Agenda, decisions and minutes

Surrey Heath Local Committee
Thursday, 28 February 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: The Chapel, High Cross Church, Camberley, GU15 3SY

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

Items
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OPEN FORUM pdf icon PDF 59 KB

    Minutes:

    Before the formal committee, the Chairman invited questions from members of the public attending the meeting.

     

    4 Questions were raised on:

    ·         Lorry parking in the A322 Layby at Bagshot

    ·         Heathrow airport consultation

    ·         Review of Bus stops

    ·         HGVs restriction through Windlesham

     

    The full questions asked and the answers given are attached to these minutes as Annex A.

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APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

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MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING pdf icon PDF 72 KB

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

    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.

     

    Minutes:

    There were no declarations of interest made.

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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:

    There were no petitions received.

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WRITTEN PUBLIC QUESTIONS pdf icon PDF 146 KB

    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 were four written questions received on the following topics:-

    ·         Child Poverty in Surrey Heath

    ·         Traffic Calming at Kings Ride

    ·         On Street Parking in the Town Centre (Sundays)

    ·         Gibbet Lane speed limit

     

    The full questions raised and the answers given are recorded in Annex B. 

     

     

     

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Written Public Questions and Answers pdf icon PDF 123 KB

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WRITTEN MEMBERS QUESTIONS

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HIGHWAYS UPDATE pdf icon PDF 157 KB

    To receive a report on progress made with the delivery of proposed highways schemes, developer funded schemes, and revenue funded works for the 2018/19 financial year and to provide an update on the latest budgetary position for highway schemes and revenue maintenance.

    The report will also ask Members to agree the proposed capital works programme for 2019/20 and will report on relevant topical highways matters.

    Decision:

    The Committee received a report from the Highways Manager and agreed the recommendations to enable progression of all highway related schemes and works.

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath):

    i)              Noted the progress with the ITS highways and developer funded schemes, and revenue funded works for the 2018/19 financial year.      

    ii)             Noted the budgetary position.

    iii)            Agreed the proposed capital works programme for 2019/20 shown in table 2 at section 2.3.

    iv)           Noted a further Highways Update will be brought to the next meeting of this Committee.

     

    Minutes:

    Declarations of Interest:      None

    Officers attending:  Andrew Milne, Area Highways Manager, SCC

    Petitions, Public Questions, Statements:  Ravenscote crossing on Upper Chobham Road was subject to a petition (Dec 2018).  The lead petitioner, Mrs Grainger was in attendance at the meeting to address the committee

    The Committee received a report from the Area Highways Manager.  The AHM highlighted that Members had been consulted on priority 1 salting routes and would be asked their views on priority 2 routes shortly. 

     

    The Committee discussed at length the recent petition for a crossing at Ravenscote school.  A full crossing scheme was subject to a bid for DEFRA funds and a decision on this was awaited.  The Highways report (table 2) included an allocation from the 2019/20 budget for some initial works on the B311 Upper Chobham Road / Old Bisley Road, which included raised tables at the crossing point with traffic calming either side plus ducts for signals once funding for this was acquired.

    The area was identified as having parking problems during school pick up/ drop off and this would be passed to the parking enforcement team, who would plan a series of visits.

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath):

    i)              Noted the progress with the ITS highways and developer funded schemes, and revenue funded works for the 2018/19 financial year.      

    ii)             Noted the budgetary position.

    iii)            Agreed the proposed capital works programme for 2019/20 shown in table 2 at section 2.3.

    iv)           Noted a further Highways Update will be brought to the next meeting of this Committee.

    Reasons for decision:

     

    To enable progression of highways related works.

     

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HEATHPARK DRIVE SPEED LIMIT pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    A petition was received at the Local Committee Public Meeting on 2 March 2017 requesting the Committee consider introducing a 20mph speed limit, with relevant features, along Heathpark Drive, Birch Road and Oakwood Road in Windlesham.

    A report was presented in response to the petition recommending no further action at that time.  However, the Local Committee agreed that more detailed consideration should be given to options for introducing a 20mph scheme and a further report presented to the Local Committee at its meeting on 13 July 2017.

    The Local Committee then subsequently agreed at that meeting that further consideration of the matter should be delayed until the county council had completed the review of its speed limit policy which was being undertaken at the time.  This review has now been completed.

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    The Committee received a report from the Highways Manager which detailed the speed surveys undertaken in Heathpark Drive. As a result, it would be very difficult to justify the introduction of costly traffic calming measures when many other roads in Surrey Heath have a much poorer safety record. 

    Members recognised that Government policy states that signage alone does not work and that the Highways team had done a good job in compiling the report but voted unanimously for an amendment to the recommendations (proposed by Cllr Goodman and seconded by Cllr V Chapman).

     

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) noted that:

     

    (i)    Traffic survey data indicates a good level of driver compliance with the 30mph speed limit on Heathpark Drive and suggests the existing speed limit is appropriate,

    (ii)  Implementation of a lower speed limit would require traffic calming measures to be introduced to meet Surrey County Council policy, however Surrey County Council will, when money becomes available, consider implementation of a suitable, affordable scheme.

    (iii)  Collision data indicated there have been no personal injury collisions in Heathpark Drive, Birch Road or Oakwood Road since 1999 (earliest available data) and the roads have a very good safety record compared to many other locations in Surrey Heath.

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) agreed that:

     

    (iv)The existing 30mph speed limit in Heathpark Drive, Birch Road and Oakwood Road, Windlesham should be retained and no further action taken until funds become available.

     

     

    Minutes:

    Declarations of Interest:      None

    Officers attending:  Andrew Milne, Area Highways Manager, SCC

    Petitions, Public Questions, Statements:  A speed limit at Heathpark drive was the subject of a petition (Mar 2017).  The lead petitioner, Mrs Creamer was in attendance with 4 local residents.

    The Committee received a report from the Highways Manager which detailed the speed surveys undertaken in Heathpark Drive. The report detailed that as a result, it would be very difficult to justify the introduction of costly traffic calming measures when many other roads in Surrey Heath had a much poorer safety record. 

    Members discussed the issues with the Heathpark residents in attendance and noted the case that they put forward.  Members recognised that Government policy states that signage alone does not work and that the Highways team had done a good job in compiling the report but voted unanimously for an amendment to the recommendations (proposed by Cllr Goodman and seconded by Cllr V Chapman).

     

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) noted that:

     

    (i)    Traffic survey data indicates a good level of driver compliance with the 30mph speed limit on Heathpark Drive and suggests the existing speed limit is appropriate,

    (ii)  Implementation of a lower speed limit would require traffic calming measures to be introduced to meet Surrey County Council policy, however Surrey County Council will, when money becomes available, consider implementation of a suitable, affordable scheme.

    (iii)  Collision data indicated there have been no personal injury collisions in Heathpark Drive, Birch Road or Oakwood Road since 1999 (earliest available data) and the roads have a very good safety record compared to many other locations in Surrey Heath.

    The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) agreed that:

     

    (iv)The existing 30mph speed limit in Heathpark Drive, Birch Road and Oakwood Road, Windlesham should be retained and no further action taken until funds become available.

    Reasons for decision:

     

    To enable further consideration of a speed limit scheme once funds became available.

     

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DECISION TRACKER pdf icon PDF 237 KB

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FORWARD PLAN pdf icon PDF 51 KB

    To review and comment on the Forward plan of items to come to the Committee over the next year.

    Minutes:

    The forward plan was noted.

     

    It was suggested by Cyril Pavey, local resident, that the Committee might like to receive a presentation on the Railway Service and report on any progress made to improve railway services.  It was noted that we should see what there is in the new Train Timetable (May 2019) as Local Councillors and the MP had been pressing for a better service.

     

    A presentation on Air Quality and Pollution in the Borough was also suggested.

     

    It was noted that the next meeting scheduled for 20 June will clash with the Borough Council Planning Applications Committee.  It was therefore suggested that the meeting be held on Thursday 13 June instead.