Agenda, decisions and minutes

Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee
Thursday 22 July 2021 7:30 pm

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Venue: The Guildhall, Kingston

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14.

Public Questions

A period of up to 30 minutes during which any resident of the Borough or representative of organisations operating within the Borough (other than members of the Council) may ask questions on matters relevant to the Committee.

 

Advanced notice by 10am the day before the meeting is not a requirement but would be appreciated.

 

 

 

Minutes:

In response to a question regarding delays in the collection of excess refuse bins experienced by a member of the public, it was noted that a combination of staffing issues had arisen from the pandemic, which were not unique to this Council, including a shortage of HGV drivers. The Council was working hard with its waste partners to resolve the matter.

15.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Sushila Abraham on account of Mayoral duties and Councillor Malcolm Self. It was noted that Councillor White was in attendance virtually for the purposes of the planning consultation item on the basis that this was a consultation item, not an item requiring a decision and would not otherwise be taking part or voting on matters before the Committee.

16.

Declarations of Interest

Members are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests and any non- pecuniary interests (personal interests) relevant to items on this agenda.

Minutes:

Councillor Liz Green declared a personal interest in Item 6 on the agenda (King Charles Road Low Traffic Scheme - Experimental Traffic Management Order Review), living in Surbiton Hill Park but not within what was defined as the local area part of Surbiton Hill Park.

 

Councillor Mark Beynon declared that as he sat on the Planning Committee that would determine the application 21/01313/OUT (Willow Grange Care Home, 3 Adelaide Road, Surbiton) he would not take part in discussion of the item but would remain in the Chamber to listen to comments made.

17.

Petitions

To receive petitions submitted by Councillors or members of the public who live, work or study in the Borough.  The petition must contain at least 20 signatures*, and notice of the intention to submit the petition is given in writing to democratic.services@kingston.gov.uk by 10am on the last working day prior to the meeting.

 

*The Chair may waive the 20 signature threshold where the petition relates to a community or geographical area with a limited number of residents.

 

Minutes:

It was noted that a petition/proposal in favour of, and supporting enhancements to, the King Charles Road Low Traffic Neighbourhood would be taken in conjunction with the relevant item on the Agenda.

18.

Planning Consultation - 21/01313/OUT - Willow Grange Care Home, 1 - 3 Adelaide Road, Surbiton KT6 4TA pdf icon PDF 347 KB

To receive a presentation on planning application Willow Grange Care Home 1 - 3 Adelaide Road Surbiton KT6 4TA

Decision:

This planning application had been brought to the Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee for comment. The application would be determined at the Planning Committee (if the Officer recommendation was for approval) in accordance with the Council’s Scheme of Delegation

Minutes:

Members considered a planning consultation item in regard to application 21/01313/OUT – Willow Grange Care Home, 1-3 Adelaide Road, Surbiton. It was noted that the planning application had been brought to the Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee for comment. The application would be determined at the Planning Committee (if the Officer recommendation was for approval) in accordance with the Council’s Scheme of Delegation.

 

The developer consultants team explained the outline planning permission sought for the demolition of the existing building and the erection of a new six storey building (plus basement) to provide a 12 bed facility for the treatment of brain injuries and a 60 bed care home (use class C2), together with alterations to the access off Adelaide Road and minibus/ambulance parking. The application was to consider access, appearance, layout and scale: landscaping is reserved for future consideration.

 

The Members of the Committee and a member of the public present, speaking on behalf of a number of residents, commented on the proposals. The following points made by Councillors and members of the public against the development:

 

·         demolition of an existing heritage asset

·         size and appearance of the new building

·         Loss of daylight/sunlight and privacy

·         Increased Road congestion and inadequate parking

·         Environmental concerns

·         the setting of a precedent

 

19.

Community Grants pdf icon PDF 74 KB

 

Report by Assistant Director Culture, Communities and Engagement on the Community Grants Programme.

Decision:

RESOVLED that:

 

An application for a £1,250 Neighbourhood Community Grant from the Sunray and Egmont Residents Association as set out in paragraphs 6 – 11 of the report be approved.

Minutes:

The Committee received and considered a report in relation to a Neighbourhood Community Grant application from the Sunray and Egmont Residents Association for the sum of £1,250.

 

It was noted that this was a joint application with the Hook 2 Minute Litter Pick Group, which had applied to the South of the Borough Neighbourhood for a grant of the same amount, approved on 29 June 2021. The application met the minimum standards to qualify for consideration for a grant.

 

RESOVLED that:

 

An application for a £1,250 Neighbourhood Community Grant from the Sunray and Egmont Residents Association as set out in paragraphs 6 – 11 of the report be approved.

 

Voting:

 

Unanimous

Recorded Vote
TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
Community Grant - Sunray and Egmont Residents Association Resolution Carried
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  • 20.

    Neighbourhood Manager's Verbal Update Report

    Decision:

    Report for Note.

    Minutes:

    The Committee noted the Neighbourhood Manager’s verbal update. In particular, it was highlighted that should any issues in relation to the Riverside Moorings Consultation be relevant to the Surbiton neighbourhood, these would be reported to the Committee in due course. However, none of the Queens Promenade was within Surbiton neighbourhood. The edge was the boundary of the filter beds site and therefore all of the accessible river front was in the Kingston Town neighbourhood.

    21.

    King Charles Road Low Traffic Scheme - Experimental Traffic Management Order Review pdf icon PDF 94 KB

    To provide feedback to the Committee on a number of workstreams, which includes consultation responses (portal/email/ETMO), comment on traffic surveys and air quality assessments and potential impacts and to seek a way forward with the measures.

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    RESOLVED that:

     

    1)    The King Charles Road closure to motor vehicles be made permanent and the necessary statutory process be undertaken to make the order permanent;

     

    2)    The objections received as part of the statutory consultation be set aside;

     

    3)    A traffic master plan for Berrylands (broadly the area within Ewell Road/A3 boundary and Berrylands Road) be brought back to the committee before June 2022;

     

    4)    The scheme be monitored with additional traffic and air quality data being collected, and an update report be brought to the committee for information in 12 months.

    Minutes:

    The Committee received and considered a report, including an Equalities Impact Assessment (EqIA) (circulated as Late Material), and received a short presentation which provided feedback on the engagement and data collection during the six month trial period for the King Charles Road area low traffic scheme.  This included consultation responses received (via various forms of engagement), comment on traffic surveys and air quality assessments and potential impacts, and to sought a way forward with the scheme.

     

    It was highlighted that due to the pandemic, the Department for Transport (DfT) and Transport for London) (TfL) had withdrawn much of the usual funding. However, funding had been made available to rapidly deliver ‘streetspace’ and LTN schemes, and this scheme, which had already been identified to be taken forward as part of the usual annual Local Improvement Plan (LIP) had been taken forward as a result. The Emergency Traffic Management Order process allowed schemes to be put in quickly but also provided the flexibility for these to be modified or removed, if necessary.

     

    The Committee heard from members of the public both in favour and in opposition to the proposals, which included the presentation of a petition/proposal supported by 17 signatories in favour of, and supporting enhancements to, the LTN in the form of a pedestrianised area.

     

    It was highlighted that, whilst there was an overarching EqIA in place for the Local Implementation Plan and neighbourhood projects, a supporting EqIA had now been undertaken for this specific project. Its completion had been informed by a Stakeholder Review undertaken during the 6 month trial period which engaged groups such as Kingston Centre for Independent Living (KCIL). As part of this engagement, KCIL pointed out that many of their members had been shielding for most of the experimental trial period, and as such would not have experienced its impact.

     

    The Committee was broadly in favour of the scheme with some reservations. The replacement of the bollard with ANPR cameras was not supported by the majority of members on the basis of the evidence set out in the report and the majority of members wished to see the closure made permanent subject to the development of a traffic master plan setting out recommendations to mitigate any impact that might arise from the current scheme and any general increase in Berrylands traffic over recent years, with Browns Road, Raeburn Avenune and Hollyfield Road requiring specific attention and the impact of the new primary school in Hollyfield Road also being assessed.

     

    Accordingly, an amendment to the recommendations before the Committee was proposed by Councillor John Sweeney, seconded by Councillor Sharon Falchikov-Sumner and carried and upon a vote of the recommendation as amended, it was

     

    RESOLVED that:

     

    1)    The King Charles Road closure to motor vehicles be made permanent and the necessary statutory process be undertaken to make the order permanent;

     

    2)    The objections received as part of the statutory consultation be set aside;

     

    3)    A traffic master plan for Berrylands (broadly  ...  view the full minutes text for item 21.

    Recorded Vote
    TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
    Motion to approve recommendation (as amended) Resolution Carried
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  • 22.

    Surbiton Neighbourhood Co-Chairs Annual Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 93 KB

    To note a report of the Surbiton Neighbourhood Co-Chairs on the work of the Committee during 2020/21.

    Decision:

    Report for note.

    Minutes:

    Members received and noted the report.

    23.

    Work Programme pdf icon PDF 48 KB

    Decision:

    Report for note.

    Minutes:

    The work programme was received and noted.

    24.

    Urgent Items Authorised by the Chair

    Minutes:

    There were no urgent items authorised by the Chair.