Decision Maker: Lead Member for Transport and Environment
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To consider the response to the petition calling for a speed hump to help reduce the speed of traffic before a serious accident occurs.
36.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.
36.2 Comments from the Lead Petitioner received after publication of the agenda were read out, as was an email from the Jevington Residents’ Association. The Lead Member thanked the Lead Petitioner.
36.3 The Lead Member RESOLVED to advise the petitioners that:
(1) Speed humps or a traffic calming scheme in the Green Lane area of Jevington are not a priority for the County Council at the present time;
(2) A traffic calming scheme in Jevington does not currently meet the benchmark score for consideration within a future capital programme, but they may wish to contact Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council to determine their interest in a community funded scheme through the Community Match initiative. A Feasibility Study (at a cost of £500) would be required prior to a Community Match application; and
(3)The existing traffic signs on the approaches to Green Lane will be reviewed to identify whether any improvements would be appropriate.
36.4 The resources that are available for road safety are limited and priority must be given to locations with a history of personal injury crashes. As part of this year’s Road Safety Programme for Local Safety Sites, the County Council has identified 59 locations where at least four personal injury crashes have occurred in the latest three-years. As the safety record within the extent of the 30mph speed limit at Jevington is very good, a road hump at Green Lane, as part of a wider traffic calming scheme in Jevington, is not an identified road safety priority for the County Council
Report author: Rupert Clubb
Publication date: 20/01/2022
Date of decision: 17/01/2022
Decided at meeting: 17/01/2022 - Lead Member for Transport and Environment