Agenda and minutes

Traffic Management Advisory Committee
Wednesday, 18th December, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: F10, Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. View directions

Contact: Cliona May
020 8726 6000 x47279  Email: cliona.may@croydon.gov.uk

Items
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1/19

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 74 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 16 October 2019 as an accurate record.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 16 October 2019 were agreed as an accurate record.

2/19

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence had been received from Councillor Felicity Flynn.

 

Apologies for lateness had been received from Councillor Muhammad Ali.

3/19

Disclosure of Interests

In accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that it is a requirement to register disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and gifts and hospitality to the value of which exceeds £50 or multiple gifts and/or instances of hospitality with a cumulative value of £50 or more when received from a single donor within a rolling twelve month period. In addition, Members and co-opted Members are reminded that unless their disclosable pecuniary interest is registered on the register of interests or is the subject of a pending notification to the Monitoring Officer, they are required to disclose those disclosable pecuniary interests at the meeting. This should be done by completing the Disclosure of Interest form and handing it to the Democratic Services representative at the start of the meeting. The Chair will then invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3. Completed disclosure forms will be provided to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion on the Register of Members’ Interests.

Minutes:

There were none.

4/19

Urgent Business (if any)

To receive notice of any business not on the agenda which in the opinion of the Chair, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

5/19

Bynes Road Area - Objections to the Proposed Extension of Bynes Road CPZ pdf icon PDF 160 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report detailing the objections received from the public following the formal consultation process on a proposal to extend the existing Bynes Road Controlled Parking Zone to the currently uncontrolled section of Bynes Road with a combination of Shared-Use Permit/Pay via Ring-Go (8 hours maximum stay) and single yellow lines operating from 0900 hours – 1700 hours, Monday to Saturday.

 

The Parking Design Manager, David Wakeling, introduced the report and explained that a positive response had been received at informal consultation stage; however, a negative response at the formal consultation stage, including four petitions. The objections had been analysed and it had been concluded that there was insufficient support for the scheme.

 

Ms Carol Whinnom addressed the Committee in her capacity as a local resident and explained that she was in support of the officer’s recommendation of refusal. She noted that there were significant problems in the area with parking, however, the extension of the CPZ was not the solution; she explained that there were more imaginative ways to solve the issues, without negatively impacting on residents. She noted that the main factors for the parking issues were; parents dropping off and picking up their children from Purley Oaks Primary School, which could be resolved by introducing walking buses or parents being encouraged to use public transport; the South Croydon Bus Garage, which could be resolved by mini buses collecting bus drivers before their shifts to reducing parking private vehicles; large businesses based in the area who were not utilising their depot areas for parking; and residents parking their business vehicles. She further explained that the residents who previously requested the current CPZ which was in place nearby did not use it and parked in the neighbouring roads. She concluded by stating that if the CPZ was extended then it would be cheaper for her to drive to work every day, as opposed to using public transport, which should not be the case.

 

In response to Ms Whinnom the Parking Design Manager agreed that there were parking issues around many schools in the borough and that Purley Oaks Primary School had been identified as a potential area to introduce a School Streets zone. The Chair added that the School Streets scheme had been positively received where it had been implemented. The Headteacher of Purley Oaks Primary School would need to be in support of the scheme before introducing it.

 

Councillor Simon Hoar explained that he knew the area well and sympathised with the residents because of the current parking problems. He noted there were problems caused around the South Croydon Bus Garage as the bus drivers would park their vehicles in the surrounding residential roads during their shifts.

 

The Chair echoed Councillor Hoar’s comments and noted that the problems caused by the South Croydon Bus Garage were frustrating, however, the Council could not control this.

 

RESOLVED – That the Traffic Management Advisory Committee recommend to the Acting Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Regeneration (job share) that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5/19

6/19

South Drive Area - Results of Informal Consultation on the Possible Extension of the Coulsdon CPZ pdf icon PDF 159 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report which included the results of the informal consultation on the proposal to extend the Coulsdon Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) into the Coulsdon Town Centre CPZ Area to include the currently unrestricted roads South Drive, The Grove and The Avenue, in light of the recently adopted Parking Policy.

 

The Head of Transport, Planning and Strategic Transport, Ian Plowright, introduced the report and explained that a petition had been received from residents in South Drive requesting parking controls to be introduced. A strong response had been received and the majority of those who responded were not in favour of extending the Coulsdon CPZ across the area.

 

Councillor Simon Hoar noted that the response to the questionnaire had been negative and would, therefore, be supporting the officers’ recommendations.

 

RESOLVED – That the Traffic Management Advisory Committee recommended to the Acting Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Regeneration (job share) that they:

 

1)    Consider the responses received to the informal consultation on the proposal to extend the Coulsdon Controlled Parking Zone into the South Drive area, the recently adopted Parking Policy, the duty to secure the expeditious, convenient and safe movement of traffic and the provision of suitable and adequate parking facilities, and other matters including local amenity.

 

2)    Agree not to proceed at this point in time, to formal consultation on the proposal to extend the Coulsdon Controlled Parking Zone into South Drive, The Grove and The Avenue as illustrated on Drawing No. PD 368, due to the reasons set out in paragraph 11.1.

 

3)    Instruct officers to inform the organisers of the petition of the decision.

7/19

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following motion is to be moved and seconded where it is proposed to exclude the press and public from the remainder of a meeting:

 

“That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within those paragraphs indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.”

Minutes:

This was not required.