Agenda and decisions

Elmbridge Local Committee
Tuesday, 17 March 2020 4.00 pm

Venue: Remote meeting - Decisions where required were taken in accordance with the Remote Meetings Protocol which was approved by the Council on 17 March 2020 (minute 18/20a).

Contact: Nicola Morris, Partnership Committee Officer  Community Partnerships & Safety Team, 2nd Floor, Epsom Town Hall, The Parade, Epsom KT18 5BY

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

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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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CHAIRMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

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WRITTEN PUBLIC QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS pdf icon PDF 53 KB

    To answer any questions or receive a statement from any member of the public who lives, works or studies in the Elmbridge Borough area in accordance with Standing Order 69.  Notice should be given in writing or by email to the Partnership Committee Officer at least by 12 noon four working days before the meeting.

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PETITIONS pdf icon PDF 90 KB

    To receive any petitions in accordance with Standing Order 68.  Notice should be given in writing or by e-mail to the Partnership 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.

     

    Three petitions have been received and officer responses are attached.

     

    Petition 1:  Request for speed reduction on Cottimore Lane, Walton

     

    Lead petitioner: Geoff Farndon                              Signatures: 40

     

    Petition 2:  Request to improve road safety outside Danesfield School, Walton

     

    Lead petitioner: Lisa Jordan                                   Signatures: 117

     

    Petition 3: Request to improve road safety to improve road safety outside Westward School and the Forthouse Surgery, Hersham Road, Walton-on-Thames.

     

    Lead petitioner:  Jonnie Parkhurst             Signatures 215

     

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    Decision taken under delegation by virtue of:

    Scheme of Delegation Part 3 – Specific Delegation to Officers EAI16 Highways and Transportation

     

    Summary

    To receive any petitions in accordance with Standing Order 68.  Three petitions were received and officer responses were provided.

     

    Petition 1:  Request for speed reduction on Cottimore Lane, Walton

    Lead petitioner: Geoff Farndon - Signatures: 40

    Petition 2:  Request to improve road safety outside Danesfield School, Walton

    Lead petitioner: Lisa Jordan - Signatures: 117

    Petition 3: Request to improve road safety to improve road safety outside Westward School and the Forthouse Surgery, Hersham Road, Walton-on-Thames.

    Lead petitioner:  Jonnie Parkhurst  - Signatures 215

     

    These reports are published online here item 5:  https://mycouncil.surreycc.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=156&MId=6991&Ver=4

     

    Decision made:

     

    From the Petition response:  Cottimore Lane, Walton report:

     

    It was agreed to:

     

    (i)    Approve the restoration and protection of the previous grass verge between Terrace Road and Carlton Road, subject to funding being allocated;

    (ii)   Refer the short section between the convenience store and Ambleside Avenue to the Casualty Reduction Working Group for review.

     

    From the Petition response:  Road Safety Outside Schools – Danesfield Manor report:

     

    It was agreed that:

     

    (i)    The Parking Team should be asked to consider arranging a Traffic Regulation Order for the “School Keep Clear” road markings outside the school so that these can be enforced;

    (ii)   The Safer Travel Team will work with the school to encourage them to take up more of the road safety education and training activities offered by the county council, this will include “Pedals” Year 2 (age 6/7) Scooter and bicycle training, “Bikeability” bicycle training Level 1 Year 4 (age 8/9) and Level 2 Year 6 (age 10/11).  The school also takes part annually in the Golden Boot Challenge: an inter-class challenge to encourage more sustainable travel to and from school.

     

    From the Petition response:  Road Safety Outside Schools – Westward Preparatory School report:

     

    It was agreed that:

     

    (i)    Westward Preparatory School should be asked whether they would be favourable to contributing towards the cost of the suggestion pedestrian refuge island in paragraph 3.2 of the Petition response [Road Safety Outside Schools – Westward Preparatory School report], and;

    (ii)   If Westward Preparatory School is favourable to contributing funding, add this site to Committee’s prioritisation list for review later in 2020;

    (iii)  The Safer Travel Team will work with the school to encourage them to take up more of the road safety education and training activities offered by the county council, this will include completing a Modeshift STARS Travel Plan.

     

    Reasons for Decision:

     

    To respond to the issues raised in the petitions submitted to the Committee for consideration by improving Road Safety.

     

    Decision taken by:                  Nick Healey, Area Highway Manager (NE)

    Decision taken on:                  3rd April 2020

    To be implemented on:           8 April 2020 for the Financial Year 2020-21

     

    Alternative options considered

    See attached reports.

     

    Summary of any financial implications

    The schemes proposed could be included within the financial budget available to the committee for 2020/21,  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.

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MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 88 KB

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MEMBER QUESTION TIME pdf icon PDF 55 KB

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ALLEGED PUBLIC FOOTPATH BETWEEN LITTLEHEATH LANE AND WATER LANE, COBHAM, ESHER [FOR DECISION - EXECUTIVE FUNCTION] pdf icon PDF 166 KB

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HIGHWAYS UPDATE [FOR DECISION - EXECUTIVE FUNCTION] pdf icon PDF 349 KB

    This report summarises progress with the Local Committee’s programme of Highways works for the current Financial Year 2019-20.

     

    The Local Committee’s Highways budgets for next Financial Year 2020-21 have now been confirmed.  Officers have worked with Members to amend the programme of Local Structural Repair (LSR – large scale patching) for next Financial Year 2020-21, of total value £311,000 capital.  All Divisional Members agreed in September 2019 to allocate £2,222.22 from their 2020-21 individual Highways revenue allocations to support Street Smart in 2021-21, a total contribution of £20,000.

     

    Officers are preparing a number of bids to Elmbridge Borough Council for CIL funding.

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    Decision taken under delegation by virtue of:

    Scheme of Delegation Part 3 – Specific Delegation to Officers EAI16 Highways and Transportation

     

    Summary

    This report summarises progress with the Local Committee’s programme of Highways works for the current Financial Year 2019-20.

     

    The Local Committee’s Highways budgets for next Financial Year 2020-21 have now been confirmed.  Officers have worked with Members to amend the programme of Local Structural Repair (LSR – large scale patching) for next Financial Year 2020-21, of total value £311,000 capital.  All Divisional Members agreed in September 2019 to allocate £2,222.22 from their 2020-21 individual Highways revenue allocations to support Street Smart in 2021-21, a total contribution of £20,000.

     

    Officers are preparing a number of bids to Elmbridge Borough Council for CIL funding.

     

    These reports are published online here item 9 and annexes A-K:  https://mycouncil.surreycc.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=156&MId=6991&Ver=4

    Decision made:

     

    It was agreed to:

     

    (i)    Approve the construction of the Stoke Road speed management scheme, in accordance with the consultation drawing shown in Annex B [of the Highways Update report], taking into account comments received during the recent public consultation (paragraphs 2.2.5 to 2.2.6 [of the Highways Update report] and Annex B refer);

    (ii)   Authorise the Area Highway Manager to apply to Elmbridge Borough Council for CIL funding for the Seven Hills Road cycle route scheme, subject to consultation with local members, local residents, and Elmbridge Borough Council (Table 9 and Annex C refer);

    (iii)  Authorise the Area Highway Manager to apply to Elmbridge Borough Council for CIL funding for improvements including new pedestrian crossing facilities in Walton High Street, subject to consultation with local members, local stakeholders, and Elmbridge Borough Council (Table 9 and Annex D refer);

    (iv)  Authorise the Area Highway Manager to apply to Elmbridge Borough Council for CIL funding for improvements to the junctions at either end of Baker Street, Weybridge, subject to consultation with local members, local stakeholders, and Elmbridge Borough Council (Table 9 and Annex E refer);

    (v)   Convene a meeting with the relevant Divisional and Ward Members to review the Walton Road between Esher Road and Avern Road scheme (Table 9 and Annex F refer);

    (vi)  Authorise the Area Highway Manager to apply to Elmbridge Borough Council for CIL funding to improve pedestrian facilities at the junction of Grotto Road with Thames Street, Weybridge, subject to consultation with local members, local stakeholders, and Elmbridge Borough Council (Table 9 and Annex G refer);

    (vii)Authorise the Area Highway Manager to apply to Elmbridge Borough Council for CIL funding for capacity improvements between Station Road and the Scilly Isles, Esher, subject to consultation with local members, local stakeholders, and Elmbridge Borough Council (Table 9 and Annex H refer);

    (viii)Approve the bus stop clearways listed in Table 10, and shown in Annex J, as part of the Brooklands Business Park Accessibility scheme (paragraphs 2.8.1 to 2.8.4 refer);

    (ix)  Authorise the Area Highway Manager to apply to Elmbridge Borough Council for CIL funding to implement a quick win scheme in Copsem Lane, Esher, as  ...  view the full decision text for item 9.

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CABINET MEMBER FOR HIGHWAYS UPDATE TO COUNCIL [FOR INFORMATION] pdf icon PDF 113 KB

    SCC Cabinet Members provide a briefing on their portfolios to council meetings. The Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport briefings will be provided for the local and joint committees for consideration and comment. As this is the first report, the last three briefings have been attached as Annex A.

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LOCAL COMMITTEE DECISION TRACKER [FOR DECISION] pdf icon PDF 262 KB

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FORWARD PLAN [FOR INFORMATION] pdf icon PDF 50 KB

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DATE OF NEXT MEETING [FOR INFORMATION]