Agenda and minutes

Sutton South, Cheam and Belmont Local Committee
Thursday, 10th March, 2016 7.00 pm

Venue: St Dunstan's C of E Primary School, SM3 8DF

Contact: Aimee Wittams-Smith, Senior Business Support Officer  Tel: 020 8770 4171 | Email:  aimee.wittams-smith@sutton.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

44.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

45.

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 19 November 2015.

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 19 November 2015 were approved as an accurate record, subject to one amendment. Minute 37 referred to ‘Tudor Drive’ which should have been recorded as ‘Tudor Close’.

46.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Holly Ramsey.

47.

Update from the Safer Sutton partnership service

Minutes:

Inspector Katherine Morteo and PC Donna Williams attended to provide an update. The update included:

·         An annnouncement of the departure of Sergeant Paul Cole from the Sutton South Safer Neighbourhoods team, to be replaced by Sergeant Peter Nicholson.

·         There have been a lot of changes at Sutton Police station with more staff working from the station itself.

·         There had been an increase in burglaries over the previous 12 weeks. The team had altered their shift patterns to include more night shifts in response to this, and reminded residents to take security precautions when leaving their homes empty.

·         Residents were urged to report anything suspicious that they see, and not to worry about wasting Police time.

·         The team had responded to a fight at Sutton train station involving large knives. They were able to identify that the knives had been purchased at a shop in Sutton and as such are reviewing licensing policy in the borough.

·         There had been a number of big arrests based on drug related crimes.

 

Inspector Morteo and and PC Williams responded to questions from residents and Councillors including concerns about police resourcing and the filming of pornographic films in the borough. It was confirmed that although some PCSOs had been lost to the Transport Hub, there would be one PCSO per ward in the future.

48.

Public question time

An opportunity for members of the public to raise points or questions about local issues that are not already on the agenda for this meeting, at the discretion of the Chair. If it is not possible to answer the question at the meeting, a written response will be issued.  Please submit your questions to localcommittees@sutton.gov.uk

Minutes:

Malcolm Wyatt, a resident of Kingsdown Road, raised concerns about the street’s accessibility for emergency vehicles. The Chair introduced Mr Wyatt to Ian Price, Team Leader of Strategy & Commissioning, Highways & Transport, and he confirmed that he would look into this concern.

 

The Chair, Councillor Tony Shields, invited Peter Mattey (Belmont and South Cheam RA) to talk to the committee about Belmont Festival on Sunday 3 July 2016 from 12 to 5pm. He invited residents to contact him at info@belmont-festival.co.uk if they were interested in joining the organising team or running a stall.

49.

Sutton Soup

Local volunteers to attend to raise awareness of Sutton Soup, a community micro finance project.

Minutes:

Heather McMechan volunteer from Sutton Soup, attended to raise awareness for the micro-funding initiative project which will be holding its first event on 21 April 2016 at St Nicholas Church, St Nicholas Way, Sutton. She urged residents to visit the website www.suttonsoup.org.uk and to reserve tickets for the event.

 

Councillors sought clarification that the fundraising scheme was for charity and voluntary ideas as well as community enterprises.

50.

Local Plan consultation

Updates on the Local Plan and Cancer Hub, followed by a breakout discussion session led by Planning officers.

Minutes:

Andy Webber, Head of Development Management and Strategic Planning, gave a presentation a discussion on the Local Plan.

50a

Local Plan

Andy Webber, Head of Development Management and Strategic Planning, to open a discussion on the Local Plan.

Minutes:

Andy Webber, Head of Development Management and Strategic Planning, gave a presentation to provide an overview of the Local Plan.

50b

Cancer Hub

Jamie Ounan, Project Director at Inner Circle Consulting has been invited to provide an update on the London Cancer Hub

Minutes:

Jamie Ounan, Project Director at Inner Circle Consulting gave a detailed presentation on plans for the Cancer Hub on the Sutton Hospital site.

51.

Sutton hospital site - Secondary school update

Kieran Holliday, Head of Information & Pupil Based Commissioning, to present an update on the plans for a secondary school on the Sutton hospital site.

Minutes:

At the request of the Chair, this item was brought forward to take place before the breakout session scheduled after the presentations as part of item 7.

 

Kieran Holliday, Head of Information and Pupil Based Commissioning, gave a presentation alongside Rhian Lloyd-Thomas, Senior Education Advisor at Lloyd Wilson Partnership Limited, followed by questions from Councillors and residents.

 

The presentation outlined how plans for a secondary school on the Sutton Hospital site would be integrated with the Cancer Hub and expectations for whichever education provider wins the bid for the project.

 

This was followed by a breakout discussion on the Local Plan.

52.

Order of Items

Minutes:

In accordance with section 4 (paragraph 23.1) of the Council’s constitution, and with the agreement of the Committee, the Chair brought items 11 and 12 of the agenda forward to take place before item 10. Item 10, Residents’ Survey Results, was deferred to the next meeting of the Committee.

53.

Feedback on traffic and parking engagement outcomes

Representatives from the Highways team to outline the results from the parking engagement session which took place at the meeting of the committee on 19 November 2015.

Minutes:

Ian Price, Team Leader of Strategy & Commissioning, Highways & Transport, provided feedback from the from the parking engagement session which took place at the meeting of the Committee on 19 November 2015. The results had been assessed and prioritised based on a number of factors including frequency of accidents, access issues, and the proximity of the site to local trip attractors. He highlighted 6 sites that had arisen from the assessment which he sought approval from the Committee to move forward with investigating for further action. The Committee agreed the six sites.

 

Councillors considered that they would like to review the rest of the results and continue discussion with Ian Price as Ward Councillors, and asked how residents could raise further concerns with the Council. Warren Shadbolt, Executive Head of Safer and Stronger Communities, confirmed that there were a number of mechanisms to raise concerns including on the Council website, through Local Committees, and by email to trafficpostbook@sutton.gov.uk. He also referred the Committee to the broader strategy that was being developed across the borough.

 

RESOLVED that the Sutton South, Cheam, and Belmont Local Committee approve the investigation of highways matters in the following areas:

 

1.    Banstead Road South: area by the bus stop opposite Pine Walk

2.    Filey Close and Egmont Road: double yellow line junction protection markings

3.    Prior Avenue/Banstead Road: double yellow line junction protection markings

4.    Downs Road and the Royal Marsden access: extension of double yellow lines

5.    Hulverston Close: double yellow lines to maintain access, with the option to create bays for parking.

6.    Old Barn Close: upgrade single yellow lines to double yellow lines, and a review of parking bays.

54.

Public Realm projects and priorities pdf icon PDF 346 KB

Locality Lead Officer, Chantelle Swaby, to present a report to the Committee, which outlines new public realm schemes for approval and gives an update on the progress of current schemes.

Minutes:

Locality Lead Officer, Chantelle Swaby, presented a report to recommend new public realm schemes for approval and to update the Committee on the progress of current schemes and completed schemes.

 

Councillor Mary Burstow commented that the scheme for permanent fencing around the seasonal pond in Cheam Recreation Ground (SSCB/ 1516.10) would require more funding in order to ensure a good quality wooden picket fence could be installed. She requested that the Committee approve an increase in the funding from £500 to £1500. The Chair proposed that the Committee agreed to earmark £2000 for the scheme in order to avoid any further delay in installing this safety precaution. The Committee agreed.

 

Ian Price highlighted progress on the scheme to regenerate the disused rail land in Belmont Village (SSCB/ 1516.13) and the scheme for the regeneration of the frontage of Sutherland House.

 

Councillors raised concerns about the budget for the Committee, and Chantelle Swaby confirmed that money would roll over to the next financial year.

 

The Committee considered the unfunded scheme in the Highfield Area. With the agreement of the Ward Councillors, the Chair proposed a fund of £5000 for the Highfield Area scheme, which was agreed by the Committee.

 

RESOLVED that the Sutton South, Cheam, and Belmont Local Committee:

 

1.    Approved the supply of a grit bin to be located outside the entrance to Cheam Recreation Ground (Netley Close entrance) for £96.

2.    Noted the progress on schemes currently being delivered.

3.    Approved the recycling of the net balance under Appendix A, Section 5 back to unallocated balances for completed schemes.

4.    Approved £2000 for the scheme for permanent fencing around the seasonal pond in Cheam Recreation Ground.

5.    Approved £5000 for the Highfield Area scheme.

55.

Neighbourhood Grants

Minutes:

Locality Lead Officer, Chantelle Swaby, presented a report on grant applications approved under delegated authority since the last meeting of this Committee.

 

The Chair reminded residents that Neighbourhood Grants were available to any community group and urged people to consider applying.

 

RESOLVED that the Sutton South, Cheam, and Belmont Local Committee:

 

1.    Noted that ‘Cheam Chamber of Trade’ was awarded £1000 for a Christmas light switch on and street event.

2.    Noted that ‘Shanklin Residents Association’ was awarded £1000 for social computer sessions.

56.

Any urgent business brought forward at the discretion of the chair

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.

57.

Date of the next meeting

The next meeting will be held on 9 June 2016 at Chiltern Church, Chiltern Road, SM2 5QY.

Minutes:

The next meeting will be held on 9 June 2016 at Chiltern Church, Chiltern

Road, SM2 5QY.