Joint Transportation Board Minutes

Date:
Monday, 18th March, 2013
Time:
19.30
Place:
Civic Suite, Gibson Building, Kings Hill, West Malling
 
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Attendance Details

ItemDescriptionResolution
PART 1 - PUBLIC
JTB 13/001 Declarations of interest.
There were no declarations of interest made.
JTB 13/002 Minutes
RESOLVED: That the Minutes of the meeting of the Joint Transportation Board held on 3 December 2012 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
JTB 13/003 Parking Action Plan
 
Decision Notice D130026MEM

The report of the Director of Planning, Transport and Leisure provided an update on the phased approach to on-street parking management across the borough and focused on the detail of Phase 6b and the on-street parking changes arising from the on-going West Malling Parking Review. The report set out details of the responses received to the formal consultations and advised which proposals would be implemented, amended or abandoned.

RESOLVED: That the following be commended to the Borough Council Cabinet

(1) the 'Recommendation' stated for each location within Annex 1 (Phase 6b) to the report be endorsed; and

(2) the 'Recommendation' stated for each location within Annex 4 (West Malling Parking Review) to the report be endorsed.

County Councillor Mrs Dean requested that it be recorded that she had voted against the recommendation in respect of long-stay car parking in Water Lane, West Malling.
JTB 13/004 A Common Sense Plan for Safe and Sensible Street Lighting
The report of the Director of Highways and Transport set out details of the County Council's proposals to reduce energy costs, carbon dioxide emissions and light pollution arising from the provision of street lighting. The report set out proposals for the Trial Switch Off of Surplus Lights for a twelve month period (Phase 1) and the conversion of a significant number of lights to Part Night Lighting (Phase 2). The Board gave consideration to the Phase 1 sites set out in the Annexes to the report and requested that the County Council investigate whether this could be extended to include West Malling Bypass and industrial estates. The Board supported the exclusion criteria to be applied to Phase 2 of the proposal and noted that full risk assessments and monitoring would be undertaken to ensure public safety.

RESOLVED: That

(1) the Trial Switch Off of Surplus Lights (Phase 1) at the sites identified in the report be amended to a Part-Night Lighting regime;

(2) the Exclusion Criteria for the Part-Night Lighting be noted; and

(3) the hours of Switch Off for the Part-Night Lighting be 12 midnight to 0530 hours.
JTB 13/005 Platt Traffic Calming Proposals
The report of the Head of Transportation provided details of the results of the consultation on the Platt Traffic Calming Scheme regarding the installation of speed cushions on Long Mill Lane, Grange Road and Comp Lane in order to maintain a twenty mile per hour speed limit. It was noted that the scheme would be funded from the local County Member Highway Fund. The Chairman of Platt Parish Council expressed her support for the proposal.

RESOLVED: That the proposed traffic restrictions be implemented.
JTB 13/006 Joint Transportation Boards Agreement and Governance
The report of the Future Highways Manager set out details of a proposed revision to the Joint Transportation Board Agreement which would allow the Chairman of a Joint Transportation Board to vary the number of Parish or Town Council representatives attending a meeting. It was noted that, following further confirmation of the revised agreement by the County Council's Cabinet, each district council would enter into a revised agreement to reflect the approved changes.

RESOLVED: That

(1) the revision of the Joint Transportation Board Agreement be commended to the County Council Cabinet; and

(2) the Borough Council Cabinet be requested to authorise the Director of Central Services and Monitoring Officer in due course to enter into a revised agreement to reflect the approved changes to the Joint Transportation Board Agreement.
*Referred to Cabinet
JTB 13/007 Tonbridge and Malling Cycling Strategy: Draft for Public Consultation
 
Decision Notice D130027MEM

The joint report of the Director of Highways and Transportation and the Director of Planning, Transport and Leisure set out details of the draft Cycling Strategy prepared by Kent County Council (KCC) for the Tonbridge and Malling area and sought agreement to undertake public consultation.

RESOLVED: That the following be commended to the Borough Council Cabinet

KCC's Draft Cycling Strategy for Tonbridge and Malling be endorsed by the Borough Council for consultation purposes.
MATTERS SUBMITTED FOR INFORMATION
JTB 13/008 Tonbridge Town Centre Transport Strategy - Update
Further to Minute JTB 12/047 the joint report of the Director of Kent Highways and Transportation and the Director of Planning, Transport and Leisure provided an update on progress with the development of the revised transport strategy for Tonbridge endorsed at the meeting of the Board held on 24 September 2012.
JTB 13/009 Borough Transportation Issues
The report of the Director of Planning, Transport and Leisure provided an update on a number of transportation matters on which the Borough Council had been focusing. Particular reference was made to the application made by the County Council under the Local Pinch Point Fund to relieve congestion at Junction 4 of the M20 motorway.
JTB 13/010 Highway Works Programme 2012/13
The report of the Director of Kent Highways and Transportation set out details of schemes programmed for construction by the County Council in 2012/13. It was noted that some schemes had been affected by the recent poor weather conditions.
JTB 13/011 Member Highway Fund Schemes
The report of the Director of Kent Highways and Transportation provided a summary of the current position on a number of traffic and transportation initiatives in the Borough.
JTB 13/012 Traffic Schemes Progress Report
The report of the Director of Kent Highways and Transportation provided a summary of the current position on a number of traffic and transportation initiatives in the Borough.
JTB 13/013 Petitions Currently Under Consideration - Pear Tree Avenue
The Director of Kent Highways and Transportation provided a progress report on action taken in response to the petition received from residents of Pear Tree Avenue, Ditton regarding highway safety in the vicinity of Ditton Infant School.
MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION IN PRIVATE
JTB 13/014 Exclusion of Press and Public
There were no matters considered in private.
The meeting ended at 2202 hours

Attendance Details

Present:
Borough Council Members of the Board
Cllr Mrs S M Murray (Vice-Chairman - in the Chair), Cllr Ms V M C Branson, Cllr N J Heslop, Cllr Mrs F A Kemp, Cllr R D Lancaster, Cllr Mrs A S Oakley and Cllr A K Sullivan.

In attendance:
County Council Members of the Board
Mrs V Dagger, Mrs T Dean, Miss A Hohler, Mrs S Hohler and Mr C Smith.

Mr H Rayner was present on behalf of the Kent Association of Local Councils, Tonbridge and Malling Area Committee. Mrs P Darby, Ms S Harwood and Ms S Waterman were present on behalf of Platt Parish Council.

Borough Councillors Balcombe, Baldock, Balfour, Bolt, Coffin, Cure, Edmondston-Low, Evans, Mrs Luck, Luker, Miss Moloney, Parry-Waller, Rhodes, Miss Shrubsole and Taylor were all present pursuant to Council Procedure Rule No 15.21.

An apology for absence was received from County Councillor Homewood (Chairman).
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