Decision Maker: Lead Member for Transport and Environment
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To decide on the response to the petition to create a 30mph zone on the roads between the village gateways at Piltdown.
52.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport together with a letter from Fletching Parish Council.
52.2 Ms Amanda Abraham, the Lead Petitioner for the petition calling on the County Council to create a 30mph zone with safe road crossings on the A272 at Piltdown spoke to highlight safety concerns for pedestrians crossing the road and school children who catch the bus from bus stops on the A272.
52.3 The Lead Member RESOLVED to advise the petitioners that:
(1) The A272 at Piltdown does not meet the criteria for a 30mph speed limit as set out in speed limit policy PS05/02;
(2) A scheme to introduce walk and cycle ways and safe crossing solutions does not meet the benchmark score for consideration within a future Capital Programme; and
(3) The petitioners may wish to contact Fletching Parish Council to determine their interest in a community funded scheme to improve pedestrian and cycling facilities in Piltdown.
52.4 The A272 between the white village gateways at Piltdown does not meet the criteria for a 30mph speed limit and the existing 40mph and 50mph speed limits are the most appropriate for the road environment.
52.5 Sites are identified where at least four personal injury crashes have occurred in the latest three-years within a 25-metre radius in urban areas and a 50-metre radius in rural areas. The latest crash record does not identify any location on the A272 at Piltdown that meets these criteria. Previous assessments of the rural A and B-class road network have not identified the A272 at Piltdown as being a priority for further investigation.
52.6 Appropriate improvements could be considered should an alternative source of funding become available or an application through Community Match is successful.
52.7 It was noted that Fletching Parish Council has agreed to undertake the feasibility study at a cost of £500 required prior to a Community Match application.
Report author: Michael Higgs
Publication date: 16/01/2023
Date of decision: 16/01/2023
Decided at meeting: 16/01/2023 - Lead Member for Transport and Environment
Effective from: 21/01/2023