Executive Board Member Decisions Meeting for Environment

 

Thursday, 19 September 2019

 

PRESENT: Councillor: H.A.L. Evans (Executive Board Member).

 

Present as Observer:-

Councillor J.G. Prosser

 

The following officers were in attendance:

R. S. Waters, Highways and Transportation Manager

C.T. Cleaton, Street Works & Adoptions Manager

E. Bryer, Democratic Services Officer

 

Regeneration Meeting Room, County Hall, Carmarthen. - 10.00 am  - 10.20 am

 

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1.            DECLARATION OF PERSONAL INTEREST

 

There were no declarations of personal interest.

 

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2.            DECISION RECORD - 6TH SEPTEMBER 2019

 

RESOLVED that the decision record of the meeting of the Executive Board Member for Environment held on the 6th September, 2019 be signed as a correct record.

 

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3.            PETITION - MACHYNYS EAST RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION - ADOPTION AND MAINTENANCE OF ESTATE ROADS

 

Further to minute 8 of the Council held on the 10th April 2019 a petition was presented by the Machynys East Residents Association to request that the County Council adopts the roads within the Machynys East development in Llanelli. Council resolved to refer the request to the Executive Board Member for Environment for consideration.

 

The Executive Board Member considered the petition along with a report which recommended that the estate roads are not adopted due to the costs, future liabilities and the legal reasons involved.

 

Following due consideration of the petition and the concerns raised by Machynys East Residents Association, the Executive Board Member was minded to approve the recommendations of the report not to adopt the estate roads on the basis that:

 

·         There had been a clear understanding that the estate roads would not be adopted and would remain in private ownership.

·         The developer had a commercial arrangement in place with a management company.

·         The properties were marketed as homes on private roads.

·         It had been made clear to the conveyancer that as there was no S38 Highway Adoption Agreement in place, there was no prospect of future highway adoption.

 

RESOLVED that:

 

3.1       the recommendation not to adopt the estate road be endorsed.

3.2       a letter be sent to the petitioner detailing the reasons for the decision.

 

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4.            OBJECTIONS TO THE COUNTY OF CARMARTHENSHIRE (CARMARTHEN) (WAITING RESTRICTION AND STREET PARKING PLACES) CONSOLIDATION (VARIATION NO 20) ORDER 2019

 

The Executive Board Member considered a report detailing objections to the Council’s proposal to make an Order to amend The County of Carmarthenshire (Carmarthen) (Waiting Restriction and Street Parking Places) Consolidation Order 2019 (Variation No.20) the purpose of which was to safeguard road users and to facilitate the safe and unhindered passage of traffic at various locations in Carmarthen as indicated in the schedule appended to the report. The proposals related to the following roads:

 

·         Bronwydd Road, Carmarthen

·         Abergwili Road, Carmarthen

·         Pentrefelin Street, Carmarthen

·         The Grove, Carmarthen

 

It was reported that whilst no objections had been received to the proposal from the statutory consultees, four objections had been received from the public as detailed within the report together with the Department’s responses thereto.

 

RESOLVED that the objections received to the proposed Order to amend The County of Carmarthenshire (Carmarthen) (Waiting Restriction and Street Parking Places) Consolidation Order 2019 (Variation No.20) be noted but that the Order be confirmed, as detailed in the report and that the objectors be informed accordingly.

 

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