Agenda and decisions

Highways Committee
Monday 16 October 2017 6.00 pm

Venue: Boardrooms 3/4 - Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley HA9 0FJ. View directions

Contact: Tom Welsh, Governance Officer  Email:; 020 8937 6607

No. Item


Apologies for Absence and Clarification of Substitutes

For the Committee to note any apologies for absence and clarification of any substitute Members at the meeting if need be.


Declarations of Interests

Members are invited to declare at this stage of the meeting, the nature and existence of any relevant disclosable pecuniary, personal or prejudicial interests in the items on this agenda and to specify the item(s) to which they relate.


Councillor Tatler declared a personal interest in respect of agenda item number 7, The Mall Petition, in that she was a resident of Kenton ward which the Mall road ran parallel to.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 73 KB

To approve the attached minutes of the previous meeting on 27 June 2017 as a correct record.


Matters Arising

For Members to comment on any matters arising from the previous minutes.



To hear any deputations received from members of the public in accordance with Standing Orders 66 and 67.


Reeves Avenue Petition pdf icon PDF 84 KB

This report outlines the Council’s proposals in response to a petition received on 15 May 2017 regarding the condition of the pavements and road surface of Reeves Avenue, NW9.

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(i)         The petition regarding the condition of the pavements and road surface of Reeves Avenue (NW9), be noted;


(ii)        Any areas deemed defective by officers on both road and pavements be repaired, using existing revenue maintenance budgets. The Committee noted that whilst the proposal was not a complete resurface of road and pavement, it would repair and present significant defects; and


(iii)       Tony Kennedy (the Council’s Head of Highways and Infrastructure) would meet with the lead petitioner on the road in question to offer further explanation in person on the defects and outline the aspects that Council would prioritise for repair.


The Mall Petition pdf icon PDF 121 KB

This report outlines the Council’s response to a petition received  on 30th March 2017 entitled “Put an end to the Infrastructure problem on The Mall, Harrow (HA3 9TG)”. The petition was signed by 61 signatories.

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(i)         The petition which asked the Council to put an end to the Infrastructure problem on The Mall, Harrow (HA3 9TG) be noted;


(ii)        The long term nature of the drainage problem and the work being done with other agencies to solve the problem, be noted;


(iii)       The affordable solution proposed in the report to alleviate the vibration via the joints of the road being treated along the full length of The Mall and localised areas of reconstruction being carried out on the 15% of the road not deemed to be in ‘good’ condition, be approved. It was noted that the total approximate cost for this solution would be £80,000 and that the proposed scheme would be put forward for approval at Cabinet as part of the Highways Capital Maintenance Programme for 2018/19;


(iv)       Traffic speed surveys along The Mall to ascertain whether average speeds were consistent with the speed limit, be authorised. It was noted that should a speeding issue be identified, appropriate low cost remedial measures such as additional warning signs of SLOW carriageway markings, would be considered in the shorter term, and that these measures would be undertaken within existing budgets; and


(v)        Jonathan Westell (the Council’s Highway Contracts and Delivery Manager) would provide Councillor Colwill with details of the Ground Penetrating Radar Survey which had been completed on one section of The Mall, and provide information on the action that the Highways department took in response to the survey’s findings.


Response to Petition - Upgrading of Pavements and Grass Verges In Sudbury Using Available CIL Funding pdf icon PDF 96 KB

The purpose of this report is to provide an update on the response to a petition submitted by Paul Lorber on behalf of residents in the Sudbury ward requesting the use of CIL funds to upgrade pavements and grass verges.




(i)         The petition and contents of the Officer report be noted; and


(ii)        The lead petitioner would be reminded that they could apply for Neighbourhood CIL funds by 1 December 2017 or informed that they could request to speak on the identification and agreement of strategic infrastructure priorities as part of the budget setting process in February 2018.


Any Other Urgent Business

Any decisions taken urgently under this heading must comply with the provisions outlined in paragraph 39 of the Council’s Access to Information Rules (part 2 of the Constitution).


The Committee noted that a petition entitled: ‘Petition against the installation of a Disabled Parking Bay outside 98 Norval Road’ had been received from the three ward Members for Northwick Park (Councillors Perrin, J Mitchell-Murray and McLennan) on Saturday 14 October 2017. The Chair specified that the petition had been received too late for consideration at the present meeting, but that it would submitted to the Council’s Forward Plan and that a report from Officers in response to the petition would be presented at the next Committee meeting in January 2018.


Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Highways Committee is scheduled for 24 January 2018.