Agenda and decisions

Surrey Heath Local Committee - Thursday, 21 October 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: The Chamber, Surrey Heath Borough Council, Knoll Road, Camberley

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

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APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

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    To receive any apologies for absence.

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MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING pdf icon PDF 306 KB

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

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    Declarations of Interest

    All Members present are required to declare, at this point in the meeting or as soon as possible thereafter;

    (i)            Any disclosable pecuniary interests and / or

    (ii)           Other interests arising under the Code of Conduct in respect of any item(s) of business being considered at this meeting

    NOTES:

    • Members are reminded that they must not participate in any item where they have a disclosable pecuniary interest
    • As well as an interest of the Member, this includes any interest, of which the Member is aware, that relates to the Member’s spouse or civil partner (or any person with whom the Member is living as a spouse or civil partner)
    • Members with a significant personal interest may participate in the discussion and vote on that matter unless that interest could be reasonably regarded as prejudicial.

     

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PETITIONS pdf icon PDF 278 KB

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    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.

     

    A petition on the A30 road through Bagshot was discussed at the March Committee and a petition response has been provided for this meeting.

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    Decision:

    The Local Committee noted that:

     

    (i)            Previous speed surveys undertaken along the A30 London Road have indicated a generally good level of compliance with the existing 40mph speed limit through Bagshot.  As such, it has not been identified as a priority site on the Surrey Heath Speed Management Plan and there are no existing proposals to introduce speed enforcement cameras or other alternative speed reducing measures.  However, some of the speed data is now relatively old and it does not cover all sections of the A30 London Road through Bagshot.

    (ii)          A series of new speed surveys are to be undertaken shortly to provide updated information about vehicle speeds over all sections of the A30 London Road between its junctions with the A322 and Waterers Way.

    (iii)         The results of the surveys will help determine whether there is a problem with speeding and whether the introduction of speed reducing measures should be considered (and what type of measures would be most appropriate).

    (iv)         The Local Committee will be updated further once the surveys have been completed and the data analysed.

     

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WRITTEN PUBLIC QUESTIONS pdf icon PDF 451 KB

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    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 (15 Oct).

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WRITTEN MEMBERS QUESTIONS pdf icon PDF 182 KB

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    To receive any written questions from Members under Standing Order 47.  Notice must be given in writing to the Community Partnership & Committee Officer by 12 noon 4 working days before the meeting (15 Oct).

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BUS STOP CLEARWAYS pdf icon PDF 179 KB

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    Surrey County Council (SCC) proposes to implement new / upgraded bus stop clearways at bus stops along several key bus routes in Surrey Heath, namely bus routes 1, 2, 3, 11 and 34/35. 

    This is part of a package of measures funded by the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (EM3 LEP), aimed at increasing the accessibility of bus services and encouraging wider use of public transport.

     

    Clearways are required to ensure that buses can access the bus stop waiting area to ensure step-free access onto/off buses and to aid bus service reliability.

     

    THIS REPORT HAS ATTACHMENTS TO FOLLOW

     

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    Decision:

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) agreed that:

     

    (i)    new / upgraded bus stop clearways throughout Surrey Heath (as shown in the Annexes to this report) are approved in consultation with local members.

     

    (ii)   following the approval of the clearways, SCC officers write to adjacent residents and businesses to advise that the bus stop clearways have been approved by the Local Committee, and will therefore be able to be enforced.          

     

    (iii)   any objections from adjacent residents and businesses can be addressed by delegated authority by the Local Highways Manager, or other appropriate role within the Scheme of delegation, and the Chair of the Local Committee.

    REASONS FOR DECISIONS:

     

    Surrey Heath Local Committee agreed to the bus stop clearways at bus stops throughout Surrey Heath, to operate for 24 hours a day, Monday to Sunday. This is to ensure that all buses servicing these bus stops are able to provide passengers with step-free access at all times and ensure that there is good visibility for the bus driver to see waiting passengers as well as aiding journey time reliability. This aims to support residents to use public transport across the borough and to make the public transport offer more attractive by making it more reliable.

     

     

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PIRBRIGHT BENDS SPEED LIMIT pdf icon PDF 917 KB

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    Gole Road, Gapemouth Road, Mytchett Place Road and Grange Road (collectively referred to as the Pirbright bends) have suffered a history of road collisions including several resulting in serious injury and some resulting in death. It is proposed that the existing speed limits on these roads (consisting of either 30mph, 40mph, and national speed limit) are consolidated to a consistent 40mph to enable an average speed camera system to be introduced. This will help to reduce traffic speeds which in turn will reduce the risk and severity of collisions.

     

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    Decision:

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) agreed:

     

    (i)    that, based upon the evidence, the start of the 30mph speed limit in Mytchett Place Road is moved from its current location (in Guildford) to a new location (in Surrey Heath) to include the bend at the Keogh Barracks access.

    (ii)   To authorise delegation of authority to the Area Highway Manager in consultation with the Chairman, Vice-Chairman of the Local Committee, and the local divisional member to resolve any objections received in connection with the proposals described above.

    (iii)  To note that the speed limit be changed to 40mph in the section of the B3012 Gapemouth Road and D3455 Mytchett Place Road that are currently subject to a 30mph speed limit.

    (iv)  To note based upon the evidence, the national speed limit in the B3405 Grange Road and Stanley Hill be reduced to 40mph.

    (v)   To note that an average speed camera system will be installed to enforce the 40mph speed limit.

    (vi)  To note that bend warning sign improvements will be installed to complement the average speed camera system.

    REASONS FOR DECISION:

    A consistent 40mph speed limit will allow the introduction of average speed cameras which will help to reduce traffic speeds and therefore reduce risk and severity of collisions on the Pirbright Bends, where there has been a history of collisions including death and serious injury.

     

     

     

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TASK GROUPS AND MEMBERSHIP pdf icon PDF 29 KB

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DECISION TRACKER pdf icon PDF 319 KB

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    To review the decision tracker:-

     

    This includes updates on

     

    1              Ravenscote crossing

    2              Chobham crossing points

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FORWARD PLAN pdf icon PDF 11 KB

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    To review the forward plan for 2022.

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