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Agenda item

Proposed Changes to Skelton Lane, Woodhouse

Report of the Executive Director, Place

Decision:

4.1

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

 

 

4.2

RESOLVED: That:-

 

 

 

(a)

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;

 

 

 

 

(b)

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;

 

 

 

 

(c)

the objector be informed accordingly; and

 

 

 

 

(d)

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

 

 

 

4.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

4.3.1

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.

 

 

4.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

4.4.1

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.

 

 

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 outlining an objection to proposed highway changes to Skelton Lane, Woodhouse and presenting the Council’s response.

 

 

4.2

RESOLVED: That:-

 

 

 

(a)

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;

 

 

 

 

(b)

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;

 

 

 

 

(c)

the objector be informed accordingly; and

 

 

 

 

(d)

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

 

 

 

4.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

4.3.1

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.

 

 

4.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

4.4.1

That congestion could 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.

 

 

 

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