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
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS
To receive any apologies for absence and notices of substitutions from Borough members under Standing Order 39.
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
To receive any Chairman’s announcements.
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.
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
That the Local Committee [Elmbridge]
To await the outcome of the current Blundel Lane traffic study before considering further action.
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.
To approve the Minutes of the previous meeting as a correct record.
MEMBER QUESTION TIME
To receive any written questions from Members under Standing Order 47. Notice should be given in writing to the Partnership Committee Officer by 12.00 noon four working days before the meeting.
The County Council has a duty under Section 53 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (WCA1981) to modify the Definitive Map and Statement (DMS) if it discovers evidence which can be reasonably alleged to support a modification. An application has been received for a Map Modification Order (MMO) to add a public footpath between Littleheath Lane and Water Lane, Cobham, Esher.
It is considered that the evidence is sufficient to reasonably allege that a public footpath subsists over part of the claimed route. As such a legal order to modify the DMS should be made.
To consider the outcome of a review of parking covering the whole borough, and recommendations to changes to parking, waiting and loading restrictions.
That the Local Committee [Elmbridge] agrees:
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
This item provides an update on previous decisions and actions agreed by the Committee. The Committee is asked to agree that the items marked as complete are removed from the tracker.
The Committee is asked to note the forward plan for the Committee and propose any items which they would like to see added.
DATE OF NEXT MEETING [FOR INFORMATION]
Tuesday 17 March 2020 at 4pm in Elmbridge Civic Centre