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Decision details

Bellhouse Road Zebra

Decision Maker: Highway Cabinet Member Decision Session

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The report outlines the objection received to proposals for a zebra crossing on Sheffield Road, Woodhouse. The report seeks a decision on how the scheme should be progressed in light of this objection.

Decision:

4.1

The Executive Director, Place submitted a report outlining the objections received to proposals for a zebra crossing on Bellhouse Road near Beck Road. The report also sought a decision on how the scheme should be progressed in light of the objections.

 

 

4.2

RESOLVED: That:-

 

 

 

(a)

the zebra is built at the location planned;

 

 

 

 

(b)

the bus stop is re-located as in the plan, attached to the report, having considered the issues that were raised in the objections; and

 

 

 

 

(c)

the objectors are informed of the decision taken.

 

 

 

4.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

4.3.1

The zebra in the proposed location best serves the main pedestrian desire line

 

 

4.3.2

The bus stop has been re-sited to the best location to avoid safety issues at the junction and minimise loss of utilised parking space.

 

 

4.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

4.4.1

Doing nothing has been considered, that is not implementing the proposed zebra crossing. This would mean that conditions for pedestrians crossing Bellhouse Road would remain unimproved. Also recruitment and retention of School Crossing Wardens is difficult. If the current warden left and the position was not filled then the pedestrian desire line would be left unprotected at all times.

 

 

4.4.2

Re-siting the bus stop. The stop location proposed is far enough away from the junction with Bellhouse Road to not cause any safety issues at the junction.  Site visits have also shown that the location proposed is rarely used to park vehicles due to the steep verge, therefore it minimises loss of utilised resident parking spaces.

 

 

4.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

4.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

4.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Laraine Manley, Executive Director, Place

 

 

4.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Economic and Environmental Wellbeing

 

Report author: Gay Horsfield

Publication date: 17/05/2017

Date of decision: 11/05/2017

Decided at meeting: 11/05/2017 - Highway Cabinet Member Decision Session

Effective from: 24/05/2017

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