Agenda and draft minutes

Highways Advisory Committee - Tuesday, 8th February, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Town Hall, Main Road, Romford

Contact: Luke Phimister - 01708 434619  Email: luke.phimister@onesource.co.uk

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28.

DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS

Members are invited to disclose any interest in any of the items on the agenda at this point of the meeting. 

 

Members may still disclose any interest in an item at any time prior to the consideration of the matter.

 

Minutes:

There were no disclosures of interest.

29.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 423 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 11 January 2022, and to authorise the Chairman to sign them.

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 11 January 2022 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

30.

ST HELENS COURT PARKING AND HOUSING ENFORCEMENT SCHEME OBJECTIONS pdf icon PDF 697 KB

Report attached.

Minutes:

The report before the Committee sought agreement following on from approval to commence with the formal advertising of scheme‘H1’ Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) for both resident permit holders only and shared use paid for parking / resident permit holders only bays, which would be operational on Monday to Saturday between 08:00 hours and 18:30 hours, on housing land in St Helens Court Rainham.

 

The Committee considered the report and following a debate RESOLVED to recommend to the Cabinet Members for Environment and Housing in consultation with the Leader of the Council that:

 

1.             Agreed the recommendations made to overrule the objections received during the statutory consultation on the introduction of a residents parking scheme on housing land in St Helens Court Rainham.

 

2.             Commence with the implementation of a residents parking scheme which would see the introduction of ‘H1’ Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) for ‘for both resident permit holders only and shared use paid for parking / resident permit holders only bays operational on Monday to Saturday between 08:00 hours and 18:30 hours, on housing land in St Helens Court Rainham; as detailed on the plan in appendix A.

 

3.             Noted that the estimated cost of the fully implemented proposals, including all physical measures and advertising costs was £0.022m and this would be met from the cost code C30010.

 

4.             Noted that due to budget constraints Housing officers have confirmed the proposed installation of a pay & display machine with a cashless payment option at the cost of £3,500 would not be a viable option. This would mean that if approved:

 

                                          I.         Highways would need to make provision for a machine to be installed on Housing land from their Highways Improvement Programme (HIP) budget; and

 

                                        II.         Highways would retain the revenue made from this machine up to the value of £3,500 and thereafter all revenue from this machine will be split with housing. However, this would also mean that Highways would be responsible for any maintenance costs.

 

If agreed the land will remain as Housing land, with a traffic management order in place for enforcement purposes. The responsibility of maintenance would be shared between Housing and Parking which would be detailed in a Service Level Agreement (SLA).

 

if agreed implementation of the scheme would not be progressed until the SLA between the Housing Authority and Highways Authority has been agreed.

 

The Committee also proposed that a review of the scheme be carried after 6 months of implementation.

 

31.

STANLEY CLOSE, ROMFORD - PERMIT PARKING MEASURES IMPLEMENTATION REQUEST pdf icon PDF 756 KB

Report attached.

Minutes:

The report before the Committee detailed the outcome of a consultation on parking in Stanley Close.

 

The Committee considered the report and RESOLVED to recommend to the Cabinet Member for Environment in consultation with the Leader of the Council to:

 

1.    agree that the proposals to introduce a residents permit parking area ‘Permit Parking Past this point’ (operational Monday to Friday 8am to 10am inclusive) in Stanley Close (as shown on the plan in Appendix A of the report) proceeds to full implementation.

 

2. that Members note that the estimated cost of implementation of the proposals was £0.002m and this would be met by the A26910 Scheme Budget.

 

 

32.

GRASS VERGES - RECOMMENDATIONS pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Report attached.

Minutes:

The report before the Committee outlined proposals to convert a limited number of existing grass verges into parking space. The report outlined the costs for the implementation of the grass verge conversion to parking space with indicative costs for a much larger scheme provided, along with options for future consideration.

 

The Committee considered the report and following a debate RESOLVED to recommend to the Cabinet Member for Environment in consultation with the Leader of the Council that:

 

1.       officers reduce the scale of the project to progress with the informal consultation with residents at four sites in Harold Wood Ward and one site in Hacton Ward as part of a trial; as detailed in Appendices A and B of the report.

 

2.       if after undertaking informal consultations the majority of residents were in support, the trial schemes progress to full implementation.

It was noted that the estimated cost of the trial scheme implementations was £0.630m.