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Decision details

Proposed Changes to Skelton Lane, Woodhouse

Decision Maker: Highway Cabinet Member Decision Session

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To report the receipt of objections and setting out the Council’s response.



The Executive Director, Place submitted a report outlining an objection to proposed changes to Skelton Lane, Woodhouse and presenting the Council’s response.









a one-way Traffic Regulation Order (except for cyclists) be made in accordance with the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 on Skelton Lane, Woodhouse from Skelton Grove towards Tannery Street;






the ‘no waiting at any time’ Traffic Regulation Order, shown on the drawing contained at Appendix A of the report, be made in accordance with the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984;






the objector be informed accordingly; and






the proposed scheme be introduced in accordance with the Capital Gateway Process subject to sufficient funding being available.





Reasons for Decision




The recommended measures would go some way to addressing the problems of congestion in general and delays to buses in particular whilst making it easier and safer for pedestrians to cross Skelton Lane.




Alternatives Considered and Rejected




That congestion should be eased by creating a series of passing places along the length of Skelton Lane and the adjoining Spa Lane.  This would be achieved by prohibiting parking at bus stops, crossing places and junction mouths providing drivers with space to pull in and allow an opposing vehicle to pass. Ward members do not support this approach on the grounds that parking spaces would be lost.




Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted








Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration








Respective Director Responsible for Implementation




Simon Green, Executive Director, Place




Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In




Economic and Environmental Wellbeing


Report author: Simon Nelson

Publication date: 08/12/2016

Date of decision: 08/12/2016

Decided at meeting: 08/12/2016 - Highway Cabinet Member Decision Session

Effective from: 15/12/2016

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