Agenda and minutes

Beddington and Wallington Local Committee
Tuesday, 17th July, 2018 7.00 pm

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

Contact: Sharon Major, Committee Services Officer  Tel: 020 8770 4990 | Email:

Link: Audio recording

No. Item


Welcome and introductions


The Chair welcomed those present.



Apologies for absence


Apologies were received from Councillor Saqib for absence and apologies for lateness from Councillor Abellan


Declarations of interest


There were no declarations.


Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 27 February 2018.


RESOLVED: that the minutes from the meeting held on the 27 February 2018 be agreed and signed as an accurate record, subject to amendments from Councillor McCoy regarding further detail being added to item 43 to clarify that rather than a drop Kerb the requirement is in fact for “a kerb to be introduced to delineate the access, so pedestrians would be aware that they are crossing an access point for vehicles, particularly visually impaired pedestrians.


Update from the Safer Neighbourhood Team pdf icon PDF 70 KB

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



There was a written update provided as part of the agenda pack.



Appointment of Community Representatives

An application for the appointment of a community representative has been received. It is recommended that the Beddington & Wallington Local Committee appoint Helen Wood to represent Alcester Court Residents Association on the Local Committee.

Indicative timing: 5 minutes



RESOLVED: that Helen Wood be appointed to represent the Alcester Court Residents Association on the Beddington & Wallington Local Committee.



Public Question Time

This item is an opportunity for members of the public to raise points or questions about local issues that are not already on the agenda.


If you wish to submit a question prior to the meeting, please send it to at least 5 working days in advance and we will endeavour to obtain a written response for the meeting. 


Please be aware your question and name will be published in the minutes of the meeting.


Indicative timing: 10 minutes



A local resident queried a letter received from the Council which said that Amberwood Close is a private road (which he advised was not the case). The resident asked that double yellow lines be added to the road as residents are unable to enter and leave.


A number of residents asked for feedback on proposals for the Sheen Way playing fields. Concerns were raised regarding access for emergency services, the possible increase in traffic in this area if this site was developed and a planning application being submitted for a school.

Duncan Clarke, Strategic Planning Manager, responded that Sheen Way playing fields is an allocated site in the local plan known as site S97 - allocated for a special needs school and open space. In the previous plan the site had been designated for a primary school and residential development. The Strategic Planning Manager advised that if a planning application is submitted, it would be subject to a transport assessment and consultation. Officers and residents met in a room outside the meeting, to ask further questions on this subject.


Petition: Beddington Park Fitness Trail pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To consider a petition submitted to Council on Friday 8 June 2018 by Karen Savage and Tracey Lloyd for a fitness trail to be installed in Beddington Park.


Indicative timing: 5 minutes


Additional documents:


The committee considered a petition from Karen Savage and Tracey Lloyd, submitted 8 June 2018, on the installation of a fitness trail at Beddington Park. The report was presented by Clare Smith, Lead Locality Officer.


In debate, Members queried public safety insurance to which the Lead Locality Officer responded that the Council would provide this, if agreed, in the same way as for any park play equipment.


Members discussed funding given other priorities, such as public toilets, and queried whether any commercial funding was available. The Lead Locality Officer offered to provide the petitioners with details of possible grant funding. Local residents asked if there were any plans for additional car parking spaces within the park included within the proposal and the officer confirmed there were not.


Members felt this was a good opportunity to encourage use of the park, and that it is a free facility for health and fitness. The petitioner confirmed they would be open to other locations and funding suggestions.

RESOLVED that the feasibility of installing a fitness trail in Beddington Park be investigated.


Engagement Session

An engagement session to seek opinions from the community on what changes they would like to see at Local Committee meetings.


Indicative timing: 45 minutes


The session was held to seek opinions from the community on changes they would like to see at local committee meetings.


The Lead Locality Officer advised residents of the suggestions already received from Community representatives and asked residents to respond to the four questions on: meeting structure, topics, venues, and encouraging wider attendance. Time was spent documenting suggestions which were taken away for consideration to be shared with the local committee at a later date.



Sutton Council's New Local Plan pdf icon PDF 2 MB

A short presentation followed by questions on the council's new Local Plan, which was adopted in February 2018 and sets out the council's town planning priorities and policies.


Indicative timing: 30 minutes


A short presentation was delivered by Duncan Clarke, Strategic Planning Manager, and Dean James, Senior Planner, on the Council’s new local plan which was adopted in February 2018.


Councillor Nick Mattey requested clarification on the policy within the plan on air pollution and Officers referred to policy 34.  A local resident asked for more information on the public realm guide which was confirmed to be under preparation and would focus on Sutton town centre.


Further discussion took place on provision of parking spaces for proposed developments in the area. Officers confirmed that in areas like Sutton town centre, there may be car-free residential development, and in areas with low public transport accessibility, the plan allows more parking for new developments.  A resident asked where the tramlink route would terminate and officers confirmed there would be one route ending in Sutton Town Centre with a route extension safeguarded to serve the London Cancer Hub in Belmont.



Parking Strategy Update

Following the recent consultation conducted this item is intended to feedback to the committee the results of the survey and the plan to proceed.


Indicative timing: 20 minutes


Ian Price, Team Leader Strategy and Commissioning (Highways), provided an update to the committee following recent consultation. The presentation is attached to the minutes for reference.


Members asked about process for this local committee area and expressed disappointment that it would be the last to start the strategy review and consultation. It was confirmed the process for the area would start in 18 Months’ time under a two stage approach. In addition to consulting residents, it was confirmed that all emergency services are approached for their feedback.


A local resident raised an issue of yellow lines being added to their road with no notice despite residents being against this proposal. The resident also asked for clarification on how the Delivery Plan was drawn up and why Beddington and Wallington was placed last.  The officer requested details of the road to respond outside the meeting.



Local Implementation Plan pdf icon PDF 101 KB

This report outlines the proposed schemes to be considered for inclusion in the 2019/20 bid to Transport for London (TfL). The report also indicates the programme for the development and submission of the Local Implementation Plan (LIP) 3 document, for which a draft paper needs to be prepared by 2 November 2018, and is being developed in parallel with the Annual Spending Submission.


Indicative timing: 30 minutes


Ian Price, Team Leader Strategy and Commissioning (Highways), presented the report and outlined the proposed schemes to be considered for inclusion in to the 2019/20 bid to Transport for London (TfL). Four schemes outlined in the report were discussed and it was highlighted that, as there may not be funding for all to be completed, Members were asked to confirm a priority order.


Councillor Muhammad Sadiq advised that schemes 3 and 4 are both important and would like both, however, if there is not funding for both, to prioritise scheme 3. Councillor Gordon suggested that 20MPH zone for residents in Montagu Gardens be considered. Officers advised this suggestion could be looked at for later consideration.


Residents requested updates on schemes being designed for Tharp Road and Foresters Drive/Sandy Lane South junction. The officer provided a brief update and it was requested that a further update be provided at the next meeting

RESOLVED: that the proposed schemes in table 3.12 be endorsed and it be agreed that they be considered for inclusion in the submission to Transport of London in November 2018 for the 2019/20 programme.


Recommendations Tracker pdf icon PDF 68 KB

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


Indicative timing: 10 mins



Beddington and Wallington Recommendation tracker, was presented by Claire Smith, Lead Locality Officer. There were no questions on this item.


Public Realm Projects & Neighbourhood Grants pdf icon PDF 107 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.A presentation will be given on grant applications approved under delegated authority since the last meeting of this committee.



Indicative timing: 10 minutes

Additional documents:


Claire Smith, Lead Locality Officer, presented the report on public realm spending since 27 February 2018. The Chair reminded residents to bring forward ideas to be considered for funding by 6 August.


In respect of the report in this agenda on Area Improvements and Public Realm Programme on page 48, Councillor Sadiq commented that item 4.3 should read Elgin Road not Clyde Road.


1 £2,100 be approved from Public Realm Capital for the planting of 4 trees in Park Lane.


2. £20,306 be approved for hanging baskets from Public Realm Capital converted to Revenue that was additionally ear marked in February 2017 from Public Realm Revenue.


3. £120 be approved from Public Realm capital for “No Fishing” signs at Elm Ponds.


4. £33,437 be approved on an annual basis until January 2022 for the continuation of festive lights from Public Realm Capital converted to Revenue.


The Chair thanked Officers for completing so many schemes.



Any urgent items brought forward at the discretion of the Chair

The Chair must approve the reason for the urgency.


There were no urgent items discussed.


Date of next meeting

The next meeting of the Beddington and Wallington Local Committee will take place on 30 October at 7 pm at a venue to be confirmed.



The next meeting will be held on 30 October 2018 at a venue to be confirmed.