Apologies and substitutions.
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Callaghan (no substitute), Courtenay (substitute: Councillor Buckley), and Terry (substitute: Councillor Woodley).
Declarations of interest.
The following interests were declared at the meeting:
(a) Councillor Arscott - Agenda item no.14 (One Way Traffic Flows Southsea Avenue and Leighville Grove - Non-pecuniary interest: Acquainted with residents in Southsea Avenue; (b) Councillor J Garston - Agenda item no. 14 (One Way Traffic Flows Southsea Avenue and Leighville Grove - Non-pecuniary interest: Brother lives in the road Leighville Grove; (c) Councillor J Garston - Agenda item no. 10 (Western Esplanade) - Acquainted with a former Councillor who is connected with the adjacent property; (d) Councillor Longley - Agenda item no. 9 (Members Request No. 15/05) - Non-pecuniary interest: Lives in one of the roads that may e affected by the proposals; (e) Councillor Norman MBE - Agenda Item No. 5 (Petition Regarding Provision of a School Crossing Patrol and Enforcement Activity - Darlinghurst School) - Non-pecuniary: Wife is a governor and 2 grandchildren attend the school; (f) Councillor Van Looy - Agenda item no. 5 (Petition: Manchester Drive) - Non-pecuniary interest - relative lives in Manchester Drive; (g) Councillor Woodley - Agenda item no. 4 (Objections to Traffic Regulation Orders) - Non-pecuniary interest: Acquainted with public speaker.
Minutes of the Meeting held on Thursday, 12th March, 2015
That the Minutes of the last meeting held on Thursday 12th March 2015 be received and confirmed as a correct record.
Objections to Traffic Regulation Orders
That the Cabinet Committee be recommended that the proposed traffic regulation Orders be confirmed as advertised, subject to the exclusion of the proposed waiting restrictions in Colbert Avenue on the Church side to the junction of the park not being progressed.
Petition: Manchester Drive
That Cabinet Committee be recommended: 1. That the petition be noted 2. That officers comments set out in paragraph 3.4 of the report be noted and that the Cabinet Committee be recommended that the waiting restrictions on one side of the street, timed to coincide with the peak school traffic period, be advertised. 3. That in the event of there being no objections to the proposal following statutory advertisement, the Traffic Regulation Order be confirmed. 4. That all unresolved objections be referred to the Traffic and Parking Working Party for consideration. 5. That officers contact the school with regard to providing parking information through the newsletter and inform residents of the process required to request enforcement for parking over driveways.
Petition: Poets Estate
That Cabinet Committee be recommended that: 1. That the petition be noted. 2. That members of the Traffic & Parking Working Party meet outside of the scheduled meetings to consider and develop a framework for the introduction of appropriate measures as part of a wider strategic plan to reduce speed, improve road safety and address parking issues within residential areas. 3. That a report outlining proposals including the impact on resources, timescales costs etc be presented to the meeting of the Working Party scheduled to take place on 17th September 2015.
Petition: Rochester Drive Area
That Cabinet Committee be recommended: 1. That the petition be noted. 2. That potential measures be included in the proposed designs for the A127 between the Bell and Kent Elms as part of the junction improvement projects.
Petition: Salisbury Road
That Cabinet Committee be recommended: 1. That the petition be noted. 2. That Officer comments set out in paragraph 3.7 of the report be noted and that officers and ward councillors work together by analysing the results of the consultation, the results of which will be reported to the Traffic & Parking Working Party and Cabinet Committee when completed for consideration as to any further action.
That Cabinet Committee be recommended: 1. That the Corporate Director for Place be authorised to advertise the necessary traffic regulation orders as appropriate in relation to the following proposals and, subject to there being no objections received following statutory advertisement, to arrange for the orders to be sealed and the proposals implemented: 15/08 - Removal/reduction of various waiting restrictions in Thorpe Ward; 15/07 - Amendments to the pay and display bays in Royal Terrace to provide resident only parking in some of the bays. 2. That no further action be taken in respect of the following requests for the reasons stated in the report and that the request be removed from the list: 14/20 - Provision of waiting restrictions at the eastern extremity of Riviera Drive; 14/28 - overnight restrictions on commercial vehicles in Belfairs Park Drive; 14/34 - installation of pedestrian crossing at the southern end of The Fairway; 14/45 - removal of waiting restrictions 22-46 The Fairway 15/02 - proposed ban on U turns A127 Airborne Close area 15/07 - introduction of waiting restrictions in The Rodings 3. That request Ref No. 14/15 regarding the widening of the pedestrian refuge Ness Road, Shoeburyness be further investigated with Ward Councillors to identified an appropriate solution. 4. That requests Ref No. 14/23 - Provide 1 hour parking restrictions and junction protection Dale Road, Dynevor Gardens, Crescent Road and Western Road, Leigh-on-Sea with longer term request to treat all of area (Tattersall Gardens to Hadleigh Road, south of London Road, including Salisbury Road) and 14/24 - Increase existing 5m junction protection Cottesmore Gardens, Quorn Gardens and Tattersall Gardens junctions with Western Road, Leigh-on-Sea be addressed through the area wide measures being identified by the Traffic & Parking Working Party. 5. That a full feasibility study be undertaken in respect of Request Ref No. 15/01 regarding the amendment of the priority of North & Central Avenues prior to any considerations with allocation of £20,000 to complete the study and the matter be referred back to the Traffic & Parking Working Party and Cabinet Committee for consideration and identification of a suitable budget. 6. That the suggested amendments in request ref no. 15/03 to the parking bays in Eastern Avenue be undertaken as part of the current amendments to the Town Centre traffic regulation order. 7. That the concerns of speeding vehicles in Barnstaple Road and the surrounding area detailed in request ref no. 15/04 be addressed trough the Borough wide plan similar to the Environmental Room programme adopted within the Local Transport Plan, subject to appropriate funding. 8. The with reference to request ref no 15/05, the Corporate Director for Place be authorised to advertise the necessary traffic regulation orders in Western Approaches but that the junction protection requested in Collins Way not be progressed at this stage but be considered as part of the measures being considered by the Traffic & Parking Working Party as part of the wider strategic plan to reduce speed, improve road safety and address parking issues within residential areas. 9. That the installation of a pedestrian crossing in North Shoebury Road near to Shoebury Park detailed in request ref no. 15/06 be investigated. 10. That consideration of the following requests be deferred: 14/38 - Waiting restrictions in Eastern Close; 14/44 - Introduce yellow line restrictions to improve visibility at a busy entrance/exit to a commercial parking forecourt in Grove Walk, Shoeburyness (status of highway and legalities to be clarified).
Requests for Traffic Regulation Orders
That Cabinet Committee be recommended: 1. That following recommendations of officers in respect of the requests as set out in Appendix 1 to the report of the Corporate Director for Place be approved and that the Corporate Director for Place be authorised to advertise any necessary traffic regulation orders as appropriate in relation to the following proposals and, subject to there being no objections received following statutory advertisement, to arrange for the orders to be sealed and the proposals implemented: Riviera Drive - Provide restrictions adjacent to station entrance; Western Esplanade - Revise bays to sun shelter to provide loading bay the hours of which should co-incide with the hours permitted in accordance with the planning permission recently granted for the adjacent premises and investigate the possibility of providing pay and display bays in this section outside of these times; Civic Centre East Car Park - provide pay and display parking at weekends and bank holidays; Quantock Residents Car Park - Permit holder only parking the costs of which to be met by South Essex Homes East Street Residents Car Park - Permit holder only parking the costs of which to be met by South Essex Homes Various Public Parks - introduction of waiting restrictions to deter non park user parking the costs of which to be met by parks budgets Bunters Avenue cul-de-sac - parking be monitored and any necessary restrictions be introduced. 2. That the Corporate Director for Place be authorised to advertise the necessary traffic regulation for the provision of junction protection where necessary at any location within the Borough, subject to the agreement of the relevant Ward Councillors.
That Cabinet Committee be recommended: 1. That the outcome of the informal consultation as detailed in Appendix 1 be noted and that a Parking Management Scheme in the area not be progressed. 2. That, subject to the availability of time within the current work programme, officers identify and develop local improvements to highways and parking restrictions in these areas to increase the parking available for residents and local businesses and to reduce the impact of commuter parking, as appropriate.
Shoebury High Street
That Cabinet Committee be recommended: 1. That the petition be noted. 2. That the waiting restrictions to assist with bus movements in High Street Shoebury be implemented as approved. 3. That the impact of the waiting restrictions be monitored and that consideration be given as to whether any reductions in time or length can be made to the waiting restrictions to lessen the impact while accommodating bus movements. 4. That the Corporate Director for Place be authorised to advertise any possible amendments to the waiting restrictions.
1. That the petition be noted. 2. That officers' comments be noted and that a report be submitted to a future meeting of the Traffic & Parking Working Party and Cabinet Committee if monitoring of the area indicates further works may be needed.
One Way Traffic Flows Southsea Avenue & Leighville Grove
That Cabinet Committee be recommended to request officers to identify an appropriate trial scheme for Southsea Avenue and Leighville Grove in consultation with the Ward Councillors for consideration at a future meeting of the Traffic & Parking Working Party and Cabinet Committee.