Agenda

Mole Valley Local Committee - Wednesday, 29 September 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Pippbrook, Reigate Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1SJ

Contact: Gregory Yeoman, Partnership Committee Officer  Surrey County Council, Community Partnerships & Engagement Team, Woodhatch Place, 11 Cockshot Hill, Woodhatch, Reigate, RH2 8EF

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1.

APPOINTMENT OF DISTRICT COUNCIL SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS [EXECUTIVE FUNCTION - FOR DECISION]

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    Under the County Council's Constitution (Part 4. Standing Orders, Part 3 40 (f)) no substitutes are permitted for district/borough council co-opted members of local committees, unless a local committee agrees otherwise at its first meeting following the Council’s annual meeting and in relation to all meetings in the following year, upon which named substitutes will be appointed to the Local Committee on the nomination of the relevant district/borough council.

     

    The Local Committee is therefore asked to decide whether it wishes to co-opt substitutes in the municipal year 2021/22.  Mole Valley District Council has nominated 6 district Councillors and 7 substitutes to serve on the Local Committee for the municipal year 2021-2022. Jonanna Killian, Chief Executive, has confirmed these appointments as follows, subject to the agreement by the Committee to permit substitutes:

     

    MOLE VALLEY DISTRICT COUNCIL APPOINTED MEMBERS [6]

    Cllr Lynne Brooks

    Cllr Raj Haque

    Cllr David Hawksworth

    Cllr Mary Huggins

    Cllr Paul Kennedy

    Cllr Caroline Salmon

     

    Mole Valley District Council Substitutes [7]

    Cllr Roger Adams

    Cllr Tim Ashton

    Cllr David Harper

    Cllr Rosemary Hobbs

    Cllr Alan Reilly

    Cllr Nick Wright

    Cllr Charles Yarwood

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

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    To receive any apologies for absence and notices of substitutions from District members under Standing Order 39.

3.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 234 KB

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    To approve the Minutes of the previous meeting as a correct record.

4.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

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    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

5a

PUBLIC QUESTIONS pdf icon PDF 197 KB

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    To receive any questions from Surrey County Council electors within the area in accordance with Standing Order 66.  One question has been received, the question and officer response are attached.  If further questions are received before the deadline they will be circulated in a supplementary agenda.

5b

MEMBER QUESTIONS

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    To receive any written questions from Members under Standing Order 47.

6.

PETITIONS

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    To receive any petitions in accordance with Standing Order 65 or letters of representation in accordance with the Local Protocol. An officer response will be provided to each petition / letter of representation.

     

    No petitions have been received.

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BYWAY OPEN TO ALL TRAFFIC (BOAT) No. 526 (CAPEL & WOTTON) (D287) WOLVENS LANE [FOR DECISION - OTHER COUNTY COUNCIL FUNCTIONS] pdf icon PDF 194 KB

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    Extensive repairs to the surface of Wolvens Lane were carried out in Autumn 2020. Prior to the works, the surface of the BOAT, it’s boundary banks and neighbouring land and property had suffered significant misuse from motorised vehicles, including motorbikes. In addition to some irresponsible vehicle drivers damaging the surface, some also cause a danger to other users including walkers, cyclists and horse riders by driving at speed through sections with limited visibility. Wolvens Lane has a legal width of 10 – 15 feet and several blind bends, which can make it difficult for other users to pass vehicles safely.

     

    Officers now consider that in order to improve the safety of non-motorised users and protect the repaired surface from damage, that a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) to restrict all motorised vehicles with 4 or more wheels and all horse drawn carriages exceeding a width of 1500mm (4’11’’) should be made between A and D as shown on drawing 3/1/41/H52a (annex A) in line with option 2 detailed in the report (see para. 1.4). Existing structures enforce this closure are already in place at points B and C, and appropriate signage at points A, B, C and D.

     

    This report seeks approval to publish a Notice of Intention to make a Traffic Regulation Order for Byway Open to All Traffic (BOAT) No. 526 Capel (D287) Wolvens Lane.

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PUBLIC FOOTPATH 24 (LEATHERHEAD)- GREEN LANE LEVEL CROSSING INVESTIGATION [FOR DECISION - OTHER COUNTY COUNCIL FUNCTIONS] pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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    Once prepared and until subsequently modified, the Definitive Map and Statement (DMS) is conclusive evidence that a right of way exists and of its particulars. Surrey County Council (SCC) as surveying authority has a duty to make an order modifying the DMS where evidence is discovered that a public right should be added, modified or deleted.

     

    Between 2015 and 2021 representations were made to SCC from Network Rail (NR) regarding that part of public footpath 24 (Leatherhead) which crosses the railway as shown A-B on the Drg.  3/1/51/H116. These were accompanied by evidence, which NR argued showed that A-B was recorded on the DMS in error.  NR were informed that it would be normal procedure for them to make an application to the Council under s.53 and Schedule 14 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 which would require us to consider the evidence and make a decision upon it. Countryside Access took legal advice on NR’s assertion that we had a duty to consider the evidence without an application and not to defer it until all Schedule 14 work had been done. Surrey Legal confirms (s. 4.2 of the report) that this was the case and that we should look at the evidence and make a determination on it.

     

    Evidence was sought from various parties with an interest in this matter. Substantial evidence was received for and against Network Rail’s assertion and otherwise discovered by SCC. This is described in section 2 of this report. This matter was weighed up on the basis of the legal tests laid out in Annex B and sections 1 and 9 of this report.

     

    It is considered that evidence shows that section A-B of public footpath 24 (Leatherhead) as shown on Drg. 3/1/51/H116 should not be included on the Definitive Map and therefore should be deleted from it. A legal order to modify the DMS should be made.

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MOLE VALLEY PARKING REVIEW [EXECUTIVE ITEM - FOR DECISION] pdf icon PDF 242 KB

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    To consider the outcome of a review of requests that have been received for either the introduction of new parking restrictions or changes to existing restrictions at various sites in Mole Valley. Requests were received from both local councillors and the public alike.

     

    Since the introduction of Decriminalised Parking Enforcement (DPE) in May 2005, new parking / waiting restrictions in Mole Valley have been introduced in several stages as part of our parking review process.

     

    This report details locations and general proposals for the latest parking / waiting restriction review, to be progressed in 2021 / 2022, and seeks approval to carry out statutory advertising of the proposals. Proposals also include a number of on-street electric vehicle charging point bays.

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RECOMMENDATIONS TRACKER [FOR DECISION] pdf icon PDF 334 KB

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    This item provides an update on previous decisions and actions agreed by the Committee.  The Committee is asked to agree that the items marked as complete are removed from the tracker.

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FORWARD PLAN [FOR INFORMATION] pdf icon PDF 11 KB

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    The Local Committee (Mole Valley) will note the contents of the forward plan.