Agenda and minutes

Streetscene and Engineering Cabinet Board
Friday, 19th October, 2018 10.05 am

Venue: Committee Rooms A/B - Neath Civic Centre. View directions

Contact: Tammie Davies 

Note: This meeting will start immediately following the Scrutiny Committee 

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chairperson

Minutes:

Agreed that Councillor E.V.Latham be appointed as Chairperson for the meeting.

 

2.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Minutes:

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 7 September 2018, be noted.

3.

Former Leisure Facilities pdf icon PDF 5 MB

Joint Report of the Head of Engineering and Transport and the Head of Property and Regeneration

Minutes:

Decisions:

 

1.              That the pavilion and field at Vivian Park be let to a local sports club and the former Tennis Court be retained as a fenced off area for general use by the public;

 

2.              That the Tennis Courts at Talbot Park be retained as a fenced off area for general use by the public;

 

3.              That the existing perimeter fence to the former Bowling Green 2 at Talbot Park be removed, and a fence moved to alongside the leased Bowling Green 1, and the former Bowling Green 2 area be incorporated into the general open space within the park;

 

4.              That the former Bowling Green 2 at Dyfed Road be incorporated into the adjoining general open space within the park;

 

5.              That the Tennis Court area at King George V Playing Fields be returned to open space for general public use;

 

6.              That the former Tennis Courts at Parc Y Werin be retained as a fenced off area for general use by the public;

 

7.              That Officers investigate if alternative use is considered feasible with the covenant holder at Parc Y Darren and report back to Members on any possible options;

 

8.              That the use of the Bowling Green area at Ynyscorrwg Park as a continuation of open space within the park be endorsed;

 

9.              That negotiations continue at Court Herbert Sports Field (behind the railway lines) with a view to concluding a lease in the near future.

 

Reason for Decisions:

 

To complete actions associated with previous forward financial plans          and to ensure that areas which are currently unused are given alternative uses.

 

 

Implementation of Decisions:

 

The decisions will be implemented after the three day call in period.

 

4.

Arboricultural Management Plan pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Report of the Head of Streetcare

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the Arboricultural Mamgement Plan, as detailed at Appendix A to the circulated report, be endorsed.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To allow a consistent approach to tree management across the county borough. 

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

The decision will be implemented after the three day call in period.

5.

Management of Potholes pdf icon PDF 902 KB

Report of the Head of Streetcare

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the detailed action plan contained in Appendix H to the circulated report, be endorsed.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To ensure the Council’s arrangements for dealing with pot holes remain suitable and sufficient.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

The decision will be implemented after the three day call in period.

 

6.

Traffic Order/s: Glyn Road and Maes-Y-Glyn, Lower Brynamman pdf icon PDF 321 KB

Report of the Head of Engineering and Transport

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the objections to the Traffic Regulation Order at the junction of Glyn Road and Maes-Y-Glyn in Lower Brynamman be partially upheld, and a revised scheme be implemented, as detailed in Appendix B to the circulated report, and the objectors informed accordingly.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To prevent indiscriminate parking in the interests of road safety and to maintain traffic flow for large vehicles.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

The decision will be implemented after the three day call in period.

 

Consultation:

 

This item has been subject to external consultation.

 

7.

Traffic Order/s: Tydraw Place and Glan Afan, Port Talbot pdf icon PDF 218 KB

Report of the Head of Engineering and Transport

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the revocation of the existing Traffic Regulation Orders and the implementation of new Legal Orders at Tydraw Place and Glan Afan, Port Talbot (as detailed in the circulated report), be advertised, and should there be no objections, the Orders be implemented.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To prevent indiscriminate parking, introduce controlled parking and implement a No Entry in the interest of highway safety.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

The decision will be implemented after the three day call in period.

 

Consultation:

 

A consultation exercise will be carried out when the scheme is advertised.

 

8.

Traffic Order/s: Water Street and St. David's Street, Neath pdf icon PDF 306 KB

Report of the Head of Engineering and Transport

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the objection be over ruled, the Traffic Regulation Orders at Water Street and St. David’s Street, Neath as detailed in the circulated report, be implemented as previously advertised, and the objector informed accordingly.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To prevent indiscriminate parking and prevent a right turn into St David’s Street in the interest of road safety.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

The decision will be implemented after the three day call in period.

 

Consultation:

 

This item has been subject to external consultation.

 

 

 

 

9.

Traffic Order/s: Laurel Avenue, Laburnum Avenue, Chestnut Road, Mametz Court, Baglan Park Access Road, Baglan pdf icon PDF 196 KB

Report of the Head of Engineering and Transport

 

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the objection be over ruled, the Traffic Regulation Order at Laurel Avenue, Laburnum Avenue, Chestnut Road, Mametz Court and Baglan Park Access Road, Baglan, as detailed in the circulated report, be implemented as previously advertised, and the objector informed accordingly.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To prevent indiscriminate parking in the interest of road safety.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

The decision will be implemented after the three day call in period.

 

Consultation:

 

This item has been subject to external consultation.

 

 

10.

Speed Cushions: A4109 Church Road, Martyn's Avenue, Brynhyfryd Terrace and Commercial Street, Seven Sisters, Neath pdf icon PDF 603 KB

Report of the Head of Engineering and Transport

Minutes:

Decisions:

 

1.              That two of the speed cushion locations on Church Road, Seven Sisters, be relocated and re-advertised, as detailed in the circulated report;

 

2.              That one set of speed cushions on Martyn’s Avenue, Seven Sisters be relocated away from a proposed new access to a property;

 

3.              That the scheme to be implemented as advertised with the exception of the two locations of cushions on Church Road, Seven Sisters (Decision 1 above), that are to be re-advertised, and all other objections be overruled, and the objectors informed accordingly.

 

Reason for Decisions:

 

To reduce vehicular speeds in the interest of highway safety.

 

Implementation of Decisions:

 

The decisions will be implemented after the three day call in period.

 

Consultation:

 

This item has been subject to external consultation.

 

         

11.

Additional Welsh Government Grant Approval for Highways and Transport 2018/2019 pdf icon PDF 152 KB

Report of the Head of Engineering and Transport

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.

12.

Christmas Car Parking pdf icon PDF 149 KB

Report of the Head of Engineering and Transport

Minutes:

Officers amended the ‘Implementation of Decision’ Section to read ‘The decision is proposed for implementation after the three-day call-in period’ from ‘The decision is proposed for immediate implementation’.

 

Decision:

 

That free Christmas parking be agreed in Neath, Port Talbot and Pontardawe Pay and Display Car Parks from Saturday 15 December 2018 to Tuesday 1 January 2019 inclusive (excluding Gnoll, Afan Forest Country Parks and Seafront car parks).

 

Reason for Decision:

 

Free parking over the festive period is likely to attract Christmas shoppers to our town centres supporting local businesses. 

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

The decision will be implemented after the three day call in period.