Agenda

Tandridge Local Committee
Friday, 21 June 2019 10.15 am

Venue: Tandridge District Council offices, Station Road East, Oxted, RH8 0BT

Contact: Sarah Woodworth, Partnership Committee Officer  Tandridge District Council Offices, Station Road East, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 0BT

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OPEN FORUM

 

Before the formal Committee session begins, the Chairman will invite questions from members of the public attending the meeting. Where possible questions will receive an answer at the meeting, or a written response will be provided subsequently.

1.

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

    Under the County Council's Constitution (Part 4. Standing Orders, Part 3 40 (f)) no substitutes are permitted for district/borough council coopted 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 2019/20. Tandridge District Council has nominated 6 District Councillors and 9 substitutes to serve on the Local Committee for the municipal year 2019-2020.  Jonanna Killian, Chief Executive, has now confirmed these appointments as follows, subject to the agreement by the Committee to permit substitutes:

     

    TANDRIDGE DISTRICT COUNCIL APPOINTED MEMBERS [6]

     

    Cllr Michael Cooper [Harestone]

    Cllr Tony Elias [Bletchingley and Nutfield]

    Cllr Harry Fitzgerald [Burstow, Horne and Outwood)

    Cllr Chris Langton [Oxted South]

    Cllr Simon Morrow [Warlingham East, Chelsham and Farleigh)

    Cllr Sir Nicholas White [Dormansland and Felcourt]

     

    TANDRIDGE DISTRICT COUNCIL SUBSITUTES [6]

     

    Beverley Connolly [Harestone]

    Chris Farr [Godstone]

    Ken Harwood [Felbridge]

    Alun Jones [Valley]

    Liz Lockwood [Lingfield and Crowhurst]

    Debbie Vickers [Bletchingley and Nutfield]

     

     

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSITUTIONS

3.

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.

     

4.

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.

     

    Petition 1

     

    One petition with 42 signatures has been received from Burstow Parish Council.  It is asking SCC to consider changing Wheelers lane, Smallfield, Surrey, to one directional travel only from an east to west direction. 

5.

FORMAL PUBLIC QUESTIONS

    To answer any questions from residents or businesses within the Tandridge District 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 four working days before the meeting.

6.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 101 KB

7.

MEMBERS QUESTIONS

8.

A25 GODSTONE ROAD, BLETCHINGLEY - SPEED LIMIT REVIEW CONSULTATION WITH LOCAL COMMITTEE (SERVICE MONITORING AND ISSUE OF LOCAL CONCERN) pdf icon PDF 135 KB

    In November 2012 a speed limit order was made to decrease the 50mph speed limit on the A25 Godstone Road as well as Chevington Villas and Sunnybank Villas in Bletchingley from 50mph to 30mph. Speed surveys carried out in 2016 and 2018 show that existing mean speeds along this section of the A25 Godstone Road, Bletchingley do not comply with Surrey County Council’s policy for a 30mph speed limit without further supporting engineering measures being installed.

     

    A Local Committee report was presented to the Tandridge Local Committee on 1 March 2019. This report concluded that, there are no further supporting engineering measures that can be installed on this major strategic route that would result in mean speeds reducing by at least 6.8mph to meet Surrey County Council’s policy for a 30mph speed limit. Therefore the report recommended that the existing 30mph speed limit in a section of the A25 Godstone Road be increased to 40mph. It also recommended that a section of the A25 Bletchingley Road, Godstone be reduced from 50mph to 40mph.

     

    At their meeting on 1 March 2019, the local committee disagreed with the recommendations brought to them by the Area Highway Manager. The committee felt strongly that the following measures should be put into place: (a) a Vehicle Activated Sign and a pedestrian refuge to support the speed limits of 30mph outside Chevington and Sunnybank Villas, (b) extending the 30mph speed limit in Godstone westwards to North Park Lane supported by the introduction of a Vehicle Activated Sign, a pedestrian refuge, better lighting, better signage and better road markings and (c) a reduction in the speed limit in the middle section to 40 supported by additional Vehicle Activated Signs.

     

    In accordance with Step 6 of SCC’s approved ‘Setting Local Speed Limits’ (2014) policy, the issue has been referred to the Cabinet Member with responsibility for road safety. The Cabinet Member for Highways asked officers to prepare a draft report for his decision, and the Cabinet Member brings this draft report to the local committee to seek their input and feedback.

     

    Following this, the Cabinet Member will take a decision on the matter. In accordance with the policy the Cabinet Member for Highways is given the authority to endorse (or reject) a speed limit which does not comply with the advice within the policy and the advice of the Area Highways Manager.

     

    (Report and 6 annexes attached)

    Additional documents:

9.

UPDATE FROM CABINET MEMBER FOR HIGHWAYS - MR MATT FURNISS (AGENDA ITEM ONLY - FOR INFORMATION)

10.

DECISION TRACKER (FOR INFORMATION) pdf icon PDF 249 KB

11.

HIGHWAYS UPDATE (EXECUTIVE FUNCTION FOR DECISION) pdf icon PDF 109 KB

12.

LOCAL PROJECTS FUNDED BY COUNTY COUNCILLORS IN 2018/19 (FOR INFORMATION) pdf icon PDF 645 KB

13.

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES (AGENDA ITEM ONLY - FOR INFORMATION)

14.

LOCAL COMMITTEE COMMUNITY SAFETY FUNDING 2019/20 (EXECUTIVE FUNCTION FOR DECISION) pdf icon PDF 100 KB

    The local committee has a delegated budget of £3,000 for community safety projects in 2019/20. This report sets out the process by which this funding should be allocated to the Community Safety Partnership and/or other local community organisations that promote the safety and wellbeing of residents.

     

    (Report attached)

     

15.

REPRESENTATION EXTERNAL BODIES (EXECUTIVE FUNCTION FOR DECISION) pdf icon PDF 81 KB

16.

LOCAL COMMITTEE FORWARD PLAN (FOR INFORMATION) pdf icon PDF 52 KB