Agenda and decisions

Guildford Joint Committee
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Guildford Borough Council, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB

Contact: Joanna Long  Partnership Committee Officer

Link: view the webcast

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCES

2.

MINUTES FROM PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 89 KB

3.

DECISION TRACKER [FOR INFORMATION] pdf icon PDF 87 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 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.

CHAIRMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

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PETITIONS pdf icon PDF 88 KB

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PUBLIC QUESTIONS pdf icon PDF 114 KB

    To receive any questions from Surrey County Council electors within the area in accordance with Standing Order 14.2.

     

    To receive a redrafted/updated response to Mrs Joanne McGowan’s question asked at the 12 December Joint Committee: ‘How are GBC and SCC are planning to ensure that mobility and accessibility issues are first and foremost when planning new and redevelopments in Guildford town centre?’ (see supplementary agenda for officer response).

8.

MEMBER QUESTIONS pdf icon PDF 85 KB

9.

PARKING & AIR QUALITY WORKING GROUP - Air Quality Update & Priorities (EXECUTIVE FUNCTION FOR DECISION) pdf icon PDF 144 KB

    At the Guildford Joint Committee meeting of 19 September 2018 a new Parking & Air Quality Working Group was established with the remit to develop an overarching air quality policy/strategy and review individual air quality management / action plans relating to the borough. The report outlines the activity of the working group and seeks approval of recommended outputs.

     

    Decision:

    The Guildford Joint Committee resolved to:

     

    (i)    agree the development of an Air Quality Priorities Plan in place of establishing an overarching policy/strategy;

     

    (ii)  agree the Air Quality Priorities Plan for 2019-20;

     

    (iii)identify any activities from the Air Quality Priorities Plan to be progressed first.

     

    Reasons:

     

    Although the Parking & Air Quality Working Group were requested to develop an overarching air quality policy/strategy, the Group considered that due to the number of existing policy and strategy documents already in place an overarching document would not be of great benefit.  Instead, the Group are proposing an Air Quality Priorities Plan.  Should this be endorsed by the Committee, then itemised activities can be progressed.

     

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PARKING & AIR QUALITY WORKING GROUP - PARKING RECOMMENDATIONS (EXECUTIVE FUNCTION FOR DECISION) pdf icon PDF 145 KB

    As part of the Guildford Parking Strategy, a Parking review is conducted every 18 months. This report presents the recommended scope of the review as outlined by the Parking & Air Quality Working group (P&AQWG) and recommends the actions and next steps. 

     

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    The Guildford Joint Committee agreed: 

     

    to formally advertise Surrey County Council’s intention to make an order to develop and consult upon the proposals prioritised by the Parking and Air Quality Working Group (P&AQWG) below:

     

                             i.        Parking controls in Area A, B, D and northern section of Area C, be extended to operate 8.30am to 9pm, 7 days a week (seeAnnexe 1),

     

                            ii.        The limit on permits in Area D of the Controlled Parking Zone be increased, in the first instance by 10%,

     

                           iii.        To accompany the extended parking controls into evenings and Sundays, the annual household limit on visitor scratch cards be doubled,

     

                          iv.        To review the retrospective exclusion of new residential developments of 6 dwellings or more, in the Controlled Parking Zone areas A, B and D. (see Annexe 2),

     

                           v.        To address 17 issues from the non-CPZ list (see Annexe 3&4).  2 of the 17 issues will be progressed later (see item 2.4).

     

                          vi.        Introduce two formalised disabled parking bays for specific residents, (see item 2.5). 

     

     

    Reasons:

     

    To:

    i.              assist with safety, access and traffic movements,

    ii.             increase the availability of parking space and its prioritisation for various user-groups in various localities,

    iii.            make local parking improvements.

     

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HIGHWAYS UPDATE (EXECUTIVE FUNCTION FOR DECISION) pdf icon PDF 337 KB

    This report provides an update on the 2018/19 programme of highway works funded by this committee, an update on other centrally funded projects being promoted in the local area, as well as details of expenditure on the budgets allocated to the committee in 2018/19. In addition it details the committee devolved highways allocation for 2019/20 and how it is proposed to be allocated.

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    The Guildford Joint Committee agreed:

     

     

    (i)    To note the committee approved highways allocations and works progressed during 2018/19.

     

    (ii)  To note the committee devolved highways budget allocation for 2019/20

     

    (iii)To agree the recommendations made in the report for utilising the available highways budget for 2019/20. (Paragraph 2.1.8 - 2.1.12 and Annex 1 refers.)

     

    (iv)To delegate to the Area Highway Manager, in consultation with the Chairman and Vice Chairman and Divisional Member, the ability to resolve any problems encountered to facilitate highways scheme delivery throughout the year.

     

    Reasons:

     

    The committee is asked to agree the recommendations to enable progression of highways works orders and expenditure of the Committee budget.

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CABINET MEMBER FOR HIGHWAYS UPDATE (EXECUTIVE FUNCTION)

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FORWARD PLAN pdf icon PDF 53 KB