Hounslow Council


Agenda and minutes

Venue: Public Meeting Room, Feltham Library, Feltham High Street

Contact: Wendy Merry 0208 583 2061 or Email: wendy.merry@hounslow.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair & Vice-Chair

Confirmation of the Election of Councillor Khulique Malik as Chair and Councillor Alan Mitchell as Vice-Chair.

Minutes:

Councillor Chatt moved confirmation of the election of Councillor Malik as Chair and Councillor Mitchell as the Vice-Chair, which was seconded by Councillor Mir and approved by the Committee.

2.

Nomination of Member to the Community Investment Advisory Panel

Minutes:

Councillor Malik nominated Councillor Chatt, which was seconded by Councillor Mir and approved by the Committee.

3.

Minutes of the meeting held on 23 March 2017 pdf icon PDF 121 KB

Minutes:

Minutes of the meeting held on 23 March 2017 (agenda item 4) were agreed.

4.

Petitions pdf icon PDF 178 KB

·         New Road, Bedfont – One-way

·         Bedfont Close – Resurface

·         Feltham Arenas - PSPO

Additional documents:

Minutes:

a)    New Road – request for a one-way system.

 

The lead petitioner asked for a proper survey to be carried out and for discussions to take place with the residents. The Forum noted that there was a report about New Road later on the agenda.

 

b)   Bedfont Close – Resurface

 

The lead petitioner was not at the meeting, so the Forum accepted the petition and asked for a report back to a future meeting.

 

c)    Feltham Arenas – PSPO

 

The lead petitioner advised that there had been a long-standing issue and felt that a PSPO (Public Spaces Protection Order) was needed. A/Insp. Clive Aplin advised that a notice would be issued.

5.

Open Forum - for a maximum of 10 minutes

 

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. 

 

The Open Forum will be for a duration of 10 – 20 minutes, at the Chair’s discretion. Individual members of the public will not exceed 2 minutes each of speaking time. If there is a significant amount of interest in an issue, the Chair can arrange for a separate public meeting for that issue to be heard and if there is a large group of people interested in an item, one person will be asked to speak as the spokesperson.

Minutes:

a)    Feltham Magistrates Court

 

Andrew Rogers raised concerns about a planning application for Feltham Magistrates Court.  He advised that there were proposals to replace the building and he urged Councillors to protect Feltham’s heritage.

b)   Philip Morris Building

 

Anne Hastie raised concerns about a planning application for Philip Morris House, where there were proposals for another floor to be added to the building.

 

c)    4 Lafone Avenue

 

Khalid Noor, the applicant for a planning application for 4 Lafone Avenue, explained the details of the application. The Forum noted that there was a report about 4 Lafone Avenue later on the agenda.

 

 

d)   Sparrow Farm proposals for a community centre

 

Residents from Sparrow Farm gave a detailed presentation about their concerns for proposals to turn their existing resident’s association site into a community centre. Peter Matthew, Director of Housing, explained the proposals and answered questions from the Members and residents. The Forum noted that there was a report about Sparrow Farm later on the agenda and agreed that the application should be determined by the Planning Committee.

 

(Councillor Mir left the meeting at this point).

6.

Local Police Update - A/Insp. Clive Aplin pdf icon PDF 289 KB

Minutes:

See Feltham Sector Presentation by A/Insp. Clive Aplin (agenda item 5)

 

A/Insp. Clive Aplin highlighted the main points in the presentation and responded to questions from Members.

 

The Chair asked for an update to be provided on Neighbourhood Watch and what, if anything, had been done to increase the numbers. A/Insp. Aplin asked anyone wishing to set up a Neighbourhood Watch to contact him and advised that a contact link could be obtained from the Metropolitan Police web site.

 

Councillor Mitchell asked for some follow-up information in relation to a fire over The Pits, which A/Insp. Aplin advised he would provide.

 

Resolved:

 

a)    That an update be provided to Councillor Mitchell in relation to a fire over The Pits.

b)    That the report be noted.

7.

Waste & Recycling - presentation by Melanie Gadd, Head of Environmental Services

Minutes:

Melanie Gadd, Head of Environmental Services and Cindy Gardner, Senior Commercial Contracts Officer, explained the new waste collection and recycling arrangements and that the reasons the changes had been made, which was to meet Government targets. Mike Fostan raised a number of concerns and concluded that, although there was a high level of confusion and anger amongst residents, there appeared to be some improvements.

 

Ms Gadd advised that she would provide a full response to Mr Fostan on all of the issues he had raised.

 

Members also raised a number of issues, which Ms Gardner advised were being addressed through a Project Board and a Members’ Working Panel.

 

(Councillor Khan moved suspension of standing orders at this point in the meeting to conclude the business on the agenda, which was agreed by the Forum).

8.

Feltham Masterplan Update - presentation by Joyce Ip, and Jackie Simkins, Housing Zones & Regeneration

Minutes:

Joyce Ip, Acting Team Leader and Jackie Simkins, Housing Zones and Regeneration, made the presentation.

 

In response to questions, they advised that there was still potential for housing to be put on the travelling showpeoples’ site and it was planned that a dedicated meeting would take place with the residents of the site. A petition had been received at Borough Council and Ms Ip advised that she would be providing an update to ward Councillors.

 

The Chair asked residents to email Jackie Simkins and Councillor Chatt with their concerns about the site.

9.

Consultation Advisory Panel and Play Spaces Scheme - verbal update by Ben Tomlinson, Area Participation Officer

Minutes:

Ben Tomlinson, Area Participation Officer, advised that there was still funding available for Play Space Schemes and the Advisory Panel were still looking for a nomination from the Area Forum. He asked that anyone interested in either the funding or nomination to the Panel to email him.

10.

New Road, Bedfont - Feasibility and Potential Impact of Making New Road One-way - Seth Twombley, Transport Project Officer pdf icon PDF 180 KB

Minutes:

See report by Seth Twombley, Transport Project Officer (agenda item 11)

 

Members voted unanimously in favour of the recommendations

 

Resolved:

 

a)    That the public concerns about congestion and associated traffic issues on New Road and the level of public support for a one-way road to be created be noted.

b)    That it be noted that the Traffic & Transport section will carry out some traffic modelling in 2017/18 to consider the possible impact of changes to traffic management on this road and the surrounding roads and discuss the results with ward Councillors, with a view to carrying out a full consultation with residents before the end of the 17/18 financial year.

c)    That to proceed with a preliminary consultation on a CPZ (controlled parking zone) in New Road and surrounding roads be agreed.

11.

Planning Call-In - Sparrow Farm Community Centre pdf icon PDF 243 KB

Minutes:

See report by Rupinder Dhoot, Planning Officer (agenda item 12)

 

This item had been discussed during the Open Forum and Members voted unanimously in favour of referring the application to the Planning Committee for decision.

 

Resolved:

 

That the application be referred to the Planning Committee for determination.

12.

Planning Call-In - 4 Lafone Avenue, Feltham pdf icon PDF 357 KB

Minutes:

See report by Rupinder Dhoot, Planning Officer (agenda item 13)

 

Members felt that the applicant, who had spoken during the Open Forum, had made a compelling case for their application to be heard by the Planning Committee. Councillor Chaudhary moved that the application be determined by the Planning Committee, which was seconded by Councillor Khan and Members voted unanimously in favour of the motion.

 

Resolved:

 

That the application be referred to the Planning Committee for determination.

13.

Items for Future Meetings

Minutes:

Councillor Khan asked for a presentation from the Safer Neighbourhood Teams on the work they do, which was agreed by the Forum.

14.

Any other business

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

Minutes:

There was no such urgent business.

15.

Date of next meeting is 14 September 2017

Minutes:

The date of the next meeting was noted.