Decision Maker: Lead Member for Transport and Environment
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Petition for a 20mph speed limit and HGV restriction on Lower Park Road between Dordrecht Way and Bethune Way, Hastings. A petition was submitted to the County Council on 7 February 2023 and needs to be considered by Lead Member for Transport and Environment.
8.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.
8.2 Mr Mark Etherington and Mr Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones, the Lead Petitioners for the petition calling on the County Council to implement 20mph and Heavy Goods Vehicle limits on Lower Park Road, Hastings spoke to highlight safety concerns, pollution, the increased number of HGVs in the area and the positioning of the speed monitoring equipment used as part of the speed survey collected for the report.
8.3 The Lead Member RESOLVED to advise petitioners that:
(1) A potential scheme to implement a 20mph speed limit and Heavy Goods Vehicle restriction has been assessed through the approved High Level Sift process and is not a priority for the County Council at the present time; and
(2) Petitioners may wish to consider taking a potential scheme forward through Community Match. A Feasibility Study at a cost of £500 would be required prior to a Community Match application.
8.4 A scheme to implement a 20mph speed limit and HGV restriction in Lower Park Road does not meet the County Council’s criteria and, therefore, is not presently a priority for funding. However, appropriate improvements could be considered should an alternative source of funding become available, or an application through Community Match was successful.
Report author: Victoria Bartholomew
Publication date: 22/05/2023
Date of decision: 22/05/2023
Decided at meeting: 22/05/2023 - Lead Member for Transport and Environment
Effective from: 27/05/2023