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The Cabinet

Highways & Traffic Order Committees

This Committee reports to the  Executive Committee

What does the Highways Committee do ?

Responsibilities / Activities

Within the general strategy, policies and operating procedures of the Council to exercise the following powers of the Highway Authority delegated by the Executive:

  • To develop, approve details and monitor and implement the Statutory Devon Local Transport Plan local area improvement programmes, up to a value (work costs) of £250,000.
  • To approve details and implement improvement schemes from the Statutory Devon Local Transport Plan regional, countywide and zonal and local safety scheme programmes, up to a value [works costs] of £250,000.
  • To approve details and implement Traffic Regulation Orders, and schemes for the control of parking on the highway and to be involved in the development of proposals for park and ride schemes.
  • To comment on proposals by third parties to stop up or divert highways and stop up private means of highway access.
  • To control the use of highways by the granting of consents, approvals, licences, minor property rights in connection with operations, uses or activities on, under, over or adjacent to the highway.
  • To ensure the effectiveness of the maintenance of highways, bridges and street lighting.
  • To consider and approve proposals for the making up of private streets.
  • To maintain an overview on issues relating to repeated obstruction of the highway and advise when action to enforce public rights of way may be considered appropriate.
  • To approve the establishment or deletion of school crossing patrol sites, within the criteria and budget defined by the Council.
  • To approve the revocation of New Street Orders.
  • To approve applications to the Magistrates' Court for the stopping-up or diversion of a public highway.

What happened at the last meeting ?

See Committee Minutes and Agendas for more information.

Committee Membership:

East Devon Highways & Traffic Orders

ConservativeLiberal DemocratLabourNon Aligned Group
Peter Bowden Eileen Wragg B A Comb Hons   John Hone
Christine Channon     Claire Wright
Paul Diviani      
Stuart Hughes      
Bernard Hughes OBE      
Jim Knight      
Andrew Moulding      
Sara Randall Johnson      

Additional members (3) Representing East Devon District Council:
Councillors Stott, Bond and Vacancy

County Committee Additional Members (3) Cllr R Bloxham and Cllr I Chubb representing East Devon District Council & Cllr S Pollentine representing DAPC

Mid Devon Highways & Traffic Orders

ConservativeLiberal DemocratLabourNon Aligned Group
John Berry Des Hannon    
Polly Colthorpe Nicholas Way    
Ray Radford      
Margaret Squires      

Additional members (2) Representing Mid Devon District Council:
Councillors Snow and Wilson

County Committee Additional Members (3) Cllr J Campbell and Cllr M Squires representing Mid Devon District Council & Cllr K Browse representing DAPC

North Devon Highways & Traffic Orders

ConservativeLiberal DemocratLabourNon Aligned Group
Caroline Chugg Brian Greenslade   Frank Biederman
Andrea Davis     Mike Edmunds
Richard Edgell      
John Mathews      
Jeremy Yabsley      

Additional members (3) Representing North Devon District Council:
Councillors Manuel, Mathews and P Yabsley

County Committee Additional Members (3) Cllr D Luggar and Cllr J Tucker representing North Devon District Council & Cllr H Geen representing DAPC

South Hams Highways & Traffic Orders

ConservativeLiberal DemocratLabourNon Aligned Group
Roger Croad Julian Brazil   Robert Vint
Rufus Gilbert      
John Hart      
Jonathan Hawkins      
Richard Hosking      
Rosemary Rowe      

Additional members (2) Representing South Hams District Council:
Councillors Coulson and Ward

County Committee Additional Members (3) Cllr J Howarth and Cllr R J Tucker representing South Hams District Council & Cllr C Crawford representing DAPC

Teignbridge Highways & Traffic Orders

ConservativeLiberal DemocratLabourNon Aligned Group
Eve Barisic Alan Connett   Tony Dempster
Stuart Barker Alistair Dewhirst    
Jerry Brook Gordon Hook    
Chris Clarance Richard Younger-Ross    
John Clatworthy      
George Gribble      

Additional members (3) Representing Teignbridge District Council:
Councillors J Christophers and M Haines

County Committee Additional Members (3) Cllr R Frost and Cllr J Christophers representing Teignbridge District Council & Cllr D Swain representing DAPC

Torridge Highways & Traffic Orders

ConservativeLiberal DemocratLabourNon Aligned Group
Andy Boyd     Gaston Dezart
Andrew Eastman     Robin Julian
Barry Parsons      

Additional members (2) Representing Torridge District Council:
Councillors Collins and Lee

County Committee Additional Members (3) Cllr P Pennington and Cllr P Johns representing Torridge District Council & Cllr M Snetzler representing DAPC

West Devon Highways & Traffic Orders

ConservativeLiberal DemocratLabourNon Aligned Group
Kevin Ball      
James McInnes      
Philip Sanders      
Debo Sellis      

Additional members (2) Representing West Devon Borough Council:
Councillors Bater and Pearce

County Committee Additional Members (3) Cllr M Garton DL and Cllr R Musgrave representing West Devon Borough Council (2) & Cllr C Dumpleton representing DAPC (1)

Exeter Highways & Traffic Orders

ConservativeLiberal DemocratLabourNon Aligned Group
Andrew Leadbetter   Olwen Foggin Roy Hill
Percy Prowse   Rob Hannaford Emma Morse
    Andy Hannan  
    Jill Owen  
    Richard Westlake MBE  

Additional members (4) Representing Exeter City Council:
Councillors Bull, Ruffle, Wardle and Winterbottom

County Committee Additional Members (2)

ECC declined invitation