Hounslow Council


Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: Committee Rooms 1 & 2, Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow

Contact: Irene Bowles, email  irene.bowles@hounslow.gov.uk, telephone 020 8583 2075 

Items
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82.

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

Decision:

Apologies had been received from Councillors Daanish Saeed and Sohan Sangha.  Councillor  Gurmail Lal had sent apologies for lateness.

 

There were no declarations of interest.

Minutes:

Apologies had been received from Councillors Daanish Saeed and Sohan Sangha.  Councillor  Gurmail Lal had sent apologies for lateness.

 

There were no declarations of interest.

83.

Planning Application Presentation by Developer - Hounslow Heath Golf Course - to conclude no later than 7.25pm (Nick de Candole)

There will be a short presentation by the Developer, who will then take questions from Members.  This item must conclude by 7.25pm. 

 

Development of children’s zoo and adventure park, associated buildings and outdoor structures, childcare nursery, 9 hole golf course, floodlit golf driving range, surfing lake, high rope and zip line course and car parking alterations (Hybrid application – the northern part of the course is subject of an outline consent)

Minutes:

Nick de Candole, Director, Kidspace Adventures Holdings Ltd gave a presentation on proposals for a development on Hounslow Heath Golf Course site for which a planning application had been submitted.  Mr de Candole hoped to open his facility to the public in October 2016. 

 

Members asked the following questions:

Q: Cllr Lily Bath: would there be a charge to use the attraction?

A: The cost of an annual ticket for a family of four would cost around £260 pa, which could be paid by monthly direct debit.  A one day summer ticket would be around £11 per adult; £12.50 per child, with 25% discount after 3pm and 15% discount for online booking.  Winter tickets (October to May) would be around 30% cheaper.

 

Q: Cllr Rajawat:  (declared an interest as is a Planning Committee Member) When would the planning application be made, and had any objections been received from the local community?

A: The planning application had been lodged for some time; Mr de Candole had e-mailed and written to all Councillors with details of the proposal.  He understood there had been 15 or 16 written complaints, which had largely focussed on an informal right of way – which would not be possible.  Very few golfers had complained.  Mr de Candole had been in discussion with the Highways team and was aware that there would be conditions around bus stops and routes, car parking charges and cyclist facilities.  There was also a requirement to drill bore holes to check contamination issues, as this area had been a landfill site.  A couple of asbestos hotspots had been identified, although the waste was fairly inert on the site.  Account had to be taken of the River Crane flood plain, and a construction management plan had to be produced.

 

The Chair thanked Mr de Candole for his presentation.

 

84.

Update on Bath Road by Hounslow West Station (Christopher Deakins) pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Members received the report on the Bath Road (Vicarage Farm Road to Standard Road) – Public Realm Improvements from Christopher Deakins.

 

In answer to questions from members, it was agreed that the following actions would be taken:

a)                 a larger sign advising drivers of the end of the bus lane would be erected as soon as possible.

b)                 Additional benches would be included in the street furniture aspect of the scheme.

c)                  The current advisory right turn filter lane from Bath Road into Vicarage Farm Road should become mandatory, with appropriate signage and road markings.

 

Resolved that:

The Area Forum approve the recommendations in the report:

1.                  that authority be delegated to the Director of Regeneration, Economic Development and Environment (REDe) to authorise Officers to undertake statutory consultation on proposed public realm improvements as set put in the report and Appendix A (attached to Agenda item 3) on the A3006 Bath Road, between Vicarage Farm Road and Standard Road.

2.                  that authority be delegated to the Director of REDe to authorise Officers to resolve, where possible, any objections received to the statutory consultation.

3.                  that, in the event of any objections remaining unresolved, authority be delegated to the Chair of the Area Forum to determine these objections in consultation with the Ward Councillors, while ensuring the Council compliance with its duty under Section 122 of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984, in authorising the making of a Traffic Management Order.

4.                  that authority be delegated to the Director of REDe to authorise Officers to implement the scheme once members determine to confirm the Traffic Management Order.

 

 

Residents highlighted a parking problem close to Barclays Bank in Bath Road.  Amarpal Soor agreed to request more enforcement action in the locality.

Minutes:

Members received the report on the Bath Road (Vicarage Farm Road to Standard Road) – Public Realm Improvements from Christopher Deakins.

He explained the proposals – the driver of which was to reduce accidents.

 

He reminded Members that the existing bus lane at the western end of the section of the road had been removed for a trial period from December 2014; there had been no concerns raised by London Transport, who had been happy with the traffic modelling provided.  There had, however, been some issues with the red surface, as other road users had been reticent to enter a potential bus lane.  However, it was noted that this section would be re-surfaced if the proposals were agreed.  Pavements would also be re-paved, tree root issues would be resolved, and some planting of trees better suited to the location would be carried out.  The side roads – which would become 20mph zones – would have side raised entry treatments.

 

In answer to questions from members, it was agreed that the following actions would be taken:

a)                 a larger sign advising drivers of the end of the bus lane would be erected as soon as possible.

b)                 Additional benches would be included in the street furniture aspect of the scheme.

c)                  The current advisory right turn filter lane from Bath Road into Vicarage Farm Road should become mandatory, with appropriate signage and road markings.

 

Councillor Rajawat asked that the traffic light phasing at the junction of Bath Road and Vicarage Farm Road be adjusted to ease problems with the merging lanes there.  He was also concerned that car parking would remain a problem, and asked about the loading provision for local businesses.

Christopher Deakin confirmed that the traffic light phasing would change with the implementation of the proposals.  He advised that there would be no change to current loading/unloading restrictions; the loading bay would remain.  The widening of the road would give a minor amount of space to redistribute; it was not possible to mix cycle and pedestrian use of space, but cyclists would have a reasonably good share of road space.

 

Christopher Deakin appreciated that this project had taken a long time to reach this point, but advised that much of the timeframe had been taken with modelling and gaining approval from Transport for London (TfL).  TfL were now ready to sign off the proposals, if Members approved them.

 

Resolved that:

The Area Forum approve the recommendations in the report:

1.                  that authority be delegated to the Director of Regeneration, Economic Development and Environment (REDe) to authorise Officers to undertake statutory consultation on proposed public realm improvements as set put in the report and Appendix A (attached to Agenda item 3) on the A3006 Bath Road, between Vicarage Farm Road and Standard Road.

2.                  that authority be delegated to the Director of REDe to authorise Officers to resolve, where possible, any objections received to the statutory consultation.

3.                  that, in the event  ...  view the full minutes text for item 84.

85.

Police Update (Inspector O'Brien) pdf icon PDF 9 KB

Decision:

Councillor Virdi raised the issue of anti-social behaviour by minicab drivers, who had moved into Cranford roads following a Public Space Protection Order in West Drayton, effective from 15 September 2015, asking if a similar order should be put in place in Hounslow.  The Chair agreed to refer the matter to the Traffic Enforcement Team.

 

Councillor Virdi reminded members that Gurpreet Thethy (Neighbourhood Community Safety Co-ordinator) would soon leave her post, and recorded a vote of thanks to her for all her hard work.  It was agreed that the Chair would send a letter of thanks to her.

Minutes:

Inspector Dee O’Brien updated Members on some arrests and warrant executions that had taken place since writing her report (attached to Item 8 on the Agenda).  She reported that much of this was due to input from the Community.  Newsletters had gone to print, which would be delivered by Police staff, particularly targeting areas with a high crime potential.

 

Inspector O’Brien informed Members that a tool called “predictive boxes” was being used that analysed crime statistics and indicated where future crime was likely to take place.  This appeared to be working.

 

The Chair thanked Inspector O’Brien for her report.

 

Councillor Lily Bath asked for an update on the problem of drug dealing in Convent Way.  Inspector O’Brien confirmed that progress had been made, with a warrant executed in the summer which had led to a closure notice.  This meant that the tenant of the property had to leave for a period of three months, and then attend court.  The court case would take place in the near future.  The Police were working with the Safer Neighbourhood teams, enabling more patrols.

 

Councillor Virdi raised the issue of anti-social behaviour by minicab drivers, who had moved into Cranford roads following a Public Space Protection Order in West Drayton, effective from 15 September 2015, asking if a similar order should be put in place in Hounslow.  Mr Blackett confirmed that this was a problem. The Chair agreed to refer the matter to the Traffic Enforcement Team.

 

Councillor Raj Bath asked if there was any update on Ringway.  Inspector O’Brien advised that she had no specific information, but would bring an update to the next Area Forum meeting.

 

In response to questions on the future of PCSOs, Inspector O’Brien advised  that the Metropolitan Police were facing a budget cutback of £1m, so had to look at where savings could be made.  An audit of PCSOs was included in this exercise, as part of a feasibility study.  She acknowledged that PCSOs had proved very successful, and confirmed that she found them invaluable.  There was concern at the possible loss of local knowledge, should numbers be cut.

 

Councillor Virdi reminded members that Gurpreet Thethy (Neighbourhood Community Safety Co-ordinator) would soon leave her post, and recorded a vote of thanks to her for all her hard work.  It was agreed that the Chair would send a letter of thanks to her.

86.

Minutes of the meeting held on 9 July 2015 pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Matters arising:

 

76(c) Double yellow lines on the corner of Prospect Close and Sutton Lane (written update from Steve Steane attached)

 

76(d) S106 funding in respect of Western International Market Site

 

76(e) “The Lock Up”, Cranford High Street – written update from Gareth James attached)

Additional documents:

Decision:

The minutes of the meeting held on 9 July 2015 were agreed as a true and accurate record, and were signed by the Chair. 

 

Councillor Mann, on behalf of members, welcomed Councillor Virdi back as a member of the Labour group,

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 9 July 2015 were agreed as a true and accurate record, and were signed by the Chair. 

 

Councillor Mann, on behalf of members, welcomed Councillor Virdi back as a member of the Labour group,

 

Matters arising:

a)                 Item 76(c) Double yellow lines on the corner of Prospect Close and Sutton Lane – members were asked to note the update given on page 19 of the Agenda Pack.

b)                 Item 76(d) S106 funding in respect of Western International Market Site – no update was available; this was deferred to the next meeting.

c)                 Item 76(e) “The Lock Up”, Cranford High Street – members were asked to note the update given on page 19 of the Agenda Pack.  Gareth James would bring additional information to the next meeting.

87.

Petitions pdf icon PDF 2 MB

a)     Petition to request resolution to litter and parking problems in 427-445 Great West Road  - (Petition attached) Report from Satnam Sahota / Gareth James

 

b)     To note the receipt of a petition (September 2015) to improve the facilities at Avenue Park (Petition attached).

Marianne Boyle, Major Projects and Service Manager, Physical Activity & Sport has advised that: London Borough of Hounslow recently invested £150k in Avenue Park to improve the opportunities for sport and physical activity for local residents including the installation of a 10 station outdoor gym, a multi-use games area and a football pitch. We will review the recently submitted petition and provide a formal response in due course.  

Please note: As an FYI the recent addition of the Parkour at the park was badly damaged following an arson attack. We have instructed the repairs of this which are due to commence on the 21st Sept and will last approximately one week.”

 

c)      To note the receipt of a petition (September 2015) to restrict parking outside Costcutter store in Crosslands Avenue, UB2 5RB (Petition attached).

Mark Frost, Head of Traffic and Transport has advised that “The service will look to explore provision of a time limited no return parking area near the shops to support the business. It is on our programme and will be processed for implementation before the end of the current financial year; There are statutory processes that must be adhered to, that means a minimum timeframe of 16 weeks.”

Decision:

a)                 Note the receipt of a petition (September 2015) to improve the facilities at Avenue Park

Members noted the receipt of the petition, and heard a statement read on behalf of the lead petitioner, but raised concerns that the petitioners did not appear to be local residents.  Ward Councillors and residents therefore objected to the petition on these grounds.  The Chair asked that this be investigated.

 

b)                 Note the receipt of a petition (September 2015) to restrict parking outside Costcutter store in Crosslands Avenue, UB2 5RB)

Mr Tal, the lead petitioner, addressed members, who confirmed that they supported this petition.    Amarpal Soor agreed to present a briefing note at the next meeting.  He suggested that the Council could consider a self-enforcing parking system, including a “no return within one hour” regime.

The Chair thanked Mr Tal for his presentation.

 

 

Minutes:

a)                 Update on petition to request resolution to litter and parking problems at 427-445 Great West Road

Members were asked to note the update on page 22 of the Agenda Pack.

 

 

b)                 Note the receipt of a petition (September 2015) to improve the facilities at Avenue Park

Members noted the receipt of the petition, and heard a statement read on behalf of the lead petitioner, but raised concerns that the petitioners did not appear to be local residents.  Ward Councillors and residents therefore objected to the petition on these grounds.  The Chair asked that this be investigated.

[Afterminute: Advice had been sought from the Deputy Monitoring Officer, who had confirmed that it was not necessary for any petitioner, or signatory to a petition, to live in the locality – or even the Borough.  This petition will therefore be brought back to the next Area Forum meeting.]

 

c)                 Note the receipt of a petition (September 2015) to restrict parking outside Costcutter store in Crosslands Avenue, UB2 5RB)

Mr Tal, the lead petitioner, addressed members, who confirmed that they supported this petition.    Amarpal Soor agreed to present a briefing note at the next meeting.  He suggested that the Council could consider a self-enforcing parking system, including a “no return within one hour” regime.

The Chair thanked Mr Tal for his presentation.

 

 

88.

S106 Update (Councillor Dennison)

Decision:

Councillor Dennison agreed to re-circulate the list of current proposed projects for S106 funding to individual Ward Councillors, and asked that he be advised of those projects that should proceed.  Councillor Dennison confirmed that he would then sign off those projects.

 

Councillor Dennison also agreed to re-circulate the “wish list”.  If Members confirmed which projects should stay on that list, they would be considered in the future for funding from the Community Infrastructure Levy.

 

Brian Smith (Hounslow Cycling Campaign) asked for a greenway along the River Crane passing through Cranford park and connecting Hatton Cross and Twickenham to be considered as a project.  The Chair confirmed that this would be considered.

Minutes:

Councillor Dennison reminded members that he had signed off a Single Member Decision on 29 July 2015 approving allocation of £4.02m of s106 funding for identified projects.  A progress report on those projects would be published in a Newsletter later in the year.  In addition to this, a wish list of good schemes that require funding would be published at the end of September 2015; he hoped that around 20% of these would receive funding.

 

In July 2015, Councillor Dennison had circulated individual lists of schemes to Ward Councillors, who had been asked to sign off any projects they wished to be progressed.  He had not received any replies from Heston and Cranford Councillors.  Councillor Virdi asked if this was the same list that had been circulated some months previously: this had seemed very light on Heston and Cranford projects.  Councillor Dennison believed that this was the same list.  He asked Members to celebrate the success of projects in other areas; he reminded Members that s106 funding followed from developments in an area.  There was very little s106 funding in Cranford, due to few development opportunities there.

 

Members were advised that the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was now taking effect; 15% would be available for local projects, and would look at priorities across the borough.  It would be a fairer system than s106.

 

Councillor Purewal reminded Councillor Dennison that there had been £25m s106 funding in 2014/15 that had not been spent.  Councillor Dennison confirmed this, but reminded Members that there were legal agreements that restricted its use.  However, if no suitable project was identified in one area, it was possible to negotiate with Developers to utilise the funding elsewhere.  He advised Members that income and expenditure of s106 money was fairly constant at around £4m per year; CIL funding would reduce more quickly.  Projects currently on the s106 wish list could be funded by CIL monies.

 

Councillor Dennison agreed to re-circulate the list of current proposed projects for s106 funding to individual Ward Councillors, and asked that he be advised of those projects that should proceed.  Councillor Dennison confirmed that he would then sign off those projects.

 

Councillor Dennison informed Members that he would attend the Residents’ Associations Forum on 2 October 2015, at which he would invite additional projects to be submitted.  There would be a consultation period for this of six weeks, to be closed in Mid-November 2015.

 

Councillor Dennison also agreed to re-circulate the “wish list”.  If Members confirmed which projects should stay on that list, they would be considered in the future for funding from the Community Infrastructure Levy.

 

Councillor Lily Bath asked how future wishes identified by residents could be formalised and funding applied for.  Councillor Dennison advised Members that Danalee Edmund was the dedication officer for s106 funds; she would collate requests, which would then be examined by Officers.  They would then move onto either a wish list or a list for approval by Single Member Decision.  Lists would be circulated regularly  ...  view the full minutes text for item 88.

89.

Open Forum for questions from the public (maximum of 30 minutes)

Protocol:

       Questions will be allowed at the Chair’s discretion.

       The Chair will normally only allow one question per item.

       Items on the main agenda should not be raised in the open forum.

       Individual cases cannot be discussed.

       Items submitted to the Chair in advance of the meeting are welcomed.

Decision:

a)                 331 Great West Road, Advertising site

A resident of Harris Close brought the unacceptable state of this site to the attention of members, explaining that, although a quarterly maintenance plan existed, no maintenance appeared to be happening.  Councillors Mann and Purewall spoke in support of the resident and requested that the Planning Enforcement team take some action in this matter.  Members agreed this.

 

Councillor Lily Bath asked that a report come back to the Area Forum from the Planning Enforcement team, showing a clear strategy and plan for ensuring that this area is properly maintained in the future.

 

 

b)                 State of disrepair of roads across the Borough, especially Elmdon Road and Renfrew Road

Miss Cordery reminded Members that, although traffic calming measures had been put in place in Elmdon Road and Renfrew Road, there were many massive potholes in the carriageways. Miss Cordery had written to both her MP and Ward Councillors to establish if and when the roads would be resurfaced, but had not received any satisfactory reply.

 

Amarpal Soor agreed to find out from Hounslow Highways when resurfacing of these roads would be scheduled.  Councillor Mann advised residents that they could log onto the Hounslow Highways  website (http://www.hounslowhighways.org/),  and look at proposed works to the end of 2017.

 

c)                 Henlys Alley

Mr Clark raised the issue of the lack of lighting and cleansing of Henlys Alley.  He had written to the Council, and had received a reply (tabled for Members) which stated that only the start of each end of Henlys Alley was within Hounslow Highways project network.  The lights at each end of the alley were due to be replaced in the coming months.  Mr Clark reminded Members that this was a public footpath, and asked who was responsible for its upkeep.  He had written to Councillor Raj Bath, requesting that an inspection of the area be carried out. 

 

Councillor Raj Bath reported that Henlys Alley had always been maintained in the past; he had asked Officers for information, but had not yet received a reply.  Councillor Mann informed members that there were a number of alleyways across the Borough that appeared to have fallen out of the system when the contract was passed to Hounslow Highways.  Councillor Mann agreed  to liaise with Aled Richard’s team and ensure that Henlys Alley is restored to the street register.

Minutes:

a)                 331 Great West Road, Advertising site

A resident of Harris Close brought the unacceptable state of this site to the attention of members, explaining that, although a quarterly maintenance plan existed, no maintenance appeared to be happening.  Councillors Mann and Purewall spoke in support of the resident and requested that the Planning Enforcement team take some action in this matter.  Members agreed this.

 

Councillor Lily Bath asked that a report come back to the Area Forum from the Planning Enforcement team, showing a clear strategy and plan for ensuring that this area is properly maintained in the future.

 

 

b)                 State of disrepair of roads across the Borough, especially Elmdon Road and Renfrew Road

Miss Cordery reminded Members that, although traffic calming measures had been put in place in Elmdon Road and Renfrew Road, there were many massive potholes in the carriageways. Miss Cordery had written to both her MP and Ward Councillors to establish if and when the roads would be resurfaced, but had not received any satisfactory reply.

 

Amarpal Soor agreed to find out from Hounslow Highways when resurfacing of these roads would be scheduled.  Councillor Mann advised residents that they could log onto the Hounslow Highways  website (http://www.hounslowhighways.org/),  and look at proposed works to the end of 2017.

 

 

c)                 Henlys Alley

Mr Clark raised the issue of the lack of lighting and cleansing of Henlys Alley.  He had written to the Council, and had received a reply (tabled for Members) which stated that only the start of each end of Henlys Alley was within Hounslow Highways project network.  The lights at each end of the alley were due to be replaced in the coming months.  Mr Clark reminded Members that this was a public footpath, and asked who was responsible for its upkeep.  He had written to Councillor Raj Bath, requesting that an inspection of the area be carried out. 

 

Councillor Raj Bath reported that Henlys Alley had always been maintained in the past; he had asked Officers for information, but had not yet received a reply.  Councillor Mann informed members that there were a number of alleyways across the Borough that appeared to have fallen out of the system when the contract was passed to Hounslow Highways.  Councillor Mann agreed  to liaise with Aled Richard’s team and ensure that Henlys Alley is restored to the street register.

90.

Wheeled Bin Update (Nicola Taylor) pdf icon PDF 388 KB

Minutes:

Nicola Taylor reminded Members that the wheeled bin programme was a part of the waste and recycling strategy for the borough, with the key drivers being to improve rates of recycling and reduce the cost of waste sent to landfill. 

 

Phase 1 of the trial in 2013 involved 10% of low rise properties in the borough.  Recycling rates increased and a residents survey (34% response rate) showed 80% of residents in favour at the start of the programme rising to 93% at the end of the trial period. 

 

Phase 2 added an additional 20,000 low rise properties, bringing the total to 27,000 out of 70,000 across the borough.   Members were reminded that their Agenda pack contained data on the six month period to June 2015.  64% of residents had noted that the streets were cleaner; 34% recycled more, and 74% were satisfied with their wheeled bin.  Analysis had shown that there had been a 7% reduction in waste, at a time when there had been an increase in waste of 4% across London.

 

Phase 3 would roll out between November 2015 and March 2016.

 

The Chair thanked Nicola Taylor for her report.

91.

School Place Provision (Sheena Poley)

Minutes:

Sheena Poley led Members through her presentation, highlighting the following points:

§         The Local Authority (LA) had a statutory duty to ensure that there were enough school places in Hounslow.

§         Pupil numbers in Hounslow had increased by 8.2% between 2001 and 2011, against a national increase of 0.2%.  The projection over the next few years is an increase of 22% (national 7%), making Hounslow the 7th highest growth in London.

§         Hotspots of demand in the borough were in Brentford and Central Hounslow, where building developments inevitably led to more children.

§         The LA were not allowed to open new schools: they had to be Academies or Free Schools.  The LA could only expand existing schools.  63% (34) of Hounslow’s Primary Schools have or will expand. 635 additional reception places have been created since 2010, with 270 more planned and confirmed between 2015-17.

§         Even if every Hounslow Secondary School were to expand, there is not sufficient capacity to meet future needs.  There will be a projected shortfall in 2019 of 177 places.

§         Government Basic Need funding only covers 60% of Hounslow school places.  Expansion of existing schools had led to increased borrowing by the Council.

§         Brownfield sites that are suitable for education are not in the areas of the borough where they are needed.

§         Approval for new Free Schools lies with the Education Funding Agency (EFA). The EFA is responsible for site provision, but sites are required to follow the normal planning application process.  The LA can work with the EFA to identify suitable sites.

§         The Academy and Free School Reference Group screen potential Free Schools, inviting them to discuss how they would work with both existing schools and the LA.  This informs information gathering.

§         Hounslow commissioned a Sequential Assessment of Sites to identify possible school sites, which was last updated in April 2014.  Only two viable brownfield sites were identified in the areas where school places are in short supply: Commerce Road, Brentford (not available for approximately 3 years) and Hanworth Road, Central Hounslow (TfL site) which could accommodate a 4 Form Entry (FE) Primary School.

§         Floreat School, new Free school in Brentford had been scheduled as 2FE, but the site restricted this to 1FE, which has impacted on place planning.

§         There is a shortfall of Primary school places in Heston and Cranford in 2015/16, which will be mitigated in 2016/17 with the opening of Edison Free School (90 places).  Wellington School will expand by having a split site in 2017.

§         All four Special schools in the Borough will expand by 2018, with additional SEN Centres opening within schools. 

§         Oaklands will expand with the building of a Seconday School on a split site in Gresham Road, subject to planning permission.  The plans were shown to local residents on 17 September 2015.

§         In summary:

1.      The demand for school places will continue to increase in future years

2.      the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 91.

92.

Update on Heston Leisure Centre and the park improvements (Bob Seera)

Verbal Update from Bob Seera.

Decision:

Members and residents were informed that the café in the new leisure centre will feature a collection of old images of Heston village on its main wall.  The local community will be involved in this project; residents were asked to send any photographs that provided memories of Heston in the past to Suzie Munnery at suzie.munnery@hounslow.gov.uk.

Minutes:

Bob Seera advised Members that the works were nearing completion.  There had been some delay due to problems with the electricity supply and contractors, but the revised completion date was now 25 November 2015.  There will then be a 10 day fit-out period by Fusion, with a projected date for public opening of 5 December 2015.

 

Members and residents were informed that the café in the new leisure centre will feature a collection of old images of Heston village on its main wall.  The local community will be involved in this project; residents were asked to send any photographs that provided memories of Heston in the past to Suzie Munnery at suzie.munnery@hounslow.gov.uk.

 

Bob Seera reminded Members that they had previously seen the plans for the Park area.  Blakedown Landscapes Ltd would start work on the 3G pitches, MUGA, cricket nets and floodlighting on 30 September 2015, and should complete this by the end of the year.  These facilities would complement the Leisure Centre.

 

Phase 2 of the soft and hard landscaping would be completed by March 2016.

 

The 88 units of affordable house were scheduled for completion in October 2016, with the 118 unit Taylor Wimpey Merrivale Place development due for completion in Summer 2017.

 

Mr Blackett expressed concern on the integration of the alleyway into the park.  Bob Seera reminded Members that the alleyway had been of concern in the past, which is why it had been decided to open it up as part of the park.  The surfaces would be repaved, the litter cleared and efficient lighting installed.  It would feel part of the park.

 

Mr Blackett asked whether the alleyway would be locked at night.  Bob Seera advised that the whole park, including the current alleyway would not be locked at night.

93.

Heston East Area, Hounslow – Results of Informal Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) Consultation (Amarpal Soor) pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Members received the report on the results of the informal CPZ| consultation, but did not agree with the recommendations of Officers to progress the Western cluster of roads to a detailed design consultation stage.

 

Members were unanimous in their view that there was not a sufficient number of positive responses to justify public funds on the next stage, particularly taking into account the very small number of respondents who stated that they might change their mind if neighbouring roads showed support.  It was not logical to undertake more work in this respect

 

Councillor Kaur proposed that recommendation (a) in the report was rejected.  Members unanimously voted in favour of the proposal.

 

Resolved that:

No further CPZ proposals be considered for the following roads in the Hounslow East area:

Berwyn Avenue, Brackendale Close, Great West Road (part), Jersey Road, Kings Avenue, Lampton Avenue, Lampton Road, Neville Close, North Dene and Sutton Dene – and –

Baldwin Gardens, Chamberlain Gardens, Gladstone Gardens, Gresham Road, Palmerston Road, Spring Grove Crescent and Taylor Close.

 

 

Minutes:

Amarpal Soor led Members through the report on the informal consultation (attached to item 12 of the Agenda).

 

Members received the report on the results of the informal CPZ consultation, but did not agree with the recommendations of Officers to progress the Western cluster of roads to a detailed design consultation stage.

 

Members were unanimous in their view that there was not a sufficient number of positive responses to justify public funds on the next stage, particularly taking into account the very small number of respondents who stated that they might change their mind if neighbouring roads showed support.  Whilst it was understood that TfL funds were available to carry out the next stage of consultation, there would be a cost to the Council in respect of Officer time.  Members agreed that it was not logical to undertake more work in this respect.

 

Councillor Kaur proposed that recommendation (a) in the report was rejected.  Members unanimously voted in favour of the proposal.

 

Resolved that:

No further CPZ proposals be considered for the following roads in the Hounslow East area:

Berwyn Avenue, Brackendale Close, Great West Road (part), Jersey Road, Kings Avenue, Lampton Avenue, Lampton Road, Neville Close, North Dene and Sutton Dene – and –

Baldwin Gardens, Chamberlain Gardens, Gladstone Gardens, Gresham Road, Palmerston Road, Spring Grove Crescent and Taylor Close.

 

 

94.

Community Engagement Update (Councillor Atwal Hear)

Decision:

The Chair informed Members and residents that a webpage on the Council website had been created for the Area Forum.

(http://www.hounslow.gov.uk/index/council_and_democracy/areaforums/heston_cranford_area_forum.htm)

A suggestion box, with an e-mail address to send items for consideration at future Area Forum meetings, or photos for the web page, can be found there.

Minutes:

The Chair informed Members and residents that a webpage on the Council website had been created for the Area Forum.

(http://www.hounslow.gov.uk/index/council_and_democracy/areaforums/   heston_cranford_area_forum.htm)

A suggestion box, with an e-mail address to send items for consideration at future Area Forum meetings, or photos for the web page, can be found there.

95.

Small Grant Applications

a)     Update on True Honour application (Chair)

 

b)     Update on Musictots application (Chair)

Decision:

Uttam Gujral confirmed that information requested by Members at the last meeting had been received, and approval given by the Chair for the two small grant applications.

Minutes:

Uttam Gujral confirmed that information requested by Members at the last meeting had been received, and approval given by the Chair for the two small grant applications.

96.

Date of next scheduled meeting is 12 November 2015

Decision:

Noted that:

The next meeting would take place on Thursday 12 November 2015 at 7pm in Committee Rooms 1 and 2.

 

Councillors Raj Bath and Amrit Mann gave their apologies for this meeting.

Minutes:

Noted that:

The next meeting would take place on Thursday 12 November 2015 at 7pm in Committee Rooms 1 and 2.

Councillors Raj Bath and Amrit Mann gave their apologies for this meeting.

97.

Any other business, which the Chair considers to be urgent

a)     Consultation on 20mph speed limit ends on 30 September.  Transport Planning would like as many residents as possible to complete this.  

The survey can be found on the main Hounslow Consultations page, including the link to the questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/hounslow20mph or hard copies will be available at the meeting.

 

Decision:

There were no items of urgent business.  The meeting closed at 9.45pm.

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.