Joint Transportation Boards
1.1 A Joint
Transportation Board (JTB) shall be established by the
1.2 Each Authority
shall be responsible for its own costs incurred in the operation of
1.3 The JTB shall be a non-statutory
JTB membership shall comprise all KCC - local members with an equal
number of Council - local members appointed by the Council. JTB
Members will have voting rights. The Council may appoint
substitutes for its JTB Members.
The JTB shall agree a number of parish/town council
representatives, not less than one and no greater than three from
within the Council’s administrative area. Parish/town
council representatives shall be nominated by the area committee of
the Kent Association of Parish Councils or other representative
body for parish/town councils within the Council’s
administrative area if this provides a more complete
representation. Substitute members may also be
Any JTB Member may request of the Chairman an item to be considered
for inclusion on the JTB agenda. Any Council- local member may
attend and speak at a meeting of the JTB but may not vote nor
propose a motion or an amendment.
The Chairman of any parish/town council within the administrative
area of the Council (or a parish/town councillor of that
parish/town council nominated by him/her) may attend any meeting to
speak with the permission of the Chairman on any item on the agenda
of particular reference to that parish/town council.
3 The Chairman
and Vice Chairman shall alternate on an annual basis between
a KCC local
member (who is a JTB Member) and a Council local member (who is a
The JTB shall generally meet four times a year on dates and at
times and venues to be specified by the Council in accordance with
its normal constitutional arrangements in consultation with
4.2 Six weeks
prior to each JTB meeting the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and relevant
officers from the Authorities will discuss and set the agenda for
the forthcoming meeting. The final decision on agenda items shall
be determined by the Chairman in consultation with the Vice
Chairman. Agenda items will be split between Part A
(recommendations for decision by KCC), Part B (recommendations for
decisions by the Council) and ‘for information’
4.3 The quorum for
a JTB meeting shall be four comprising at least two voting KCC
local- members and two Council – local members who are also
Subject to the procedural rules in paragraphs 2, 3, 4.2 and 4.3
above taking precedence, the Council’s procedural rules shall
apply to JTB meetings as if they were Council
4.5 The JTB will
be clerked by an officer of the Council. Officers of the
Authorities shall be expected to attend JTB meetings to present
4.6 At the
discretion of the Chairman, members of the public may speak for a
maximum of three minutes. The number of speakers will be at the
discretion of the Chairman.
4.7 The access to information
principles shall be applied to the JTB as if it were a Council committee.
The clerk shall produce minutes of the meeting, a copy of which
shall be sent to KCC’s Cabinet Member for Planning Highways
Transport and Waste.
5.1 The role
of the JTB is to advise the relevant Authority on highways and
transportation works scheduled and completed.
The JTB shall consider:
capital and revenue funded works
traffic regulation orders;
5.2 The JTB
may advise and recommend in relation to:
strategic parking and waiting restriction
petitions received in relation to parking and
Council street lighting schemes on
local transport strategy.
The JTB shall be a forum for consultation between the Authorities
on policies, plans and strategies related to highways, road traffic
and public transport.
The JTB shall review the progress and outturn
of works and business performance indicators.
The JTB shall receive reports on highways and transportation needs
within the administrative area of the Council.
Where a petition is agreed as being appropriate for discussion at
the JTB, it shall be received at a meeting of the JTB. No further
discussion shall take place on the petition until the next meeting
of the JTB.
The lead petitioner shall be invited to submit a written statement
of up to 500 words which should be sent to the Council to arrive by
5pm one week prior to the next JTB meeting. At that meeting, the
lead petitioner shall be invited to speak for no more than three
6.3 The JTB shall
not debate a petition on the same decision/issue as one debated in
the previous twelve months.
Overview and Scrutiny
The Authorities’ Overview and Scrutiny Committees or
equivalent may invite the JTB Chairman or ViceChairman to
attend their meetings to make representations, answer questions or
give evidence. This is without prejudice to any ability of the
Overview and Scrutiny Committees or equivalent of the Authorities
to compel attendance of executive members and officers under
Section 21 of the Local Government Act 2000.
advice/views shall be submitted to the Authorities’ Cabinet
in accordance with the Authorities’ constitutional