Skip to content

Agenda item

Objections to Proposed Waiting Restrictions around Tinsley Meadows School

Report of the Executive Director, Place

Decision:

4.1

The Executive Director, Place submitted a report describing the measures to restrict parking at pedestrian access points to the new Tinsley Meadows Academy to complement the school travel plan. It also set out officers responses to objections, the petitions and questionnaires from the drop-in session carried out as part of the Traffic Regulation Order process.

 

 

4.2

RESOLVED: That:-

 

 

 

(a)

the revised proposals be implemented except on the cul-de-sac section of Harrowden Road where the restriction is reduced to limited waiting, operable Monday to Friday 8.00 – 9.30am and 3.00-4.30pm and the amended Traffic Regulation Order be made in accordance with the Road Traffic regulation Act 1984;

 

 

 

 

(b)

warning signs be introduced at the principal crossing points;

 

 

 

 

(c)

a short section of Norborough Road be widened by approximately 1m near its junction with Bawtry Road;

 

 

 

 

(d)

the situation be monitored once the Academy opens to see if additional measures were needed such as a school crossing patrol and report back with recommendations on further action; and

 

 

 

 

(e)

the objectors be informed accordingly.

 

 

 

4.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

4.3.1

To provide safe routes to the new Tinsley Meadows Academy for pedestrians, in particular children, by providing parking restrictions at the principal access points and crossing points on the roads surrounding the academy.

 

 

4.3.2

These parking restrictions and other measures will help to safeguard

pedestrians whilst minimising the loss of parking for local residents.

 

 

4.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

4.4.1

The objections relate to the principle of introducing parking restrictions. The alternative options considered were to reduce their extent and time they would be in force. No other alternatives to parking restrictions were

considered.

 

 

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

 

 

 

Simon Green, Executive Director, Place

 

 

4.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Economic and Environmental Wellbeing

 

Minutes:

4.1

The Executive Director, Place submitted a report describing the measures to restrict parking at pedestrian access points to the new Tinsley Meadows Academy to complement the school travel plan. It also set out officers responses to objections, the petitions and questionnaires from the drop-in session carried out as part of the Traffic Regulation Order process.

 

 

4.2

RobinaIfikhar, a local resident, attended the Session to make representations to the Cabinet Member. She thanked the Cabinet Member and officers for listening to local residents and developing a solution that was supported by the majority of local residents.

 

 

4.3

A resident of 15 Harrowden Road asked how his daughter, who had mobility issues, would be able to park near her house when the new restrictions were introduced. In response Simon Botterill, Team Manager, Traffic Management, commented that a disabled bay could be introduced outside the property on submission of a blue badge.

 

 

4.4

In response to further questions, Tom Finnegan Smith, Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure, commented that the restrictions could be amended to school times only to target the times when the road would be the busiest.

 

 

4.5

RESOLVED: That:-

 

 

 

(a)

the revised proposals be implemented except on the cul-de-sac section of Harrowden Road where the restriction is reduced to limited waiting, operable Monday to Friday 8.00 – 9.30am and 3.00-4.30pm and the amended Traffic Regulation Order be made in accordance with the Road Traffic regulation Act 1984;

 

 

 

 

(b)

warning signs be introduced at the principal crossing points;

 

 

 

 

(c)

a short section of Norborough Road be widened by approximately 1m near its junction with Bawtry Road;

 

 

 

 

(d)

the situation be monitored once the Academy opens to see if additional measures were needed such as a school crossing patrol and report back with recommendations on further action; and

 

 

 

 

(e)

the objectors be informed accordingly.

 

 

 

4.6

Reasons for Decision

 

 

4.6.1

To provide safe routes to the new Tinsley Meadows Academy for pedestrians, in particular children, by providing parking restrictions at the principal access points and crossing points on the roads surrounding the academy.

 

 

4.6.2

These parking restrictions and other measures will help to safeguard

pedestrians whilst minimising the loss of parking for local residents.

 

 

4.7

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

4.7.1

The objections relate to the principle of introducing parking restrictions. The alternative options considered were to reduce their extent and time they would be in force. No other alternatives to parking restrictions were

considered.

 

 

 

Supporting documents: