Agenda, decisions and minutes

Culture, Housing, Environment and Planning Committee (CHEP)
Wednesday 17 March 2021 7:30 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Councillors Green and Wehring were unable to attend the meeting. Councillors Kerr and Beynon substituted respectively.

2.

Declarations of interest

Members of the Committee are invited to declare any pecuniary interests and any non-pecuniary (personal interests) relevant to items on the agenda.

Minutes:

Councillors Gander and Yoganathan declared that due to previous public comments made and out of an abundance of caution, they would temporarily be withdrawing from the meeting during the deliberations and voting on agenda item no. 6.

3.

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 must be given in writing to democratic.services@kingston.gov.uk by 10am the day before the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no petitions.

4.

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. (Please see Welcome Information sheet overleaf.)

 

Questions must be submitted in writing to democratic.services@kingston.gov.uk by 10am on the working day prior to the meeting (Tuesday 16 March 2021)

Minutes:

The public questions received at the Committee as well as the response provided on the night are attached to the minutes at annex 1.

5.

Minutes

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 11 February 2020.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 11 February 2021 were confirmed as a correct record.

 

Voting: Unanimous.

6.

Article 4 Direction for Seething Wells Filter Beds pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To review the representations received following the recent public consultation on the making of an immediate Article 4 Direction on land at Seething Wells Filter Beds to remove nationally permitted development rights for the erection, construction, maintenance, improvement or alteration of a gate, fence, wall or other means of enclosure and to determine whether or not to confirm the Direction.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

1.    The representations received through the public consultation be considered.

2.    The confirmation of the Article 4 Direction, subject to minor modifications to the wording of the Direction in order to allow the repair, maintenance and ‘like for like’ replacement of any existing gate, fence, wall or other means of enclosure is approved.

 

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report to review the representations received following the recent public consultation on the making of an immediate Article 4 Direction on land at Seething Wells Filter Beds to remove nationally permitted development rights for the erection, construction, maintenance, improvement or alteration of a gate, fence, wall or other means of enclosure and to determine whether or not to confirm the Direction. 

 

RESOLVED that:

1. The representations received through the public consultation be considered 

2. The confirmation of the Article 4 Direction, subject to minor modifications to the wording of the Direction in order to allow the repair, maintenance and ‘like for like’ replacement of any existing gate, fence, wall or other means of enclosure is approved. 

 

Voting:

For: Beynon, Davey, George, Heap, Hughes, Kerr, Moll, Thayalan, Young

Against: Zero (0)

Abstain: Zero (0)

Absent: Councillors Gander and Yoganathan

 

Recorded Vote
TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
Article 4 Direction Seething Wells Filter Beds Motion Carried
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  • 7.

    Further Engagement on the Local Plan pdf icon PDF 75 KB

    To agree to a revised Local Development Scheme, and the approach to engagement for the next phase of the Local Plan.

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    RESOLVED that:

    1.    A revised Local Development Scheme (Annex 1) incorporating changes to the timetable for preparing the new Local Plan set out in this report be approved.

    2.    The undertaking of an additional stage of engagement in the Local Plan programme (to be known as Further Engagement on the Local Plan) - as set out in the revised Local Development Scheme - be approved. This will be carried out in conformity with relevant planning regulations.

    3.    Prior to the Further Engagement on the Local Plan , the Assistant Director for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure, in consultation with the relevant Portfolio Holders and opposition spokesperson(s) be given delegated authority to agree the materials for the Further Engagement on the Local Plan.

     

     

    Minutes:

    The Committee next considered a report which sought to agree to a revised Local Development Scheme, and the approach to engagement for the next phase of the Local Plan. The importance of resident’s contributions toward the Local Plan was particularly highlighted. 

     

    Since the early engagement of the Local Plan in May 2019 there have been significant developments including the London Plan being adopted, the Government white paper and a new National Planning Policy Framework. There is an ambition to engage with as broad and diverse a group of residents as possible to ensure that the result is sufficiently representative. 

     

    Concerns were raised by members with regard to the accessibility of the language used in the consultation process and wished to ensure that communications were easily understood by residents. 

     

    RESOLVED that: 

     

    1. A revised Local Development Scheme (Annex 1) incorporating changes to the timetable for preparing the new Local Plan set out in this report be approved. 

    2. The undertaking of an additional stage of engagement in the Local Plan programme (to be known as Further Engagement on the Local Plan) - as set out in the revised Local Development Scheme - be approved. This will be carried out in conformity with relevant planning regulations. 

    3. Prior to the Further Engagement on the Local Plan , the Assistant Director for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure, in consultation with the relevant Portfolio Holders and opposition spokesperson(s) be given delegated authority to agree the materials for the Further Engagement on the Local Plan. 

     

    Voting:

    For: Councillors Beynon, Davey, Gander, Heap, Ker, Moll, Thayalan, Yoganathan and Young (9)

    Against: Zero (0)

    Abstain: Councillors George and Hughes (2)

     

    Recorded Vote
    TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
    Further Engagement on the Local Plan Motion Carried
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  • 8.

    LIP Programme 21/22 pdf icon PDF 89 KB

    To approve the proposed schemes for inclusion in the 2021/22 Local Implementation Plan (LIP) programme, subject to confirmation from Transport for London (TfL).

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    RESOLVED that:

    1.    Any comments on Annex 1 from the Neighbourhood Committees be noted as set out in the report at paragraph 7, and

    2.    To further note that the Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Committee takes place on 24 March, so any additional comments from that Committee are considered by the Executive Director of Corporate and Communities in consultation with the Portfolio Holder.

    3.    The proposed schemes, as listed in the table in Annex 1 are approved, and confirmed to TfL as the LIP programme for 2021/22, noting the TfL submission criteria in paragraph F.

    4.    Should any adjustments be required to Annex 1, these will be delegated to the Executive Director of Corporate and Communities in consultation with the Portfolio Holder

     

    Minutes:

    The Committee next considered a report which sought to approve the proposed schemes for inclusion in the 2021/22 Local Implementation Plan (LIP) programme, subject to confirmation from Transport for London (TfL). Emphasis was placed on safer streets and sustainable travel. 

     

    An approximate figure of £1.2m TfL funding was proposed for the programme but this figure had not yet been confirmed due to the financial impact of the Covid pandemic. Late material was circulated to members of the Committee containing comments on the report from three of the four Neighbourhood Committees. Concerns were raised by some members of the Committee due to the Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Committee not having their comments considered at the meeting. This was due to the CHEP Committee meeting having to be brought forward due to the pre-election period commencing on 22 March 2021. It was confirmed that separate TfL funding would go towards the Cycleway scheme for the Kingston to New Malden Gocycle route. 

     

    RESOLVED that: 

    1. Any comments on Annex 1 from the Neighbourhood Committees be noted as set out in the report at paragraph 7, and 

    2. To further note that the Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Committee takes place on 24 March, so any additional comments from that Committee are considered by the Executive Director of Corporate and Communities in consultation with the Portfolio Holder. 

    3. The proposed schemes, as listed in the table in Annex 1 are approved, and confirmed to TfL as the LIP programme for 2021/22, noting the TfL submission criteria in paragraph F. 

    4. Should any adjustments be required to Annex 1, these will be delegated to the Executive Director of Corporate and Communities in consultation with the Portfolio Holder. 

     

    Voting:

    For: Councillors Beynon, Davey, Gander, Heap, Ker, Moll, Thayalan, Yoganathan and Young (9)

    Against: Zero (0)

    Abstain: Councillors George and Hughes (2)

     

    Recorded Vote
    TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
    Local Implementation Plan - 2021/22 Programme Motion Carried
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  • 9.

    Planned Highway and Street Lighting Capital Programme 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 68 KB

    To detail highway (carriageway, footway and street lighting) planned maintenance works carried out during 202/21 and present a proposed planned highway and street lighting maintenance programme for 2021/22.

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    RESOLVED that:

    1.    The current status of schemes from the 2020/21 planned highway works as detailed in Annex 1, be noted

    2.    Subject to any comments from the Neighbourhood Committees, the prioritised planned highway and street lighting capital maintenance programme for 2021/22, as detailed in Annex 2, be approved, with the Executive Director of Corporate and Communities delegated to deal with any in-year changes that may prove necessary in consultation with the Portfolio Holder and affected ward members.

    3.    To further note that the Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Committee takes place on 24 March, so any additional comments from that Committee are considered by the Executive Director of Corporate and Communities in consultation with the Portfolio Holder

     

    Voting:

    For: Councillors Beynon, Davey, Gander, Heap, Kerr, Moll, Thayalan, Yoganathan and Young (9)

    Against: Zero (0)

    Abstain: Councillors George and Hughes (2)

     

    Minutes:

    The Committee lastly considered a report that asked the Committee to detail highway (carriageway, footway and street lighting) planned maintenance works carried out during 2020/21 and present a proposed planned highway and street lighting maintenance programme for 2021/22. 

     

    RESOLVED that: 

     

    1. The current status of schemes from the 2020/21 planned highway works as detailed in Annex 1, be noted 

    2. Subject to any comments from the Neighbourhood Committees, the prioritised planned highway and street lighting capital maintenance programme for 2021/22, as detailed in Annex 2, be approved, with the Executive Director of Corporate and Communities delegated to deal with any in-year changes that may prove necessary in consultation with the Portfolio Holder and affected ward members. 

    3. To further note that the Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Committee takes place on 24 March, so any additional comments from that Committee are considered by the Executive Director of Corporate and Communities in consultation with the Portfolio Holder.

     

    Voting:

    For: Councillors Beynon, Davey, Gander, Heap, Ker, Moll, Thayalan, Yoganathan and Young (9)

    Against: Zero (0)

    Abstain: Councillors George and Hughes (2)

     

    Recorded Vote
    TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
    Planned Highway and Street Lighting Capital Programme 2021/22 Motion Carried
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  • 10.

    Urgent items authorised by the Chair

    To consider any items which, in the view of the Chair, should be dealt with as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances in accordance with S100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972.

    Minutes:

    There were no urgent items.

    11.

    Exclusion of the Press and Public

    The following resolution is included as a standard item which will only be relevant if any exempt matter is to be considered at the meeting for which the Committee wish to resolve to exclude the press and public:

     

    To exclude the public from the meeting under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that it is likely that exempt information, as defined in paragraph *….of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act, would be disclosed and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

     

    (*relevant regulatory paragraph to be indicated)

     

    Minutes:

    This item was not required.