6.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.
6.2 Mr Jon Harris, the Lead Petitioner for the petition calling on the County Council to reduce the speed limit on the A22 from Cackle Street to Lampool Roundabout, spoke to highlight safety concerns relating to speed of vehicles, pedestrians and horse riders.
6.3 The Lead Member RESOLVED to:
(1) Advise the petitioners that a lower speed limit on the A22 from Cackle Street to Lampool Roundabout is not a priority for the County Council at the present time; and
(2) Temporary posters, that include a road safety message to advise drivers of the risk of encountering deer in the road, will be put up during the deer calving and rutting seasons.
6.4 The resources that the Council have available for road safety are limited and priority must be given to locations with a history of personal injury crashes.
6.5 The crash record on the A22 between Cackle Street and Lampool Roundabout does not identify any area as a current road safety priority for the County Council.
6.6 Previous assessments of the rural A and B class road network in the county, including the most recent Speed Management Programme, have also not identified the A22 between Cackle Street and Lampool Roundabout as being a priority for further investigation.
6.7 The causation factors and Police descriptions of the personal injury crashes for the latest available three-year period (01/03/2019 and 28/02/2022) indicate that deer contributed towards two of the personal injury crashes on this part of the A22.