Agenda and decisions

Reigate and Banstead Local Committee
Monday, 9 September 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Reigate Town Hall, Castlefield Road, Reigate, Surrey RH2 0SH

Contact: Jess Edmundson, Partnership Committee Officer  Reigate Town Hall, Castlefield Road, Reigate, Surrey RH2 0SH

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

CHAIRMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENTS [AGENDA ITEM ONLY]

3.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 112 KB

4.

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 Members 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.

FORMAL PUBLIC QUESTIONS pdf icon PDF 73 KB

    To answer any questions from residents or businesses within the Reigate and Banstead Borough area in accordance with Standing Order 69. Notice should be given in writing or by email to the Community Partnership and Committee Officer by 12 noon 4 working days before the meeting.

6.

FORMAL MEMBER QUESTIONS

7.

PETITIONS

    To receive any petitions in accordance with Standing Order 68. 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’s e-petitions website as long as the minimum number of signatures (30) has been reached 14 days before the meeting.

     

7a

PETITION TO: REPAIR A DEEP VERGE ON SLIPSHATCH ROAD, REIGATE pdf icon PDF 74 KB

    The full wording of the petition along with officer response are provided within the supplementary agenda.

    Decision:

    The Local Committee noted:

    i)    The officer’s comment.

    ii)   That officers could work with the divisional member and district councillor to see if there is any support for work to be carried out on initial investigation and design work and whether there are any opportunities for match funding.

     

    The local Committee agreed:

     

    iii)  That initial investigation and design work to establish the cause of the verge to sink and the most effective method to raise the verge be added to the Integrated Transport Scheme List for consideration for future funding.

     

    Reason for decision:

     

    The above decision was made to enable work to be undertaken on the above scheme at a time when funding to do so was available.

     

7b

PETITION TO: IMPROVE THE ROAD SAFETY OF CHILDREN ATTENDING HORLEY INFANT SCHOOL pdf icon PDF 78 KB

    The full wording of the petition along with officer response are provided within the supplementary agenda.

     

    Decision:

    The Local Committee agreed:

     

    i)    To allow the county councils Safer Travel Team to investigate concerns raised by the petition using the Road Safety Outside Schools Policy

    The Local Committee noted:

     

    ii)  The outcome of the safety assessment will be reported to the school and local County Councillor containing the results of the road safety education assessment and a description of any potential highway improvements and estimated costs.

    iii) That recommendations could include measures within the school grounds which the school will be responsible for implementing.

     

    Reason for decision:

     

    The above decision was made in order to enable officers to conduct a Road Safety Outside Schools Assessment to look at measures that could be taken to improve the road safety for the children.

8.

HIGHWAYS UPDATE REPORT [EXECUTIVE FUNCTION - FOR DECISION] pdf icon PDF 743 KB

    To inform the Local Committee on the progress of the 2019/20 Integrated Transport and highways maintenance programmes in Reigate and Banstead, as well as other projects that are not funded through the Local Committee such as the Major Scheme work, including the centrally funded major maintenance works, the Greater Redhill STP and the A23 Resilience Project.

     

    The existing bus stop on the southbound carriageway of the A217 Brighton Road, Burgh Heath (50m south west of St. Mary’s Church) is inaccessible due to parked vehicles in the bus layby. Therefore, it is necessary to make changes to improve accessibility and ease of use and it is recommended that a bus stop clearway is installed. 

     

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    The Local Committee agreed to:

    i)    Note the contents of this report.

    ii)   The installation of a bus stop clearway within the bus layby on the southbound carriageway of the A217 Brighton Road, Burgh Heath (50m south west of St. Mary’s Church). This clearway will operate from 07:00- 19:00 Monday to Friday  and will include works to provide providing a yellow bus layby cage road marking, to a length of approximately 45m.

     

    Reason for decision:

     

    The above decision was made to allow the installation of the bus clearway at the above location in order to prohibit parking at this location. The parking had previously led to the bus being unable to stop here.

     

9.

VERBAL UPDATE FROM MATT FURNISS, CABINET MEMBER FOR HIGHWAYS [AGENDA ITEM ONLY]

10.

CHETWODE ROAD IMPROVEMENT SCHEME [EXECUTIVE FUNCTION - FOR DECISION] pdf icon PDF 111 KB

    Reigate and Banstead Borough Council and Surrey County Council are working in partnership to deliver major regeneration on the Preston estate, Tadworth. 

    As part of the regeneration over 200 new homes are being built on the former De Burgh school site. 

    To mitigate the impact of these new homes Section 106 funding has been secured to improve traffic flow along Chetwode Road.

    This report outlines the proposals for a comprehensive scheme to improve traffic flow through the provision of new parking arrangements and waiting restrictions; improved access onto and off of buses; better passenger waiting facilities; and to upgrade the condition of parts of the footway/carriageway.

    The report follows a consultation exercise that was undertaken this Summer.

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    The Local Committee noted:

    i)    The scheme proposals and the comments received from consultation.

     

    The Local Committee agreed that:

     

    i)    The parking restrictions set out in Table 1 and in annex A of the report (‘no waiting at any time’ double yellow lines) are approved, subject to statutory consultation;

    ii)   If there are unresolved objections that they are dealt with in accordance with the county council’s scheme of delegation by the parking team manager, in consultation with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Local Committee and local divisional member.

    iii)  Bus stop clearways are approved for the east and westbound bus stops in Chetwode Road; and

    iv) The scheme proposals for Chetwode Road and Homefield Gardens a shown in annex A are approved for implementation;

    v)  Any alterations to the scheme to be delegated to the Area Highways Manager in consultation with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Local Committee and local divisional Members.

     

    Reason for decisions:

     

    The above decisions were made because the scheme proposals for Chetwode Road will deliver a key Section 106 obligation that forms part of the planning consent for the Be Burgh housing site in order to mitigate the impact of increased vehicular traffic on roads within the Preston estate.

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RECOMMENDATIONS AND DECISIONS TRACKER [FOR INFORMATION] pdf icon PDF 255 KB

12.

FORWARD PLAN [FOR INFORMATION] pdf icon PDF 52 KB