Decision details

Crown Point Road Highways Scheme, funded by Get Building Fund

Reference: D54328

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To approve the Crown Point Road highways scheme which will alter the layout of Crown Point Road, reducing the width of the carriageway to one lane and providing a protected two-way protected cycleway and wider footways. Two wide signalised pedestrian crossings and a single bus stop in a lay-by will also be delivered, alongside loading bays and soft landscaping.

 

The scheme supports the regeneration of the South Bank, helping to realise the vision set out in the Leeds South Bank Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). It supports the delivery of a major new public green space, which forms part of a major private sector investment in residential and commercial development on the adjacent Tetley Brewery site.

Decision:

The Chief Officer (Highways and Transportation):

a) Noted the Executive Board approval on 21st April 2021 to progress the

Get Building Fund schemes including Crown Point Road;

b) Approved the preliminary design for the Crown Point Road highways

scheme, which is shown in Appendix A, to allow the scheme to progress to

detailed design and construction;

c) Authorised expenditure of £3.75m from capital scheme No.

33401/CRO/000 for the Crown Point Road highway scheme in accordance with

the approved preliminary design;

d) Approved that the lengths of existing footway and carriageway that are

to be converted to cycle tracks (as shown in the drawings in Appendix A) are

removed as footway and carriageway and that, in their place, cycle tracks are

constructed under the powers contained under the provisions of Section 65(1)

of the Highways Act 1980 for segregated use by pedal cyclists, or for shared

joint use by pedal cyclists and pedestrians, where this is the case;

e) Requested that the City Solicitor revoke and/or amend any existing

Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO) as necessary and to advertise the new TROs that are required for the scheme (Appendix D) and, if no valid objections are

received, to make, seal and implement the TROs as advertised;

f) Gave authority to display notices on site under the provisions of Section

23 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 in order to inform the public of the

proposed formal pedestrian crossings;

g) Gave authority to request the City Solicitor to draft and advertise a

Notice under the provisions of Section 90C of the Highways Act 1980 for the

implementation of traffic calming to complement some of the proposed

pedestrian crossings;

h) Accepted the dedication of land on the former Tetley Brewery site and

enter into the required deed. The extents of the land to be dedicated are shown

in Appendix B;

i) Approved the use of the Contractor Framework to procure a contractor

to construct the scheme as per the approved preliminary design; and

j) Noted that the proposed preliminary design is predicated on a

reclassification of the route from its ‘A road’ status, and the details and

implications of this will be the subject of another report.

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: Hunslet and Riverside;

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Consultation has taken place with the ward members (Hunslet and Riverside) and the Executive Member for Infrastructure and Climate. Direct engagement has also taken place with all key external stakeholders

Consultees

Executive Member for Infrastructure and Climate, Ward Members for Hunslet and Riverside and all key external stakeholders (see list below).

 

Vastint, Ruth Gorse Academy, Duke Studios, Leeds College of Building, Leeds City College, Indigo Blu, Arriva, First Bus, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, the Leeds Cycling Campaign, the Disability and Wellness Network, the Leeds Access and Usability Group.

Contact: Mark Philpott, Highways Officer 0113 378 7528 Email: mark.philpott@leeds.gov.uk.

Publication date: 20/07/2021

Date of decision: 28/07/2021

Effective from: 05/08/2021

Current call-in Count: 0

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