Greenwich Council

Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 4 - Town Hall, Wellington Street, Woolwich SE18 6PW. View directions

Contact: Daniel Wilkinson  Email: daniel.wilkinson@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or 020 8921 5102

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members of the Committee.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Mark James.

2.

Urgent Business

The Chair to announce any items of urgent business circulated separately from the main agenda.

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Members to declare any personal and financial interests in items on the agenda.  Attention is drawn to the Council’s Constitution; the Council’s Code of Conduct and associated advice.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the list of Councillors’ memberships as Council appointed representatives on outside bodies, joint committees and school governing bodies be noted.

4.

Petition Response - Ladysmith Road, Halons Road and Enslin Roads, request for parking controls consultation pdf icon PDF 448 KB

To note the petition from residents of Ladysmith Road, Halons Road and Enslin Road requesting consultation on proposals for parking controls, and to note the response to the petition as set out in this report which will be reported to Council at the next possible opportunity.

Decision:

1.       Noted the petition from residents of Ladysmith Road, Halons Road and Enslin Road requesting consultation on proposals for parking controls.

 

2.       Noted the response to the petition as set out in the report, and that it will be reported to Council at the next possible opportunity.

Minutes:

The report was presented by the Assistant Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills (Transportation). He highlighted the level of car ownership in the area and that it could be expected to be a factor in the response to the consultation.

 

Councillor Matt Clare, who had submitted the petition, noted the Officers’ report.

 

Resolved -

 

1.       That the petition from residents of Ladysmith Road, Halons Road and Enslin Road requesting consultation on proposals for parking controls be noted.

 

2.       That the response to the petition as set out in the report, and that it will be reported to Council at the next possible opportunity be noted.

5.

Petition Response - Parking Issues in Willenhall and Elmedene Roads pdf icon PDF 110 KB

To note the petition requesting that the Council takes action to protect the welfare of residents of Willenhall and Elmdene Roads by including them in a Controlled Parking Zone, and to note the response to the petition, as set out within this report, and that this will be summarised and reported to Council at the next meeting.

Decision:

1.       Noted the petition requesting that the Council takes action to protect the welfare of residents of Willenhall and Elmdene Roads by including them in a Controlled Parking Zone.

 

2.       Noted the response to the petition, as set out within the report, and that it will be summarised and reported to Council at the next meeting.

 

Minutes:

The Chair invited the lead petitioner, Liljana Blazevska, to address the Committee. Ms Blazevska detailed the layout of the roads. She suggested that the parking problems were caused by commuters, and noted that some of the commuters were clearly Council employees. She commented that the result of the Controlled Parking Zone consultation undertaken in 2011 had been misleading because of the very low response, perhaps because of the nature of tenures in the area at that time, and she felt that that the lack of engagement should have been noted and the matter revisited; she added that residents then could not have foreseen the changes that were to take place in the area. She highlighted the problem caused by the long period of failed refuse collections and queried why the Council’s parking section had not been engaging with the Council’s waste collection services. She drew Members’ attention to the Council’s Parking Strategy, noting that residents were supposed to be prioritised over commuters and stressed that was not the case in this area.  

 

In response to a question from the Committee, Ms Blazevska indicated that the roads tended to be quieter in the evening, which was suggestive that the parking was commuter related.

 

Ward Councillor David Gardner addressed the Committee on the matter. Councillor Gardner commented that the yellow lines that had been put in had not been capped properly and so they had not been enforceable. He raised the issue of Council employee’s parking in the area. He noted that the last CPZ consultation had been before the completion of the Tesco building in Woolwich, before the current development of the Connaught Estate and before the future opening of the Crossrail station; there was and there was going to be ever more  increasing pressures on parking. Councillor Gardener concluded that there was strong evidence to support a CPZ in Elmdene and Willenhall Roads, and requested that something be done quickly to resolve the anomaly of them not being in a CPZ.

 

The report was presented by the Assistant Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills (Transportation). The Assistant Director highlighted that new yellow lines were to be put in place to allow access by waste collection vehicles; there was to be a review in the new financial year of several CPZ areas, but it was recognised that these roads were under significant pressure from parking. He would investigate why it took so long to address the issue of failed refuse collection.

 

The Committee noted the issue of Council employees parking in the area. The Assistant Director advised that the Council did have a travel plan and discouraged employees from using a car.

 

Resolved -

 

1.       That the petition requesting that the Council takes action to protect the welfare of residents of Willenhall and Elmdene Roads by including them in a Controlled Parking Zone be noted.

 

2.       That the response to the petition, as set out within the report, and that it will be summarised and reported to Council at the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Petition Response - request for action on traffic issues on Shooters Hill Road / Kidbrooke Park Road pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To note the petition from residents living in and around Shooters Hill Road (west of the A2) and Kidbrooke Park Road (north) requesting action to improve traffic conditions in the two roads, and to note the response to the petition as set out in this report which will be reported to Council on 25th January 2017.

Decision:

1.       Noted the petition from residents living in and around Shooters Hill Road (west of the A2) and Kidbrooke Park Road (north) requesting action to improve traffic conditions in the two roads

 

2.       Noted the response to the petition as set out in this report, and that it will be reported to Council on 25th January 2017.

Minutes:

The report was presented by the Principal Engineer. He drew Members’ attention to the Community Road Watch project.

 

Ward Councillor Geoffrey Brighty addressed the Committee. He indicated that residents were very concerned with noise from speeding vehicles. He said residents were aware that enforcement of the speed limit was a matter for the Police but it was suggested that traffic calming measures could help to reduce speed and thus the vehicle noise.

 

Resolved -

 

1.       That the petition from residents living in and around Shooters Hill Road (west of the A2) and Kidbrooke Park Road (north) requesting action to improve traffic conditions in the two roads be noted.

 

2.       That the response to the petition as set out in this report, and that it will be reported to Council on 25th January 2017 be noted.