Agenda and decisions

Epsom and Ewell Local Committee
Monday, 10 December 2018 2.00 pm

Venue: Epsom Town Hall, The Parade, Epsom KT18 5BY

Contact: Nicola Morris, Partnership Committee Officer  Surrey County Council, Community Partnerships & Safety Team, Epsom Town Hall (2nd floor), Epsom, KT18 5BY

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Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

2.

CHAIRMAN'S BUSINESS

3.

WRITTEN PUBLIC QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS pdf icon PDF 67 KB

4.

PETITIONS pdf icon PDF 100 KB

    To receive any petitions in accordance with Standing Order 68.

     

    Two petitions have been received and the officer response is provided:

     

    Petition for parking restrictions on St Margaret Drive and St Elizabeth Drive to be modified to allow parents to park and stride to St Joseph’s RC School

     

    822 Signatures.  Petitioners: the Governors of St Joseph’s School

     

    Petition rejecting the above and asking for current parking restrictions to be maintained

     

    84 Signatures. Petitioners: residents of Abelea Green estate which includes the roads listed above.

    Decision:

    The Local Committee [Epsom & Ewell] agreed:

     

    Decline the requested change to parking provision in St Margaret Drive and St Elizabeth Drive at the present time, as insufficient time has passed for new travel patterns to St Joseph’s School to have settled down, without prejudice to any future consideration of this request in the future.

     

    Reasons: To allow travel patterns to become established before changes are made in the area.

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MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 73 KB

6.

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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MEMBER QUESTION TIME pdf icon PDF 64 KB

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HIGHWAYS UPDATE [EXECUTIVE FUNCTION - FOR DECISION] pdf icon PDF 300 KB

    This report summarises progress with the Local Committee’s programme of Highways works for the current Financial Year 2018-19.

     

    Committee is asked to agree the strategy for allocation of Joint Committee Highways budgets for next Financial Year 2019-20.  Further Committee is asked to agree a programme of Integrated Transport Schemes (ITS schemes) for next Financial Year 2019-20.

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    The Local Committee [Epsom & Ewell] agreed:

     

    (i)       The strategy for allocation of Joint Committee Highways budgets for next Financial Year 2019-20 as set out in Table 4 of the report;

    (ii)      To authorise the Area Highway Manager to advertise the statutory notice for a new Zebra Crossing in Waterloo Road, as shown in Annex A of the report, and to implement this new Zebra Crossing using s106 funding arising out of the redevelopment of Epsom Station;

    (iii)    The programme of ITS schemes for next Financial Year 2019-20 as set out in Table 6 of the report;

    (iv)    To the removal of seven schemes from the prioritisation list in Annex B, the scheme at Fair Green to be retained;

    (v)     To authorise the Area Highway Manager in consultation with the Chairman, Vice Chairman, and relevant Divisional Member(s) to undertake all necessary procedures to deliver the agreed programmes.

    (vi)    To note with disappointment that for 2019/2020 the Local Highway budget will, once again, be cut which can only lead to a reduced highway maintenance service to the residents of Epsom & Ewell.

     

    Reasons: Recommendations are made to facilitate development of Committee’s 2019-20 Highways programmes, while at the same time ensuring that the Chairman, Vice Chairman and relevant Divisional Members are fully and appropriately involved in any detailed considerations.

    Committee is asked to provide the necessary authorisation to deliver its programmes of work in consultation with the Chairman, Vice Chairman and relevant Divisional Member without the need to revert to the Committee as a whole.

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EPSOM & EWELL LOCAL TRANSPORT STRATEGY FORWARD PROGRAMME [EXECUTIVE FUNCTION - FOR DECISION] pdf icon PDF 94 KB

    Agreeing priorities and securing funding for transport infrastructure investment is key to delivering Surrey County Council’s Community Vision for Surrey in 2030.

     

    To facilitate this, and as part of the statutory Local Transport Plan, Surrey County Council produces Local Transport Strategies for each district and borough. The current Local Transport Strategy for Epsom & Ewell was published in 2014. It is expected that the next update will take place in 2020, so that it may respond to transport requirements arising from Epsom & Ewell’s Local Plan. Thereafter the Local Transport Strategy would be reviewed on a three year cycle.

     

    Surrey County Council also maintains Forward Programmes of proposed transport schemes that would deliver each borough and district’s Local Transport Strategy, subject to funding and feasibility. The Epsom & Ewell Forward Programme is presented to Committee for approval, and approval to publish online, as part of a proposed new regime of publishing an up-to-date Forward Programme for each district and borough annually.

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    The Local Committee [Epsom & Ewell] agreed:

     

    (i)       To note the timeframes and approach for updating the Borough’s Local Transport Strategy and for future updates to the Committee regarding the Forward Programme;

    (ii)      The revised version of the Forward Programme (Annex 1) of the report, subject to the amendments discussed at the meeting.

     

    Reasons:  A confirmed timeline and process for working with the Local Committee to develop and maintain future Local Transport Strategies and Forward Programmes will ensure the Local Committee and officers are well positioned to work together.

     

    An agreed Forward Programme will allow Members and officers to progress with a common understanding of proposed transport schemes for the borough (based upon the existing Local Transport Strategy, and ahead of decisions relating to a new Local Plan)

     

    If agreed, the Forward Programme would be published online, giving members of the public sight of the latest proposals and progress

     

     

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LOCAL COMMITTEE DECISION TRACKER [FOR DECISION] pdf icon PDF 72 KB

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FORWARD PLAN [FOR INFORMATION] pdf icon PDF 49 KB

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DATE OF NEXT MEETING