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.

Appointment of the Chair of the Area Forum

To note the appointment of Councillor Khulique Malik as the Chair of the Area Forum, as confirmed at Borough Council on 24 May 2016.

Minutes:

It was noted that Councillor Khulique Malik was appointed as Chair for the Municipal Year 2016/17.

2.

Appointments of the Area Forum for the Municipal Year pdf icon PDF 238 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report on Municipal Business (agenda item 2)

 

Resolved:

 

a)    That Councillor Keith Anderson be appointed as Vice-Chair for the Municipal Year 2016/17.

b)    That Councillor David Hughes be appointed as the CIAP representative for the Municipal Year 2016/17.

c)    That the S.106 sub-group would continue and that Kate Tomkinson, Area Participation Officer, would email Members to establish membership of the sub-group.

d)    That the Area Forum wished to have co-opted members and would follow the process for recruitment, as set out in the report.

3.

Area Forum Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 111 KB

To note the Terms of Reference for the Area Forum, as confirmed at Borough Council on 24 May 2016

Minutes:

See report (agenda item 3)

 

Resolved:

 

That the Terms of Reference be noted.

4.

Declarations of Interest and Any Other Communications from Members

Minutes:

Councillors Malik, Elizabeth Hughes, Anderson and Khan advised they were members of the Planning Committee in connection with item 14 on the agenda; Planning Call-In.

 

Councillors Elizabeth Hughes, Khan and Mitchell advised that they had received numerous emails in relation to items 6 and 12 on the agenda; Quince House and Tilley Road.

5.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 19 May 2016 and Matters Arising pdf icon PDF 136 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 19 May 2016 (agenda item 5) were agreed.

 

Matters Arising

 

a)    Councillor Elizabeth Hughes advised that the Council was getting tough on enforcement cases and invited residents to email any concerns about enforcement to her, as the Chair of the Enforcement Panel (item 82, page 9 refers).

b)     A/Insp. Chris Mulrooney advised that the local team had attended Sparrow Farm School (item 81, page 9 refers).

c)    Councillor Atterton suggested that the Power League football cage be named after a local Hanworth resident, Jack Rush, which the Area Forum supported (item 79, page 8 refers).

6.

Petitions pdf icon PDF 88 KB

·       Quince House (report attached from item 12, Tilley Road CPZ)

·       Filter Light at junction of A312/A314

Additional documents:

Minutes:

a)    Quince House

 

The Chair advised that he would bring forward item 12, Tilley Road Controlled Parking Zone Briefing Note, in relation to the petition for Quince House.

 

Robert Mead spoke representing residents from Quince House and advised that residents were asking for Quince House to be included in the Tilley Road CPZ (controlled parking zone).

 

AmarpalSoor, Traffic & Transport Officer, presented the report. He advised that residents of Quince House had been included in a consultation, which was carried out in 2008/2009. There had been a poor response rate and it was, therefore, decided that a CPZ on the south side of the railway would not be progressed. Mr Soor advised that they were looking to review the whole zone in early 2017 and the recommendation was to note and agree a review of Tilley Road CPZ.

 

Councillor Elizabeth Hughes advised that a date had been set for a public meeting at the library on 21 July and that the date would be used for a public meeting about the CPZ.

 

Members agreed to defer the report.

 

Resolved:

 

That the report be deferred to allow for a public meeting on 21 July 2016 between residents of Quince House and local ward Councillors to discuss the inclusion of Quince House in a CPZ.

 

b)   Request for Filter Lights

 

Petition requesting the addition of a right turning filter light to all lights at the junction of the A312 and the A314.

 

Councillor Foote noted that the junction came under the jurisdiction of TfL (Transport for London), but advised that Hanworth ward Members would support a submission to TfL from the Council requesting improvements to the lights.

7.

Civic Pride

Minutes:

The Chair noted that it had been agreed earlier that Tilley Road CPZ would be discussed at the public meeting on 21 July.

8.

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. 

 

It would be helpful where possible if issues can be submitted in writing prior to the meeting. A pro-forma is included at the back of the agenda pack to assist this. It is helpful, but not essential, if written submissions are made at least one full working day before the date of the meeting, as this may allow the opportunity for a response to the question or issue raised to be given at the meeting. You can also use the pro-forma to submit suggestions for any topics you would like to see discussed at future Area Forum meetings.

Minutes:

Bedsits in Residential Roads

 

Jon Knowles raised concerns about bedsits being built in residential roads. He had submitted a list of questions prior to the meeting and advised that he was dissatisfied with the responses from officers.

 

Councillor Foote spoke on behalf of the Hanworth ward Councillors and explained the Council’s position in terms of planning law.

 

Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of the Council, was present at the meeting and he advised that professional advice had been taken from officers. He acknowledged that Mr Knowles had a different view, but felt that he and the Council could still work together to resolve the issue. He advised Mr Knowles that his petition and support was important with that process and suggested a meeting with the ward Councillors to look at a constructive way forward.

 

Planning Call-In

 

Councillor Foote moved that the application be determined by the Planning Committee, which was seconded by Councillor Elizabeth Hughes.

 

Resolved:

 

That retrospective planning application 00021/1/P1 for the erection of a single storey side and rear extension at 1 The Alders, Feltham be determined by the Planning Committee.

 

Rats

 

Jo Gibbons raised concerns about rats. Members acknowledged that rats could be a problem and it was suggested that she email her ward Councillor to take the matter up on her behalf.

 

Beggars

 

Nic Moore raised concerns about beggars on the A316, who were flagging down motorists and persuading them to go to a cashpoint to give them money. Mr Moore had been in touch with the police and suggested that the traffic police liaise with the local police on the matter.

9.

Local Police Update - A/Insp. Chris Mulrooney pdf icon PDF 233 KB

Minutes:

See report by the Police (agenda item 9)

 

Insp. Chris Mulrooney presented the report. In response to questions, he advised that hate crime was being recorded and that he would bring statistics to the next meeting.

 

Councillor Hughes asked that figures for assaults at Feltham Young Offenders be separated from Feltham West. A/Insp. Mulrooney advised that he would speak to the DCI.

 

Members requested an update on car arson.

 

Resolved:

 

a)    That Insp. Chris Mulrooney would include hate crime statistics in this report to the next Area Forum meeting.

b)    That Insp. Chris Mulrooney would arrange for statistics for Feltham Young Offenders to be separate from Feltham West ward in future reports.

10.

Hatton & Hanworth Cemeteries Update pdf icon PDF 204 KB

Minutes:

Kate Tomkinson read out the briefing note. The Chair asked that an officer attend the September meeting with a detailed update.

11.

Feltham Parks Masterplanning Update Brief pdf icon PDF 239 KB

Minutes:

Kate Tomkinson read out the update and suggested that officers from Leisure Services report back in September with an update, when more progress had been made.

 

Members felt that reports should not be included on the agenda if there was no officer present and it was agreed that the Head of Parks would be invited to the next meeting.

12.

Tilley Road Controlled Parking Zone Briefing Note - Amarpal Soor pdf icon PDF 203 KB

Minutes:

See report by Mark Frost, Head of Traffic & Transport (agenda item 12)

 

The report was deferred after being considered under the Item 6, Petitions.

 

Resolved:

 

That the report be deferred to allow for a public meeting on 21 July 2016 between residents of Quince House and local ward Councillors to discuss the inclusion of Quince House in a CPZ.

13.

Feltham Town Centre, Traffic & Transport Improvements Update - Christopher Deakins pdf icon PDF 210 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report by Christopher Deakins, Team Leader – Capital Projects and Network Management (agenda item 13)

 

Christopher Deakins made the presentation and noted comments made by Members.

 

Resolved:

 

a)    That the current programme for delivery of the TfL (Transport for London) funded ‘Major Scheme’ for Feltham Town Centre be noted.

b)    That clarification of the details for the funding of projects included within the scheme to be reported back to the Area Forum.

c)    That the design work, which has been undertaken to reduce the impact of the new retaining wall on Bridge House Pond be noted.

d)    That the development into detailed designs for implementation of the Bridge House Pond retaining wall concept designs be agreed.

14.

Planning Application Call-in pdf icon PDF 312 KB

Minutes:

See report by Marilyn Smith (agenda item)

 

This report was discussed under Item 8, Open Forum.

 

Councillor Foote moved that the application be determined by the Planning Committee, which was seconded by Councillor Elizabeth Hughes.

 

Resolved:

 

That retrospective planning application 00021/1/P1 for the erection of a single storey side and rear extension at 1 The Alders, Feltham be determined by the Planning Committee.

15.

Items for Future Meetings

Minutes:

Members requested reports on Parks, CIAP funding and Feltham Masterplan and that an officer attend to present the reports.

16.

Noise Supplementary Planning Document

Minutes:

See report by Surinderpal Suri, Principal Environmental Strategy Officer (agenda item 16)

 

The report was received too late to be included on the main agenda for the meeting. The Chair had agreed to take the item as a late report on the grounds that the consultation may be over by the time the next meeting took place in September and that could reduce the opportunity for Members and the public to take part.

 

SurinderpalSuri, Principal Environmental Strategy Officer, presented the report.

 

Resolved:

 

a)    That it be noted that the consultation on the Noise Supplementary Planning Document is expected to commence on 13 July 2016, unless there are unforeseen reasons for delay.

b)    That, because the consultation is taking place during the summer holidays, it be agreed that the consultation dates are extended.

c)    That residents are notified of the consultation results.

17.

Any other business pdf icon PDF 171 KB

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

Minutes:

a)    Members acknowledged that there had been an unusually large number of members of the public attending the meeting that evening and noted that public participation was up to each individual Area Forum to decide. They agreed that public participation at meetings was something they would like to review.

b)    Councillor Gurung noted that a request had been made for two groups to be set up; one for a Feltham Housing Zone Board and one for the Feltham Masterplan. It was agreed that the Kate Tomkinson would clarify with the intention that the groups would be agreed by email.

18.

Date of next meeting is 8 September 2016

Minutes:

The date of the next meeting was noted.