight Review had been established following the invitation from the Lead Officer and the Cabinet Member who had asked Scrutiny to provide a policy steer on whether adopting the enforcement of Moving Traffic Offences was the right option for Devon County Council. The Scope of the review was as follows:

 

‘to examine the evidence on Moving Traffic Offences on the benefits and disbenefits of applying to become the enforcement agency and make recommendations as to the policy direction that the Council should take’.

 

The Report detailed the findings and the recommendations of the Spotlight Review.

 

A Member referred to the possible perception that these proposed measures could be seen as a revenue generating exercise. The Review Members and Officers assured that the aim was for improved management of the network with safety paramount and in accordance with rules relating to implementation and use of any surplus income; and the Officer confirmed that the PCNs issued in Crediton on the recent bank holiday related only to illegal parking (double yellow lines) to help ensure that arterial roads remained open.   

 

It was MOVED by Councillor C Slade and SECONDED by Councillor P Bullivant and

 

RESOLVED

 

(a) that the Spotlight Review Report be approved and the six recommendations contained therein be commended to the Cabinet for approval and implementation; and

 

(b) that, subject to approval of the Report by the Cabinet, a report come to this Committee one year after the introduction of the powers, for Members to review the number of contraventions captured, and number of appeals (including those upheld).