Agenda and minutes

Streetscene and Engineering Cabinet Board
Friday, 20th September, 2019 10.05 am

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

Contact: Nicola Headon 

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chairperson

Minutes:

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

 

2.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 54 KB

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the Minutes of the 5 July, 2019, be approved.

 

3.

Ash Dieback pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Report of the Head of Streetcare

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decisions:

 

1.           That the Environment Directorate develop an action plan including tree surveys to identify tree distribution, affected trees and the degree of infection.

 

2.           That the Environment Directorate fell and dispose of trees as required based on the findings of the surveys and associated risk assessment.

 

3.           That the council raise awareness of Ash Dieback disease via social media and other channels, and encourage members of the public to report trees which appear to be in poor health.

 

4.           That the Environment Directorate liaise with private landowners who have trees near public highways, public footpaths and council property.

 

5.           That the Environment Directorate pursue funding and carry out replacement tree planting to reduce the impact on biodiversity and local landscapes with suitable species such as Oak, Birch, Alder and Sycamore.

 

Reason for Decisions:

 

To manage the onset of Ash Dieback throughout the county borough ensuring that works are prioritised and carried out in a timely manner.

 

Implementation of Decisions:

 

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

4.

Memorial Testing pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Report of the Head of Streetcare

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decisions:

 

1.           That the memorial testing policy included as Appendix 2 to the circulated report, be adopted by the council.

 

2.           That the memorial testing policy be added to the cemetery rules and regulations.

 

3.           That a link to the policy be placed within the relevant section on the council’s website.

 

4.           That the Director of Environment and the Head of Streetcare be delegated authority to take decisions in respect of repairing memorials of historic significance where the owner cannot be traced.

 

Reason for Decisions:

 

To provide a clear and consistent approach to the management of memorials within this authority’s cemeteries.

 

Implementation of Decisions:

 

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

5.

Christmas Parking 2019 DOTX 864 KB

Report of the Head of Engineering and Transport

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That free Christmas parking be granted in Neath, Port Talbot and Pontardawe Pay and Display car parks from Saturday 14th December 2019, to Wednesday 1st January 2020 inclusive (excluding The Gnoll, Afan Forest Country Park and Aberavon Seafront car parks). 

 

Reason for Decision:

 

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.

6.

List of Approved Contractors pdf icon PDF 842 KB

Report of the Head of Engineering and Transport

 

Minutes:

Decisions:

 

That the following firms be added to the List of Approved Contractors:

 

Firm

Categories

 

MS Group t/a Architectural Stone

25, 36

Alternative Power Solutions

111

A & R Cleaning Services

105

Ark Fencing & Landscaping supplies

84

Bell Decorating Group Ltd

20

Borley Engineering Services Ltd t/a CMB West Ltd

39, 40

C K Communications Ltd

3, 47

Core Surveys Ltd

31

Glebe Contractors

77

ICE Electrical

41, 42, 43, 44

J2R Demolition Ltd

31, 79

Leftfield Environmental Ltd

31

Lewis Ashley Services Ltd

10

Lucion Environmental Ltd

31

McAvoy Group Ltd

10, 111

Metric Group Ltd

110, 111

Nationwide Platforms Ltd

2, 9, 111

Nicholls Colton Group Ltd

78, 111

Novus Property Solutions Ltd

 

12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 25, 26, 35, 36

Oakdale Haulage Ltd

111

Pearson’s Landscapes Ltd

64, 77

Phillips Services (Wales) Ltd

47, 48, 57, 62, 109, 111

Premier Modular Ltd

10

R Hills Construction Ltd

71, 76, 77, 84, 85, 89

Smart Platforms Rental Ltd

88, 98

S R Middleton & Son Roofing Ltd

17b, 17d, 17e

Tom Pritchard Contracting Ltd

2, 6, 77, 79, 85, 102

Coating & Blasting Services Ltd

17e, 25, 36, 89, 105, 111

Warmserve Plumbing & Heating Ltd

37, 38, 45, 46

Brushdale Environmental Ltd

111

 

 

 

 

 

That the following firm be removed from the List of Approved Contractors:

 

Firm

Categories

 

Tremco Roofing UK Ltd

17a, 17b, 17c, 17d, 17e

 

 

Reason for Decisions:

 

To keep the List of Approved Contractors up to date and as far as possible, ensure a competitive procurement process, and to be able to supply a List of Approved Contractors for invitation to tender within the relevant category.

 

Implementation of Decisions:

 

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

 

7.

Traffic Order - Penyard Road, Neath Abbey, Neath DOTX 880 KB

Report of the Head of Engineering and Transport

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the objection be overruled in part and the Traffic Order (Prohibition of Waiting at Any Time at Penyard Road, Neath Abbey, Neath) be amended as indicated at Appendix B to the circulated report, and re-advertised as above. Should no objections be received, the Order be implemented, and the objectors informed accordingly.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To prevent indiscriminate parking 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 has been carried out on this item.

8.

Traffic Order - Penscynor, Cilfrew DOTX 802 KB

Report of the Head of Engineering and Transport

 

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the No Waiting, Loading or Unloading at Any Time and No Waiting at Any Time Traffic Regulation Orders at Penscynor, Aberdulais, be advertised, and should no objections be received, the Orders be implemented.

 

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 will be subject to external consultation.

9.

Traffic Order - Main Road, Bryncoch, Neath DOTX 1 MB

Report of the Head of Engineering and Transport

 

Minutes:

Decisions:

 

1.           That the objection to the Traffic Order in the lane between Main Road and Furzeland Drive, Bryncoch, Neath, be upheld and removed from the scheme.

 

2.           That the bus stop markings on Main Road, Bryncoch be shortened in length so that they do not extend across the residents driveway (as indicated in Appendix B to the circulated report).

 

3.           That a ‘H’ Bar road marking be implemented across the driveways of 158 and 158A Main Road, Bryncoch, as requested by the local Councillor.

 

4.           That the Traffic Order outside the Supermarket at Main Road, Bryncoch be implemented as advertised.

 

5.           That the objectors be informed of the decisions.

 

Reason for Decisions:

 

To prevent indiscriminate parking 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.

10.

Traffic Order - Burrows Road, Skewen DOTX 817 KB

Report of the Head of Engineering and Transport

 

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the Traffic Regulation Order for No Waiting, No Loading or Unloading at Any Time at Burrows Road, Skewen, Neath, (as detailed at Appendix A to the circulated report), be advertised, and subject to no objections being received, and subject to the approval of the grant of funding from the Members’ Community Fund, the Orders be implemented.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To prevent indiscriminate parking in the interest of highway safety.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

Consultation:

 

This item will be subject to external consultation.

11.

Traffic Order - Ystalyfera DOTX 2 MB

Report of the Head of Engineering and Transport

 

Minutes:

Decisions:

 

1.           That the proposed Traffic Regulation Orders for the traffic calming measures (speed cushions) and 20mph zone in Ystalyfera, as detailed within the circulated report, be withdrawn, and objectors informed accordingly.

 

2.           That Welsh Government be notified on the community consultation feedback, and that the scheme be withdrawn from the Safe Routes in Communities programme, relating to the 20mph zone.

 

Reason for Decisions:

 

Due to the significant objections received from the community to the proposed Traffic Regulation Orders.  

 

Implementation of Decisions:

 

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

 

Consultation:

 

This item has been subject to external consultation. 

 

12.

Traffic Order - A48 Margam, Port Talbot DOTX 881 KB

Report of the Head of Engineering and Transport

 

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the Traffic Regulation Order (40mph Speed Limit on the A48 Margam, Port Talbot) be advertised, and if no objections are received, the Order be implemented.    

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To reduce vehicular speeds in the interest of highway safety.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

Consultation:

 

This item will be subject to external consultation.

13.

Traffic Order - Heol Y Coedcae, Y Clos and Gwernant, Cwmllynfell DOTX 934 KB

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the no Waiting at Any Time Traffic Regulation Order and Speed Cushions Traffic Regulation Order at Heol Y Coedcae, Y Clos and Gwernant, Cwmllynfell (as detailed at Appendix A to the circulated report) be advertised, and subject to no objections being received, and subject to the approval of the grant of funding from the Members’ Community Fund, the Orders implemented.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To prevent indiscriminate parking and reduce traffic speed in the interest of highway safety.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

Consultation:

 

This item will be subject to external consultation.

14.

Traffic Order - Park Avenue, Skewen DOTX 832 KB

Report of the Head of Engineering and Transport

 

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the Individual Disabled Parking Place at No. 52 Park Avenue, Skewen, SA10 6SA be implemented as advertised, the objection overruled, and the objector informed accordingly.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

A review of the medical assessment had been undertaken and found the original assessment to be robust and therefore meets the criteria for an Individual Disabled Parking Place.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

Consultation:

 

This item has been subject to external consultation.

15.

Traffic Order - Hillside, Highbury Court, Cook Rees Avenue & Westernmoor Road, Neath DOTX 1 MB

Report of the Head of Engineering and Transport

 

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the No Waiting at Any Time Traffic Order at Hillside, Highbury Court, Cook Rees Avenue and Westernmoor Road, Neath be implemented (but reduced on the northern side of Hillside by approximately 6m, as detailed at  Appendix B to the circulated report), and the objector informed accordingly.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To provide a safer environment for residents, motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

Consultation:

 

This item has been subject to external consultation.

16.

Traffic Order - Bryncoch, Neath DOTX 1 MB

Report of the Head of Engineering and Transport

 

Minutes:

Decisions:

 

1.           That the Prohibition of Waiting at Any Time on Main Road, Furzeland Drive, Redwood Close and Firwood Close, Bryncoch, Neath be amended as indicated at Appendix B to the circulated report and implemented on site.

 

2.           The proposed bus stop markings and Traffic Order on the west side of Main Road, Bryncoch, be omitted from the scheme.

 

3.           That the objectors be informed of the decisions.

 

Reason for Decisions:

 

To prevent indiscriminate parking 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.

17.

Traffic Order - Seaward Avenue and Seaward Close, Sandfields, Port Talbot DOTX 854 KB

Report of the Head of Engineering and Transport

 

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the Traffic Regulation Order for No Waiting at Any Time at Seaward Avenue and Seaward Close, Sandfields, Port Talbot, be advertised, and should no objections be received, the Order be implemented.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To prevent indiscriminate parking in the interest of highway safety.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

Consultation:

 

This item will be subject to external consultation.

18.

Traffic Order - St. Illtyd's Drive, Baglan, Port Talbot DOTX 890 KB

Report of the Head of Engineering and Transport

 

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the No Waiting at Any Time Traffic Regulation Order at St. Illtyd’s Drive, Baglan, Port Talbot, be advertised, and should no objections be received, the Order be implemented.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To prevent indiscriminate parking in the interest of highway safety.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

Consultation:

 

This item will be subject to external consultation.

19.

Traffic Order - Tyn y Twr, Bwlch Road, Baglan DOTX 2 MB

Report of the Head of Engineering and Transport

 

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the No Waiting, No Loading or Unloading at Any Time Traffic Regulation Order at Tyn y Twr, Bwlch Road, Baglan, be advertised, and subject to no objections being received, and subject to the approval of the grant of funding from the Members’ Community Fund, the Orders be implemented.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To prevent indiscriminate parking in the interest of highway safety.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

Consultation:

 

This item will be subject to external consultation.

 

20.

Traffic Order - Briton Ferry, Melin and Neath DOTX 2 MB

Report of the Head of Engineering and Transport

 

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the Traffic Regulation Orders for a 20mph Zone and Speed Cushions at Briton Ferry, Melin and Neath (as detailed at Appendices A, B and C to the circulated report), be approved and the objectors informed accordingly.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To ensure the reduction of vehicular speed 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.