Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

794.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor David Theobald. 

795.

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING

Minutes:

The Minutes of the last meeting held on 12 April 2006 were agreed as a correct record, and signed by the Chair. 

796.

QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

Minutes:

Three questions were asked by the public.  These are set out in Appendix A to these Minutes. 

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797.

LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN - REPORTING AND FUNDING SUBMISSION 2007/08

Report of the Manager, Strategic Projects                     

Minutes:

Alan Carroll, Interim Head of Traffic and Transport, presented the report. 

 

Resolved: (i) That all Wards Councillors would contribute to the content of the LIP funding submission, for transport funding.

 

(ii) That the committee agreed the draft proposals contained in the Appendix should form the basis of the 2007/08 submission to the TfL.

 

(iii) That the relationship with the Local Implementation Plan be noted.

798.

WRYTHE LANE OUTSIDE ST HELIER HOSPITAL - LONDON BUS NETWORK, ROUTE 157

Report of the Manager, Strategic Projects

Minutes:

Alan Carroll, Interim Head of Traffic and Transport, presented the report.

 

Resolved: (i) That the Committee agreed to the introduction of the left turn lane and associated civil engineering alterations, as shown on drawing no. T7008/C/01.

 

(ii) That the Committee agreed the introduction of ‘At Any Time’ loading restrictions throughout the area under consideration and as shown on drawing no. T7008/PL/04.

 

(iii) That the Interim Executive Head of Planning, Transport and Highways, in consultation with Ward Councillors, make the relevant Orders under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and any substantial objects be reported back  to Committee.

 

(iv) That the Committee agreed the wording of the statement of reasons for the Order so as to read ‘improve access to the hospital car park and reduce congestion and delays for buses and other traffic’.

 

(v) That capital estimates should be amended by £70K and financial provision be released.

799.

S4 BUS ROUTE - PROPOSED EXTENSION

Report of the Manager, Strategic Projects

Minutes:

Alan Carroll, Interim Head of Traffic and Transport, presented the report.

 

Mr Davis from London Buses gave a short presentation.

 

Resolved: (i) That the Committee agreed to the introduction of an extension to the S4 bus route, on the road network indicated in the report.

 

(ii) Agreed that TfL be requested that the extension to the S4 bus route be introduced primarily as a ‘Hail and Ride’ service and that the need for permanent bus stops be reviewed at a later date once the service is operational.

 

(iii)             That the Committee agreed the introduction of bus stops with

clearways on Thicket Road, adjacent to 1 Lower Road and outside and opposite Oak Lodge, as shown on the attached plans, subject to funding from Transport for London.

 

(iv)             Agreed that the advertisement of the appropriate Traffic Order

under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, for the purpose of amending the parking layout of the Sutton CPZ on Thicket Road, and to delegate authority to the Interim Executive Head of Planning, Transport and Highways, in conjunction with Ward Members to proceed with the Making of the Traffic Order, subject to no material objections being received to the advertised order was agreed.

 

(v)               That the wording of the statement of reasons for the

 Order should read ‘to allow for the introduction of bus stops and the safe and efficient running of bus services.

 

(vi) To note the receipt of the late petition from Mr Pearson and plans entitled “Proposed extension to Route S4” from officers.

 

Councillor Crowley declared a personal interest in that his sister lived on the bus route.

 

800.

DRAFT PLANNING OBLIGATIONS SUPPLEMENTARYPLANNING DOCUMENT - PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Report of the Planning Officer.

Minutes:

Susan Signal, Planning Officer, presented the report.

 

It was pointed out that all members should have received a copy of the report.

 

Resolved: That the contents of the draft SPD and the arrangements for public consultation be noted.  

 

(ii) That the draft SPD be considered and any comments be submitted by 26 July 2006.

801.

MEDLAND CLOSE, HACKBRIDGE - PROPOSED DESIGNATED CYCLE ROUTE

Report of the Engineering Technician.

Minutes:

Alan Carroll, Interim Head of Traffic and Transport, presented the report which Councillor Pollock said the Committee welcomed.

 

Resolved:  (i) That the Committee supported the designation of a cycle route between BedZED and the existing local and national cycle route on Culvers Avenue/Wandle Trail.

 

(ii) That Interim Executive Head of Planning Transport and Highways be authorised, in consultation with Ward Members to make minor changes to the design of the cycle scheme as shown on drawing no. T8020-FD-01 and to implement the scheme subject to no material objections being received during the consultation period.

 

(iii) That authorisation be given to the Interim Executive Head of Planning Transport and Highways be authorised to convert the Pelican Crossing on London Road near Medland Close to a Toucan crossing and to carry out all associated works, subject to approval by Transport for London’s Traffic Signal Section.

 

(iv) That the Committee agreed the removal of lengths of footway under Sectiion 66(4) of the Highways Act (1980) and approve the construction of cycle tracks under section 65(1) of the Act as shown on drawing number T8020-FD-01 and subject to receiving no material objections during the consultation period.

 

(v) That conversion of some of the grass verge on the eastern side of London Road be converted to a cycle track and note that, if necessary a planning application would be submitted in due course.

 

(vi) That subject to the outcome of the consultation period and the security of the necessary approvals, Strategy Committee be requested to amend capital estimates by £65,000 and the release of financial provision.

 

Councillor Pollock declared a personal interest in that he had a relative who lives in a nearby road. 

802.

DRAFT SUTTON OPEN SPACE STRATEGY - PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Report of the Principal Planner.

Minutes:

Members received a report introducing the draft Open Space Strategy (draft OSS) which had been produced based on the findings of the Open Space Study commissioned by consultants Scott Wilson and which was approved for the purposes of public consultation by Strategy Committee March 2006.

  

Resolved:  (i) That the contents of the draft OSS and the arrangements for public consultation be noted; and

 

(ii) That Members consider the draft OSS and make any comments on the document.

 

(iii) To note the comments from Members relating to replanting of woodland, insufficient seating and lack of public toilets.

 

803.

SUTTON ARENA LEISURE CENTRE - PARKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SPECIAL EVENTS

Report by Mark Fisher, Cultural Services Manager (Operations)

Minutes:

Members received a report proposing the new parking arrangements when special events are held, predominantly at weekends.  Members’ made comments including issues relating to the gates and that Sutton Community Leisure ensure the events are properly policed

 

Resolved: (i) That the Committee agreed the approach presented (detailed in paragraph 2.3 of the report,) to manage the parking arrangements at Sutton Arena Leisure Centre for large special events.

 

(ii) Agreed that a planning application be submitted for the works detailed in paragraph 2.4 of the report.

 

(iii) Agreed that subject to planning approval, request Strategy Committee to agree for the capital works (detailed in paragraph 2.4) to proceed and to release financial provision in the sum of £15,000 for the works specified within the report.

804.

ANY UPDATE FROM THE METROPOLITAN POLICE

Minutes:

Inspector Pendleton updated Members on the Safer Neighbourhood Team and answered Members’ questions.  He advised they were happy to attend meetings if invited and wherever possible.

 

A list of names and email addresses of the Safer Neighbourhood Team are attached as an appendix to these minutes.

 

            Resolved: To note the presentation from Inspector Pendleton.

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805.

NORTHERN WARDS FORUM - MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 20 APRIL 2006

Minutes:

Resolved: To note the minutes of the Forum held on 20 April 2006 and that the Forum’s AGM was held on 22 June 2006.

806.

ANY REFERENCES FROM NORTHERN WARDS FORUM AGM DATED 22 JUNE 2006

i)                    Youth Shelter at Poulter Park, Carshalton

ii)                  Compound in St. Albans Grove, Carshalton       (TO FOLLOW)

 

 

 

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There are no exempt papers relating to this agenda.

 

 

Chief Executive’s Group

23 June 2006

Minutes:

(A)              YOUTH SHELTER AT POULTER PARK, CARSHALTON

 

Members of the Northern Wards Forum of 22 June 2006 were advised of problems experienced by local residents with regards to noisy youths and health and safety issues.  The Forum recommended that this Committee consider monitoring the situation closely and investigate any further measures to protect the shelter.

 

Sergeant Crane advised the police could vary their shifts varied to investigate specific problems.

 

Members received a report, as an urgent item, in response to the reference from the Northern Wards Forum and concerns raised by local residents about the new youth shelter.  Members were asked to consider the information in the report and decide if the shelter should be removed, relocated or left in the current position and its use monitored.

 

Resolved: (i) To note Members’ suggestions including not removing the shelter, rebuilding it and making it more damage resistant by removing the Perspex panels.

 

(ii) That the situation be monitored and that officers report back to a future meeting.

 

(iii) That Groundwork Merton be involved in the process.

 

(iv) To note the report.

 

(v) That the Chair agree that the report be considered at this meeting as an urgent item in accordance with section 100B of the Local Government Act 1972 to enable adequate and timely consideration of the matters.

 

(B)             ST. ALBANS GROVE, CARSHALTON

 

Members of the Northern Wards Forum of 22 June 2006 heard a brief report on anti social behaviour in this road.  They resolved that the matter be referred to this Area Committee in order that a decision could be made with regard to possible measures to alleviate the anti social behaviour in this location.  It was recommended that the Committee consider a site visit by officers with Councillor Paddy Kane to consider the situation.

 

Councillor Paddy Kane outlined the situation.

 

Resolved: (i) That Councillor Paddy Kane and Ward Councillors meet with  Mark Dalzell or Bill Wyatt and Martin French to implement these visual measures.

 

(ii) That the Chair agree this item be considered at this meeting as an urgent item in accordance with section 100B of the Local Government Act 1972 to enable adequate and timely consideration of the matters.

 

Subsequent to the Committee, a visit has been arranged for 3 pm on Wednesday 19 July 2006.

807.

URGENT ITEM - THE USE OF S106 FUNDS FROM BELLWAY HOMES PLANNING AGREEMENT, ROSEHILL

Minutes:

This item was agreed as an urgent item in accordance with Section 100b of the Local Government Act 1972, to enable members to be promptly informed of the issues therein and to allow timely comments on these issues.

 

Members received a report that would be submitted to Strategy Committee on 10 July and was before Members of the Area Committee for noting.  Any comments would be forwarded to the Strategy Committee.

 

Members wished to express their displeasure that the sum of £20,792 had been used from the Bellway Homes Planning Agreement to fund part of the cost of the borough-wide employment study.  The Committee felt that the spirit of the agreement was that the money should be used in the local area especially as it suffered from extreme deprivation.

 

The Committee therefore requested that the sum of £20,792 be found from other sources or that some mechanism be used to refund this amount to the Section 106 Funds for the St. Helier Ward.

 

 Resolved: That the above comments be submitted to Strategy Committee on 10 July.

808.

NEXT MEETING

Minutes:

 Resolved: That the next meeting be held on Wednesday 11 October 2006 at 7.30 pm at Civic Offices, Sutton.

The meeting ended at 21.50pm

 

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