Agenda and minutes

Sutton Local Committee
Tuesday, 15th March, 2016 7.00 pm

Venue: Sutton Salvation Army Church, 45 Benhill Ave, Sutton, SM1 4DD

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

Items
No. Item

42.

Welcome and Introductions

43.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Ruth Dombey.

 

Apologies were also received from Rob Hardy (Sutton United FC) and David Browne (Collingwood Residents’ Association). Paula Gowing (Friends of Rosehill Parks) was replaced by Tina Anderson.

44.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

45.

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 3 November 2015.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held 3 November 2015 were agreed and signed as a correct record.

46.

Sutton Soup

Lucy Duckworth, local volunteer, 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, and to recommend organisations that may be interested in pitching.

47.

Local Plan Consultation

Officers to present updates on the progress of Local Plan items, then lead a public engagement session on the current Local Plan documents.

Minutes:

Residents were encouraged to take part in the consultation running until 8 April 2016 by visiting the Council website at www.sutton.gov.uk/sutton2031 or by emailing planningpolicy@sutton.gov.uk.

47a

Local Plan

Keith Fraser, Planning Officer, to present a brief update on the Local Plan consultation.

Minutes:

Keith Fraser, Senior Planner, gave a presentation to provide an overview of the Local Plan, plans for the development of the borough over the next 15 years.

 

The consultation comprised of the Local Plan (Issues & Options); the draft Sutton Town Centre Masterplan and the London Cancer Hub (draft development framework).

 

The consultation on the Local Plan was to close on 8 April 2016 and following considerations of any representations by HEB Committee in September 2016; followed by further consultation in the autumn; submission to the Planning Inspectorate late 2016/early 2017; an examination in Public in early spring and adoption spring/summer 2017.  Both of the other elements were non-statutory documents that were prepared to set out the Council’s aspirations in respect of Sutton Town Centre and the land currently occupied by the former Sutton Hospital; the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and the Royal Marsden and to help inform the development of the Local Plan.

 

47b

Sutton Town Centre Master Plan

Sally Blomfield, Area Renewal Programme Manager, Opportunity Sutton to provide the committee with an update on Sutton Town Centre Master Plan

Minutes:

Sally Blomfield, Area Renewal Programme Manager, gave a presentation to the Committee to outline the Sutton Town Centre Master Plan. The presentation listed improvements for the town centre in the short, medium and long term with the aim of making Sutton a destination of choice.

 

This was followed by a breakout discussion on the Local Plan and STC Masterplan. It was agreed that an officer would come back to Local Committee in September to provide an update on the results of the public consultation and how the responses had informed changes to the STC Masterplan.

48.

Minor Parking and traffic schemes

Highway and Transport officers to provide an update on the previous engagement session, which identified local parking and traffic issues.

Minutes:

Ian Price, Team Leader of Strategy & Commissioning, Highways & Transport, provided feedback following assessments arising from the parking engagement session which took place at the meeting of the Committee on 3 November 2015. He had identified sites for which he sought approval from the Committee to investigate and take necessary action: Ranfurly Road (footway parking extensions which would require approval from Environment and Neighbourhoods Committee), Sydney Road, Vernon Road, Leafield Road (Clenshum Lane junction) and Westfield Road (Elmbrook Road junction)

 

As part of the Greenshaw Expansion Project, he had worked with the school and the fire brigade to develop a new School Transport Plan for pupils, parents and teachers to understand their responsibilities when travelling to and from school. This had also brought to light displacement parking issues at Chudleigh Road and Longford Road, which he intended to progress work towards improving.

 

Ian Price also sought approval from the Committee to progress work on the following junctions: Palmerston Road, Angel Hill (review parking restrictions), Chaucer Road and Chaucer Gardens (fire brigade access issues), Gloucester Gardens and Rose Hill, Bridge Road and Grove Road (upgrade yellow lines), Elizabeth Close (reassess yellow line requirements), Hillview Road and Benhill Road (yellow line junction protection markings) and Quarry Park Road.

 

Residents raised concerns about highways issues including speeding on Elgin Road, parking across a dropped vehicle crossover curb due to a bay on Vernon Road, and a car business parking cars for sale on Benhill Road. Ian Price responded and confirmed that he would refer the issue of car sales on Benhill Road to the enforcement team.

 

RESOLVED that the Sutton Local Committee:

 

1.    Approves the further investigation of, and necessary action to be taken in, the areas identified by Highways following the Parking Engagement Session

 

2.    Agrees that the necessary schemes in the Sutton Local Committee area should be taken to Environment and Neighbourhood Committee.

49.

Eco-local farmers and artisans market & Entrepreneurs market

Chair to provide the committee on the latest information regarding this event.

Minutes:

The Chair, Councillor Marlene Heron, encouraged residents to attend the EcoLocal Farmers’ and Artisan Market, a joint initiative with Successful Sutton managed by Enjoy Sutton, to take place on the third weekend of every month from Saturday 16 April.

 

She also encouraged residents to attend the Entrepreneurs’ Market operated by Opportunity Sutton on the Northern end of the high street on weekends from 9 April 2016 from 10am until 5pm with street performers, live music, face-painting and market stalls for businesses and retailers. The Chair commented that a youth engagement session had identified that young people supported more events on the high street, and particularly more child-friendly entertainment in Sutton.

 

50.

2015 Residents' Survey Results

Locality Lead Officer, Chantelle Swaby, to present the results from the recent Resident's Survey. The full findings can be found on the Sutton Council website at the following link: https://goo.gl/pxcQuH

Minutes:

Locality Lead Officer, Chantelle Swaby, presented the results from the recent

Residents’ Survey. The full findings were published on the Sutton Council website at the following link: https://goo.gl/pxcQuH

51.

Public Realm Projects and Priorities pdf icon PDF 356 KB

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.

Minutes:

Chantelle Swaby and Ian Price presented a report outlining new public realm schemes for approval and to update the Committee on completed schemes and the progress of current schemes.

 

Community representatives, local residents and Councillors discussed future schemes for the public realm budget.

 

RESOLVED that the Sutton Local Committee agree:

 

1.        To approve Benhill Resident's Association to use £400 of residual funds from previous 1415.17 scheme, to install an additional Welcome to Benhill sign and flowering plants, from Public Realm Capital.

2.        To approve £10,000 for the Sutton Northern Gateway project, £9,100 from Public Realm Capital and £900 from Public Realm Revenue.

3.        To approve £555 of Public Realm Capital for the supply and installation of 3 litter bins within the vicinity of Greenshaw School.

4.        To approve £814 from Public Realm Capital to install a black evergreen bench in Quarry Park to replace the bench facing away from Cheam Road.

5.        To approve £2,450 of Public Realm Capital to plant 10 street trees on Landseer Road.

6.        To approve £5,000 of Public Realm Capital to install 3 new pieces of gym equipment alongside the existing equipment at Rosehill Park and £500 Public Realm Revenue for annual maintenance of the equipment.

52.

Neighbourhood Grants pdf icon PDF 162 KB

The Locality Lead Officer to present a report on grant applications approved under delegated authority since the last meeting of this Committee.

Minutes:

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

 

RESOLVED that the Sutton Local Committee notes that:

 

1.    Manor Park Friends Group was awarded £194.99 towards equipment for events.

2.    Benhill Social Club was awarded £1000 towards their pantomime.

53.

Any urgent items, brought forward at the discretion of the Chair

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

54.

Date of next meeting

The next meeting of the Sutton Local Committee will take place on 7 June 2016 at 7pm at the Holy Family Catholic Church, Sorrento Road, Sutton.

Minutes:

The next meeting of the Sutton Local Committee will take place on 7 June 2016 at 7pm at the Holy Family Catholic Church, Sorrento Road, Sutton.