The Committee considered a report of the Corporate Director of Regeneration, Economy and Growth which advised of the proposed changes to the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) in Pelton, Perkinsville and Ouston and requested that they considered the objections made during the informal and formal consultation period (for copy see file of minutes).
The Strategic Traffic Manager gave a detailed presentation which included site location plans, aerial photos and photographs of the sites and details for the following restrictions;
· To introduce ‘no waiting at any time’ restrictions on both sides of the junction of Newbridge Banks to Pelton Lane. One objection was received in the informal consultation period.
· To introduce ‘no waiting at any time’ restrictions at Station Road to Stony Lane. Two objections were received in the informal consultation period from residents to felt they would not be able to park outside of their home and could affect any future sales for the properties.
Councillor Wood addressed the Committee as local member and confirmed that he was in support of the proposals for both locations. With regards to Station Road to Stony Lane, he advised that visibility was poor when cars were parked on both sides of the junction. In terms of Newbridge Banks/Pelton Lane Junction he stressed the main concern was vehicles parked on the side of the road as this forced large vehicles and buses to travel on the wrong side of the road. He expressed his gratitude for the work that officers had done with the proposals.
Councillor Howey noted the proposals were sensible for safety reasons and moved the proposals to be endorsed. This was seconded by Councillor Sterling.
Councillor Robson agreed the proposals made good sense.
That the proposal, in principle, to amend the Pelton, Perkinsville and Ouston Parking and Waiting Restrictions Order, with the final decision to be made by the Corporate Director under delegated powers be endorsed.