Agenda item

Call-in of Executive Decision CAB 23/24 43623 - Portswood Broadway Next Steps

Report of the Scrutiny Manager, detailing the Call-In of Executive Decision CAB 23/24 43623 - Portswood Broadway Next Steps


The Committee considered the report of the Scrutiny Manager detailing the call-in of Executive Decision CAB 23/24 43623 – Portswood Broadway Next Steps.


Councillor Keogh, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, Wade Holmes, Service Manager, Integrated Transport, Pete Boustred Head of Transport and Planning, Prof. Roger Brown, Mr Crispin Jameson, Mrs Jane Jameson, Mrs Karen Edwards, Mr Paul Beard, Mr Alistair Cook and Mrs Lorraine Barter were present and with the consent of the Chair addressed the meeting.


The Committee discussed the reasons for requisition of Call-in of the decision in accordance with the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules 12.5.1, namely:


1.  Lack of adequate consideration, and misrepresentation of the findings from the consultation undertaken by the Council.

2.  Information that would help to inform the decision relating to current pollution levels and bus delays caused by traffic on Portswood Broadway has not been provided.

3.  Concern with regards to disabled access to Portswood Broadway, particularly the chemist.

4.  Concern that changes to the proposals agreed at Cabinet limit the ability to deliver the objectives set for the Portswood Broadway Project.

5.  Lack of clarity in respect of the timetable for the trial and subsequent next steps, and the success criteria to be employed for the bus gate trial.







(i)  to advise the Executive that the Scrutiny Committee does not recommend that the decision be reconsidered and that it can therefore be implemented without delay.   

(ii)  That the co-design process planned for Portswood Broadway includes a specific focus on mitigating the concerns raised by residents about disabled access to local amenities.

(iii)  That the issue returns to the Committee at the conclusion of the trial bus gate to enable the Committee to review the results and to consider the effectiveness of the proposed Active Travel Zone.

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