Agenda and minutes

Traffic Management Advisory Committee
Wednesday, 11th October, 2017 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Victoria Lower
020 8726 6000 x14773  Email: victoria.lower@croydon.gov.uk

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22/17

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 7 July 2017 as an accurate record.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 5 July 2017 were agreed as an accurate record.

23/17

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.

24/17

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.

25/17

Cecil Road Area Proposed Controlled Parking Zone - Results of the Consultation pdf icon PDF 101 KB

This report considers the results of the informal consultation on a proposal to introduce controlled parking in the Cecil Road area. This comprises of Aurelia Road, Brading Road, Cecil Road, Lavender Road, Rosecourt Road, Songhurst Close and Thornton Avenue.

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Minutes:

The Traffic Management Advisory Committee considered the report on the results of the informal consultation on the proposal to introduce controlled parking in the Cecil Road area; comprising on Aurelia Road, Brading Road, Cecil Road, Lavender Road, Rosecourt Road, Songhurst Close and Thorton Avenue.

 

Officers informed the Committee that the results for Songhurst Close were incorrect in the published report, that while there were three responses two of those response were in objection.

 

Ms Burt addressed the Committee in objection to the proposals as it was felt that having restrictions only half way along the road was not appropriate. Furthermore, it was suggested that a 24 hour or resident only permit was required as the issue of parking was experienced in the evening also. The garage at the end of Cecil Road was also exacerbating the issue and a proposal was needed to address that issue also.

 

Mr Page spoke in support of the introduction of parking restrictions as it was stated that it was terrible to park in the area at all times, and as such suggested that 8am – 8pm restrictions would be preferred. The issue of people parking for several weeks and the garage parking were also raised as issues that needed to be resolved.

 

Ms Kyriacou informed the Committee that she had lived in the area for 23 years but had not experienced the problems to such an extent before, in particular the total disregard of parents when dropping off and picking up children from school. However, Ms Kyriacou noted that the issue of parking was not restricted to the daytime and that it was often difficult to park at 7.30pm, as such it was stressed that a long term solution was necessary and that 8am to 8pm restrictions should be introduced.

 

Officers stated it would be possible to consider 8am to 8pm parking restrictions, however it would be necessary to re-consult the area on the extended hours which would delay implementation to the following financial year. It was recommended by officers that 9am to 5pm restrictions be implemented and that it be monitored for future extension to 8am to 8pm.

 

The Committee were informed that the reason that the whole of Aurelia Road was not included in the proposal was that it would extend the Controlled Parking Zone by a large amount and the petition originally came from Cecil Road. If the area was re-consulted in the future then the whole of Aurelia Road could be included within the scheme.

 

The Committee queried why the consultation had been for parking restrictions between 9am and 5pm when the original petition had requested 9am to 8pm and the North Controlled Parking Zone ran from 8am and 8pm. Officers stated that the majority of zones were 9am to 5pm and it was the intention to be as consistent as possible across the borough.

 

In response to Member questions officers informed the Committee that it would not be possible to stop the garage parking cars on the road if  ...  view the full minutes text for item 25/17

26/17

Objections to the introduction of "No Entry" traffic restrictions with short one way working and pedal cycle bypass in Addiscombe Court Road and Canning Road pdf icon PDF 185 KB

This report details the responses received following the advertisement of the public notice on the proposed ‘No entry’ with short one-way working and pedal cycle bypass in Addiscombe Court Road and Canning Road.

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Minutes:

The Traffic Management Advisory Committee considered the report the responses received following the advertisement of the public notice on the proposed ‘No entry’ with short one-way working and pedal cycle bypass in Addiscombe Court Road and Canning Road.

 

The Chair informed the meeting that he would use his discretion to vary the speaking protocol to allow more than one person to speak in support or objection and more than one resident association in light of the level of interest in the item.

 

Mr Morgan spoke in objection to the proposals stating that they would cause more problems than they would solve and that it was a pity that the Lebanon Road decision had not been reviewed. Mr Morgan also noted that the residents of Canning Road did not support the recommendations.

 

It was further stated that there was no data from the consultation that changing Addiscombe Court Road and Canning Road to be one-way would cause traffic issues on the main roads and residents having to drive an extra half mile to reach their homes, however were was no suggestion in the report of what the consequences of the proposals would be. Mr Morgan concluded by requesting the Committee consider introducing one-way working in Addiscombe Court Road only and to survey the residents of Lebanon Road regarding the possibility of reversing the previous decision.

 

Mr Porter addressed the Committee in objection to the proposals suggesting that Canning Road should be kept as two-way working but that Addiscombe Court Road could go ahead and the impact on Canning Road assessed. Mr Porter further highlighted that a wider project on the whole area should be undertaken by the Council with Transport for London (TfL) which would resolve issues experienced in area east of East Croydon train station. It also suggested that Clyde Road should be reversed to enable traffic to travel northbound which it was considered would improve traffic flow at the junction.

 

Mr Duce informed the Committee that there was now more traffic in the area. Elgin Road had a nursery and there were people pulling out and creating traffic issues, and as such proposals that enable traffic dispersal were required. Mr Duce suggested the need to change the traffic lights and to make the light stay green for a longer time. Mr Duce was of the view to remove the current restrictions rather than imposing further restrictions.

 

Mr Niklaus thanked the Committee for the opportunity to address the meeting and supported the proposals to make Addiscombe Court Road one-way as it was necessary for normality to be restored. The Committee were informed that Mr Niklaus and his wife were profoundly deaf but that they had experienced an increased volume of vibrations around their home.

 

It was stated that residents frequently witnessed traffic overtaking stationary trams which was extremely dangerous and was an accident waiting to happen especially as there were a number of disabled residents in the area. Mr Niklaus stressed that it was not reasonable for residents to feel  ...  view the full minutes text for item 26/17

27/17

Denmark Road Area Proposed Extension of the South Norwood Zone - Results of the Consultation pdf icon PDF 101 KB

This report considers the results of the informal consultation on a proposal to introduce controlled parking in the Denmark Road area. This comprises of Alfred Road, Birchanger Road, Denmark Road, Enmore Avenue and Enmore Road.

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Minutes:

The Traffic Management Advisory Committee considered the report on results of the informal consultation on a proposal to introduce controlled parking in the Denmark Road area; comprising of Alfred Road, Birchanger Road, Denmark Road, Enmore Avenue and Enmore Road.

 

The Traffic Management Advisory Committee RESOLVED to recommend to the Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment that they:

 

1.    Consider the responses received to the informal consultation of residents and businesses in the Denmark Road area.

 

2.    Agree to carry out a formal consultation to extend the existing Croydon Controlled Parking Zone (South Norwood Permit Zone) to include Alfred Road, Enmore Avenue and part of Denmark Road (from the existing South Norwood CPZ boundary), with a combination of shared-use Permit/Pay & Display bays (8 hour maximum stay) and single yellow lines operating 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

 

3.    Authorise the Highway Improvement Manager, Streets Directorate to give notice of Recommendation 2 and subject to receiving no material objections on the giving of public notice to make the necessary Traffic Management Orders under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended).

 

4.    Note that any material objections received following the giving of public notice will be considered by the Executive Director of Place and may be referred to the Traffic Management Advisory Committee if the Executive Director in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment considers it appropriate for any other reason.

28/17

Objections to Proposed Parking Restriction - Redford Avenue Junctions pdf icon PDF 91 KB

The purpose of this report is to reconsider objections received from the public following the formal consultation process on a proposal to introduce ‘At any time’ waiting restrictions at the Redford Avenue junctions with Fairlands Avenue, Ashley Road, Goldwell Road and Grove Road, West Thornton. 

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Minutes:

The Traffic Management Advisory Committee considered the report on objections received from the public following the formal consultation process on a proposal to introduce ‘At any time’ waiting restrictions at the Redford Avenue junctions with Fairlands Avenue, Ashley Road, Goldwell Road and Grove Road, West Thornton.

 

Mr Sudra addressed the Committee in support of the proposal due to safety concerns that emergency vehicles would not be able to access the road. The situation had made the area unpleasant as people were parking too close to the junctions.

 

The Chair noted that the challenge was that cars were parked at junction and obscured sight lines, and residents were saying that there were not enough parking spaces in the area. There had been a delay in implementing this proposal due to the objections of the local Residents Association, however this objection had been removed.

 

The Traffic Management Advisory Committee RESOLVED to recommend to the Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment that they:

 

  1. Consider the objections received to the proposed parking restrictions at the Redford Avenue junctions with Fairlands Avenue, Ashley Road, Goldwell Road and Grove Road.

 

  1. Agree, for the reasons set out in this report to proceed with the introduction of double yellow line 'At any time' waiting restrictions the above junctions as shown on plan no. PD-323d.

 

  1. Delegate to the Highway Improvement Manager, Highways, the authority to make the necessary Traffic Management Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) in order to implement recommendation 2 above.

 

  1. Note that the officer to inform the objectors of the above decision.

29/17

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 requried.