Report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport
22.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport, together with the comments of the local Member, Councillor Simmons, and local District Councillor, Councillor Thomas, who supported the proposals.
22.2 The Lead Member RESOLVED to (1) note the results of the consultation;
(2) agree that the proposals for traffic calming along Ghyll Road as set out in the report should be taken forward to construction as part of the 2018/19 Capita Programme for Local Transport Improvements; and
(3) agree to explore the feasibility of providing additional traffic calming features in Sheepsetting Lane with a view to include these measures in the scheme.
22.3 There have been requests from local residents over a number of years for the extension of the existing Tilsmore traffic management scheme into Ghyll Road as traffic speed surveys have shown that drivers are not complying with the current 30 mph speed limit. Whilst the scheme initially sought to address the speed problem in Ghyll Road in the vicinity of Ghyll Bridge, through the design process, the safety audit identified a number of concerns about the high approach speeds to the first of the proposed traffic calming features. This has resulted in exploring a number of alternative scheme options that has made it been necessary to extend the scheme over the whole length of Ghyll Road.
22.4 The results of the public consultation showed significant support for the proposed traffic calming scheme. The detailed design work should include the additional traffic calming measures in Sheepsetting Lane between Cross in Hand Primary School and the A267 as an extension to the existing traffic management scheme if they are considered technically viable and acceptable to the residents of Sheepsetting Lane.