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Agenda item

Public Questions and Petitions

To receive any questions or petitions from members of the public

Minutes:

5.1

The Co-Operative Executive received an electronic petition containing 156 signatures requesting the Council to leave the garden at 98 Crag View Crescent in its present condition. There was no speaker to this petition.

 

Councillor Julie Grocutt commented that the garden was in her Ward and that she was aware that local residents were working with officers on turning this into a community garden and that good progress was being made.

 

Councillor Alison Teal stated that she would provide the petitioner with a written response.

 

5.2

The Co-Operative Executive received an electronic petition containing 262 signatures requesting a pedestrian crossing close to Hinde House Academy, in the vicinity of Shiregreen Lane, Monckton Road and Wincobank Road. There was no speaker to this petition.

 

Councillor Douglas Johnson stated that he would provide the petitioner with a written response.

 

5.3

Adam Hurst attended the meeting on behalf of Matt Wilson to ask the following question:

 

Following Matt’s question on March 2nd with respect to residents on Mortomley Close, in High Green being informed during the development of the Thorncliffe Leisure facility that due to construction traffic the council would re-surface the road even though it was not an adopted highway, Matt received a copy of a letter from James Barnes dated December 16th 2015 addressed to residents stating;

 

“While Mortomley Lane is and will remain an unadopted public highway, we do accept that our construction traffic will increase its wear and tear more than usual so we will resurface the carriageway once the construction work is completed.”

 

In the light of this new information, could the council give me an update on how they propose to progress this matter.

 

Councillor Wood confirmed that further information had now been located and that he would arrange a meeting with officers and the questioners to progress this matter.

 

5.4

Robin Hughes submitted a question regarding Council’s approach to a proposed housing development in the village of Worrall and the potential impact this could have on the demolition of a historic 18th century farmhouse and barn and impact to the setting of listed buildings.  Unfortunately, due to his unavailability for the meeting Councillor Mazher Iqbal was unable to respond now but had undertaken to contact Mr Hughes directly to discuss this matter.