Hounslow Council


Agenda and minutes

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

Contact: Joti Patel, email  joti.patel@hounslow.gov.uk, telephone 020 8583 3356 

Items
No. Item

70.

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

Minutes:

Apologies were noted from Councillor Amrit Mann and CI Chris Brown.

 

There were no declarations of interest to be noted.

71.

Police Report pdf icon PDF 159 KB

MOPAC (Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime) data for crimes can be found at the following website:

https://www.london.gov.uk/What-we-do/mayors-office-policing-and-crime-mopac/data-and-research/crime

 

Ward priorities and promises can be accessed at:

http://content.met.police.uk/Page/TeamFinder?scope_id=1257246764041

 

Minutes:

The Police were unable to attend the meeting following the terrorist incident at Westminster on Wednesday 22nd March 2017.

 

There was a one minute silence for the victims and Police Officer who were killed in the incident.

 

Resolved:

 

To note the report

72.

Exiting Prostitution Presentation (Amelia Batrouney)

Presentation by Amelia Batrouney

Minutes:

There was a presentation by Amelia Batrouney on work and progress by the NIA, Local Police teams and Community Safety to identify and support women exploited into prostitution.  The project started in 2014 and was due to end in 2017.

 

Amelia responded to questions from Members on the issues which forced women into prostitution.

 

Resolved:

 

·       To note the presentation

 

 

 

73.

HMO Enforcement/Rogue Landlords Team Presentation (Des Adumekwe)

Minutes:

There was a presentation by Matt Robinson, Planning Enforcement Officer, on the recent success of the Rogue Landlord Team and he gave an overview of the enforcement activity in Hounslow and action taken.

 

In reply to questions from the Forum he replied that:

 

·       In comparison to enforcement teams in other Boroughs the team in Hounslow was quite small.

·       Enforcement action was taken where the Landlord had failed to carry out remedial work to comply with the enforcement notice.

·       A list of portfolio landlords with properties across other Boroughs has been compiled to share information on enforcement action taken in this Borough with the other Boroughs.

·       The team worked with landlords to ensure compliance with enforcement notices which was effective. 

·       The cost implications of too many appeals needed to be considered when issuing enforcement notices.

·       The Team worked with the Police to regularly visit landlords and ensure compliance with planning and housing regulations.

 

The Chair thanked Matt for his presentation.

 

Resolved:

 

·       To note the presentation

74.

Petitions

None

Minutes:

There were no petitions.

75.

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.

Minutes:

Residents of Walnut Road were invited to express their concerns for safety of people and property due to the impact of deliveries to the Timber Merchants in the road.  Residents also raised concerns about disturbances from the owners and occupants at 16 Walnut Tree Road which was a care home patients with special needs.  Another concern was raised regarding the general condition of the road and the numerous potholes.

 

Action:

·       Gareth James will look into the issued raised.

·       Refer issue of 116WTR to housing enforcement

·       See if Hounslow Highways can bring forward road repairs from 2023

 

Resolved:

 

·       Gareth James to organise multi agency meeting to resolves issues raised by residents of Walnut Tree Road.

76.

North Hyde Road Double Yellow Lines Enforcement (Gareth James) pdf icon PDF 264 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See the report presented by Gareth James at Agenda item 7, page 5

 

The report recommended immediate enforcement of double yellow lines.

 

Resolved:

 

·       Cllr Lal proposed the recommendation be approved and Members agreed to the immediate enforcement of double yellow lines.

77.

Heston Road, Zebra Crossing Conversion - Heston Schools (Gareth James) pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See the report presented by Gareth James at Agenda item 8, page 8 and appendices.

 

It was recommended that Members approve the scheme proposed.

 

Cllr Rajawat raised concerns about a third set of traffic signals on this small stretch of road and people jumping lights. 

 

Concerns were raised about the traffic build up through 3 sets of signals.

 

Resolved:

 

Cllr Rajawat proposed that the scheme be approved in principal subject to further discussions with Ward Councillors.

 

78.

Protocol

i)      Those wishing to address the Area Forum on any of the items listed on the agenda for decision (with the exception of planning applications) should contact the Committee Administrator, Joti Patel on 020 8583 3356 with details of the proposed submission as soon as practicable and no later than two working days before the meeting. The Chair will decide whether or not to grant the request to speak and notification will be given of the decision.

ii)     For all highways matters, if there are members of the public with opposing views regarding the proposal the Chair will allow both sides to speak. Generally, speakers will only be allowed to speak on issues where funding is available.

iii)    Each party will be given no more than 5 minutes to speak. The time allotted could be reduced if, for example, the Chair wishes to accommodate several speakers on the same item.

v)     The Area Forum will consider submissions on 3 items per meeting.

vi)    Written submissions should be made to the Committee Administrator no later than4pm on the day of the meeting.

 

Important information on planning applications called-in to Area Forum:

 

The Area Forum is no longer the decision making body for planning applications, following changes to the planning procedure agreed at Borough Council on 19 June 2012.

 

Planning applications can be called-in by Members of the Area Forum for the purpose of agreeing whether the application should be decided by officers under delegated powers or by Members at the Planning Committee.

 

Speakers will not be permitted to address the Area Forum on planning applications, but can submit any representations they may have on the particular application to the relevant planning case officer. They can also apply to speak at the Planning Committee, should a report be taken to that meeting for decision.

79.

Minutes of the meeting held on 26th January 2017 pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 26th January were agreed as accurate and signed by the Chair.

80.

Date of next scheduled meeting is 18th May 2017

81.

Any other business, which the Chair considers to be urgent

Minutes:

Following the presentation on pollution at the last meeting 14 trees were planted by Councillors around local schools today.

 

Concerns were raised regarding the allocation of S106 monies and it was agreed that Cllr Dennison be invited to a meeting to provide an update.