Agenda and draft minutes

Environment and Sustainable Transport Committee
Thursday, 18th March, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Benjamin Kiang, Committee Services Officer  Email: committee.services@sutton.gov.uk | 020 8770 4990

Media

Items
No. Item

17.

Welcome and introductions

Minutes:

The Chair, Councillor Manuel Abellan, welcomed those present.

18.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

19.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

20.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meetings held on 28 January 2021 and 11 February 2021.

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Minutes:

In relation to the minutes of the 11 February 2021, Councillor Neil Garratt commented that he welcomed the progress made on bringing back the 20 mph zone in Sutton South.

 

RESOLVED:

That the minutes of the meetings held on 28 January 2021 and the 11 February 2021 be agreed as an accurate record.

21.

Any urgent business

To consider any items which, in the view of the Chair, should be dealt with as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances (in accordance with S100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972).

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.

22.

Highways Update - School Streets and Area Wide Schemes for Butter Hill and Worcester Park pdf icon PDF 165 KB

An update on the progress of School Streets and future traffic management interventions in Butter Hill and Worcester Park.

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Minutes:

Alex Constantinides, Interim Assistant Director, Highways, Transport and Regulatory Services, presented the report.

 

The committee discussed the proposed three-stage consultation process and timeline for the traffic schemes in Butter Hill and Worcester Park through which the council aims to gather ideas from all stakeholders on road safety measures. The committee emphasised the need for consultation to happen in a fair and transparent way and the importance of addressing area-wide traffic issues in a holistic way.

 

The committee also discussed the consultation process for the School Streets programme, including targeted consultation with residents directly affected by the programme. The committee debated the merits of various traffic measures on school streets including the use of automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology.

 

The committee discussed borough-wide trends including the level of cycling and car use.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.    To note the removal of all schemes implemented under the SAGS programme.

 

2.    To note the progress on developing a new School Streets programme as detailed in Appendix A.

 

3.    To agree the approach for developing measures in the Butter Hill and Worcester Park areas as detailed in Appendix B.

23.

LIP Programme 21/22 pdf icon PDF 178 KB

Approval of LIP project list for inclusion in 21/22 capital programme.

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Minutes:

Alex Constantinides, Interim Assistant Director, Highways, Transport and Regulatory Services, presented the report.

 

The committee discussed the proposed LIP Programme for 2021/22. It was confirmed that schemes included were suggested through the council’s local committees and are ratified by the Chair following consultation with ward councillors. Mr Constantinides clarified that a number of the schemes had rolled over from last year’s programme as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and many could be implemented in the next financial year.

 

The committee discussed specific schemes aimed at traffic management. Mr Constantinides clarified that the reference to the Worcester Park area, should read as Worcester Park and Butter Hill Area and that this scheme would be funded via LIP funding.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.    To agree the schemes and measures listed in Appendix A.

 

2.    To incur capital expenditure of £890,400 for the capital schemes identified in the LIP for Corridors and Neighbourhoods, as well as the sum of £169,000 for various revenue initiatives identified in the Corridors and Neighbourhoods programme to be included in the revenue budget, subject to TfL confirmation of funding levels.

 

3.    To authorise the Assistant Director for Transport, Highways, and Regulatory Services, in consultation with the Chair of the Environment and Sustainable Transport Committee, to review and prioritise the schemes in Appendix A if funding is less than expected, and take all necessary steps to implement the schemes, including undertaking the necessary statutory consultations.

24.

Planned Highway Maintenance and Street Lighting Programmes 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 162 KB

Proposed annual programmes for footway and carriageway planned maintenance and street lighting column replacement for 2021-22.

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Minutes:

Alex Constantinides, Interim Assistant Director, Highways, Transport and Regulatory Services, presented the report.

 

The committee welcomed the progress made on a number of projects, including the proposed resurfacing of Gander Green Lane and the programme to replace existing street lamps with LED lighting and the positive impact this may have on the safety of pedestrians. The committee also discussed the issue of potholes, the funding available to fix them, and the work currently being undertaken by the council.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.    To agree the capital expenditure in 2021/22 for the proposed highway planned maintenance programme, including the following budgets:

·         Carriageways £725,000;

·         Footways £513,000;

·         Street Lighting Column Replacement £400,000.

 

2.    To delegate authority to the Interim Assistant Director, Highways, Transport, and Regulatory Services, in consultation with the Chair of the Environment and Sustainable Transport Committee, to make in-year changes to the prioritised planned highway maintenance programme to facilitate effective delivery and to respond in-year to emerging priorities or unforeseen events such as severe weather conditions.

25.

Waste Collections and Street Cleansing Contract performance pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Service Performance summary for the London Borough of Sutton as part of the SLWP Contract for waste and recycling collection and marketing, winter maintenance, vehicle maintenance and street cleaning.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Andrew Chandler, Head of Waste and Street Cleansing, presented the report.

 

The committee discussed the data relating to the waste collection and street cleansing contract during the period from October 2021 to December 2021. Mr Chandler clarified that the data, including on recycling, waste collection, street cleanliness and fly-tipping, were used in discussion with the contractor, Veolia, to identify emerging trends and issues and take steps to improve outcomes for residents. Mr Chandler confirmed that the infographic published in the report contained headline figures and detailed breakdowns were available to be shared with members at the biannual review.

 

The committee discussed emerging issues in the borough including damaged plastic waste containers, green sacks for leaves being left on street corners and fly-tipping. Mr Chandler provided detail on action taken by the council, in collaboration with Veolia to address issues including through the use of the performance fund - money allocated each year against the Service Performance Indicators (SPIs) agreed in the contract.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.    To note that summary performance reports relating to the waste collection and street cleansing contract will be published on the Council’s website on a quarterly basis.

 

2.    To agree that detailed performance monitoring reports for this contract continue to be presented to this Committee on a biannual basis.