Agenda and decisions

Elmbridge Local Committee
Thursday, 5 December 2019 4.00 pm

Venue: Committee Rooms 1/2, Elmbridge Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, KT10 9SD

Contact: Nicola Morris, Partnership Committee Officer  Community Partnerships & Safety Team, 2nd Floor, Epsom Town Hall, The Parade, Epsom KT18 5BY

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

2.

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.

     

3.

CHAIRMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

4.

WRITTEN PUBLIC QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS pdf icon PDF 59 KB

    To answer any questions or receive a statement from any member of the public who lives, works or studies in the Elmbridge Borough area in accordance with Standing Order 69.  Notice should be given in writing or by email to the Partnership Committee Officer at least by 12 noon four working days before the meeting.

     

    One question has been received to date and is attached together with an officer response.  Any further questions and responses received before the deadline will be published in a supplementary agenda.

    Additional documents:

5.

PETITIONS pdf icon PDF 97 KB

    To receive any petitions in accordance with Standing Order 68.  Notice should be given in writing or by e-mail 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 e-petitions website as long as the minimum number of signatures (30) has been reached 14 days before the meeting.

     

    Three petitions have been received and officer responses are attached.

     

    Petition 1 – Request for road safety measures on Blundel Lane/Steels Lane, Oxshot/Cobham

     

    Lead petitioner: Elizabeth Donovan            Signatures:  254

     

    Petition 2 – Request to resurface part of Hampton Court Way, Thames Ditton

     

    Lead petitioner: Ros Rowlatt                       Signatures: 34

     

    Petition 3 – Request to expand parking restrictions to Wey Road and Round Oak Road as part of the 2019/20 parking review

     

    Lead petitioner: Mike O’Sullivan, Chair, Wey Road & Round Oak Road Residents’ Association                                Signatures: 64

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    That the Local Committee [Elmbridge] agreed:

    Petition 1:

     

    To await the outcome of the current Blundel Lane traffic study before considering further action.

     

    Petition 3:

     

    That the Parking Strategy and Implementation Manager to consider and agree the details of parking restrictions in Wey Road and Round Oak Road to be added to the 2019/20 parking review, in consultation with the divisional member and Local Committee Chairman. 

     

    Reasons:  Petition 1 to ensure that available data can be fed into any future investigation.  Petition 3 to better regulate parking and improve access to shops, facilities and businesses.

     

     

6.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 75 KB

7.

MEMBER QUESTION TIME

8.

ALLEGED PUBLIC FOOTPATH BETWEEN LITTLEHEATH LANE AND WATER LANE, COBHAM, ESHER [FOR DECISION - OTHER COUNTY COUNCIL FUNCTIONS] pdf icon PDF 131 KB

9.

ELMBRIDGE PARKING REVIEW 2019-20 [FOR DECISION - EXECUTIVE FUNCTION] pdf icon PDF 86 KB

    To consider the outcome of a review of parking covering the whole borough, and recommendations to changes to parking, waiting and loading restrictions.

     

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    That the Local Committee [Elmbridge] agrees:

     

     i.        The county council’s intention to introduce the proposals as detailed in Annex 1 is formally advertised, and subject to statutory consultation, subject to the following additions:

    Restrictions
    to be considered in Wey Road and Road Oak road as outlines in item 5 above;
    St Mary’s Road, Long Ditton, to remove 4 parking spaces to improve sight lines;

    ii.        That if necessary, adjustments can be made to the proposals by the parking team manager in consultation with the chairman, vice-chairman and county councillor prior to advertisement.

    iii.        The county council’s intention to carry out an informal consultation about a permit parking scheme for Weston Green Road as detailed in Annex 1, and, subject to satisfactory responses, refine the proposals before being formally advertised and subject to statutory consultation.

    iv.        If objections are received the Parking Strategy and Implementation Team Manager is authorised to try and resolve them;

    v.        If any objections cannot be resolved, the Parking Strategy and Implementation Team Manager, in consultation with the Chairman/Vice Chairman of this committee and the county councillor for the division, decides whether or not they should be acceded to and therefore whether the order should be made, with or without modifications.

     

    vi.        To note responses to various petitions (parking scheme request forms) that have been received for consideration as part of this review, as detailed in Annex 2.

    vii.        To note the locations where we have received requests for new or amended parking controls, and following analysis, have recommended no changes at the current time, as detailed in Annex 3.

     

    Reasons:

     

    Changes to the highway network, the built environment and society mean that parking behaviour changes and consequently it is necessary for a Highway Authority to carry out regular reviews of waiting and parking restrictions on the highway network.

     

    It is recommended that the waiting restrictions in this report are progressed as they will help to:

    ·        Improve road safety

    ·        Increase access for emergency vehicles

    ·        improve access to shops, facilities and businesses

    ·        Increase access for refuse vehicles, buses and service vehicles

    ·        Reduce traffic congestion

    ·        Better regulate parking

     

     

10.

HIGHWAYS UPDATE [FOR DECISION - EXECUTIVE FUNCTION] pdf icon PDF 446 KB

    This report summarises progress with the Local Committee’s programme of Highways works for the current Financial Year 2019-20.

     

    Members are asked to approve the Local Structural Repair (LSR – large scale patching) programme for next Financial Year 2020-21.

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    That the Local Committee [Elmbridge] agreed to:

     

    i      Re-allocated £25,000 from the parking surplus, which had previously been specifically allocated to cycling related projects, to develop ITS schemes relating to any mode of transport;

    ii      Approve the proposed LSR programme for next Financial Year 2020-21 described in paragraph 2.2.2 and Table 5;

    iii     Authorise the Area Highway Manager, in consultation with the Chairman, Vice Chairman, and relevant Divisional Members, to amend the 2020-21 capital LSR programme as appropriate when the 2020-21 budgets have been confirmed;

    iv     Authorise the Area Highway Manager to advertise the legal notice for a NO ENTRY restriction at the bus gate leading from Burwood Road into Pleasant Place, and for any objections to be considered by the Area Highway Manager in consultation with the Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Divisional Member;

    v     Authorise the Area Highway Manager to apply to Elmbridge Borough Council for CIL funding to construct a new cycle route along Grotto Road between Oatlands Drive and Marlborough Drive, Weybridge, subject to consultation with local members and Elmbridge Borough Council;

    vi     Authorise the Area Highway Manager to apply to Elmbridge Borough Council for CIL funding to construct a new road safety scheme in Ember Lane, Esher / Thames Ditton, subject to consultation with local members and Surrey Police;

    vii    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.

     

    Reasons:  Recommendations are made to facilitate development of Committee’s 2020-21 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.

     

    The bus gate leading from Burwood Road into Pleasant Place is not well respected; it is hoped that compliance may be improved by providing a simple NO ENTRY sign.

     

    The feasibility studies for two schemes have now been completed.  These schemes are now ready for CIL applications, subject to consultation with local members and other interested parties.

     

    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.

11.

LOCAL COMMITTEE DECISION TRACKER [FOR DECISION] pdf icon PDF 267 KB

12.

FORWARD PLAN [FOR INFORMATION] pdf icon PDF 50 KB

13.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING [FOR INFORMATION]