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Items
No. Item

Presentation - Inspector Derek Fleeman

Inspector Derek Fleeman from the Metropolitan Police Service gave the Committee a presentation on the organisational changes that are taking place within the Metropolitan Police as the service moves towards the implementation of the ‘One Met Model’. This new model will see boroughs cluster into multi-borough basic command units, at the Borough Neighbourhood Level this model requires a minimum of two dedicated Ward Officers and one Police Community Support Officer per ward. These officers are ring fenced from abstraction.

94.

Question Time

A period of no more than 30 minutes for questions on issues unrelated to items on the agenda.

Minutes:

A number of questions were raised by members of the public. A summary of these is attached but they do not form part of the minutes of the meeting.

95.

Petitions

To receive any petitions.

Minutes:

A petition was submitted during the Committee’s consideration of the Brown’s Road area parking survey results (Item 7 on the agenda), the details of which can be found in the minutes for that item (Minute no.99). No other petitions were submitted.

96.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Chris Hayes.

97.

Declarations of interest

Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests and any other non-pecuniary interests (personal interests) relevant to items on the agenda.

Minutes:

No interests were declared.

98.

Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 9 November 2017.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 9 November 2017 were confirmed as a correct record.

99.

Browns Road Area - Parking beats survey results pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To report to the Committee the results of the parking beat survey undertaken in the area as shown in Annex 1 of the report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee:

 

1.    noted the result of the parking beat survey undertaken in October 2017 as shown in Annex 1 of the report.

 

2.    noted that local residents will be informed of the results on the survey and consulted on outline options for possible future parking schemes such as a CPZ or a PPA and that the results of the consultation will be reported to a future meeting of the Committee.

 

The Committee also stated its intention to use the Neighbourhood Conversation event scheduled for 28 February 2018 to engage with residents on the design of an appropriate scheme and to develop a working group to assist with the scheme’s development.

  

Minutes:

The Committee were informed of the results of a parking survey, as shown in Annex 1 of the report, which was undertaken in the Browns Road area in October 2017. Previously, in January 2015, a consultation was undertaken that sought residents’ views on two parking schemes. The first scheme was a proposed ‘Pay and Display’ parking bay scheme in Ewell Road whilst the second scheme was a Permit Parking Area (PPA) that had been designed to ensure that local residents were not unduly affected by the proposals for Ewell Road. The Committee agreed to the implementation of the proposed Ewell Road ‘Pay and Display’ scheme at its meeting on 6 February 2015 but, owing to lack of resident support, it was agreed that the proposed PPA scheme should not be implemented at that time.  

 

At the Committee’s request a review of the Ewell Road scheme was undertaken in June 2016 in the form of a consultation which asked residents what impact, if any, there had been on parking as a result of the scheme’s introduction and whether the PPA scheme should also now be introduced. 40 respondents stated that a PPA should also be introduced and 31 respondents stated that a PPA should not be implemented. Having considered the results of this review at its meeting on 15 June 2017 the Committee agreed that alternative schemes should be developed by officers in consultation with local residents and ward Members.

 

Having received concerns from residents about the accuracy of the data upon which officers relied during the design of the earlier schemes, officers commissioned Capital Traffic to undertake a survey of parked vehicles on roads in this area. The survey was subsequently undertaken over two days in October 2017, the results of which were set out in full in Annex 1 of the report. The results show that the area is heavily parked most of the day and that there is limited parking capacity.

 

Officers will now inform local residents of the results of this survey whilst simultaneously consulting on possible future schemes that could help to alleviate these parking pressures. Two potential schemes were outlined in the report, the first is a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) that will involve parking being restricted during certain hours of the day. The second scheme is a Permit Parking Area (PPA) which would result in roads within the area being reserved for the sole use of residents and their guests.

 

Ms Eleanor Porter submitted a petition to the Committee containing 65 signatures that calls on the Council to introduce a PPA to cover, as a minimum, Browns Road, Warwick Grove and King Charles Crescent. The petition also contained an additional 4 signatures calling for any PPA scheme introduced to also cover Mayberry Place.   

 

A number of local residents addressed the Committee on this issue from the public gallery and the following is a summary of the main points raised by residents:

 

·         Within the survey area individual roads, and even different sections of the longer  ...  view the full minutes text for item 99.

100.

Ellerton Road - Traffic Management Measures pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To approve the installation of traffic management measures on Ellerton Road.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved that:

 

1.         the traffic management measures, as set out in Annex 1 of the report, are approved for installation.

 

2.         should any objections be received during the making of the required Traffic Management Order, authority to discharge these objections is delegated to the Head of Environment in consultation with the Chair.

Minutes:

The Committee considered the installation of traffic management measures on Ellerton Road as local residents have raised concerns about illegal driving that takes place against the one way system in Ellerton Road between Ditton Road and number 4 Ellerton Road. A video survey has been carried out of the road and it confirms that a significant amount of illegal driving does occur on this section of the road.

 

In order to address these issues the Committee agreed a scheme, as set out in Annex 1 of the report, at its meeting on 12 September 2017 that includes:

 

·         The introduction of carriageway narrowing and a speed table.

·         Re-organisation of the on street parking arrangements and new waiting restrictions to accommodate Heavy Goods Vehicles outside the supermarket.

·         The introduction of advisory parking bays.

 

A public engagement letter alongside a plan of the scheme were delivered to all Ellerton Road residents and business owners on 28 October 2017 and a further letter, with a simpler coloured plan, were delivered on 17 November 2017. 10 responses were received to this consultation and these were presented to the Committee in Annex 2 of the report and the Council’s response to the issues raised were set out in paragraph 8 of the report.  

 

The Committee agreed that the traffic management measures proposed should be implemented. Noting that these measures require the processing of a Traffic Management Order (TMO) prior to installation the Committee also agreed, given the pressing safety concerns caused by the illegal driving on the road, that any objections received to the TMO should be discharged by the Head of Environment in consultation with the Chair.

 

Resolved that:

 

1.    the traffic management measures, as set out in Annex 1 of the report, are approved for installation.

 

2.    should any objections be received during the making of the required Traffic Management Order, authority to discharge these objections is delegated to the Head of Environment in consultation with the Chair.

 

Voting: Unanimously in favour.

101.

Minniedale Road - Objection to a Traffic Management Order pdf icon PDF 115 KB

To consider an objection raised to the proposals in a Traffic Management Order (TMO) (KingMap0005) to convert a single yellow line into a parking bay as shown in Annex 1 of the report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved that the Committee:

 

1.    notes the objection received to the Traffic Management Order; and

2.    sets aside the objection received in order to allow officers to proceed with the Traffic Management Order.

Minutes:

The Committee considered an objection raised to the proposals in a Traffic Management Order (TMO) to convert a single yellow line on Minniedale Road into a parking bay as shown in Annex 1 of the report.

 

The development of numbers 21-23 Minniedale Road into two dwellings has made the existing crossover outside 21 Minniedale Road redundant and, since the new development has been completed, no changes have been made to the road’s parking arrangements in order to reflect these new circumstances.

 

One objection was received to the TMO’s consultation, as set out in paragraphs 5 & 6.

 

Resolved that the Committee:

 

1.    notes the objection received to the Traffic Management Order; and

 

2.    sets aside the objection received in order to allow officers to proceed with the Traffic Management Order.

 

Voting: Unanimously in favour.

102.

St Matthews Avenue - Introduction of a 20mph zone pdf icon PDF 106 KB

To consider any objections raised to the proposals in a Traffic Management Order (TMO) (KingMap0006) for the introduction of a 20mph zone on St Matthew’s Avenue, Iris Close and the extension of the existing 20mph zone on Kingsdowne Road further towards junction with Ewell Road, as shown in Annex 1 of the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This item was included in order to allow the Committee to consider any objections raised to a Traffic Management Order (TMO) for St Matthews Avenue. As no objections were received this item was withdrawn.

103.

Mayfair Close - Introduction of double yellow lines pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To consider any objections that are raised to the proposals in Traffic Management Order (TMO) number (KingMap0006) to introduce “At Any Time” waiting restrictions (double yellow lines) on Mayfair Close as shown in Annex 1 of the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This item was included in order to allow the Committee to consider any objections raised to a Traffic Management Order (TMO) for Mayfair Close. As no objections were received this item was withdrawn.

104.

Urgent Items Authorised by the Chair

To consider any urgent items authorised by the Chair.

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

Question Time

Mr Roger Jones, Church warden for St Andrew & St Mark churches in Surbiton, asked the Committee about the recent changes to charging times at St Phillips Road car park. The car park now charges visitors on Sunday mornings and this places an unwelcome burden on visiting parishioners who have limited alternative parking options locally. Given that other car parks in the borough manage their charges in order to limit the impact on visitors to neighbouring places of worship Mr Jones asked for the Committee’s assistance in helping to reverse this change and to ensure that the car park does not charge visitors until after 13:00 on Sundays.

 

Councillor Malcolm Self thanked Mr Jones for bringing this issue to the Committee’s attention as the Committee had not been informed or consulted on these recent changes. The Committee asked officers to investigate the issue and to respond to Mr Jones in writing.

 

Mr John Tellick asked about the neighbourhood’s street cleaning programme as many roads appear to have not been cleaned. The Committee asked officers to share the details of the street cleaning schedule with Mr Tellick.

 

Mr Ernie Allen asked about the visibility and sequencing of the lights at the Ditton Road, Ewell Road & Kingsdowne Road junction as presently the junction does not feel safe. The Committee asked officers to review the junction’s phases in light of Mr Allen’s concerns.