Agenda and minutes

Kings Barton Forum - Tuesday, 19th January, 2021 6.00 pm

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To record the names of apologies given and deputy members who are attending the meeting in place of appointed Members (where appropriate).


Apologies for the meeting were noted as above.


Chairperson's Announcements


The Chairperson made several announcements as follows:


She informed the meeting of recent correspondence with the County Council following the previous meeting of the forum which she would respond to formally in due course.  The response had been circulated. Progress towards a signalised pedestrian crossing on Andover Road was welcomed and she congratulated the residents association on their petition.


She informed of recent correspondence from the city council regarding polling places and confirmed that she would continue to press for a polling place in Kings Barton.


Thirdly, she confirmed two changes to the membership of the forum and welcomed Winchester City Councillor Weir and Headbourne Worthy Parish Councillor Iredale to the forum.


Finally, the Chairperson proposed that the Forum elect a Vice-Chairperson for the remainder of the 2020/21 year. Councillor Weir was subsequently nominated and seconded.





Councillor Weir was elected Vice-Chairperson for the remainder of the 2020/21 Municipal Year.




Disclosures of Interests

To receive any disclosure of interests from Members and Officers in matters to be discussed.


Note: Councillors are reminded of their obligations to declare disclosable pecuniary interests, personal and/or prejudicial interests in accordance with legislation and the Council’s Code of Conduct.



Councillor Weir declared a personal (but not prejudicial) interest due to her being a Trustee of the University of Winchester Academy Trust and that matters relating to the Academy Trust may be discussed.


Councillors Porter, Tod and Warwick who were members of Hampshire County Council, declared personal (but not prejudicial) interests concerning report, ref KBF28 which may relate to areas of responsibility of Hampshire County Council.


Minutes of the meeting of the 20 October 2020 pdf icon PDF 131 KB

That the minutes of the meeting be signed as a correct record.




That the minutes of the previous meeting held on the 20 October 2020 be approved and adopted.


Public Participation

To receive and note questions asked and statements made from members of the public and the Residents Association on general matters of interest and/or matters relating to the work of the Forum.


Members of the public and visiting councillors may speak at the Forum, provided they have registered to speak three working days in advance. Please contact Democratic Services by 5pm on 13 January 2021 via or (01962) 848 264 to register to speak and for further details.


The Chairperson welcomed the following to the meeting; Caterina Zucca (Chair of the Kings Barton Residents Association (KBRA)), Mike Slinn (Vice-Chair of the Kings Barton Residents Association (KBRA)) Chris Poulter and Vicki Bolton.


Caterina Zucca raised several points regarding; road surfacing, soft/hard landscaping, grit bins and street furniture. These points were responded to by Mr Curry of CALA homes.


Mike Slinn updated the forum regarding a recent meeting that had taken place with the County Council concerning the signalised pedestrian crossing on Andover Road and gave an outline of the next steps and timescales.


Chris Poulter addressed the forum and made several points related to the construction of the new shared cycleway and footway at Barton Meadows. These concerned; the adopted surfacing standards, whether the cycle path could be terminated at the roadway, the impact in the use of metal barriers and whether further use of lockable, vehicle bollards could be introduced at both ends of the cycleway.


Vicki Bolton addressed the forum regarding the need for a signalled crossing on Worthy Road creating greater links with the whole of Kings Barton, Harestock and to the cathedral in a safe way.


Councillor Hiscock contributed under this item regarding the crossing on the Worthy Road and supported the earlier contributions made by members of the public.


Mr Hughes updated the Forum on the points raised. He advised that he was awaiting a response regarding surface friction and would update the forum accordingly. He had previously looked into the issues raised regarding the metal barriers mentioned by Mr Poulter and whilst he appreciated the points made the safety issues needed to be considered, however, further options could be considered. Finally, he advised that CALA were looking into the issues raised regarding locking bollards and he hoped to report back at a future meeting.


Finally, Mr Curry and Mr Hill of CALA homes updated the forum on several matters. Mr Curry advised of the regular, onsite review and monitoring programme he was undertaking to resolve outstanding issues and he provided detail on a number of these issues. He welcomed further feedback from forum members that could be included in future monitoring meetings.



Section 106 Schedule and Triggers pdf icon PDF 594 KB

(Report Reference KBF29)


(Report Reference: KBF29)


Mr Hughes introduced the report and provided the Forum with an update. He explained that several triggers were currently being reviewed and these were highlighted within the report. Mr Curry (CALA Homes) also updated the forum regarding the section 106 agreements relating to Highways works.


Members debated the report and asked several questions, particularly focussing on footpaths which were responded to accordingly.




1.    That the report be noted.


That future revisions of the report to contain planning consent obligations and to be displayed using a traffic light system to highlight areas of progress and delay.


Highways Update

(Verbal Update)


Ms Homes (Hampshire County Council, Highways) provided a verbal update to the forum regarding several Highways related issues, these included; the shared cycle/footpath and the ongoing work to approve the technical and legal agreements


Members debated the report and asked a number of questions, these related to; the condition of footpaths and specifically the access path to the School from Andover Road, the Wellhouse Lane railway bridge and the Wellhouse Cottage development which were responded to accordingly. Regarding the access path to the School from Andover Road, the forum agreed that decent access paths to the school were important and Mr Hughes informed that discussions were ongoing between CALA, Hampshire County Council and himself on this matter.


Kings Barton Implementation Update Report pdf icon PDF 217 KB

(Report reference KBF28 )

Additional documents:


Mr Hughes provided the Forum with an update on progress at Kings Barton including the development process and future works.


Mr Hughes reported that at Phase 1B, all 223 dwellings were now sold and that discussions with Hampshire County Council Highways continue to allow the adoptable roads to be put forward for their twelve-month maintenance period. At Phase 1A, approximately 60 dwellings were now occupied.


Members commented on the report and where appropriate, Mr Hughes responded to various matters raised





That the content of the report be noted


Registering to speak at this meeting:

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