The Locality Lead Officer will present a report to the Committee, which outlines new public realm schemes for approval and gives an update on the progress of current schemes.
Indicative Timing: 15 Minutes
The report was briefly presented by Claire Smith, Lead Locality Officer. Councillors Jayne McCoy and Marian James spoke on recommendation 2.4 (installation of gates on Ross Parade and extinguishing right of way) in particular. The Lead Locality Officer confirmed that extinguishing a right of way is a legal process requiring consultation.
Further discussion took place on the (real-size) ‘Spitfire model’ and the new proposal for a weathervane, as approved by the Ward Councillors and Flight Path Residents’ Association as well as the Friends of Roundshaw Open Space. It was confirmed that the RAF had been consulted as to the appropriateness of the memorial and that planning permission would still be required.
Councillor Steve Cook raised a minor correction as to BW1819.17. The text refers to Foxley Lane which is not in Wallington South. The text should refer to Woodcote Road between Brambledown Road and Heathdene Road which is in Wallington South.
1. Progress on the Public Realm projects listed in Appendix A, Section 2 of the report be noted.
2. £20,543 from 2019/20 Public Realm Capital converted to Revenue funding for the annual hanging baskets scheme be earmarked across all ward areas.
3. £29,151 be agreed to recycle funds as listed under Appendix A, section 6.
4. £5,000 be allocated from Public Realm Capital to install gates in the alleyway between the shops on Ross Parade and extinguish the right of way.