Hounslow Council


Agenda and minutes

Venue: The Hogarth Hall, Chiswick Town Hall

Contact: Chaspal Sandhu on 020 8583 2065 or at Email: CAF@hounslow.gov.uk 

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63.

Apologies for absence, declarations of interest or any other communications from Members

Minutes:

Declarations of Interest:

 

 

·         Councillor Thompson advised that he had met with the objectors for 10 Windmill Road and 31 Barrowgate Road.

·         Councillors Barwood, Hearn and Lynch had received correspondence regarding agenda item 11.

·         Councillor Lee advised that he had spoken with the developer for 10 Windmill Road.  

64.

Issue Tracking pdf icon PDF 296 KB

Verbal update on the following issues:

 

a)    Parking restrictions on The Avenue area between two roundabouts.

b)    Parking restrictions on Bath Road outside refuges

c)    Overswing of 94 bus outside Turnham Green Station

d)    Flytipping on Princes Drive

Minutes:

a)Parking restrictions in The Avenue

Mark Frost advised that since this issue had been raised at the previous meeting a traffic order had been issued. More enforcement was being carried out in the area as a result and parking tickets were being issued to vehicles breaching the parking restrictions.

 

 

b) Overswing of the 94 bus outside Turnham Green Station

Mark Frost advised that officers had spoken to London buses about the issue who had stated that there was no problem. Councillor McGregor advised that it was a major concern and that there would be a serious incident soon if the buses were allowed to continue. Mark Frost advised that officers would take further evidence and undertake a video survey to enable a structured investigation. Mark Frost agreed to bring the results of the survey back to the January meeting of the Chiswick Area Forum.

 

The Chair requested that this item be kept on the issue tracker.

 

 

c) Flytipping in Gunnersbury Lane/ Princes Avenue

Mark Frost advised that the Council’s refuse and recycling team were working in partnership with the Council’s Enforcement team to undertake a coordinated approach to tackle the fly tipping problem. Letters had been sent out to residents to educate them about the recycling and refuse facilities and to inform them of their responsibilities. Every resident on the road had received a letter to inform them of their responsibilities to put their rubbish out at the right time. Mark Frost advised that there had been 1148 actions in the area to combat the problem. He emphasised that the Council was taking the issue seriously and a lot of work had been carried out in the area. The area was being targeted twice a week for spot checks.

 

The Chair advised that he lived on the Gunnersbury Park Estate and he had noticed that the service roads were a huge problem. In particular, the service road behind the Gunnersbury Lane shops. Councillor Lee noted that in terms of Gunnersbury Lane specifically, half of the road fell within the London Borough of Hounslow and half within the London Borough of Ealing. He wondered whether there were any problems with the Ealing refuse collections. Mark Frost advised that he would take the concern back to officers for further investigation.

 

The Chair requested that this item be kept on the issue tracker.

 

 

65.

Update on the status of Planning Applications previously considered by the Chiswick Area Forum pdf icon PDF 11 KB

Minutes:

See the report by the clerk – Agenda Item 3

 

Resolved:

 

That the report was noted.

 

66.

Planning Applications called in by Members of the Area Forum pdf icon PDF 415 KB

·         10 Windmill Road

·         94-98 Chiswick High Road

·         31 Barrowgate Road

 

 

Minutes:

See the report by Marilyn Smith – Agenda Item 4

 

10 Windmill Road

 

This application was called in by Councillor Adrian Lee. He introduced the application and advised that it proposed the demolition of an existing building and redevelopment with the erection of a four storey apart-hotel.

 

Christopher Ash spoke in support of the application and Josh Edmunds and Timothy George spoke in objection.

 

Marilyn Smith advised that Members could agree that Officers be authorised to refuse the application under delegated authority and if Officers were minded to recommend approval that the application be referred to the planning committee.

 

Councillor Thompson felt that the development would have a huge impact on this part of Chiswick. Given the large number of objections from residents he felt that further discussion was required. He recommended that the application be determined by the Planning Committee if Officers recommended approval and that the application be determined under officers delegated authority if officers recommended refusal. This was seconded by Councillor Lee and a vote in favour of the motion was unanimous.

 

Resolved:

That planning application number 01122/23/P3 be determined by Members at Planning Committee if recommended for approval or be determined by officers under delegated authority if recommended for refusal.

 

 

94-98 Chiswick High Road

 

This application was called in by Councillor Adrian Lee. He introduced the application and advised that it proposed the change of use, refurbishment and extension of properties to provide a mixed use development comprising a five screen cinema including an ancillary restaurant café and a roof terrace. 

 

Adam Beamish, agent for the applicant, spoke in support of the application. A representative from the Picturehouse cinema also spoke in favour of the application. 

 

Members discussed the application and concerns were raised about the extension of the opening hours and the noise impact on residents. Concerns in relation to the impact on parking were also raised.

 

Councillor Lynch advised that he was broadly in favour of the application for the cinema, however, he moved that a condition to limit the opening hours of the cinema be included within any planning consents. This was seconded by Councillor Thompson and a vote in favour of the motion was carried. 

 

Resolved:

 

The Chiswick Area Forum agreed that they were broadly in favour of the application for the cinema, however it was agreed that a condition to limit the opening hours of the cinema be included within any planning consents.

 

 

31 Barrowgate Road

 

This application was called in by Councillor Peter Thompson. He introduced the application and advised that it proposed the erection of a single storey outbuilding at the rear garden of the house.

 

John King, architect for the applicant, spoke in support of the application and Mr Michael Attenborough spoke in objection.

 

Councillor Thompson felt that the development would have a significant impact on neighbouring properties. He raised concerns with regard to the two conflicting reports regarding the impact on trees. He recommended that further consideration of the tree reports and a detailed discussion of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 66.

67.

Public Forum

Minutes:

Trees on Staveley Road

 

Lizzie Manson, a resident of Staveley Road, raised the issue of replacing cherry trees outside numbers 8/10 on Staveley Road. Ms Manson asked the Council to reconsider the planting policy of not replacing trees. She stated that the Council should be saving trees to promote a healthy environment and not depleting them. She advised that she had started a petition to have the cherry trees in Staveley Road replaced and that it had been signed by most of the residents of the road.

 

Councillor Hearn advised that the petition had been received at Borough Council and he questioned whether the issue of replacing the cherry trees could have been dealt with by the Lead Member. 

 

Councillor Hearn agreed it was very frustrating for residents when trees were removed and not replaced and he advised that there had been a similar situation in Oxford Gardens.

 

Councillor Dennison advised that the Council had a policy where it was pledged to increase the number of trees in the Borough not to reduce them. He assured Ms Manson and the Chiswick Area Forum that the cherry trees would be replaced. He advised that he would take the issue up with Hounslow Highways on behalf of the Area Forum.

 

The Chiswick Area Forum requested a report on trees and proposed works to trees/replacement of trees to be presented to a future meeting.  

 

 

Charing Cross Hospital A& E

 

Mr Richard Bateson, a local resident, referred to previous minutes of the Chiswick Area Forum where the Independent Healthcare Commission for North London was discussed and in particular the NHS North West London Sustainability and Transformation Plan (NWLSTP). He felt it was essential that the Forum be informed in detail of the current policy of the London Borough of Hounslow and the Hounslow CCG towards the NWLSTP.   

 

The Chair advised Mr Bateson that he should submit questions related to the NWLSTP to the Leader of the Council so that he could receive a response or to contact the Chair of Hounslow Council’s Health & Adults Scrutiny Committee for a response.

 

 

 

 

 

68.

Area 1 Riverside Ward - Detailed Design Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) Consultation - Mark Frost pdf icon PDF 382 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

See the briefing note by the Senior Engineer Developments & Parking, Traffic and Transport – Agenda Item 5

 

Mark Frost, Head of Traffic presented the briefing note and answered questions from Members. Councillor Lynch moved approval of the recommendations and this was seconded by Councillor Thompson, a vote for approval was carried.

 

Resolved:

 

(a)          That Members noted the results of the Area 1 Riverside Ward Detailed Design Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) Consultation and agreed to allow officers to progress to formal statutory consultation on a new CPZ operational Monday to Friday 10am-12Noon and 6-8pm for all roads within Area 1 (Geraldine Road, Hearne Road, Meade Close, Oliver Close, Pyrmont Road, Spring Grove, Strand on the Green (Nos. 20-72 evens and Nos. 21-109 odds only), Thames Road (Nos. 24-140 evens and Nos. 1-59 odds) and Waldeck Road).

 

(b)          That Members agreed that all residents of this current consultation be advised of the consultation results and the decision of the Area Forum.

 

69.

Verbal Update: Bring Sites

Minutes:

Mark Frost advised the Chiswick Area Forum that a review had been carried out of the remaining bring sites (on street recycling areas) in the Borough. He advised that they were originally placed on street to enable recycling to take place where the residential recycling facilities were limited or had not yet been delivered. However, recycling facilities were now available from residential properties to all residents in the Borough. As a result the on street facilities were used less and less. It was also clear that where these facilities were available they were being misused and the and the bins would become contaminated. In addition to this they attracted fly-tipping which in turn attracted vermin.

 

Mark Frost advised that there were three remaining sites of this nature in the Borough, Elmwood Avenue in Feltham, Hounslow Heath and Chiswick High Road. He advised that the Members of the West Area Forum voted to remove the site at Elmwood Road and questioned whether Members wished to keep or remove the site in Chiswick High Road.

 

Councillor Thompson proposed that the site be removed as the Council operated a good recycling scheme directly from homes. This was seconded by Councillor Todd and unanimously agreed.

 

Resolved:

 

That the Chiswick Area Forum agreed that the Bring Site on Chiswick High Road be removed.

70.

Proposed new on-street Electric Vehicle (EV) charge points - Mark Frost pdf icon PDF 672 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

See the report by the Transport Planner Traffic and Transport – Agenda Item 6

 

Mark Frost, Head of Traffic presented the report and answered questions from Members. Councillor Thompson moved approval of the recommendations and this was seconded by Councillor Lynch, a vote for approval was carried.

 

Resolved:

 

 

a)    That Members noted the results of the informal consultation carried out regarding new publicly available EV charge points to be operated by Source London.

b)    That Members approved the installation of two EV charge points and associated EV parking bays on Spencer Road (Chiswick Riverside), as detailed in Appendix B, subject to statutory consultation.

 

 

 

71.

Briefing note: Fishers Lane - Residents' Petition for safer pedestrian crossings pdf icon PDF 187 KB

Minutes:

See the briefing note by the Senior Project Officer – Capital Projects and Network Management - Agenda Item 9

 

Mark Frost, Head of Traffic presented the briefing note and answered questions from Members.

 

Resolved:

 

a)    That Members noted that the petition had been received and that surveys would be commissioned to assess whether a zebra crossing could be justified.

b)    That Members agreed that the lead petitioner be informed of this.

 

72.

Briefing note: Chiswick Common Cycle Parking update pdf icon PDF 393 KB

Minutes:

See the briefing note by the Principal Transport Planner - Agenda Item 10

 

Mark Frost, Head of Traffic presented the briefing note and answered questions from Members relating to the installation of two tier cycle parking on Chiswick Common.

 

Resolved:

 

a)    That Members noted that officers intended to submit an application for approval for these works by the end of September.

 

73.

Briefing note: Traffic in Wellesley Road/Stile Hall Gardens area pdf icon PDF 220 KB

Minutes:

See the briefing note by the Senior Project Officer – Capital Projects and Network Management - Agenda Item 11

 

Mark Frost, Head of Traffic presented the briefing note and answered questions from Members.

 

Andrea Allardyce represented the Friends of Stile Hall Gardens and she spoke of the traffic issues being experienced by residents.

 

Councillor Hearn moved approval of the recommendations and this was seconded by Councillor McGregor, a vote for approval was unanimous agreed.

 

Resolved:

 

a)    That Members noted the responses received from the engagement exercise, including the petition from Stile Hall Gardens

 

b)    That Members authorised officers to consult on options to limit through traffic movements to the South Circular from Wellesley Road and Stile Hall Gardens, with the consultation options to be finalised in discussion with Ward Members.

 

c)    That Members agreed that the lead petitioner be informed of this.

74.

Consultation Advisory Panel - Marilyn Smith pdf icon PDF 152 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report from the Head of Community Partnerships Unit, Agenda Item 15.

 

The Chair noted that Councillor Hearn had expressed an interest in representing this Area Forum on the Panel, which was supported by all members.  Councillor Dennison added that all members were welcome to attend future meetings of the panel.

 

Resolved:

·         The Area Forum noted the Consultation Charter, adopted by Borough Council on 19 July 2016 (See Appendix A of the submitted report).

·         The Area Forum nominated Councillor Sam Hearn to sit on the Consultation Advisory Panel.

 

75.

Proposed CIL Governance Framework on the allocation process of a 'meaningful neighbourhood proportion' - Danalee Edmund pdf icon PDF 495 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

The discussion on this item was deferred to the next meeting.

76.

Air Quality and Chiswick schools - Surinderpal Suri pdf icon PDF 422 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

The discussion on this item was deferred to the next meeting.

 

77.

Briefing note: Update on the Workary, an affordable business start-up space in Chiswick Library - Fiona Hart pdf icon PDF 276 KB

Minutes:

9.55pm: The suspension of standing orders was moved and seconded to allow the meeting to continue until 10.15pm.

 

 

See the Briefing Note of the Libraries: Major Projects and Service Manager – Agenda Item 8

 

Fiona Hart (Libraries: Major Projects and Service Manager) and DavidFletcher (representative of Wimbletech) presented the briefing note to the Chiswick Area Forum.

 

David Fletcher advised that Wimbletech transformed underutilised space in public libraries and turned it into affordable start up space for businesses. He advised that they worked in partnership with groups struggling to get started. The Workary had increased the footfall in the library and Wimbletech was very passionate about libraries and benefitting the local community. He advised that before the Workary was set up, the first floor of Chiswick library was used by staff as a storage space.

 

Councillor Todd raised concern that the use of the first floor by Wimbletech for the Workary was a breach of the original covenant for Sanderson House. It was emphasised that Carillion had not consulted the Council before the first floor was sub-let to Wimbletech.

 

Due to the lateness of the hour, the Chiswick Area Forum unanimously agreed that to enable a more meaningful discussion this item be brought back to the next meeting.

 

Resolved:

 

That this item be brought back to the next meeting for further discussion.

78.

Minutes of the meeting held on 5 July 2016 pdf icon PDF 238 KB

Minutes:

Confirmation of the minutes was deferred to the next meeting.

79.

Urgent Business

 

Any business which the Chair agrees to accept on grounds of urgency.

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.

80.

Date of next meeting - 8 November 2016

Minutes:

The date of the next meeting was noted as 8 November 2016.