Agenda and minutes

Beddington and Wallington Local Committee
Tuesday, 10th January, 2017 7.00 pm

Venue: Wallington County Grammar School, Croydon Road, Wallington, SM6 7PH

Contact: Committee Services. Tel: 0208 770 4990 Email:  committeeservices@sutton.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

34.

Welcome and introductions

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed those present to the local committee and explained that a new form had been left on the tables for residents’ questions.   

 

35.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were given on behalf of Councillors Sunita Gordon and Jayne McCoy. Apologies for absence were also given on behalf of Steve O’Connell, Paul Lane, Rob Cain, Pat Bridgman and Helen Wood.

 

36.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

Item 9. Update on Tharp Road & Highways Programme Update

Councillor Ali, non-pecuniary, as her children attend Highview Primary School.  

 

37.

Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 October 2016.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes from the meeting held on 11 October 2016 were agreed as an accurate record and signed by the Chair, subject to the following amendments:

 

  • Page 2, minute 22, amendment to read ‘no’ London Borough of Sutton Children.
  • Page 6, minute 31, amendment to read 'similar collaborative work had been undertaken previously with fencing on housing association land in the ward'.

 

The Chair made an announcement regarding the siting of a monument to Mr Pollard and it was agreed by the Committee that the library gardens is the best place for this.     

 

38.

Local Account pdf icon PDF 92 KB

This report presents the Local Account for 2015/16 [as Appendix A] as approved by the Adult Social Services and Health Committee at its meeting on 13 September 2016, for the information of all local committees and local residents. It outlines the key achievements and a summary of adult social services delivered. It explains how the Council has used its resources to support vulnerable people in the borough and addressing key priorities.

 

Appendix A included as supplement

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Claire Smith, Locality Lead Officer, introduced the report and Councillor Radford provided further explanation. Councillor Radford requested a show of hands, which confirmed that a presentation was not required.

 

RESOLVED that the Beddington and Wallington Local Committee:

 

  1. Noted the Local Account 2015/16.

 

39.

Update from the Safer Neighbourhood Team

A written update on the three ward priorities in the area, and community safety issues.

To Follow

 

Minutes:

The Locality Lead Officer explained that a written update had been placed on chairs and that questions could be put directly to the Safer Neighbourhood Team or submitted on the night.   

 

40.

Recommendations Tracker pdf icon PDF 70 KB

The recommendations tracker allows Committee Members to monitor responses, actions and outcomes against their recommendations or requests for further action.  This is updated following each Committee. Once an item is completed it will be removed from the tracker.

 

Indicative Timing: 5 Minutes

Minutes:

The Locality Lead Officer presented the recommendations tracker.

 

Residents sought clarification on P.B. Materials. The Locality Lead Officer explained that P.B Materials have been asked to look for other premises and that she would return to the questioners with further information.

 

Councillor Garratt sought clarification on whether ideas for cycling schemes would be passed to TfL. The Locality Lead Officer explained the position relating to TfL funding. The Chair requested this be added to the recommendations tracker.


Discussion followed on cars overhanging a cycle lane in Wallington, traffic lights causing a tailback on Stafford Road and fencing on the bridge over Plough Lane Close. In relation to the traffic lights, the Locality Lead Officer explained that she could pass this on to TfL.

41.

Petition: Speed Reduction Measures in Clyde Road pdf icon PDF 109 KB

To consider a petition from Lynne Harris, on the subject of speed reduction measures in Clyde Road, Wallington South, as submitted to Councillor McCoy and received by Committee Services on the 14 December 2016.

 

Indicative Timing: 10 minutes

Minutes:

Lynne Harris, the petitioner, addressed the Committee. The principal issues raised related to the narrow nature of Clyde Road, the speed of traffic, and the seeking of double yellow lines, a sign restricting HGV access and parking controls.   

 

Yinka Daniyan, Senior Professional Engineer - Strategy and Commissioning Team, presented the report and the Chair provided explanation on the recommendations and options sections.

 

Councillor Garratt explained that the petition was similar to that on Elgin Road and suggested the whole block be looked at in relation to ‘rat runs’. The Senior Professional Engineer - Strategy and Commissioning Team, explained the position on funding for Clyde Road.

 

A resident sought clarification on whether the police could be alerted to dangerous parking. The Chair explained that the Committee could raise this with the Safer Neighbourhood Team. The Senior Professional Engineer - Strategy and Commissioning Team, explained the position in relation to police enforcement and parking by junctions.

 

Councillor Sadiq commented that the Senior Professional Engineer - Strategy and Commissioning Team had found a suitable way to address the issue in relation to Elgin Road.

   

RESOLVED that the Beddington and Wallington Local Committee:

 

  1. Considered the petition and agreed to carry out the options as set out in the report to carry out a Speed Survey and a Vehicle Classification Survey to the cost of £2000

 

  1. Agreed to continue reviewing the parking issue under the wider Sutton

Parking Strategy

 

42.

Update on Tharp Road & Highways Programme Update pdf icon PDF 101 KB

A verbal update on Tharp Road and a report whichprovides an update in relation to the progress made on issues raised in a petition proposing the introduction of a pedestrian crossing facility in front of Highview Primary School, The Chase, Wallington.

 

Indicative Timing: 20 Minutes

Minutes:

Christopher Larkin, a resident, addressed the Committee in relation to Highview Road. The principal issues raised related to the impact of a formal crossing, issues with parking and parking spaces, and the counter proposal of a school crossing patrol.

 

The Senior Professional Engineer - Strategy and Commissioning Team, presented the report and explained that it would not be right to pre-empt the outcome of the surveys.

 

Members sought clarification on the elaboration of resident comments, costs and the school’s views. Residents sought clarification on the filling of the crossing patrol officer post and how it had been advertised. The Senior Professional Engineer - Strategy and Commissioning Team explained that the Council is looking to expand the platform.

 

The Senior Professional Engineer - Strategy and Commissioning Team added that once the survey was received, the Council would consider the options, carry out a cost-benefit analysis and return to the Committee. The Chair clarified whether the school and residents would be invited and asked the Locality Lead Officer to arrange a meeting before the Committee meeting. The Locality Lead Officer added that she could help to liaise with the school travel adviser.

 

The Senior Professional Engineer - Strategy and Commissioning Team, provided a verbal update on Tharp Road. He explained that the general consensus was to consider a temporary one-way system and that the Council was to arrange a follow up meeting for those who could not attend the first. Discussion followed on resident and Councillor inclusion and the impact on cycling. The Chair concluded that there would be another public meeting to discuss the implications of a one-way system.   

 

RESOLVED (in relation to the update on a petition for a pedestrian crossing outside Highview Primary School) that the Beddington and Wallington Local Committee:

 

  1. Noted that an opportunity arose which enabled the necessary traffic surveys to be carried out in December 2016.
  2. Noted that subject to the outcome of the traffic survey data analysis, the design for a scheme, should it be justified, will be developed and progressed in consultation with the Chair of this Committee.  

 

The Chair noted that the matter would be brought back to the Committee.

 

43.

South London Waste Partnership Contract pdf icon PDF 1011 KB

A presentation on the impact of the implementation of the South London Waste Partnership contract upon waste collection and street cleansing.

 

Indicative Timing: 30 Minutes

Minutes:

Matt Clubb, Executive Head of Environment Commissioning, and Scott Edghill Veolia, presented on the South London Waste Partnership contract. The Head of Local Place and Engagement introduced a breakout session. Following the breakout session the Executive Head of Environment Commissioning thanked those present.

 

44.

Sutton Plan pdf icon PDF 178 KB

An engagement session to shape the Sutton Plan, a new strategic vision for partners working together to shape the future of Sutton.

 

Indicative Timing: 30 Minutes

Minutes:

The Head of Local Place and Engagement presented on the Sutton Plan. Following a breakout session, she explained the nature of a ‘takeover’ day on 16 February and that locations would be publicised and distributed to community representatives.   

 

45.

Local Plan

An introduction to the next consultation phase of the local plan that sets out the Council's strategic policies and includes policies that decide planning applications 

 

Indicative Timing: 30 Minutes

Minutes:

Dean James, Senior Planning Officer, presented the Local Plan.

 

Councillor Sadiq sought clarification on whether it would support medium growth, to which the Senior Planning Officer explained he is confident the Council can make that argument.

 

Residents sought clarification on bridges at Beddington Farm, smallholdings land owned by Surrey County Council, off-street parking with new developments and the location of industrial land.

 

The Senior Planning Officer explained that the Council has been in discussion with Network Rail about taking ownership and securing the future of the bridges at Beddington Farm. Councillor Mattey added that there is a petition asking for a permanent bridge. The Senior Planning Officer explained that there are no sites for allocation within smallholdings and that the area is designated Greenbelt. He explained that the appendices include a detailed section on parking standards and that developments can provide more parking than previously. In relation to industrial land, he explained that the Council believes it can deliver all the need through existing industrial locations.  

 

The Chair re-ordered the items so that item 13, Public Question Time, would follow item 15, Neighbourhood Grants.

 

46.

Public Realm Projects pdf icon PDF 104 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.

 

Indicative timing:  10 minutes

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Locality Lead Officer presented the report. Discussion followed on the contribution to a memorial bench and plaque and a resident explained that this was much appreciated.  

 

RESOLVED that the Beddington and Wallington Local Committee:

 

  1. Approved the recycling of £2,297 of Public Realm capital and £8,686 of Public Realm revenue back into the Local Committee budget.

 

  1. Approved the contribution of £500 of Public Realm revenue for a memorial bench and plaque to be situated in Beddington Park.

 

47.

Neighbourhood Grants pdf icon PDF 183 KB

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

 

Indicative timing:  10 minutes

Minutes:

Will Solly, Community Development Officer, presented on neighbourhood grants. He explained that funding is available and asked people to consider applying. The Chair confirmed that grants are up to £1,000.

 

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.  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:

There were no public questions.

 

49.

Any urgent items brought forward at the discretion of the Chair

The Chair must approve the reason for the urgency.

Minutes:

No urgent business was raised.

 

50.

Date of next meeting

The next meeting of the Beddington and Wallington Local Committee will take place on 16 May 2017 at 7pm at Beddington Park Primary School, Mallinson Road, Beddington, CR0 4UL.

 

Minutes:

The next meeting of the Beddington and Wallington Local Committee will take place on 16 May 2017 at 7pm at Beddington Park Primary School, Mallinson Road, Beddington, CR0 4UL.