Agenda

Venue: Civic Centre, Gravesend, Kent

Contact: Committee Section  Email: committee.section@gravesham.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

To sign the minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 83 KB

3.

To declare any interests members may have in the items contained on this agenda. When declaring an interest members should state what their interest is.

4.

To consider whether any items in Part A of the agenda should be considered in private or those (if any) in Part B in public

5.

Matters Arising from Previous Meetings pdf icon PDF 122 KB

6.

Recommendations for decision by Kent County Council

7.

Recommendations for decisions by the Council

8.

Issues raised by Councillors with the approval of the Chair

Requests from Cllr Tony Rana

 

Old Road East - A number of residents have complained regarding the speed of vehicles on the road especially when leaving Echo square.

 

Update Requested from the Kent Highway officers of the Whitehill / Sun lane changes requested at Gravesham JTB earlier this year.

 

Requests from Cllr Conrad Broadley

 

  1. Firstly I would like to raise concerns about the major impact the below detailed double yellow lines will have on the residents of the Northern end of Dover Road, it seems that none of the residents were aware of the fact that these parking spaces will be removed so I would question the validity of the consultation, I did today actually go and knock on the doors opposite the proposed double yellow lines and nobody I spoke to had received any notification of the impending loss of 10 or more parking spaces, the issue of pavement parking can be tackled in other ways including simple signage and white lining to ensure a clear route for prams and wheelchairs is left. Aside from the lack of consultation it is actually useful to have traffic calming in the form of parked vehicles to slow traffic down on what is a residential road. I would ask that the implementation of the double yellow lines is suspended until we have full resident engagement and a non-punitive solution is in place that does not needlessly penalise the residents that have used this area for the past 60 or so years.

 

  1. I would like to raise the issue of parking on the whole length of Dover Road on the Western side between Rural Vale and Shepherd Street, the current restrictions are non sensical and were time expired when the Dover Road bypass was put in back in the 1980’s namely the A226 Thames Way, I would ask that we actually further engage with the public with a public consultation and resolve this long standing issue with a more creative and resident friendly solution, this will also resolve this stretch being used as a race track. I will declare an interest but I have been harangued enough by residents and neighbours to be able to legitimately raise this as an issue

 

  1. Rumble strips on Springhead Parkway, these were installed as part of the new

development and are causing a nuisance to local residents, now that the new bridge has been opened near Ebbsfleet and Springhead Parkway is a through route busses and vehicles are not slowing down on this route and creating a nuisance for residents with the vibrations in their houses and potentially long term structural damage, these rumble strips have been an issue for several years with no sign of any resolution in place.

 

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Request raised by Cllr Bryan Sweetland

 

As this meeting in not governed by legislation, I propose that all future JTB meetings are vertical meetings using MS Teams.

 

 

Request raised by Cllr Gurbax Singh

 

KCC has recently completed their 2nd public consultation for London Road cycle route under  ...  view the full agenda text for item 8.

9.

Reports from Officers

9a

Gravesham Highway Forward Works Programme - 2021/22 onwards pdf icon PDF 133 KB

9b

Local Winter Service Plan pdf icon PDF 59 KB

10.

Petition - Painters Ash Primary School pdf icon PDF 12 MB

11.

Any Other Business which by reason of special circumstances the Chair is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency.

12.

Exclusion

To move, if required, that pursuant to Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 that the public be excluded from any items included in Part B of the agenda because it is likely in view of the nature of the business to be transacted that if members of the public are present during those items, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.