Agenda and draft minutes

Beddington and Wallington Area Committee
Wednesday, 7th June, 2006 7.30 pm

Venue: Bandon Hill Primary School, Sandy Lane South, Wallington

Items
No. Item

684.

WELCOME TO THE AREA COMMITTEE

Minutes:

Members and officers introduced themselves. The Chair advised that Area Committees had a new format and would no longer consider planning applications; they would be determined by Development Control Committee.  Members were asked what issues they would like this Area Committee to consider.

 

Resolved: To note remit of the Area Committee and Members’ comments including:

 

·  Request for presentations from local bodies e.g. Beddington Farmlands Liaison Group.

·  That Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams be invited to each Committee meeting (in alphabetical order).

·  That an Area Question Time be investigated.

·  That a “State of the Area” be investigated (similar to “State of the Nation”) with regular updates and feedback.

685.

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING of the Beddington and Wallington Area Committee held on 22 March 2006 pdf icon PDF 26 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 22 March 2006 were approved as a correct record, subject to the substitution of “part of the course” with “par for the course” on page 7, and were signed by the Chair.

686.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Richard Bailey and Terry Faulds.

687.

QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

Fifteen minutes are allowed, if required, at this point in the agenda for questions from Sutton residents.  Questions must be submitted in writing in advance.  The detailed rules regarding questions are set out on the back of the covering sheet to this agenda.

Minutes:

Members of the public asked questions and answers were given as set out in Appendix A of these minutes.

 

Replies to questions asked at 22 March 2006, to which a written response was needed, are also set out in Appendix A.

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688.

REFERENCES FROM OTHER COMMITTEES (IF ANY)

None

Minutes:

None

689.

STRATEGIC MATTERS DELEGATED FROM STRATEGY COMMITTEE

None

Minutes:

None

690.

LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN, REPORTING AND FUNDING SUBMISSION 2007/2008 TRANSPORT FUNDING BID pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Report of the Interim Head, Transport Planning and Works Team (enclosed)

Minutes:

Colin Poore, Manager, Strategic Projects advised that the Council was required to submit a Local Implementation Plan (LIP) Report and Funding Submission for 2007/08 to Transport for London (TfL) in July.  He advised this was now the process adopted by TfL for bidding for funding for transport schemes and was related to the LIP.  He answered Councillor Hartfield’s questions relating to disabled access.

 

Resolved:  (i) To note that all Ward Councillors had been invited to contribute to the content of the LIP funding submission, for transport funding.

 

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

 

(iii) To note the relationship with the LIP.

 

(iv) To note that Alan Carroll, Interim Head of Traffic and Transport, intended to have another residents meeting relating to Plough Lane/Foresters Drive.

691.

PETITIONS - CROSSING AT THE CHASE, WALLINGTON OUTSIDE HIGH VIEW PRIMARY SCHOOL

(i) A petition of over 50 signatures has been received.  The prayer to the petition states:-

 

“This is a petition signed by parents and local residents who use Highview Primary School for a crossing to be placed outside the school so that the children and parents can arrive and leave the school in safety.”

 

Mrs Galloway, Member of the Governing Body and Chair of the Premises Committee/Vice-Chair of the Parent Teacher and Friends Association will speak for 4 minutes to the petition.

 

Correspondence from Highview Primary School is                        (enclosed)

 

(ii) A deputation from 11 residents of The Chase has been received outlining residents’ concerns with the petitioned proposal and detailing 5 alternative options.

 

Mr Larkin, lead petitioner may speak for 4 minutes to the deputation.

 

Correspondence from Mr Larkin, on behalf of residents is         (enclosed)

Minutes:

A petition of over 50 signatures was received from Mrs Galloway, Member of the Governing Body and Chair of the Premises Committee/Vice-Chair of the Parent Teacher and Friends Association, who spoke to the petition. The prayer to the petition stated “This is a petition signed by parents and local residents who use Highview Primary School for a crossing to be placed outside the school so that the children and parents can arrive and leave the school in safety.”

 

A petition of over 50 signatures was also received from residents of The Chase.  A deputation outlined their concerns with the petitioned proposal and detailed 5 alternative options. Mr Larkin, a resident of The Chase, spoke to the petition.

 

Colin Poore, Manager, Strategic Projects advised that a pelican crossing would not be suitable.  It would not attract funding from TfL due to the lack of accidents and crossings themselves generate an equal or greater chance of producing accidents.  He suggested improved signage and improving visibility by asking the school to advise parents to not to lean against the railings.

 

Other suggestions included setting up a school travel plan, taking up the offer from the Borough Road Safety Officer to visit the school, appointing a school crossing patrol, having a width restriction on both sides of the road and the setting up of a meeting between the school, residents and the school travel plan adviser with Ward Councillors acting as mediators.

 

Resolved:  (i) To note the comments, petitions and correspondence.

 

(ii) That Hermione Brightwell, School Travel Plan Adviser, contact the school and that a meeting be arranged between the school, residents and the school travel plan adviser with Ward Councillors acting as mediators.

 

(iii) To note that Ward Councillors would try to recruit a school crossing patrol person through an article in the ward newsletter.

 

(iv) To note that Roy Buchanan, Borough Road Safety Officer, be asked to inform Councillor Keys when the school had been in touch.

 

Councillor Marion Williams declared a personal interest in this item in so far as she was a Governor at High View Primary School. 

692.

DRAFT OPEN SPACE STRATEGY - PUBLIC CONSULTATION pdf icon PDF 33 KB

Report of the Interim Executive Head of Planning, Transport and Highways (enclosed)

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. The document was in the Members’ Room and would be sent to all Councillors by Monday 12 June. 

 

Sally Blomfield, Principal Planner advised Members on how the deficiency of open space could be addressed including negotiations on planning applications to secure the partial use of large sites for open space purposes or securing monies through S106 Agreements to enhance existing open spaces.  The Council could also seek to enter into partnership arrangements with landowners of private open space to allow for some public access.

 

Members suggested opening up large gardens and expressed a desire to ensure the open space at the site of the proposed local care hospital remain and that St. Mary’s Field be highlighted for improvements.

 

Resolved:  (i) That the contents of the draft OSS and the arrangements for public consultation, including press releases, use of the mobile library, Forums and Sutton Scene be noted; and

 

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

 

(iii) To note the comments including ensuring that the amenity value of Shotfield and St Mary’s Field is improved.

 

(iv) That officers investigate changing the date of the meeting with the Friends of Parks and Allotments Groups as it coincided with the Wallington Forum and Development Control Committee.

 

Councillor John Leach declared a personal interest in this item in so far as he lived in Woodcote Road. 

693.

DRAFT PLANNING OBLIGATIONS SUPPLEMENTARY PLANNING DOCUMENT - PUBLIC CONSULTATION pdf icon PDF 42 KB

Report of the Interim Executive Head of Planning, Transport and Highways

                                                                                                            (enclosed)

Minutes:

Members received a report introducing the draft Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (the draft SPD) which had been produced and which was approved for the purposes of public consultation by Strategy Committee in March 2006.  The document would be sent to Members.  It was hoped that the guidance would assist in negotiating Section 106 agreements.

 

Resolved: (i) To note the contents of the draft SPD and the arrangements for public consultation; and

 

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

694.

PROGRESS REPORT ON THE PLANNING ENFORCEMENT SERVICE pdf icon PDF 21 KB

Report of the Interim Executive Head of Planning, Transport and Highways (enclosed)

Minutes:

Resolved: To note the report reviewing the progress of the Planning Enforcement Service for the period 1 September 2005 to 1 March 2006. 

695.

MINUTES OF THE WALLINGTON FORUM - 5 APRIL pdf icon PDF 44 KB

                                                                                                            (enclosed)

Minutes:

Resolved: To note the minutes.

696.

ANY URGENT BUSINESS, INCLUDING THAT OF MEMBERS BROUGHT FORWARD AT THE DIRECTION OF THE CHAIR, WHO HAS APPROVED THE REASON FOR URGENCY

Minutes:

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

 

(ii) To note the Committee’s thanks to Colin Poore, Manager, Strategic Projects who was leaving the Council’s employ in July; Anne Rennie, Executive Head of Resources who was retiring early; and Jo Bryant/Linda Fisher, Area Co-ordinators, who would now be servicing the Carshalton and Clockhouse Area.

697.

NEXT MEETING

The next meeting is due to be held on Wednesday 6 September 2006 at Bandon Hill Primary School, Sandy Lane South, Wallington.

Minutes:

Resolved: That the next meeting be held on Wednesday 6 September 2006 at 7.30 pm at Bandon Hill Primary School, Sandy Lane South, Wallington.