Hounslow Council


Agenda, decisions and minutes

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

Items
No. Item

133.

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

Decision:

Apologies for absence had been received from Councillors Kamaljit Kaur and Amritpal Mann.

 

Councillor Gurpal Virdi declared an interest in the Firs Drive Residents Association Small Grant application (item 9 on the Agenda).

 

Councillor Daanish Saeed welcomed Councillor Sukhbir Dhaliwal to his first Area Forum meeting following his election as a Cranford Councillor.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence had been received from Councillors Kamaljit Kaur and Amritpal Mann.

 

Councillor Gurpal Virdi declared an interest in the Firs Drive Residents Association Small Grant application (item 9 on the Agenda).

 

Councillor Daanish Saeed welcomed Councillor Sukhbir Dhaliwal to his first Area Forum meeting following his election as a Cranford Councillor.

134.

Police Report - Inspector Dominic Hall pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Decision:

Members received the report from Acting Inspector Dominic Hall.

 

Councillor Saeed informed Members that a police officer “Stu, 272” had been highly praised by homeless people attending the soup kitchen at St Mary & Pope Kyrillos VI Coptic Orthodox Church, for going out of his way to help them.  Members asked that this be passed on to the officer.

Minutes:

Members received the report (attached to item 2 of the Agenda pack) from Acting Inspector Dominic Hall, who was accompanied by Sgt Paul Smythe.

Items highlighted were:

Ø  A successful Community Action day had been held in Heston West

Ø  The Community Action day had highlighted a problem with prostitution. This had been followed up, with 25 warnings issued to persistent kerb crawlers.  There had been no repeat offenders from those warnings.  However, the police were seeking a long term solution, so that the problem was tackled, not displaced.

Ø  Councillor Lily Bath asked if Wentworth Road was on the radar in terms of prostitution, as residents had raised this with her.  Inspector Hall confirmed that there had been a number of complaints from both Wentworth Road and Heston Services.  He reminded Members that the police have a duty to offer the women support to help them escape from that environment.  Whilst he understood that residents wanted to see arrests, the police had to balance support and arrests.  Inspector Hall asked Members to encourage residents to call the police to report incidents, as an anti-social behaviour report would then be made, and residents would receive regular updates.  He agreed that it was now time to move to Public Protection Orders (PPO) (where prostitutes had to leave the area for 24 hours) and enforcement.  Councillor Lily Bath asked if the outreach team, working with the prostitutes was successful.  Inspector Hall advised that, following arrest, women were back on the street after two days.  Although a support structure was put in place, he was not convinced of its success.  However, prostitutes arrested on PPOs have to attend court, and various court orders can be issued, which can give support moving forward.

Ø  Numbers signed up for Neighbourhood Link had continued to rise, and now stood at approximately 1500.

Ø  Councillor Virdi reminded Members that there was a discrepancy between police figures for burglary and the insurance industry’s burglary claims tracker for the TW5 area.  Inspector Hall informed Councillor Virdi that he could not comment on the insurance companies’ figures.  Inspector Hall recognised that burglary was a significant issue in the Heston and Cranford area, and advised Members that he had been specifically tasked to reduce this.  He assured Members that this was his top priority, and that a number of initiatives would soon be in place.

Ø  Councillor Virdi expressed concern that knives were being sold on the streets in Hounslow West; he had notified Neighbourhood Wardens of this.  Inspector Hall agreed to check on this; Operation Sceptre had been in the sector for a day prior to the last Area Forum: figures would be forwarded to Councillor Virdi.

Ø  Sgt Paul Smythe explained to Members that he believed Heston Services was being used by criminals to leave the area after committing burglaries. He was working with the Manager of the Services to put more effective cameras and bollards in place to stop this (hopefully this year), including ANPR (Automatic Number  ...  view the full minutes text for item 134.

135.

Enforcement Teams - Frances Houston and Harpreet Natt pdf icon PDF 334 KB

Decision:

Frances Houston led Members through her presentation on co-ordinated, sustainable and affordable enforcement.  She introduced the Team Leader for the Heston and Cranford Area – Harpreet Natt.

 

Members were asked to consider how they wished to work with the new Neighbourhood Enforcement Team.  Members felt that it would be useful to have a meeting for each Ward, and an action plan drawn up at that level.

Minutes:

Gerry McCarthy, Head of Enforcement, Community Safety and Commercial Regulation, sent apologies that he could not attend the meeting; however,

Frances Houston led Members through the presentation on co-ordinated, sustainable and affordable enforcement.  She reminded Members that the Council had wished to make the best use of resources by combining the areas of community safety, anti-social behaviour, littering, rubbish build-up, etc.

 

There is a Neighbourhood Enforcement team in each of the five areas covered by Area Forums; the Team Leader for the Heston and Cranford Area is Harpreet Natt, who was introduced to Members.  The team also link into other agencies, such as the police and Hounslow Highways.  Kingdom Security were also working with the teams for the initial bedding-in period, and were patrolling the streets and issuing fixed penalty notices (FPNs) for anti-social behaviour, in accordance with Council procedures.

 

Work was in progress on an information dashboard tool, which would give a better idea of issues being faced by residents and enforcement teams.  This will be a web-based tool, which can be interrogated by Councillors down to Ward level. Neighbourhood wardens on estates were linked to the teams and now had powers to deal with litter, fly-tipping and abandoned vehicles.

 

There were still a number of vacant posts, including the Neighbourhood Enforcement Manager. Members were asked by Harpreet Natt to consider how they wished to work with the new Neighbourhood Enforcement Team.  Members felt that it would be useful to have a meeting for each Ward, and an action plan drawn up at that level.  It is envisaged that Harpreet Natt would attend all Area Forum meetings, producing a report to Members twice each year.

 

Members were advised that the teams have to target their resources to hotspots and problem areas, as they have to be lean and efficient.  Crimes, parking and planning enforcement are dealt with other teams within the Council.

 

Questions:

a)    Residents often report problems with fly-tipping at night. Although this is quickly resolved when reported, reoccurrences frequently happen. Are there any plans to tackle this?  Frances Houston stated that it might be possible to have mobile CCTV, and/or to alert the police to carry out night patrols where repeat offending is taking place.  Harpreet Natt recognised that there are hotspots around the borough, including Vicarage Farm Road in Cranford.  His team would check CCTV footage, and go through rubbish to look for evidence of address.  Unfortunately, if there is no credible evidence, the Council is unable to prosecute.

 

b)    How many wardens are in each team?  Each team has two dedicated officers – a Team Leader(TL) and Senior Enforcement Officer(SEO), plus links into other agencies: In Heston and Cranford this means Harpreet Natt(TL), Leroy Phillips (SEO), 1 or 2 Hounslow Highways officers, 2 or 3 Neighbourhood Wardens on estates, and Kingdom Security officers in Heston town centre (a hotspot).

 

c)    Is there an element of “passing the buck”?  Frances Houston assured Members that this was not the case, and that one aim was to stop  ...  view the full minutes text for item 135.

136.

Fly tipping and Rubbish accumulation (Melanie Gadd) pdf icon PDF 197 KB

a)    Fly tipping in Summerhouse Avenue

b)    Rubbish accumulation at 331 Great West Road (Advertisement Hoarding site)

Decision:

Melanie Gadd introduced Martin Clack (Director of Hounslow Highways) and Lorraine Srivastav (Community Environment Manager), who would be able to answer questions relating to Hounslow Highways.

 

a)    Community Action Day

Members noted that there would be a Community Action Day on 15 March 2016 in the Bath Road and Berkeley Avenue area, which would involve Council Officers and police patrolling high profile areas.  The aim was not to penalise residents but to educate them and encourage engagement.  Warning letters would be issued if appropriate.

 

b)   Avenue Gardens, Cranford

A resident of Avenue Gardens, Cranford, asked when this road would be resurfaced, as she had not seen it on the borough list.  Martin Clack agreed to check this, and suggested that she discuss it further with her Ward Councillors on their walkabout on 23 March 2016.

 

c)    CCTV Camera Request for Walnut Tree Road

Harpreet Natt had fed the request for a domehead CCTV camera to be sited at Walnut Tree Road into the joint tasking group on 3 March 2016. 

 

d)   331 Great West Road – Advertising Hoarding site

Councillor Atwal Hear would meet with Harpreet Natt, Sheila Ferrar and the agents for SIS Digital on site once the current construction work had been completed, when they could discuss future maintenance of the site.

 

e)    Henlys Alley

Lorraine Srivastav advised Members and residents that a special “spring clean-up” would be arranged for Henlys Alley.  She advised Members that Henlys Alley was not  Council owned land, so not Council responsibility.  Melanie Gadd concurred with Members that it has to be someone’s responsibility, and assured them that she was working with Hounslow Highways and their contractors to identify who this was.  She confirmed that this is a right of way, but is not on the Hounslow Highways network – although it could be.  Melanie Gadd advised Members that she is looking across the entire borough to identify similar places and accrue them into the contract.  It was agreed that Harpreet Natt would report back to Area Forum when the matter is resolved.  Members noted that this might take some time; Melanie Gadd would advise the Chair, Members and Mr Brian Clarke, as soon as a time frame was known.

 

 

 

Minutes:

Melanie Gadd introduced Martin Clack (Director of Hounslow Highways) and Lorraine Srivastav (Community Environment Manager), who would be able to answer questions relating to Hounslow Highways.  A leaflet was tabled for Members and residents on work already carried out in Heston and Cranford by the team (attached as a supplementary report alongside the Agenda pack).

 

Melanie Gadd acknowledged that Members were concerned with fly tipping and accumulated rubbish in their wards.  She reminded Members that Hounslow Highways deal with fly tipping on the public highway, and have to clear items such as mattresses within 24 hours; if volume is greater, eg rubble, the timeframe is 48 hours.  The accumulation of domestic waste is an issue across the borough, particularly for flats above shops.  Collection points are a concern, and the Council is trying to put measures in place to educate residents to put out their rubbish on the correct days.

 

The wheeled bin rollout should help in some areas; although this has not been popular with everyone, there has been a lot of compliance, meaning that streets are cleaner.  There has been a fly tipping issue on Church Road, Cranford, and the team are working hard to gather evidence to make a prosecution.  Measures in place include round-the-clock surveillance, the opening of rubbish bags to search for evidence of perpetrators and the issuing of FPNs.

 

Joint tasking meetings are held with the new Enforcement teams, which is helping to make inroads to the problems.  There are a number of domehead CCTV cameras owned by police (19) and council(16), and teams can bid for these to be moved to problem areas.  Frequent movement is restricted by the cost of doing so, but sites are discussed at the monthly meetings.  If Members feel that there is a need at a particular site, they should contact Harpreet Natt, so that a bid can be made – although Members should note that success is not guaranteed!

 

Ward walkabouts are made together by Harpreet Natt and Hounslow Highways, looking at rubbish, enforcement and roads, and work closely with Melanie Gadd’s new team (Supplier Performance).

 

Martin Clack advised Members that he had carried out a Ward walkabout in February 2016 with the Chair on Summerhouse Avenue.  Action taken in the last few months in this location had been:

Ø  July 2015 – dummy carry installed: very little effect

Ø  November 2015 – ANPR camera installed: some effect

Ø  November 2015 – Litter bin installed: this was then removed, as it attracted more rubbish.

Ø  February 2016 – walkabout by Martin Clack and Cllr Atwalhear

In 2015 there had been 46 instances of flytipping in Summerhouse Avenue; 4 local residents had been issued with FPNs. 

 

a)    Community Action Day

Members noted that there would be a Community Action Day on 15 March 2016 in the Bath Road and Berkeley Avenue area, which would involve Council Officers and police patrolling high profile areas.  The aim was not to penalise residents but to educate them and encourage engagement.  Warning  ...  view the full minutes text for item 136.

137.

Creative People and Places Hounslow - Poppy Learman & Jan Lennox pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Decision:

Members received a presentation from Jan Lennox, Director of Watermans, on the work of Creative People and Places at their hub on the Beavers Estate.

 

Members were excited about the project, and were eager to expand the opportunities for all parts of the community; they offered to work with Poppy Learman to open doors with local communities.

Minutes:

Members received a presentation from Jan Lennox, Director of Watermans, on the work of Creative People and Places at their hub on the Beavers Estate. This was an Arts Council funded programme, with 21 projects countrywide.  Hounslow had received a grant of £900K over three years.

 

Jan Lennox explained that there was not much engagement with the Arts at the west end of the borough, and this programme aimed to rectify this.  Four new hubs had been set up: Feltham, Hounslow Central, Brentford (a small hub at Watermans) and Heston & Cranford.  Local Advisory Groups, representative of users, were set up for each hub, to develop local activities.  Poppy Learman was the Community Arts Worker for the Project on the Beavers Estate.

 

In February 2016, the hub had taken part in the BBC Get Creative weekend, with many residents participating in celebrating local arts.  The Big Dance Bus would be present at the beginning of July 2016.

 

Questions:

a)    How does the programme engage groups from other cultures, who might find it difficult to participate: eg the Somali population in Hounslow West.  Poppy Learman reminded Members that there was a Children’s Centre based at the same site as the hub, which was well used.  People from every background used the building, so opportunities were there. 

b)   Who do the Local Advisory Groups represent? Some community groups might be missed; there was a need to keep meeting all community groups.  Jan Lennox confirmed that they wanted to meet as many people as possible.  Members should steer any residents to Poppy Learman.

c)    Residents had raised concerns about teenagers on the estates – a notoriously difficult group to get engaged.  Were there plans to go out and engage with them, rather than expect them to come to the hub?  Jan Lennox recognised that it was difficult to reach the over-10s.  The Arts Council funding for this programme was principally aimed at adults (16+), but there was some flexibility.  She agreed that it was important to have a suitable range of activities for each age group.  They hoped to achieve this by working with:

Ø  Schools in the area

Ø  The youth service and youth workers.

 

Members were excited about the project, and were eager to expand the opportunities for all parts of the community; they offered to work with Poppy Learman to open doors with local communities.

 

138.

Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure - briefing note pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved that:

a)    Members noted the Source London charging network is under new ownership and that the new owners (BPL) are seeking to increase the number of charge points in the borough.  Members noted that officers welcomed ideas on where these should be;

b)    Members noted that the borough has received funding from TfL to trial new Electric Vehicle (EV) charge points which can be retrofitted into lamp columns;

c)    Approval in principle be given for the installation of EV sockets in lamp columns, to serve residents with no off-street parking, and associated advisory bay markings.

 

Councillor Virdi asked who bears the cost of the actual charging, and how much this was.

Afterminute: Greg Edwards, Transport Planner, has advised that the user will always pay for the electricity used.  The charge is approximately 10p per kWh.  The average EV has a 24 kWh battery size, which will last 125 miles.  The average charge cost is £2.40.

Minutes:

Gareth James led Members through the briefing note (attached to item 6 of the Agenda pack).  He explained that Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in London had now come under a single company.  The Ubitricity socket provides a flexible solution, turning a lamppost into  a charging point: no new street furniture is required.

 

Resolved that:

a)    Members noted the Source London charging network is under new ownership and that the new owners (BPL) are seeking to increase the number of charge points in the borough.  Members noted that officers welcomed ideas on where these should be;

b)    Members noted that the bought has received funding from TfL to trial new Electric Vehicle (EV) charge points which can be retrofitted into lamp columns;

c)    Approval in principle be given for the installation of EV sockets in lamp columns, to serve residents with no off-street parking, and associated advisory bay markings.

 

Councillor Virdi asked who bears the cost of the actual charging, and how much this was.

Afterminute: Greg Edwards, Transport Planner, has advised that the user will always pay for the electricity used.  The charge is approximately 10p per kWh.  The average EV has a 24 kWh battery size, which will last 125 miles.  The average charge cost is £2.40.

139.

Minutes of the meeting held on 21 January 2016 pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Matters arising:

 

a)    Cranford Lock up – Street Improvement Fund – Update (Gareth James)

Decision:

The minutes of the meeting held on 21 January 2016 were agreed as a true and accurate record, and were signed by the Chair, with one amendment:

 

Item 124(a) – This issue related to Ash Grove, not Summerhouse Avenue.

 

Matters arising from the minutes:

a)    Item 129 – Street Improvement Fund

Gareth Jones advised that the bid for funding for Cranford Lock Up had been made from the Street Improvement Fund.  Evaluations of all applications made would be made in March, and successful applicants would be notified by the end of March 2016.  He confirmed that a large number of applications had been received, and not all would be successful.

 

b)   New Petition – Redwood Estate Play Equipment

A petition had been passed to the Area Forum from Borough Council in January 2016, for consideration of new play equipment on the Redwood Estate.  Mr Wall, Lead Petitioner, had attended the meeting, but had to leave before the item was discussed.  Councillor Lily Bath proposed that Officers be asked to investigate this request, and report to Area Forum with an Action Plan as soon as possible.  Members agreed to progress this Petition.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 21 January 2016 were agreed as a true and accurate record, with one amendment:

Item 124(a) – This issue related to Ash Grove, not Summerhouse Avenue.

The minutes were signed by the Chair.

 

Matters arising from the minutes:

a)    Item 129 – Street Improvement Fund

Gareth Jones advised that the bid for funding for Cranford Lock Up had been made from the Street Improvement Fund.  Evaluations of all applications made would be made in March, and successful applicants would be notified by the end of March 2016.  He confirmed that a large number of applications had been received, and not all would be successful.

 

b)   New Petition – Redwood Estate Play Equipment

A petition had been passed to the Area Forum from Borough Council in January 2016, for consideration of new play equipment on the Redwood Estate.  Mr Wall, Lead Petitioner, had attended the meeting, but had to leave before the item was discussed.  Councillor Lily Bath proposed that Officers be asked to investigate this request, and report to Area Forum with an Action Plan as soon as possible.  Members agreed to progress this Petition.

140.

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.

140a

Open Forum

Decision:

a)    Council Tax Summons

A resident had experienced problems with communications in respect of her Council Tax, and had received a Court Summons.  Her Ward Councillors, Cllrs Purewal and Atwal Hear agreed to take this matter up on her behalf.

Afterminute: The matter was satisfactorily resolved on 4 March 2016.

 

b)   Planning Applications

Mr Blackett asked that a current planning application for provision of a waste depot at Southall Lane, UB2 5XG, be discussed at the next Area Forum meeting.  The Clerk explained that Area Forum Chairs had discussed the possibility of having central meetings to look at major planning applications, and that dates had been booked in the Council calendar for these.  It was hoped that this would free up time in Area Forum meetings for local issues to be discussed.  The Clerk agreed to check on the dates, and advise Mr Blackett accordingly.

Afterminute:  Marilyn Smith, Head of Development Management Planning advised that the scheme of delegation is still that if members request that a Planning Application go to an Area Forum, then it goes to an Area Forum.

The new proposed scheme, which Councillor Whatley, as Chair of the Planning Committee, is supporting, still has to be formally approved. If applicants want to go to Area Forum to make a presentation, the procedure is that they can apply to the Chair for a slot on the Agenda.

 

Minutes:

a)    Council Tax Summons

A resident explained to Members that she had lived at the same address for 50 years; her daughter moved in with her in September 2015.  The Council were notified and advised that the daughter would pay the Council Tax due in the future by direct debit. A letter had been received in October 2015, and a cheque sent to cover the amount requested, as well as another direct debit form. This was repeated in January 2016.  No letter of acknowledgement had been received, neither had cheques been cashed.  On 3 March 2016, the resident had received a summons upon complaint for Council Tax.  Ward Councillors (Cllrs Atwal Hear and Purewal) agreed to take this up on her behalf.

Afterminute:  This matter was satisfactorily resolved on 4 March 2016; the resident and the Chair were notified accordingly.

 

b)   Planning Applications

Mr Blackett asked that a current planning application for provision of a waste depot at Southall Lane, UB2 5XG, be discussed at the next Area Forum meeting.  The Clerk explained that Area Forum Chairs had discussed the possibility of having central meetings to look at major planning applications, and that dates had been booked in the Council calendar for these.  It was hoped that this would free up time in Area Forum meetings for local issues to be discussed.  The Clerk agreed to check on the dates, and advise Mr Blackett accordingly.

 

Afterminute:  Marilyn Smith, Head of Development Management Planning advised that the scheme of delegation is still that if members request that a Planning Application go to an Area Forum, then it goes to an Area Forum.

The new proposed scheme, which Councillor Whatley, as Chair of the Planning Committee, is supporting, still has to be formally approved. If applicants want to go to Area Forum to make a presentation, the procedure is that they can apply to the Chair for a slot on the Agenda.

 

c)    Communications in Cranford Ward

A resident from Cranford Ward was concerned about the high rate of burglaries in TW5, as identified by the insurance companies.  She asked if there was any arrangement for residents to obtain discounts with alarm system companies.  Councillor Virdi advised that there was not, but that the police could make recommendations, if approached.  The resident was also disappointed at the lack of weekly newsletters and infrequency of Hounslow Matters: she felt that there was a disconnect with residents due to a lack of communication.  Councillor Virdi agreed to contact her with details of the Firs Drive Resident Group.

141.

Small Grant Applications - Gareth James pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Seven applications for Small Grants had been received for consideration by Members.

Resolved that:

The following grants were approved, subject to confirmation to the Chair of the questions raised on items (a) and (c):

a)    Horn of African Youth Association (HAYA) - £500. Question: How will this grant help residents in Heston and Cranford?

b)    Riana - £500

c)    Navaz Aspen - £500 – Question: Has evidence been received that at least six households are in support of this application?

d)    Akaal Community Project - £500

e)    Firs Drive Residents Association - £500

f)     St Mary & Pope Kyrillos VI Church - £500

g)    Cranford Ladies Group - £150

 

Minutes:

Seven applications for Small Grants had been received for consideration by Members, who noted the applications, together with officer comments.

 

They resolved that:

The following grants were approved, subject to confirmation to the Chair of the questions raised on items (a) and (c):

a)    Horn of African Youth Association (HAYA) - £500. Question: How will this grant help residents in Heston and Cranford?

Afterminute: HAYA has confirmed that all beneficiaries of the project will be Heston and Cranford residents and that they are not currently offering this service in other parts of the borough. 

b)    Riana - £500

c)    Navaz Aspen - £500 – Question: Has evidence been received that at least six households are in support of this application?

d)    Akaal Community Project - £500

e)    Firs Drive Residents Association - £500

f)     St Mary & Pope Kyrillos VI Church - £500

g)    Cranford Ladies Group - £150

 

142.

Date of next scheduled meeting is 26 May 2016

Decision:

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Thursday 26 May 2016 at 7pm in Committee Rooms 1 and 2, Civic Centre.

Minutes:

The next scheduled meeting will take place on Thursday 26 May 2016 at 7pm in Committee Rooms 1 and 2, Civic Centre.

143.

Any other business, which the Chair considers to be urgent pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

a)    Clovelly Road – Highway to be stopped up

 

Resolved that:

a)    Subject to the granting of planning permission 00676/88/P2 (P/2015/5505) and subject to the applicant first paying all costs associated with this proposal, approval was given to make a draft stopping up order in relation to the highway at Clovelly Road, Hounslow, as shown on the map appended to the report (attached as a Supplementary Report to agenda item 11), under Section 247 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (“the Act”);

b)    Authority is delegated to the Director of Regeneration and Economic Development (REDe) to publicise the draft stopping up order under the procedure set out in Section 252 of the Act;

c)    If no objections are received or any objections received are withdrawn, authority is given to the Director of REDe to confirm the making of the stopping up order under the procedure set out in Section 252 of the Act;

d)    If there are outstanding objections, delegated authority is given to the Director for REDe in consultation with the Chair and Ward Members to consider the objections and determine whether or not to proceed with the proposal (which would then have to be referred to the Mayor of London as noted in paragraphs 4.3, 4.4 and 4.5 of the report).

 

Afterminute:

In response to a question on parking for Members once Clovelly Road is stopped up, Facilities Management have advised that the multi-storey car park will be re-configured, and will include 8 parking bays on the ground floor which have been identified for the use of Members. A copy of the floor plan will be provided for the attention of Thomas Ribbits, Head of Democratic Services, shortly.

 

Minutes:

a)    Clovelly Road – Highway to be stopped up

 

Gareth James explained the report on the stopping up of the highway at Clovelly Road, in order to facilitate Phase 1 of the redevelopment  of the Civic Centre site.

 

Members then resolved that:

a)    Subject to the granting of planning permission 00676/88/P2 (P/2015/5505) and subject to the applicant first paying all costs associated with this proposal, approval was given to make a draft stopping up order in relation to the highway at Clovelly Road, Hounslow, as shown on the map appended to the report (attached as a Supplementary Report to agenda item 11), under Section 247 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (“the Act”);

b)    Authority is delegated to the Director of Regeneration and Economic Development (REDe) to publicise the draft stopping up order under the procedure set out in Section 252 of the Act;

c)    If no objections are received or any objections received are withdrawn, authority is given to the Director of REDe to confirm the making of the stopping up order under the procedure set out in Section 252 of the Act;

d)    If there are outstanding objections, delegated authority is given to the Director for REDe in consultation with the Chair and Ward Members to consider the objections and determine whether or not to proceed with the proposal (which would then have to be referred to the Mayor of London as noted in paragraphs 4.3, 4.4 and 4.5 of the report).

 

Afterminute:

In response to a question on parking for Members once Clovelly Road is stopped up, Facilities Management have advised that the multi-storey car park will be re-configured, and will include 8 parking bays on the ground floor which have been identified for the use of Members. A copy of the floor plan will be provided for the attention of Thomas Ribbits, Head of Democratic Services, shortly.