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Sheffield 20mph Speed Limit Strategy: Responses to Proposals to Extend the Stannington and Greysones / Whirlow 20mph Speed Limit Areas

Report of the Executive Director, Place

Decision:

6.1

The Executive Director, Place submitted a report describing the response from residents to the proposed extension of the Stannington and Greystones/Whirlow 20mph speed limit areas, reporting the receipt of objections and setting out the Council’s response.

 

 

6.2

RESOLVED: That:-

 

 

 

(a)

a 20mph Speed Limit Order be made in accordance with the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 on:

 

·         Roscoe Bank between Tofts Lane and Long Lane;

·         Broad Elms Lane from Alms Hill Road to Whirlow Hall Farm  and the adjoining Broad Elms Close and Whirlow Elms Chase; and

·         Highcliffe Road and Hangingwater Road (between Greystones Road and Oakbrook Road), Armthorpe Road, Bramwith Road, Carr Bank Close, Carr Bank Lane, Frickley Road, Fulney Road and Westwood Road;

 

 

 

 

(b)

the objectors be informed accordingly; and

 

 

 

 

(c)

the proposed 20mph speed limit be introduced in accordance with the Council’s Capital Gateway Process subject to sufficient funding being available.

 

 

 

6.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

6.3.1

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.

 

 

6.3.2

The introduction of a 20mph speed limit in these areas would be in keeping with the City’s approved 20mph Speed Limit Strategy. Having considered the objections to introducing a 20mph speed limit in the Hangingwater Road area, the officer view is that the reasons set out in this report for making the Speed Limit Order outweigh the objections.

 

 

6.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

6.4.1

The objections relate to the principle of introducing sign-only 20mph speed limits in residential areas, and therefore the approved Sheffield 20mph Speed Limit Strategy.  As such, no alternative options have been considered.

 

 

6.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

6.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

6.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Simon Green, Executive Director, Place

 

 

6.8

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 proposed extension of the Stannington and Greystones/Whirlow 20mph speed limit areas, reporting the receipt of objections and setting out the Council’s response.

 

 

7.2

Simon Botterill read out a statement from Matthew Swann, a member of the public who had been unable to attend the Session, but who wished his comments to be presented to the Cabinet Member. He believed a blanket 20mph limit was wrong unless it was in an area with a school or hospital. The answer for Mr Swann was better education for all users, particularly pedestrians as to the potential dangers on the roads.

 

 

7.3

In response, Simon Botterill commented that the Council did invest funding into this kind of education. However, evidence had shown that if 20mph speed limits reduced speed by even a few mph this would reduce accidents in the long run.

 

 

7.4

RESOLVED: That:-

 

 

 

(a)

a 20mph Speed Limit Order be made in accordance with the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 on:

 

·         Roscoe Bank between Tofts Lane and Long Lane;

·         Broad Elms Lane from Alms Hill Road to Whirlow Hall Farm  and the adjoining Broad Elms Close and Whirlow Elms Chase; and

·         Highcliffe Road and Hangingwater Road (between Greystones Road and Oakbrook Road), Armthorpe Road, Bramwith Road, Carr Bank Close, Carr Bank Lane, Frickley Road, Fulney Road and Westwood Road;

 

 

 

 

(b)

the objectors be informed accordingly; and

 

 

 

 

(c)

the proposed 20mph speed limit be introduced in accordance with the Council’s Capital Gateway Process subject to sufficient funding being available.

 

 

 

7.5

Reasons for Decision

 

 

7.5.1

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.

 

 

7.5.2

The introduction of a 20mph speed limit in these areas would be in keeping with the City’s approved 20mph Speed Limit Strategy. Having considered the objections to introducing a 20mph speed limit in the Hangingwater Road area, the officer view is that the reasons set out in this report for making the Speed Limit Order outweigh the objections.

 

 

7.6

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

7.6.1

The objections relate to the principle of introducing sign-only 20mph speed limits in residential areas, and therefore the approved Sheffield 20mph Speed Limit Strategy.  As such, no alternative options have been considered.

 

 

 

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