Agenda and minutes

Eastleigh Local Area Committee - Tuesday, 8 January 2019 7:00 pm

Venue: Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh, SO50 9YN

Contact: Laura Johnston, Performance and Governance Lead Specialist Tel: 023 8068 8041; Email:  DemocraticServices@eastleigh.gov.uk  Guy Riddoch, Local Area Manager Tel: 023 8068 3369; Email:  guy.riddoch@eastleigh.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

37.

Chairman's Report

Minutes:

The Chair wished everyone a Happy New Year.

 

The Chair reported that:

 

·  A new job club, was due to start at The Learning Centre, 14 Annealing Close, Eastleigh on Tuesdays between 9.30am to 3.30pm which would be very beneficial to local residents; and

·  Local residents had selected their preferred design for the Campbell Road Play Area with Vitaplay selected to carry out the works.  The funding for this would be covered as part of item 9.

38.

Public Participation

Minutes:

Ted White, Eastleigh Labour Party, highlighted his concerns about the placement of the pedestrian crossing at Salisbury Arch with elderly residents struggling to get across in time if an emergency vehicle approached at speed over the brow of the hill.  He also pointed out that there is a pinch point at the same location so pedestrians have to walk in the road to avoid mobility scooters or mums with pushchairs.  This can be particularly hazardous when Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) are approaching.

 

The Chair noted these concerns and mentioned that HGV vehicles are banned from that stretch of road and that Hampshire County Council are responsible for the crossing in so he would ask them for a response and get back to Mr White.

 

39.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 51 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting held on 15 November 2019.

Minutes:

RESOLVED -

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 15November 2018 be confirmed and signed by the Chair as a correct record.

40.

Declarations of Interest

Members are invited to declare interests in relation to items of business on the agenda.  Any interests declared will be recorded in the Minutes.

Minutes:

Councillor Irish declared a pecuniary interest in agenda item 9 (recommendation 1), Financial Management Report.  He left the room and did not vote on the item.  He voted on recommendations 2 to 4.

41.

Eastleigh Air Quality Management Action Plan - Update pdf icon PDF 214 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report by the Environment Lead Specialist.

 

RESOLVED –

(1)  That the update concerning Air Quality in Eastleigh and the progress in delivering the Air Quality Management Plan be agreed;

 

(2)  That two of the monitoring stations be relocated once Government legislation has been confirmed and subject to funding being agreed by Cabinet; and

 

(3)  That the report set out in the Air Quality Management Action Plan 2019/20 (Appendix 4) be reviewed and updated.

 

(Note: Two members of the public spoke on this item)

42.

Eastleigh Town Centre Various Order pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report by the Senior Engineering Specialist relating to the Eastleigh Town Centre Order.

 

RESOLVED –

 

That the following recommendations be approved:

 

(1)  the ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ restrictions on Launceston Drive, Parham Drive, Sopwith Road, Tower Lane, Judd Close, Oaktree Way, and Oxburgh Close, given the on-going safety issues at these locations and having regard to the comments received during the consultation;

(2)  the alteration to the ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ restrictions to ‘No Loading / Unloading at Any Time’ on Wells Place, given the on-going safety issues at this location and having regard to the comment received during the consultation;

(3)  the legalisation of the existing disabled bays at The High Street, Cranbury Road, Woodpecker Way, Grantham Road, and Greenwood Close, given the inconsiderate parking where drivers ignore the marked Disabled Parking Places in some locations; and

(4)  the amendment of the existing restrictions which will lengthen the existing restricted parking bays within York Road, due to the difficulty residents have in locating on street parking.

 

(NOTE – One local resident spoke on this item)

43.

Eastleigh Local Area Action Plan 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report by the Local Area Manager.

 

RESOLVED –

 

That the Eastleigh Local Area Action Plan 2019/20 be approved for adoption and publication.

44.

Financial Management Report pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Irish declared a pecuniary interest in recommendation 1 as a Member of the Parochial Church Council and Deputy Church Warden at North Stoneham and therefore left the room and did not vote on this recommendation.  He voted on recommendations 2 to 4.

 

Consideration was given to a report of the Area Co-ordinator (Agenda item9) that contained recommendations for expenditure from the Committee’s capital and revenue budget.

 

RESOLVED –

 

That the following recommendations be approved:

 

(1)  that £30,000 is allocated for public art provision within the North Stoneham Park development from future developers’ contributions;

(2)  that £18,000 is allocated for Campbell Road Play Area improvements from the revenue budget; 

(3)  that £3,300 is allocated for geo-sensing footfall counters across the town centre from developers’ contributions, together with £1,650 per annum for three years from 2019/20 onwards from existing approved Strategic Planning revenue budget; and

(4)  that £500 is allocated for match funding for a grant bid to raise awareness of the air quality implications of open fires and wood burning stoves from the revenue budget