Agenda and decisions

Woking Joint Committee
Wednesday, 22 January 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Woking Borough Council Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking GU21 6YL

Contact: Nikkie Thornton-Bryar, Partnership Committee Officer 

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Items
No. Item

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APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

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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 bound by the Code of Conduct of the authority which appointed them to the Woking Joint Committee.

    ·         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.

    ·         SCC Members must notify SCC’s Monitoring Officer of any interests disclosed at the meeting which are not already recorded in the Register of Members’ Interests. WBC Members must notify WBC’s Monitoring Officer of any interests disclosed at the meeting which are not already recorded in the Register of Members’ Interests.

    Additional documents:

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PETITIONS

    This is a standard item to receive any petitions in accordance with Standing Order 14.1.  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 or Woking Borough Council’s e-petitions website as long as the minimum number of signatures (30) has been reached 14 days before the meeting.

     

    No petitions were received before the deadline for this committee.

    Additional documents:

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WRITTEN PUBLIC QUESTIONS pdf icon PDF 85 KB

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WRITTEN MEMBER QUESTIONS pdf icon PDF 87 KB

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MAKING SURREY SAFER

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COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY

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HIGHWAYS UPDATE REPORT pdf icon PDF 131 KB

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EGLEY ROAD - SPEED LIMIT REVIEW pdf icon PDF 109 KB

    The Joint Committee is being asked to review the assessment of speeds along A320 Egley Road, B380 Guildford Road, Mayford Green and Westfield Roads and consider the recommendation to reduce the speeds on these roads.

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    Declarations of Interest:      None

    Officers attending:  Andrew Milne, Area Highways Manager, SCC

    Petitions, Public Questions, Statements:  None

    The Integrated Transport Scheme (its) work programme for Woking includes an assessment of the speed limit on A320 Egley Road, B380 Guildford Road and lengths of B380 Mayford Green and Westfield Road, Mayford.

     

    These roads are currently subject to a 40mph speed limit. The speed limit on Egley Road has been reviewed before, since which time the Hoe Valley School has been opened. An undertaking was given to review the speed limit again once the school had opened and this assessment included the B380 Guildford Road plus the short lengths of B380 Mayford Green and Westfield Road that are also subject to a 40mph and which could be seen as anomalous if they were not included.

     

    The assessment suggests that a reduction of the speed limit to 30mph would generally be appropriate, with one section of the road requiring additional measures to help encourage lower speeds.

     

    The Joint Committee (Woking) agree that:

     

    (i)     The speed limit on A320 Egley Road from a point approximately 20m south of Turnoak Roundabout to a point approximately 110m south of Mayford Roundabout should be reduced from 40mph to 30mph.

    (ii)    The speed limit on B380 Guildford Road, between its junctions with Westfield Road and the Mayford Roundabout, and on the B380 Westfield Road, between its junction with Guildford Road and the existing speed limit terminal signs approximately 60m north-eastwards from that junction, should be reduced from 40mph to 30mph.

    (iii)   The speed limit on B380 Mayford Green between the Mayford Roundabout and the existing speed limit terminal signs approximately 60m north-west of the roundabout, should be reduced from 40mph to 30mph.

    (iv)   The speed limit change should be advertised in accordance with the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to implement the proposed change and revoke any existing traffic orders, as necessary;

    (v)    The Area Highways Manager in consultation with the Chairman of the Woking Joint Committee and the relevant Divisional Member resolve any objections received in connection with this proposal.

    Reason for Decision:

     

    Recommendations have been made taking into account the existing vehicle speeds, the guidance within Surrey County Council’s Speed Limit Policy and extensive discussions with Surrey Police’s Road Safety and Traffic Management Team.

     

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WOKING TOWN CENTRE - CONTROLLED PARKING ZONE 1 pdf icon PDF 150 KB

    The Joint Committee is being asked to review the outcome of a statutory consultation about changes to parking controls and decide whether to amend the operational hours of the Woking Controlled Parking Zone 1 (the town centre area including The Grove and Ferndale) and introduce a restricted zone into Church Street East and roads leading from it.

     

     

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    Declarations of Interest:      None

    Officers attending:  David Curl, SCC Parking Manager, Ian Reynolds, WBC Parking Manager, & Geoff McManus, WBC Assistant Director

    Petitions, Public Questions, Statements:  None

    The Joint Committee discussed the report in detail.  It was noted that the report did ask for Bank Holiday parking charges to be considered throughout the Borough, but Members asked that this be restricted to Zone 1 only. 

     

    Members also discussed bringing the car parks in line with the off street parking areas and commencing evening charges at 6pm and this will be considered later in the year once the new technology allows and in the knowledge any final decision on this matter would be for the Executive of Woking Borough Council.

     

    The Joint Committee (Woking) agreed that:

     

    (i)            the proposed changes to parking controls in and around Zone 1, as amended following a statutory consultation (described in Section 2 & 3) are implemented and the traffic order amendment made. – with Bank Holiday charging only applying to Zone 1.

     

    (ii)           authority to introduce parking restrictions in The Grove, Ferndale and Horsell Moor (subject to public consultation) is delegated to the Parking Strategy and Implementation Team Manager in consultation with the WBC Assistant Director for Place, the chairman/vice  chairman of this committee and the local county councillor.

     

    (iii)          the Joint Committee allocates funding from the 18/19 on street parking surplus as detailed in paragraph 5.1 of this report to proceed with the introduction of the parking amendments,

     

    (iv)         An amendment is included in the parking traffic orders to allow the use of ‘virtual resident and visitor permits’ in all the Woking controlled parking zones.

     

    (v)            A mobile phone payment system for parking is introduced in the Woking CPZ (the existing payment methods, voucher and meter will remain)

     

    Reasons for Recommendations

     

    The changes to parking restrictions recommended above will:

     

     

    • Increase turnover in the on street limited waiting bays in the evenings improving access to local businesses.

     

    • Reduce obstructive parking on the single yellow lines in the town centre to maintain an effective traffic management regime. This will also help keep the footway clear in some locations improving access and safety for pedestrians.

     

    • Protect the residential areas of The Grove and Ferndale from displacement parking in the event this is needed and encourage visitors to use the town centre car parks in the evening where there is ample capacity. It is simpler to go straight to a car park rather than driving around town looking for a parking space which in itself adds to congestion and pollution.

     

    • Help improve the street-scene in the Church Street East area

     

    • Allow effective bank holiday parking enforcement

     

    • Provide more choice for visitors about how to pay for parking

     

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DECISION TRACKER pdf icon PDF 259 KB

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FORWARD PLAN pdf icon PDF 51 KB

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MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 89 KB