Agenda item

Public Forum

Up to 30 minutes is allowed for this item

 

Any member of the public or Councillor may participate in Public Forum.  The detailed arrangements for so doing are set out in the Public Information Sheet at the back of this agenda.  Public Forum items should be emailed to democratic.services@bristol.gov.uk and please note that the following deadlines will apply in relation to this meeting:-

 

Questions - Written questions must be received 3 clear working days prior to the meeting.  For this meeting, this means that your question(s) must be received in this office at the latest by 5 pm on Friday 24th January 20.

 

Petitions and Statements - Petitions and statements must be received on the working day prior to the meeting.  For this meeting this means that your submission must be received in this office at the latest by 12.00 noon on Wednesday 29th January 20.

 

Minutes:

The following public forum was received and a copy placed in the minute book;

 

Statements and Petitions

 

P1: Avon Crane & Commercial Repairs Ltd – Agenda item 7, Clean Air Zone

S1: Ian Tomlinson, Managing Director, Chaunceys Timber Flooring – Agenda item 7, Clean Air Zone

S2: David Heinrich, LW Jenkins Ltd - Agenda item 7, Clean Air Zone

S3: Stuart Hignell, Bristol Gas Supplies Ltd - Agenda item 7, Clean Air Zone

S4: Jim Martin, Director, Lifting Gear & Safety Ltd - Agenda item 7, Clean Air Zone

S5: Frank Porcaro, Autochoice - Agenda item 7, Clean Air Zone

S6: Chris Tomlinson, Managing Director, Chaunceys Timber Flooring - Agenda item 7, Clean Air Zone

In response to the points made during public forum statements, officers confirmed that the Council was looking into the concerns raised regarding the impact of the Clean Air Zone (CAZ) on local businesses. 

 

 

Questions

 

Q1 and Q2 - Suzanne Audrey, Vice-Chair of Totterdown Residents Environmental & Social Action (TRESA) – Agenda item 7, Clean Air Zone

 

The following replies were given to supplementary questions from Suzanne Audrey:

 

Supplementary question 1:  Can an officer clarify what the 100m corridor is, as it doesn’t seem very far? 

 

Answer: The 100m corridor refers to the areas surrounding the CAZ.  The Council will ensure the impact of the CAZ in those areas will be included in the modelling although the wider impact on other parts of the city will also be reviewed.

 

Supplementary question 2:  Our (community) Group has submitted queries about the CAZ, and we have not been approached. Would someone from the Council come to one of our meetings?

 

Answer: Yes, we would like to meet and engage with the Group.

 

Q3 - Q9: Cllr Eleanor Combley – Agenda item 7, Clean Air Zone

 

The following replies were given to supplementary questions from Cllr Combley:

 

Supplementary question (reference Q3):  Why is there focus on pollution from Euro 6 petrol cars, when the primary concern should be about older (pre-Euro 4) petrol cars?

 

Answer:  Euro 6 diesel emissions are often much worse in reality than official test data suggests.

 

Supplementary question (reference Q9): How should Councillors’ flag issues and concerns from residents living close to the edge of the scheme area?

 

Answer: Councillors are encouraged to report all concerns via the Councillor Enquiries email address.

 

 

Q10 – 11: Cllr Eleanor Combley – Agenda item 8, One City

 

Q12: Cllr Martin Fodor – Agenda item 7, Clean Air Zone

 

The following replies were given to supplementary questions from Cllr Fodor:

 

Supplementary question 1:  I am concerned about streets becoming rat runs by those wishing to avoid the CAZ.  Will you consider including more roads in the CAZ?

 

Answer: Please submit any areas of concern and we will ensure the issues are fully explored.

 

Supplementary question 2: Should the Clean Air Zone boundaries be revised? 

 

Answer: We are reviewing the CAZ boundaries prior to submission of the Full Business Case.

 

 

Q13: Alan Morris, Bristol Clean Air Alliance – Agenda item 7, Clean Air Zone

 

The following replies were given to supplementary questions from Alan Morris:

 

Supplementary question 1:  There is pressure from users to see changes – can I have reassurance that proper modelling been done?

 

Answer: Yes, we have been conducting full modelling.

 

Supplementary question 2: Can the proposal to enable drivers to get to Cabot Circus car park without entering the CAZ be enforced?

 

Answer: Yes.  There will be a designated specific entrance for Cabot Circus carpark; the signage will be revised to ensure people are directed appropriately.

 

 

RESOLVED;

That the public forum business be noted.