Agenda and decisions

Runnymede Joint Committee - Tuesday, 6 July 2021 7.30 pm

Venue: The Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Station Road, Addlestone KT15 2AH

Contact: Gregory Yeoman  Partnership Committee Officer

Items
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1.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN

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2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

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    To receive any apologies for absence.

     

3.

MINUTES FROM PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 99 KB

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    To approve the Minutes of the previous meeting on 29th March 2021 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.

     

5.

DECISION TRACKER pdf icon PDF 209 KB

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    To review any outstanding decisions from the Joint Committee.

6.

PETITIONS AND PETITION RESPONSES pdf icon PDF 121 KB

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    To receive any petitions in accordance with Standing Order 14.1. Notice must be given in writing or by email 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 or Runnymede Borough Council’s e-petitions website as long as the minimum number of signatures has been reached 14 days before the meeting.

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    For Petition 1, requesting a 20mph speed limit in Rosemary Lane, Thorpe, the Runnymede Joint Committee NOTED:

     

    (i)            A speed survey will be undertaken to measure vehicle speeds in Rosemary Lane. The results of the survey will then be assessed in conjunction with the road safety record for the location.

    (ii)           If the assessment identifies a problem with excessive speeds and poor road safety relative to other sites on the Runnymede speed management plan then Rosemary Lane would be categorised as a high priority site. Options for reducing vehicle speeds would then be assessed to determine what type of measure(s) would be most appropriate and effective.

    Reasons for recommendations:

     

    Rosemary Lane is not an existing site on the Runnymede speed management plan and vehicle speeds have not previously been monitored. In response to the concerns raised by the petition, a speed survey will therefore be undertaken in Rosemary Lane. The results of the survey will then be assessed by specialist road safety officers from the county council and Surrey Police.

     

    For Petition 2, requesting a 20mph speed limit and traffic calming measures in Victoria Street, Englefield Green, the Runnymede Joint Committee NOTED:

     

    (i)            The results of a speed survey and an examination of collision data indicate Victoria Street has both a good level of compliance with the speed limit and a good safety record relative to other locations on the Runnymede speed management plan.

    (ii)           There are currently no proposals to introduce traffic calming measures or a reduced speed limit in Victoria Street, and the introduction of such measures would be difficult to justify as a priority when many sites on the speed Runnymede speed management plan have a significantly lower level of compliance with the speed limit and a much poorer safety record.

    (iii)         Victoria Street will be retained on the Runnymede speed management plan and vehicle speeds and collision rates will be monitored within the next six months.

     

    Reasons for recommendations:

     

    Given both the good level of compliance with the speed limit and good safety record relative to so many other sites on the Runnymede speed management plan, it would be difficult to justify the introduction of measures at the location as a priority. Furthermore, the introduction of measures such as traffic calming and a 20mph speed limit would be unlikely to have any significant impact given the already relatively low average speed.

7.

WRITTEN MEMBER QUESTIONS pdf icon PDF 101 KB

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    To receive any written questions from members under Standing Order 13. The deadline for members’ questions is 12 noon four working days before the meeting.

8.

WRITTEN PUBLIC QUESTIONS

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    To answer any questions from residents or businesses within Runnymede borough area in accordance with Standing Order 14.2. Notice should be given in writing or by email to the Partnership Committee Officer by 12 noon four working days before the meeting.

9.

RESULTS OF INFORMAL PARKING CONSULTATION IN ENGLEFIELD GREEN (EXECUTIVE FUNCTION FOR DECISION) pdf icon PDF 178 KB

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    To provide a report on the informal consultation that was held to gauge the views of the local community in Englefield Green about introducing a parking permit scheme.

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    Decision:

    The Runnymede Joint Committee AGREED:

     

    (i)            That the Joint Committee asks the Englefield Green Parking Task Group to reconvene to discuss the results, look at how we can better engage with the local community and what other parking controls options would be suitable for the area.

    Reasons for recommendation:

     

    The total number of responses, 117 out of a total of 533 properties invited to participate (22%), has provided insufficient data to progress with a permit scheme with any confidence. We would have liked to see a much higher response rate to get a good representation of resident’s views from across the whole consultation area, with a significant majority expressing support.

     

10.

2021 PARKING REVIEW (EXECUTIVE FUNCTION FOR DECISION) pdf icon PDF 343 KB

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    To seek Joint Committee approval to progress proposed changes to on-street parking restrictions within the borough of Runnymede.

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    Decision:

    The Runnymede Joint Committee AGREED that:

     

    (i)            the proposed amendments to on-street parking restrictions in Runnymede as described in this report and shown in detail on drawings in annexes A - F and I (EV Bays) are approved.

     

    (ii)           the joint committee agrees the funding approach as detailed in paragraph 5.1 of this report.

     

    (iii)          the intention of the county council to make an order under the relevant parts of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to impose the waiting and on street parking restrictions in Runnymede as shown on the drawings in annex A - F is advertised and that if no objections are maintained, the orders are made.

     

    (iv)          That the Parking Strategy and Implementation Team Manager is delegated authority to adjust the positions of the on-street Electric Vehicle charging bays in consultation with the Chair, Vice-Chair and Local Member prior to statutory consultation. These locations are listed in each County Councillors division of this report, and displayed in their own set of drawings (Annex I)

     

    (v)           That the Parking Strategy and Implementation Team manager is delegated authority in consultation with the Chair, Vice Chair and Local Members to replace the existing clearway on the A30 between the Windsor and Maidenhead boundary and the crossroads of the A30, St Judes Road and Bakeham Lane and to replace it with either ‘no waiting at any time’ restrictions or a red route clearway (which would also cover the highway verge) subject to the outcome of a statutory consultation.

     

    (vi)          If there are unresolved objections, they will be dealt with in accordance with the county council’s scheme of delegation by the parking strategy and implementation team manager, in consultation with the chairman/ vice chairman of this committee and the appropriate county councillor.

     

    Reasons for recommendations:

     

    It is recommended that the waiting restrictions are implemented as detailed in Annexes A - F. They will make a positive impact towards:

     

    ·         Road safety

    ·         Access for emergency vehicles

    ·         Access for refuse vehicles

    ·         Easing traffic congestion

    ·         Better regulated parking

    ·         Better enforcement

     

    This will help us achieve our 2030 Community Vision objectives

    • Residents live in clean, safe, and green communities where people and organisations embrace their environmental responsibilities.
    • Journeys across the county are easier, more predictable, and safer.

     

11.

FORWARD PROGRAMME 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 19 KB

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    To review the forward programme 2021/22, indicating any further preferences for inclusion.

12.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

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    The next informal meeting will be held in September on a date to be confirmed.

    The next formal meeting will be held on November 15th 2021.