Hounslow Council


Agenda and minutes

Venue: Brentford Free Church, Boston Manor Road, Brentford

Contact: Kay Duffy on 020 8583 2067 or at Email: IBAF@hounslow.gov.uk 

Items
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96.

Appointment of the Chair of the Area Forum

Members are asked to note the appointment of the Chair of the Area Forum, as confirmed at Borough Council on 24 May 2016.

Minutes:

The Area Forum confirmed the appointment of Councillor Mel Collins as Chair for the forthcoming municipal year.

97.

Appointments of the Area Forum for the new municipal year pdf icon PDF 239 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Area Forum confirmed the appointment of Councillor Guy Lambert as Vice-Chair and serving Community Champion for this Area Forum for the forthcoming municipal year. 

 

The Area Forum agreed the appointment of Councillor Sue Sampson as its representative on the Community Investment Advisory Panel for the forthcoming municipal year.

 

The Area Forum agreed the appointment of an Area Forum sub-group of the following members: Councillor Steve Curran (Syon), Councillor Linda Green (Isleworth), Councillor Guy Lambert (Brentford), Councillor Peter Carey (Osterley & Spring Grove) and Councillor Mel Collins (Chair).

 

Members agreed to bring the option of co-optee recruitment back to the next scheduled meeting.

98.

Area Forum Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 213 KB

As this is the first meeting of the municipal year, members are asked to note the Terms of Reference document, as confirmed at Borough Council on 24 May 2016.

Minutes:

The Area Forum noted the terms of reference document, as agreed at Borough Council on 24 May 2016. 

99.

Apologies for Absence, Declarations of Interest and any other Communications from Members

Minutes:

Apologies were submitted by Councillor Dennison.

 

There were no declarations of interest.

100.

Local Policing Update pdf icon PDF 321 KB

Minutes:

Inspector Steve Edwards provided a brief update on local policing matters, including the recent fatality on the Ivybridge Estate, Isleworth; continuing efforts to tackle moped enabled crime; graffiti and anti-social behaviour.  He responded to questions on pavement cycling, drug taking (including legal highs) and anti-social behaviour and on street drinking in the vicinity of Isleworth rail station.

101.

Open Forum

An opportunity for members of the public to address the meeting on general issues relating to the agenda and other issues not on the agenda.  Please note that individual cases cannot be discussed. 

 

Minutes:

A question was raised on the extent the Council was able to intervene in the implementation of the highways PFI contract, specifically in relation to the level of consultation carried out with residents and the accuracy of the Hounslow Highways website.  A further question related to a letter from the West Middlesex University Hospital Chief Executive on the negative impact of the Church Street closure.  Mark Frost confirmed that he had met with representatives of the hospital that morning and Councillor Curran provided assurances that any letter received would be responded to. 

102.

Consultation on the proposed Osterley Neighbourhood Plan Area pdf icon PDF 338 KB

A high resolution version of the enclosed map is available to view with the consultation documents on the Council’s website:

http://www.hounslow.gov.uk/neighbourhood_area_osterley_consult.htm

Minutes:

See report by the Planning Policy Team Leader, Agenda Item 8.

 

Danalee Edmund, Planning Policy Officer, presented the submitted report and confirmed that consultation would be carried out with both the applicants and ward councillors.  She apologised for any errors identified in the report and welcomed all comments, noting that all submissions to the consultation would be published to the Council’s website once the consultation period had closed.

 

Resolved:

Members noted the submitted report on the proposed Neighbourhood Area designation for Osterley.

103.

Duke of Northumberland's River - proposed enhancements - Stefania Horne (LBH) and Chris Slack (Hounslow Highways) pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The presentation slides for this item are available to view with the electronic agenda pack.

Minutes:

See PowerPoint slide presentation, included with the electronic agenda pack for reference, Agenda Item 10.

 

Stefania Horne, LBH Head of Parks, and Chris Slack, Borough Ecologist at Carillion assured members that tow-boards along Riverside Walk would be retained and reinforced and that work would only be carried out following detailed consultation with the Environment Agency and local stakeholders. 

 

Residents sought assurances that rare trees identified would not be destroyed and that the character of particular sections of the river would be protected and preserved.  Signs were requested to highlight when volunteers were working on sections of the riverbank.  Residents also requested the reinstatement of a safe, well-lit footpath along the riverbank from St John’s Road to Woodlands. 

 

Resolved:

·       Members noted the submitted presentation on proposed enhancements for the Duke of Northumberland’s River and asked that the comments raised at the meeting be taken into consideration in order to achieve the best outcome.

·       Members requested that officers return to the future meeting of the Area when the proposals had been finalised.

·       Members acknowledged that consultations were ongoing on the Masterplan for Redlees Park, Isleworth and that an update would be taken back to the July meeting of this Area Forum.

104.

Revising Hounslow's Housing Allocations Policy Consultation pdf icon PDF 167 KB

Presentation slides for this item are available with the electronic agenda papers on the Council's website.  The consultation documents are also available on the Council’s website via the following link: http://www.hounslow.gov.uk/index/consultations/allocsconsult2016.htm

Minutes:

See PowerPoint slides included with the electronic agenda pack for reference, Agenda Item 7.

 

Ben Tomlinson, Housing Strategy, Investment and Performance, provided an overview of the proposals being consulted on.  In answer to questions he indicated that the Council’s nomination rights for housing schemes were currently under review.  Members highlighted the particular responsibilities of almshouses trustees and noted the timetable for consultation included in the presentation slides.

 

Resolved:

The Area Forum noted the submitted presentation.

105.

North Street, Isleworth - Traffic Management Options - Mark Frost (LBH) pdf icon PDF 433 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report from the Head of Traffic and Transport, Agenda Item 13.

 

Mark Frost, Head of Traffic and Transport, noted concerns raised by some residents in respect of parking restricting an entrance to Silverhall Park and the risk of further signage adding to street furniture clutter.  Councillor Mayne moved the officer’s recommendations, proposing the addition of a seventh recommendation.  Councillor Sampson seconded the motion, as amended, which were agreed by unanimous vote of all members present.

 

Resolved:

1.     The Area Forum noted the results of the consultation held with local residents on the potential changes to traffic management on North Street during March 2016.

2.     The Area Forum delegated authority to the Executive Director of REDe, in consultation with local ward councillors, to agree any detailed design for waiting restrictions, residents’ parking zone including any associated signage.

3.     The Area Forum noted that, in line with the Council’s borough wide policy, statutory consultation on a ‘no waiting at any time’ (double yellow lines) restriction was to commence shortly at the following junctions:

·       North Street with its junction to Silverhall Street

·       Hartland Road with its junction to Silverhall Street

·       Harcourt Close with its junction of Silverhall Street

4.     The Area Forum approved the provision of additional repeater 20MPH signs and/ or road markings within North Street.

5.     The Area Forum approved the progression to informal outline design consultation on the potential of a residents’ controlled parking zone (CPZ) for North Street and Silverhall Street area.

6.     The Area Forum agreed that further proposals for waiting restrictions or passing places on North Street would be progressed to statutory consultation.

Members proposed and agreed the following additional recommendation:

7.     The Area Forum requested that officers carry out a review of the current layout of the pavement around Tolson House, Isleworth, as the pavements were no longer DDA compliant.

106.

DRAFT Crossover Policy - Mark Frost (LBH) pdf icon PDF 124 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See submitted briefing note from the Head of Traffic and Transport, Agenda Item 9.

 

Mark Frost, Head of Traffic and Transport, urged everyone to take part in the

consultation.   He took questions in relation to the uptake and enforcement of permeable driveways, noting that effective implementation of the policy required a co-ordinated approach between Traffic and Transport officers and colleagues in Planning.  The Council had the power, as the highways authority, to remove redundant crossovers and enforce permissions. 

 

Resolved:

·       The Area Forum noted the consultation on the new crossover and off-street parking policy

·       The Area Forum noted that Cabinet approval of the new policy would be sought, taking into account all responses to the consultation.

107.

Brentford North Expansion Review - Controlled Parking Zone - Mark Frost (LBH) pdf icon PDF 418 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See briefing note from the Head of Traffic and Transport, Agenda Item 11.

 

Members present unanimously agreed the recommendations in the submitted report.

 

Resolved:

·       That the Area Forum noted the results of the CPZ review consultation and agreed that no changes were made.

·       The Area Forum agreed that officers notified frontages within the CPZ of the consultation results and of this Area Forum’s decision.

 

108.

Pump Alley, Brentford - Proposed inclusion in Brook Road South Area Controlled Parking Zone - Mark Frost (LBH) pdf icon PDF 193 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See briefing note from the Head of Traffic and Transport, Agenda Item 12.

 

Members present unanimously agreed the recommendations in the submitted report.

 

Resolved:

·       The Area Forum noted the decision agreed with ward councillors to proceed to the formal statutory consultation on the inclusion of Pump Alley in the Brook Road South Area CPZ.

·       That, where possible, officers should resolve any objections received to the formal consultation and implement the scheme and, in the event of any objections remaining unresolved, it was agreed that the Chair of the Area Forum should be given delegated authority in consultation with ward councillors and with the relevant lead officer to determine these objections.

109.

Willow Close, Brentford - Results of Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) Design Consultation - Mark Frost (LBH) pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See briefing note from the Head of Traffic and Transport, Agenda Item 14.

 

Mark Frost, Head of Traffic and Transport, introduced the consultation results.  Contrary to the officer’s recommendations, Councillor Curran recommended that action should be taken in respect of expanding the existing CPZ and moved that officers proceed to statutory consultation.  Councillor Dunne seconded Councillor Curran’s motion, acknowledging the level of complaints received over a number of years.  At a vote members present unanimously supported Councillor Curran’s motion.  

 

Resolved:

·       The Area Forum rejected the officer’s recommendations, as submitted.

·       The Area Forum agreed instead that officers should proceed to formal (statutory) consultation in respect of expanding the existing CPZ into the Hounslow Housing land, on grounds that this site continued to be the subject of regular residents’ complaints to members as a result of people sleeping rough, fly-tipping, abandoned vehicles and vans being parked on the land.

·       The Area Forum delegated to the Chair of this Area Forum and ward councillors in consultation with the relevant lead officer any objections that could not be resolved by officers as a result of that consultation exercise.

·       The Area Forum agreed that all residents were advised of the results of the consultation and the Area Forum’s decision.

110.

Wyke Estate 'Area', Isleworth - Results of Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) Detailed Design Consultation - Mark Frost (LBH) pdf icon PDF 241 KB

This item has been included as a late item on the agenda at the Chair’s discretion.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See the briefing note from the Head of Traffic and Transport, Agenda Item 15.

 

Councillor Carey moved the officer’s recommendations, seconded by Councillor Curran and unanimously agreed at a vote by all members present.

 

Resolved:

·       The Area Forum considered the outcome of the consultation and agreed that the CPZ proposals should be advanced to formal (statutory) consultation for the making of a Traffic management Order (TMO) and implementation thereafter of the CPZ in all roads consulted, with the exception of Syon Park Gardens, subject to there being no unresolved objections;

·       The Area Forum agreed that the CPZ operational times should be submitted to formal (statutory) consultation as Monday – Friday 9.30am-5.30pm;

·       The Area Forum agreed that, where possible, officers should resolve any objections received to the formal consultation and implement the scheme and, in the event of any objections remaining unresolved, it was agreed that the Chair of the Area Forum should be given delegated authority in consultation with ward councillors and the relevant lead officer to determine these objections.

·       The Area Forum agreed that all those consulted on the proposals should be informed of this Area Forum’s decision.

111.

Teesdale Avenue and Teesdale Gardens -Extension of the West Middlesex Hospital Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) - Mark Frost (LBH) pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See the briefing note from the Head of Traffic and Transport, Agenda Item 16.

 

Councillor Curran moved the officer’s recommendations, seconded by Councillor Dunne and unanimously agreed at a vote by all members present.

 

Resolved:

·       The Area Forum considered the outcome of the consultation and agreed that the CPZ proposals should be advance to formal (statutory) consultation for the making of a Traffic Management Order (TMO) as an extension of the West Middlesex Hospital (TW) CPZ and implementation thereafter, subject to there being no unresolved objections;

·       The Area Forum agreed that the CPZ operations times be amended and submitted to formal (statutory) consultation as Monday-Saturday, 8am-8pm to match the existing TW CPZ;

·       The Area Forum agreed that, where possible, officers resolved any objections received to the formal (statutory) consultation and should implement the scheme and, in the event of any objections remaining unresolved, the Area Forum agreed that the Chair of the Area Forum should be given delegated authority to determine these objections in consultation with the ward councillors and the relevant lead officer;

·       The Area Forum agreed that all those consulted should be informed of the Area Forum’s decision.

112.

Petitions - Mark Frost (LBH) pdf icon PDF 340 KB

·       Augustus Close and Justin Close, Brentford

·       St John’s Road to Sidmouth Avenue and Crawford Close, Isleworth

·       Brentford East Area CPZ (Chestnut Avenue, Apple Garth, Cherry Garth, Plum Garth)

·       Mill Platt, Isleworth (a verbal update will be provided at the meeting)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Parking in Augustus Close and Justin Close, Brentford

 

See briefing note from the Head of Traffic and Transport, Agenda Item 17.

 

Councillor Curran suggested that any consultation should include Brentford Dock Ltd.  He moved the officer’s recommendations, acknowledging the longstanding issues in relation to car parking and confirmed that the spaces belonged to Hounslow Housing.  Councillor Sampson seconded the motion, which was agreed unanimously by all members present at a vote.

 

Resolved:

·       The Area Forum considered the submitted petition and agreed that an informal design consultation should be carried out with residents of Augustus Close;

·       The Area Forum agreed that residents of Justin Close should be kept informed of the consultation and its outcome.

·       The Area Forum agreed that, given the current workloads in the Council’s Traffic and Transport Team, that the consultation should be programmed to commence in the autumn.

·       The Area Forum agreed that the lead petitioner should be notified of the Area Forum’s decision.

 

St John’s Road to Sidmouth Avenue and Crawford Close neighbourhoods, Isleworth:

 

See briefing note from the Head of Traffic and Transport, Agenda Item 17.

 

Councillors noted their broad support for the proposals, seeking clarification that the proposals did not conflict with the CPZ proposals on St John’s Road, Isleworth.  Councillor Curran moved the officer’s recommendations, suggesting that the relevant Cabinet Member and ward members liaise on the proposals and the required funding.  Members present agreed by unanimous vote.

 

Resolved:

·       The Area Forum noted the submitted petition from residents of Crawford Close and Sidmouth Avenue;

·       The Area Forum noted that the available S106 funding required to implement the proposed works would be allocated via a Single Member Decision (SMD) scheduled for June 2016;

·       The Area Forum noted that, following the agreement of the Single Member Decision, officer would work with ward councillors to prioritise amongst the proposed public realm and transport improvement projects included on the community wish-list for the Isleworth Station area;

·       The Area Forum noted that those projects that were prioritised would then progress to further feasibility.

 

Brentford East ‘Area’, Brentford – Results of CPZ Initial Consultation:

 

See briefing note from the Head of Traffic and Transport, Agenda Item 17.

Councillor Collins moved the officer’s recommendations, seconded by Councillor Lambert.  At a vote the motion was unanimously agreed.

 

Resolved:

·       The Area Forum considered the outcome of the consultation and agreed that the CPZ proposals should be advanced to the detailed design consultation stage with all roads consulted, with the exception of Clayponds Gardens where there was significant opposition to parking controls;

·       The Area Forum agreed that in the event of the detailed design consultation showing majority support officers should proceed to statutory consultation for the making of a Traffic Management Order for the CPZ and that objections (if any) that could not be resolved by officers should be reported back to this Area Forum for consultation.  If there were no unresolved objections, that officers should proceed to implement the CPZ and confirm the TMO;

·       That residents should be informed of the Area  ...  view the full minutes text for item 112.

113.

Area Forum Action Plan - Mark Frost (LBH) pdf icon PDF 221 KB

Minutes:

See report by the Head of Traffic and Transport, Agenda Item 18.

 

Members noted thanks to officers for the extensive work carried out around Isleworth rail station.  Councillor Lambert was encouraged to submit a project for the Action Plan.  Further updates would be provided at the July Area Forum.

 

Resolved:

The Area Forum noted the submitted Action Plan.

114.

Minutes of the meeting held on 3 March 2016 and Matters Arising pdf icon PDF 179 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 31 March 2016 were agreed and signed by the Chair as a correct record.

 

The Chair noted the progress in discussions with the Council’s contractors to secure improvements to the Brentford War Memorial using the remaining Community Engagement Funding from the 2015/16 period.

115.

Urgent Business

Any other items which the Chair accepts for consideration on grounds of urgency.

Minutes:

Mark Frost drew members’ attention to the updated bus planners on the TfL website as a result of the recent consultation that had come to this Area Forum earlier in the year.

 

The Chair wished to record the Area Forum’s special note of thanks to Mr Cliff Chanter, Windmill Road, Brentford who had been a regular enthusiastic participant at meetings over a number of years, who had passed away in April this year at the age of 96. 

116.

Date of next scheduled meeting - Thursday, 14 July 2016

Minutes:

Members noted the date of the forthcoming meeting.