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Sheffield 20mph Speed Limit Strategy: Consultation Feedback to the Introduction of a 20mph Speed Limit in Heeley and Meersbrook; Longley; Southey Green; and the Warren Lane Area of Chapeltown

Report of the Executive Director, Place

Decision:

7.1

The Executive Director, Place submitted a report describing the response from residents to the proposal to introduce a 20mph speed limit in Heeley and Meersbrook; Longley; Southey Green; and the Warren Lane area of Chapeltown, reporting the receipt of objections and setting out the Council’s response.

 

 

7.2

RESOLVED: That:-

 

 

 

(a)

the Heeley and Meersbrook; Longley; Southey Green and the Warren Lane area of Chapeltown 20mph Speed Limit Orders be made in accordance with the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984;

 

 

 

 

(b)

the objectors be informed accordingly; and

 

 

 

 

(c)

the proposed 20mph speed limits be introduced.

 

 

 

7.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

7.3.1

Reducing the speed of traffic in residential areas will, in the long term, reduce the number and severity of accidents, reduce the fear of accidents, encourage sustainable modes of travel and contribute towards the creation of a more pleasant, cohesive environment.

 

 

7.3.2

Having considered the objections to the introduction of a 20mph speed limit in Heeley/Meersbrook and Longley the officer view was that the reasons set out in the report for making the Speed Limit Order outweighed the objections. The introduction of a 20mph speed limit in this area would be in keeping with the City’s approved 20mph Speed Limit Strategy.

 

 

7.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

7.4.1

The objections related to the principle of introducing sign-only 20mph speed limits into residential areas, and therefore the approved Sheffield 20mph Speed Limit Strategy. As such, no alternative options had been considered. Speeds will be monitored and the addition of further measures will be considered if appropriate, as outlined in section 4.12 of the report.

 

 

7.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

7.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

7.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Simon Green, Executive Director, Place

 

 

7.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Economic and Environmental Wellbeing

 

Minutes:

7.1

The Executive Director, Place submitted a report describing the response from residents to the proposal to introduce a 20mph speed limit in Heeley and Meersbrook; Longley; Southey Green; and the Warren Lane area of Chapeltown, reporting the receipt of objections and setting out the Council’s response.

 

 

7.1.1

Councillor Leigh Bramall welcomed the report and commented that the 20mph schemes were introduced to improve road safety and encourage walking and cycling.  He confirmed it was the Council’s policy to extend the schemes across all residential areas and emphasised that fines for speeding in the areas were not paid to the City Council  

 

 

7.1.2

Councillor. Jack Scott asked if a list of 20mph schemes still to be introduced could be provided, in response the Executive Director, Place stated that this information would be made available.

 

 

7.2

RESOLVED: That:-

 

 

 

(a)

the Heeley and Meersbrook; Longley; Southey Green and the Warren Lane area of Chapeltown 20mph Speed Limit Orders be made in accordance with the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984;

 

 

 

 

(b)

the objectors be informed accordingly; and

 

 

 

 

(c)

the proposed 20mph speed limits be introduced.

 

 

 

7.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

7.3.1

Reducing the speed of traffic in residential areas will, in the long term, reduce the number and severity of accidents, reduce the fear of accidents, encourage sustainable modes of travel and contribute towards the creation of a more pleasant, cohesive environment.

 

 

7.3.2

Having considered the objections to the introduction of a 20mph speed limit in Heeley/Meersbrook and Longley the officer view was that the reasons set out in the report for making the Speed Limit Order outweighed the objections. The introduction of a 20mph speed limit in this area would be in keeping with the City’s approved 20mph Speed Limit Strategy.

 

 

7.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

7.4.1

The objections related to the principle of introducing sign-only 20mph speed limits into residential areas, and therefore the approved Sheffield 20mph Speed Limit Strategy. As such, no alternative options had been considered. Speeds will be monitored and the addition of further measures will be considered if appropriate, as outlined in section 4.12 of the report.

 

 

7.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

7.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

7.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Simon Green, Executive Director, Place

 

 

7.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Economic and Environmental Wellbeing

 

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