Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To record any declarations of interest from Members present.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

2.

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 5TH JANUARY 2010 pdf icon PDF 136 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting on 5th January 2010 be confirmed.

3.

QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ATTENDING THE MEETING

To hear questions received in writing by the Legal, Democratic and Customer Services Department by 5pm on Friday 30th July 2010 and to respond.

Minutes:

No questions had been received.

4.

ORPINGTON PARKING REVIEW pdf icon PDF 202 KB

Minutes:

Report ES10112

 

At its meeting on 26th July 2010 the Environment PDS Committee had scrutinised a proposed decision to approve proposals to improve on street parking in and around Orpington town centre following the completion of the Tesco store. There had been extensive public consultation, but a number of additional concerns had been raised by Ward Councillors, and the Committee had decided to recommend to the Portfolio Holder that the report be deferred for further consideration of displacement and provision of free bays, with the detailed comments of Ward Members being incorporated into the scheme wherever possible. 

 

The Portfolio Holder considered an updated report taking into account the comments made at the PDS committee meeting, and new plans were tabled. He had visited the area earlier in the day and now proposed additional recommendations (he also asked officers to ensure that Maltby Close was cleaned.)

 

Councillor Tony Owen, Ward Councillor for Petts Wood and Knoll, made comments in relation to his Ward. He supported the proposals to restore yellow lines in Lucerne Road, to take no further action in Novar Close, and to introduce pay and display in Mayfield Avenue near St John’s Church. He also suggested that more “free” bays should be provided in this area.

 

Councillor William Huntington-Thresher, Ward Councillor for Orpington, commented that he would support additional “free” bays in Bedford Road and Court Road. He reported that residents in Park Avenue supported the introduction of loner controlled hours in their road, but they did not feel that restrictions were necessary after 4.30pm or on Saturdays. In Felstead Road, he suggested taking the different one hour restrictions on each side of the road along the whole length. With these comments, he supported the proposals. He also pointed out that as only a few residents in Repton Road and Charterhouse Road had been consulted it was misleading to measure the percentage response against the total number of properties. 

 

In response to the comments about the controlled hours in Park Avenue, the Portfolio Holder pointed out that if there was no consistency about the hours across the area there was a risk that motorists would be confused and uncertain about where they could park. 

The Portfolio Holder recorded his thanks to Paul Nevard of the Environmental Services Department for his work on what was the largest parking consultation ever undertaken in the Borough, and to Councillor George Taylor for his assistance in developing the proposals during the previous Council year. 

RESOLVED that

(1)  Proposals for on street parking as described in paragraphs 3.9 to 3.12 of the report and the simplified permit system described in 3.22 to 3.25 of the report and shown on Drawing Numbers ESD-10539-2, proposals 1-24, be approved. 

(2)  Prior to the detailed design stage, the area be re-examined to identify any further flank wall parking that might be added.

(3)  Prior to the detailed design stage, the area be re-examined to determine whether additional “free” spaces can be found on  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

 

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