Agenda and minutes

Traffic Management Advisory Committee
Thursday, 12th July, 2018 6.30 pm

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

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

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Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 6 February 2018 as an accurate record.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 6 February 2018 were agreed as an accurate record.

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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.

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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.

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The Croydon Pedestrianised School Zone - Considerations and Proposed Extension pdf icon PDF 335 KB

This report considers how we respond to the challenges set out by the

administration including the introduction of Pedestrianised Zones outside schools affected by illegal, dangerous and inconsiderate parking; to improve safety for children, parents, guardians and residents during school term time; and to ensure that these policy initiatives are embedded within the developing Transport Vision.

 

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Minutes:

The Traffic Management Advisory Committee considered the report in accordance with objectives to improve the safety of and reduce obstructive parking on the Borough’s roads as detailed in: the Croydon Local Plan, November 2015; the Local Implementation Plan 2; the Transport Objectives; the Croydon’s Community Strategy 2013-18, Priority Areas 1, 2 and 3; and the Croydon Corporate Plan 2015 – 18.

 

The report considered the proposed response to the challenges set out by the administration, which included the introduction of Pedestrianised Zones outside schools affected by illegal, dangerous and inconsiderate parking; to improve safety for children, parents, guardians and residents during school term time; and to ensure that these policy initiatives are embedded within the developing Transport Vision.

 

The Head of Parking Services explained that additional feedback had been received since the publication of the report; however, this did not raise any further concerns that were not highlighted in the report already.

 

Mr Graham Garbis addressed the Committee in his capacity as a local resident and explained that the introduction of the pilot scheme had increased pollution within the area. The scheme had not promoted parents and children to walk to school but instead were driving and parking outside the school zone causing congestion, increased illegal parking and increased pollution, noise and litter in the residential area. Mr Garbis explained that not only the main roads were severely affected by tailbacks and dangerous parking but the residential cul-de-sacs and back roads in the local area were congested too. He added that there were inaccuracies in the report and submitted objections and a local petition had not been noted.

 

Mr Peter Morgan addressed the Committee in his capacity as a local resident and explained that the report was incorrect and had not correctly recorded the amount of objections received by local residents. He noted that the Committee could not make an informed decision without visiting the affected areas. The residents who lived in the immediate area of the schemes were not in support and the permit system was burdensome.

 

Councillor Ian Parker addressed the Committee in his capacity as a Ward Councillor for the Coulsdon Town Ward and explained that significant concerns had been raised by local residents. There were existing problems in the area which needed to be addressed; however, the introduced pilot scheme had caused a high number of concerns, including: increased traffic and congestion in the surrounding areas; a danger concern for the children attending the schools; and restricted access to the schools. Councillor Parker suggested that the three proposed school zones be voted on separately by the Committee as there were unique concerns within each Ward and these needed to be mitigated suitably.

 

Councillor Luke Clancy addressed the Committee in his capacity as a Ward Councillor for the Coulsdon Town Ward and explained that he had been receptive to the scheme; however, it had caused further challenges in the area. There had been reports from local residents that their driveways were regularly being blocked and there was  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4/18

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Bourne Street and Vicarage Road Areas - Results of Informal Consultation on Possible Amendments to the Parking Controls pdf icon PDF 87 KB

This report considers the results of the informal consultation on the proposal to include the Bourne Street area (which is currently in the West Permit Zone) in the Central Permit Zone and extend the operational hours of the Vicarage Road area from a 9am – 5pm operation to an 8am to 8pm operation.

 

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Minutes:

The Traffic Management Advisory Committee considered the report on the results of the informal consultation on the proposal to include the Bourne Street area (which is currently in the West Permit Zone) in the Central Permit Zone and extend the operational hours of the Vicarage Road area from a 0900 – 1700 hours operation to an 0800 – 2000 hours operation.

 

David Wakeling, Parking Design Manager, introduced the report and explained that the consultation regarding the proposal received a negative response; therefore, the officers were not proposing to make any changes currently. 

 

The Traffic Management Advisory Committee RESOLVED to recommend to the Acting Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport & Regeneration (Job Share) that they:

 

1.            Consider the responses received to the informal consultation on including the Bourne Street area within the Central Permit Zone and extending the hours of the controls of Vicarage Road area from a 9am – 5pm to an 8am to 8pm operation.

2.            Agree not to make amendments to the West Permit Zone to include the Bourne Street area into the Central Permit Zone and not to increase the hours of operation of the Vicarage Road area.

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Proposed Introduction of Charging Points for Electric Vehicles (EVCP) pdf icon PDF 101 KB

The purpose of this report is to recommended that Electric Vehicle Charging Points (EVCP) are introduced at various locations across the Borough to improve the availability of public charging points.

 

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Minutes:

The Traffic Management Advisory Committee considered a report which recommended that Electric Vehicle Charging Points (EVCP) were introduced at various locations across the Borough to improve the availability of public charging points

 

In response to Councillor Ali the Parking Design Manager noted that the EVCPs would be fast charging but not the rapid chargers.

 

In response to Councillor Hoar it was explained that the EVCPs would be used by car clubs and ones for use of the public would be installed around the Borough in the near future.

 

The Chair noted that the report did not need to be brought to Committee; however, he had used his discretion to ensure it could be discussed. He welcomed comments from the Committee as to whether they would like to receive reports at the Traffic Management Advisory Committee when more EVCPs were introduced across the Borough.

 

Councillor Hoar noted that the installation of EVCPs should be made under delegated power by the Acting Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport & Regeneration (Job Share); however, it would be positive to receive six monthly update reports to the Traffic Management Advisory Committee.

 

The Chair noted that he would like to introduce an annual parking report and this could include the installation of EVCPs. He added that future installations would be publicised in his bulletin.

 

Councillor Canning explained that he welcomed the report and the recommendations. He added that electric and hybrid vehicles should be promoted, however, it was crucial to not loss a lot of parkin bays. Councillor Canning suggested that officers consult with Ward Councillors before installing EVCPs as they could provide knowledge to where they would be best located.

 

The Traffic Management Advisory Committee RESOLVED to recommend to the Acting Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport & Regeneration (Job Share) that they:

 

1.1           Agree to the proposals to introduce Electric Vehicle Charging Points (EVCP) at the locations detailed below and in Drawing Nos. PD 363 a – f.

On-street

a.    Colson Road – Addiscombe West

b.    Edridge Road – Fairfield

c.    St Aubyn’s Road – Upper Norwood

d.    Tavistock Road – Fairfield

e.    Woodcote Valley Road – Purley & Woodcote

        

            Off Street

f.  Purley (multi-story car park) – Whytecliffe Road South, Purley & Woodcote

 

1.2            Delegate to the Highways Improvement Manager, Streets Directorate the authority to give notice and subject to receiving no material objections make the necessary Traffic Management Orders under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) in respect of the above proposals 1.1 a - e ;

1.3            Note that any material objections received on the giving of public notice will be reported to Executive Director, Place.

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Princess Road Area - Objections to Proposed Extension of the Croydon CPZ (North Permit Area) pdf icon PDF 138 KB

The purpose of this report is to consider objections received from the public following the formal consultation process on a proposal to introduce a new Controlled Parking Zone in the Princess Road Area with a combination of Shared-Use Permit/Pay & Display machines (8 hour maximum stay) and single yellow lines operating from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

 

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Minutes:

The Traffic Management Advisory Committee considered a report on objections received from the public following the formal consultation process on a proposal to introduce a new Controlled Parking Zone in the Princess Road Area with a combination of Shared-Use Permit/Pay & Display machines (eight hour maximum stay) and single yellow lines operating from 0900 – 1700 hours, Monday to Saturday.

 

Ms Maureen Thomas addressed the Committee in her capacity as a local resident and explained that signs had already been mounted in the Princess Road area stating that the parking bays were to be terminated. She explained that the proposals would not benefit the local residents as it would reduce the parking access and limit the residents’ use of their drop curbs. Ms Thomas noted that there had been a lack of consultation between the local residents and Croydon Council and noted that an online petition had been organised and gained 86 signatures against the proposals.

 

Ms Joan Dillon addressed the Committee in her capacity as a local resident and representative for the local businesses in the area and explained that the report did not include all the objections that had been submitted by local residents; therefore, the Committee could not make an informed decision. She noted that the business trade would be impacted and customers would reduce at the result of the CPZ. Ms Dillon added that there needed to be a more meaningful dialogue between the local residents, businesses and Croydon Council.

 

Councillor David Wood addresses the Committee in his capacity as a Local Councillor for the Selhurst Ward and explained that he had received correspondence from local residents and businesses but was in favour of the extension of the Croydon CPZ. He noted concern for the cost impact it may have on local businesses and residents; however, he was mainly supportive of the scheme as he received regular complaints from residents in his capacity as Ward Councillor due to the lack of parking restrictions in the area. If the proposal was agreed then it would be the third extension of the CPZ introduced in the Selhurst Ward since Councillor Wood had become a Councillor and he noted that they had improved the life of the local residents. He explained that Croydon Council had consulted with local residents and businesses and those who did not engage could not be considered to be opposed to the scheme.

 

In response to the queries raised by the speakers the Parking Design Manager explained that he was unaware of the suspension signs that had been installed but these could be easily removed pending the decision made by Committee. He noted that he had received a considerable amount of complaints from local residents regarding the parking problems in the area and had also received a positive response to the proposed extension to the CPZ. It was added that daily commuters were using the area to park in and this was impacting negatively on the residents and the extension of the Croydon CPZ should improve  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7/18

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Exeter Road Area - Objections to the Proposed Extension of the Croydon CPZ (East Outer Permit Area) pdf icon PDF 123 KB

The purpose of this report is to consider objections received from the public following the formal consultation process on a proposal to extend the existing Croydon Controlled Parking Zone (East Outer Permit Area) to Morland Avenue, Vincent Road, Leicester Road, Stretton Road, Edward Road, Rymer Road, and Exeter Road, with a combination of Shared-Use Permit/Pay & Display machines (8 hours maximum stay) and single yellow lines operating from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

 

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Minutes:

The Traffic Management Advisory Committee considered a report on the objections received from the public following the formal consultation process on a proposal to extend the existing Croydon Controlled Parking Zone (East Outer Permit Area) to Morland Avenue, Vincent Road, Leicester Road, Stretton Road, Edward Road, Rymer Road, and Exeter Road, with a combination of Shared-Use Permit/Pay & Display machines (eight hours maximum stay) and single yellow lines operating from 0900 – 1700 hours, Monday to Saturday

 

Mr Greg Bird addressed the Committee in his capacity as a local resident of Edward Road and explained that the written objections had been edited in the officers published report. He noted that the outcome from the questionnaire, distributed by Croydon Council, showed that residents in four roads voted against the proposal and residents in three roads voted in favour. Mr Bird further added that one could not assume that the residents who voted in favour of 0800 – 2000 hours CPZ would be in favour of 0900 – 1700 hours CPZ.

 

Ms Faith Batt addressed the Committee in her capacity as a local resident and explained that Croydon Council had initially canvassed 19 roads and 70% of residents were against the proposed extension of the CPZ; therefore, the proposal was reduced to seven roads but the positive rates were still low. She explained her main concern was that residents could pay for a permit but were not guaranteed a parking space and there was to be a loss of 13% of the parking spaces in the area. Ms Batt also explained that she had discussed the proposal with local residents and they had reported that they did not respond to the consultation as they believed Croydon Council had already determined that the CPZ was to be extended and those who were in favour of the proposal were under the impression they were to receive their own parking space. She further questioned why there was a £30 administration fee when applying for a permit.

 

Councillor Fitzsimons addressed the Committee in his capacity as Local Councillor for the Addiscombe West Ward and noted that he was pleased officers had immediately discounted the roads that had raised significant objections to the proposal. He explained that he was in support of the four roads that voted in favour of the CPZ but it should not be implemented on the three roads that voted against. Councillor Fitzsimons also suggested to the officers that a review was completed as to how the spaces could be formed as a lot of the residents in the area owned small cars; therefore, instead of having individually marked spots, a strip of parking bays could accommodate more vehicles.

 

The Parking Design Manager responded to the queries raised by speakers and explained that there was marginal support overall for the proposed extension and it had been found that a more negative respond was received initially but residents were more positive about it after the extensions were implemented. The area was very close to East  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8/18

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Parking Charges 2018 / 2019 pdf icon PDF 129 KB

This report considers the parking charges for the coming year and is requesting comments on proposals that all permit charges remain at 2013/14 levels.  It is proposed that residential parking bay suspension and dispensation charges and shop mobility charges also remain the same but the on and off-street parking charges are increased by a minimum of 10p for each 30 minute and 1 hour duration for on and off-street parking respectively.

 

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Minutes:

The Traffic Management Advisory Committee considered a report on the parking charges for the coming year and was requesting comments on proposals that all permit charges remain at 2013/14 levels. It was proposed that residential parking bay suspension and dispensation charges and shop mobility charges also remained the same but the on and off-street parking charges were increased by a minimum of 10p for each 30 minute and 1 hour duration for on and offstreet parking respectively.

 

Mr Morgan addressed the Committee in his capacity as a local resident and noted that the officer’s report was unclear as to what the charges would be and did not identify why the parking charges increases were needed. He also explained that the increase in parking charges would impact the local businesses and that the highstreets were already suffering within the Borough.

 

In response to the queries raised by Mr Morgan the Parking Design Manager explained that the standard rate for a 30 minute stay was being increased from 20p to 30p. He also noted that it was not being proposed that the one hour free parking in District Centres was to be removed and would therefore have an insignificant impact on small businesses.

 

In response to Councillor Hoar it was explained that there were increased complaints received regarding the number of permits granted to properties; therefore, the introduction of restriction to two permits per household was in response to this. It was added that currently only 26 households within the Borough had three or more permits and these would not be taken away if the charges were agreed by the Committee. The Chair added that Croydon Council should not allow one household to purchase three permits as there was limited spaces within the Borough and spaces could not be guaranteed.

 

Councillor Canning stated that it was positive to retain the one hour free parking in District Centres and inquired whether this was being the practise in neighbouring Boroughs. The Parking Design Manager confirmed that the parking charges were very similar to those in Kingston and Sutton.

 

That the Traffic Management Advisory Committee RESOLVED to provide comments to the Acting Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Regeneration (job share) regarding proposals as detailed within the report, namely:

 

1.1         That charges for Parking Permits identified in Appendix A remain at 2013/14 levels.

1.2         To remove the option of a 3rd residents’ permit at a household except in cases of permit renewals.

1.3         To continue the 1 hour free parking arrangement for district and local centre Pay & Display only parking bays.

1.4         Increase charges for commercial parking bay suspensions and parking dispensations detailed in paragraph 3.14 and identified in Appendix B.

1.5         Increase charges for Temporary Traffic Management Orders and Special Event Traffic Management Orders detailed in paragraph 3.15 and identified in Appendix B.

1.6         Increase Pay & Display / Pay by Phone charges in on-street bays by the minimum coinage of 10p for each 30 minute period and off-street car parks by 10p for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9/18

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Lansdowne Road Area - Results of Informal Consultation on the Possible Extension of the Purley CPZ pdf icon PDF 77 KB

This report considers the results of the informal consultation on the proposal to extend the Purley Controlled Parking Zone into the Lansdowne Road Area which includes the currently unrestricted roads Lansdowne Road and Sydney Avenue.

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Minutes:

The Traffic Management Advisory Committee considered a report on the results of the informal consultation on the proposal to extend the Purley Controlled Parking Zone into the Lansdowne Road Area which included the currently unrestricted roads Lansdowne Road and Sydney Avenue.

 

David Wakeling, Parking Design Manager, introduced the report and explained that the consultation regarding the proposal received a negative response; therefore, the officers were not proposing to make any changes currently. 

 

The Traffic Management Advisory Committee RESOLVED to recommend to the Acting Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport & Regeneration (Job Share) that they:

 

1.1         Consider the responses received to the informal consultation on the proposal to extend the Purley Controlled Parking Zone into the Lansdowne Road area.

1.2         Agree not to proceed to the formal consultation stage regarding the proposal to extend the Purley Controlled Parking Zone into Lansdowne Road and Sydney Avenue as illustrated on Drawing No. PD 368.

1.3         Inform the organisers of the petitions of these decisions.

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Objections to Proposed Parking Restrictions pdf icon PDF 147 KB

The purpose of this report is to consider objections received from the public following the formal consultation process on a proposal to introduce ‘At any time’ waiting restrictions in Cross Road, Addiscombe West, Stambourne Way/Shelford Rise, Crystal Palace & Upper Norwood; Southbridge Road/Tanfield Road/Brafferton Road/St. Andrew’s Road/Keen’s Road/Bramley Hill/Dering Road and Wellesley Road, Fairfield; Lower Barn Road, Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown, Upper Shirley Road, Shirley South, Bevan Court/Fleming Court/Coldharbour Road and Stapleton Gardens, Waddon and Davidson Road, Woodside.

 

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Traffic Management Advisory Committee considered a report on objections received from the public following the formal consultation process on a proposal to introduce ‘At any time’ waiting restrictions in Cross Road, Addiscombe West, Stambourne Way/Shelford Rise, Crystal Palace & Upper Norwood; Southbridge Road/Tanfield Road/Brafferton Road/St. Andrew’s Road/Keen’s Road/Bramley Hill/Dering Road and Wellesley Road, Fairfield; Lower Barn Road, Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown, Upper Shirley Road, Shirley South, Bevan Court/Fleming Court/Coldharbour Road and Stapleton Gardens, Waddon and Davidson Road, Woodside.

 

Ms Zoe Henry addressed the Committee in her capacity as a local resident of Southbridge Road and explained that the introduction of “At any time” waiting restrictions was not suitable for the area as the single loading was required by residents to receive deliveries and drop off children, elderly and disabled residents.

 

Mr Michael Foster addressed the Committee in his capacity as a local resident of Southbridge Road and explained that the single yellow lines on Southbridge Road provided much needed parking spaces during the evening. The parking bays were often full and residents were paying for permits to park close to their property. Mr Foster added that the parking restrictions would cause problems for visitors in the area who would typically use the single yellow lines.

 

Mr Bharat Patel addressed the Committee in his capacity as a business owner in Southbridge Road and explained that there were only 10 small, individual businesses in the parade and there had recently been a dramatic reduce in custom since the introduction of single yellow lines. He noted that the business owners were relying on passing trade and this would reduce significantly if the proposed parking restrictions were agreed.

 

In response to the queries raised by the speakers representing Southbridge Road the Parking Design Manager explained that officers were proposing to dilute the scheme for Southbridge Road. The double yellow lines would only be introduced up to northern junction section of the road due to the negative response received to the consultation and because the main parking problems in the area were in the evening and on Sundays. It was clarified that single yellow lines would remain on majority of road.

 

Mr Edmunds and Mr Adgar addressed the Committee in their capacity as local residents of Lower Barn Road and explained that the officers were no longer recommending to introduce the previously proposed parking restrictions to Lower Barn Road. They outlined the objections that had been submitted that were noted in the officer’s report.

 

Mr Jacob Cole addressed the Committee in his capacity as a local resident of Bevan Court and requested on behalf of the residents that the parking restrictions were reduced by 42 inches on the left side of the road to improve the access to the resident footway. He noted that the proposed parking restrictions on the majority of the road would greatly reduce parking and traffic problems in the area.

 

Councillor Canning noted that he supported the suggestion made by Mr Cole and explained that the south  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11/18

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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 item was not required.