Report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport
21.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport, together with written comments in support of the scheme from Councillor Rupert Simmons, the Local Member.
21.2 Ms Pam Lineham and Mr David Rice spoke in support of the objectives of the proposals.
21.3 RESOLVED to (1) note the objections received to the Notice to introduce vertical traffic calming features (speed cushions and raised tables) along Ghyll Road and Sheepsetting Lane, Heathfield; and
(2) agree that the vertical traffic calming features along Ghyll Road and Sheepsetting Lane, as set out in the Notice, should be taken forward to construction with a modification to the set of speed cushions (reference 06) which shall be repositioned 2.5 metres further north along Ghyll Road.
21.4 The result of the 2017 public consultation exercise showed significant support for the proposed traffic calming scheme with 73% of respondents either supporting or strongly supporting the introduction of traffic calming features, speed cushions and raised tables. The consultation also demonstrated there was support for extending the scheme to include Sheepsetting Lane.
21.5 The repositioning of speed cushions at reference 06 would avoid future conflict with a proposed driveway extension that the resident has approval to implement. Officers have consulted with the resident who made the objection and the two adjacent properties, and all three have no objection to the repositioned cushions.