Agenda, decisions and minutes

Surrey Heath Local Committee
Thursday, 29 September 2016 6.00 pm

Venue: Tomlinscote School, Tomlinscote Way, Frimley, GU16 8PY

Contact: Nikkie Thornton-Bryar  Surrey County Council Surrey Heath Borough Council, Surrey Heath House, Knoll Road, Camberley, GU15 3HD

Note: Official meeting starts at 6.30pm 

Items
No. Item

34/16

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

35/16

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING pdf icon PDF 303 KB

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UPDATE ON DECISION TRACKER

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

    To receive any declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests from Members in respect of any item to be considered at the meeting.

     

    Notes:

    ·        In line with the Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012, declarations may relate to the interest of the member, or the member’s spouse or civil partner, or a person with whom the member is living as husband or wife, or a person with whom the member is living as if they were civil partners and the member is aware they have the interest.

     

    ·        Members need only disclose interests not currently listed on the Register of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests.

     

    ·        Members must notify the Monitoring Officer of any interests disclosed at the meeting so they may be added to the Register.

     

    ·        Members are reminded that they must not participate in any item where they have a disclosable pecuniary interest.

     

    Minutes:

    Cllr Rodney Bates raised a non-pecuniary interest under an item on page 24 as he lives in Berkshire Road.

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WRITTEN PUBLIC QUESTIONS

    To answer any written questions from residents or businesses within the area in accordance with Standing Order 69.  Notice should be given in writing or by email to the Community Partnership and Committee Officer by 12 noon, four working days before the meeting.

    Minutes:

    There was one written question from Kate Lewis, local resident.

     

    Signage of the 40mph Speed Limit on the Portsmouth Road from Ravenswood Roundabout to American Golf. 

     

    The problems are:-

    • The speed limit is being exceeded by some drivers, incurring noise nuisance for residents as they accelerate.
    • This acceleration is particularly noticeable as cars exit the Ravenswood roundabout and enter the A30 heading up towards the American Golf.  There is no immediate reminder of the speed limit, with no road markings or signs that are easily visible.   
    • The only 40 mph sign visible is a small sign on the side of on-coming traffic, just before Iberian Way.    This is very easily missed.
    • Some motor bikes and cars accelerate out of the roundabout and up this section of the Portsmouth Road causing considerable noise nuisance.  A large 40 mph sign just off the roundabout would be a good speed limit reminder.
    • As you get further up the Portsmouth Road there are more 40 mph signs so the problem is just off the Ravenswood roundabout, heading up.

    Suggestions:

    • Vehicle activated signs - 40 mph
    • Painted 40 mph on the road and / or large 40 mph sign on the left hand side before Lime Avenue and Iberian Way turnings, from the Ravenswood roundabout end.
    • Mobile speed cameras

     

    Response on behalf of the Committee


    Vehicle activated signs are an expensive asset and installation is typically done on roads where average speeds are slightly higher than the speed limit, showing that the majority of traffic do not comply with the speed limit.

    Surrey County Council and Surrey Police have previously reviewed both sections of Portsmouth Road, either side of the roundabout over the M3, through the Speed Management Plan. The Speed Management Plan is a list of roads within the borough where data shows that compliance with the speed limit is found to be low. These roads then receive additional monitoring and are reviewed to determine whether enforcement or physical features would be most appropriate. The latest data collected by Surrey Police shows that there is good compliance with the speed limit at the time of review. As a result, no further actions were taken.

    However, we will raise your concerns with Surrey Police to consider. Should they believe that the situation has changed since the last review then the road will be put back on the list and reviewed.

    The reason why there are no terminal signs coming off the Ravenswood roundabout is because there is no change in speed limit.  The current 40mph signs along Portsmouth Road are repeater signs for the speed limit. The legal order that makes the rest of Portsmouth Road 40mph also covers the roundabout over the M3 making the roundabout officially 40mph. That being said, the speed limit is a limit and not a target and we do not expect traffic to be travelling at 40mph around the roundabout.

    As the other adjoining roads are all 30mph, there should be terminal signs on those entrances giving the new  ...  view the full minutes text for item 38/16

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WRITTEN MEMBERS QUESTIONS

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PETITIONS

    To receive any petitions in accordance with Standing Order 68. Notice should be given in writing or by email to the Community Partnership and Committee Officer at least 14 days before the meeting.

     

    Alternatively, the petition can be submitted on-line through Surrey County Council’s e-petitions website as long as the minimum number of signatures (30) has been reached 14 days before the meeting.

    Minutes:

    Two petitions were discussed:

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PETITION RESPONSE - Gibbet Lane 20mph pdf icon PDF 954 KB

    A petition was received at the June meeting regarding a reduction in the speed limit on Gibbet Land and Larchwood Glade to 20 mph.    A report has been prepared.

     

    Decision:

    The Local Committee received a petition on the 30 June 2016 signed by 106 local residents requesting the Local Committee to reduce the speed limit along Gibbet Lane and Larchwood Glade to 20mph. 

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) noted and agreed that:

     

    (i)      Noted that, Surrey County Council Parking Team have added a scheme for Gibbet Lane to the proposals being brought to the Local Committee at the next Local Committee meeting;

    (ii)     Agreed that, should the surveys show that average speeds recorded on Gibbet Lane are below 24mph, a scheme is added to the Local Transport Plan (LTP) to assess the reduction of the speed limit along Gibbet Lane, Larchwood Glade and The Buchan to 20mph.

    Minutes:

    The Local Committee received a petition on the 30 June 2016 signed by 106 local residents requesting the Local Committee to reduce the speed limit along Gibbet Lane and Larchwood Glade to 20mph. 

    Jerry Brownlee attended the meeting and raised several points to the Committee.  He noted that  on 7th July when the usage survey was undertaken, approx 2/3rds of students were absent from school. He also noted that the sensor cable used became damaged during the second week of survey and that overgrown vegetation added to the narrowness of the road.

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) noted and agreed that:

     

    (i)      Noted that, Surrey County Council Parking Team have added a scheme for Gibbet Lane to the proposals being brought to the Local Committee at the next Local Committee meeting;

    (ii)     Agreed that, should the surveys show that average speeds recorded on Gibbet Lane are below 24mph, a scheme is added to the Local Transport Plan (LTP) to assess the reduction of the speed limit along Gibbet Lane, Larchwood Glade and The Buchan to 20mph.

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PETITION RECEIVED - Church Lane, Bisley pdf icon PDF 336 KB

    CHURCH LANE (D33) / WARBURY LANE (D3623) (TWO WAY) 30MPH SPEED LIMIT PETITION

    The petition states – “We the undersigned petition Surrey County Council to move the start of the 30mph speed limit in Church Lane back from the existing gateway marker at the entrance to St John the Baptist Church in Church Lane, through the blind bend to the start of Warbury Lane at Hill Place Farm. It is this part of Warbury Lane/Church Lane which attracts the most speeding, accidents and danger. Warbury Lane is one way from Chobham Road direction through the width restrictions. It then becomes two way at the junction with Hill Place Farm. All vehicles accelerate away after the last width restriction in the one way part of Warbury Lane, around the blind bend to be currently faced with a 30mph sign at the church entrance in Church Lane.

    The above proposal would contribute to greater road safety for all users and reduce the risk of death and serious injury to drivers, pedestrians, dog walkers and horse riders.”

    A report is attached.

     

     

    Decision:

    The Local Committee received a signed petition by 129 local residents on requesting the Local Committee to extend the current 30mph speed limit on Church Lane from St John the Baptist Church to the start of the one way system from Woking. 

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) deferred any decision to the next meeting, pending on site meetings between Highways and Parish Clerk / Residents.

    Minutes:

    The Local Committee received a signed petition by 129 local residents on requesting the Local Committee to extend the current 30mph speed limit on Church Lane from St John the Baptist Church to the start of the one way system from Woking. 

    The report on this issue was discussed in detail and Councillors heard from Jill Biden, Parish Clerk and Greg Hubbard, a local resident who attended the meeting.  An argument was put forward that the signs be moved forward to allow for the blind bend and parked cars.  This was supported by the Ward Councillor.

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) deferred any decision to the next meeting, pending on site meetings between Highways, Ward Councillor Adrian Page and Parish Clerk / Residents.

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HIGHWAYS UPDATE pdf icon PDF 426 KB

    To report on progress made with the delivery of proposed highways schemes, developer funded schemes, and revenue funded works for the 2015/16 financial year.

     

    To report on relevant topical highways matters.

     

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    The Highways report detailed the progress made with the delivery of proposed highways schemes, developer funded schemes, and revenue funded works for the 2016/17 financial year.

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    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) noted:

     

    (i)    The progress with the ITS highways and developer funded schemes, and revenue funded works for the 2016/17 financial year.          

    (ii)   The budgetary position.

    (iii)  That a further Highways Update will be brought to the next meeting of this Committee.

     

    Minutes:

    The Highways report detailed the progress made with the delivery of proposed highways schemes, developer funded schemes, and revenue funded works for the 2016/17 financial year.

     

    Councillor Chris Pitt questioned what was happening regarding Coleford Bridge Road / Hamesmoor Road traffic management scheme.  An update will be provided outside the meeting.

     

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) noted:

     

    (i)    The progress with the ITS highways and developer funded schemes, and revenue funded works for the 2016/17 financial year.          

    (ii)   The budgetary position.

    (iii)  That a further Highways Update will be brought to the next meeting of this Committee.

     

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COMMUNITY SAFETY FUNDING REPORT pdf icon PDF 168 KB

    The Local Committee has a delegated budget of £3,000 for community safety projects. The report recommends the introduction of a simple process enabling the local Community Safety Partnership and other organisations to outline their planned spend for projects that meet the criteria outlined in this report.

     

    Decision:

    The Local Committee has a delegated budget of £3,000 for community safety projects. The report recommended the introduction of a simple process enabling the local Community Safety Partnership and other organisations to outline their planned spend for projects that meet the criteria outlined in the report.

     

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) agreed that:

     

    (i)    The delegated Community Safety budget of £3,000 per Local Committee for 2016/17 is to be retained by the Community Partnership Team, on behalf of the Local Committee, and that the Community Safety Partnership is invited to submit proposals that meet the criteria and principles for funding, as defined at paragraph 2.6 of this report.

    (ii)   Authority is delegated to the Community Partnership Manager, in consultation with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Local Committee, to authorise the expenditure of the Community Safety budget in accordance with the criteria and principles stated at paragraph 2.6 of this report.

    (iii)  The Committee receives a report detailing the projects that were successful in being awarded the local community safety funding and the outcomes and impact they have achieved.  

    Minutes:

    The Local Committee has a delegated budget of £3,000 for community safety projects. The report recommended the introduction of a simple process enabling the local Community Safety Partnership and other organisations to outline their planned spend for projects that meet the criteria outlined in the report.

     

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) agreed that:

     

    (i)    The delegated Community Safety budget of £3,000 per Local Committee for 2016/17 is to be retained by the Community Partnership Team, on behalf of the Local Committee, and that the Community Safety Partnership is invited to submit proposals that meet the criteria and principles for funding, as defined at paragraph 2.6 of this report.

    (ii)   Authority is delegated to the Community Partnership Manager, in consultation with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Local Committee, to authorise the expenditure of the Community Safety budget in accordance with the criteria and principles stated at paragraph 2.6 of this report.

    (iii)  The Committee receives a report detailing the projects that were successful in being awarded the local community safety funding and the outcomes and impact they have achieved.  

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MEMBERS ALLOCATION REPORT pdf icon PDF 154 KB

    Surrey County Council Councillors receive funding to spend on local projects that help to promote social, economic or environmental well-being in the neighbourhoods and communities of Surrey. This funding is known as Members’ Allocation.

     

    For the financial year 2016/17 the County Council has allocated £10,296 revenue funding to each County Councillor. The report provides an update on the projects that have been funded since April 2016 to date.

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

     

    Surrey County Council Councillors receive funding to spend on local projects that help to promote social, economic or environmental well-being in the neighbourhoods and communities of Surrey. This funding is known as Members’ Allocation.

     

    For the financial year 2016/17 the County Council allocated £10,296 revenue funding to each County Councillor. The report provided an update on the projects that have been funded since April 2016 to date.

     

     

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) noted the amounts that have been spent from the Members’ Allocation budget.

     

    Minutes:

     

    Surrey County Council Councillors receive funding to spend on local projects that help to promote social, economic or environmental well-being in the neighbourhoods and communities of Surrey. This funding is known as Members’ Allocation.

     

    For the financial year 2016/17 the County Council allocated £10,296 revenue funding to each County Councillor. The report provided an update on the projects that have been funded since April 2016 to date.

     

     

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) noted the amounts that have been spent from the Members’ Allocation budget.

     

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FORWARD PLAN pdf icon PDF 73 KB

    This report is produced for each meeting of the Local Committee (Surrey Heath) so that members can review the forward plan.  The items that are currently anticipated will be received by the committee are outlined in paragraph 3.

     

    Decision:

    The report is produced for each meeting of the Local Committee (Surrey Heath) so that members can review the forward plan.  The items that are currently anticipated will be received by the committee were outlined.

     

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) noted the forward plan.

     

    Minutes:

    The report is produced for each meeting of the Local Committee (Surrey Heath) so that members can review the forward plan.  The items that are currently anticipated will be received by the committee were outlined.

     

    Members noted that the meeting on 8 Dec would also be discussing the HGV review as mentioned in the Highways report and the deferred petition response on Church Lane, Bisley.

     

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) noted the forward plan.