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Decision details

Programme of 7.5t Environmental Weight Restrictions for 2018/20

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Transport and Development

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To accept the technical evaluation of the top 5 HGV Hot Spots in the city and approve a programme over two years to introduce 7.5t Environmental Weight Restrictions to address HGV issues at 4 of them, i.e. The Wheel, Twentywell Lane, Psalter Lane and Beighton Road (Woodhouse).

Further reports will be submitted for a decision by the Cabinet Member for Transport and Development when the legal orders for the weight restrictions are advertised.


(i) That the findings of the Technical Evaluation of the top 5 HGV Hot Spots 2017 be accepted in full;

(ii) That 7.5t Environmental Weight Restrictions schemes be developed and implemented 2018/20,

o   The Wheel (including Whitley Lane and adjacent streets);

o   Twentywell Lane (including Prospect Rd, Queen Victoria Rd and surrounding streets);

o   Psalter Lane (and Boston Street);

o   Beighton Road, Woodhouse (including Market St, Beaver Hill Rd, Station Rd and surrounding streets); and

(iii) That the traffic regulation orders for the individual schemes be advertised at the same time in August 2018 and funding is reallocated in the 2018/20 LTP programmes for their implementation in the following priority

  1. Psalter Lane;
  2. Twentywell Lane;
  3. The Wheel;

4. Beighton Rd, Woodhouse.

Reasons for the decision:

The proposed measures will address complaints received regarding the impact HGVs are having on the lives and wellbeing of local residents.

Alternative options considered:

Advisory signing has been tried but has proved ineffective. Only a legal prohibition which could be enforced is likely to be effective.

Publication date: 10/08/2018

Date of decision: 26/07/2018

Effective from: 17/08/2018

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