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REPORT TO CABINET MEMBER 16.7.03

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION

PROPOSED EMERGENCY ACCESS GATE – BRADSHAWE WAYE

CONTACT OFFICER: Sandra Ophondu

TELEPHONE: 01895 277879

SUMMARY

This report informs the Cabinet Member for Planning and Transportation of

the result of consultation on the proposal to introduce an Emergency Access

Gate in Bradshawe Waye west of its junction with Newcroft Close together

with “At any time” waiting restrictions in Bradshawe Waye, Peel Way and

Newcroft Close. Several objections have been received, which must be

considered by the Council before a final decision can be made on the

proposals.

RECOMMENDATION

The Cabinet Member notes the objections received and approves:-

(i)

(ii)

The installation of the proposed Emergency Access Gate in

Bradshawe Waye approximately 18 metres east of Peel Way

as shown on Dwg. No. SO/1/1280D attached as appendix A.

The installation of “At any time” waiting restrictions in Peel

Way, Bradshawe Waye and Newcroft Close as shown on

Drg. No. SO/1/1280D attached as Appendix A.

REASONS FOR OFFICER RECOMMENDATION

To address local residents concern with through traffic movement in the

estate and to complement walking routes by enhancing road safety as well as

encouraging alternative and sustainable ways of children getting to and from

local schools/

OPTIONS AVAILABLE

To take no further action or only approve the introduction of waiting

restrictions.

COMMENTS OF OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

Not applicable.

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INFORMATION

1. At a petition evening on 31 st August last year, one was considered from

residents of Peel Way, Bradshaw Waye and Newcroft Close regarding

concern with the extent of non-residential through traffic in their estate.

They requested the introduction of traffic calming measures to reduce

vehicle speeds and discourage use of the estate by non-residents

avoiding the main road network. At the same time, they requested

additional “ At any time” waiting restrictions at the junctions with Royal

Lane, Newcroft Close/Bradshaw Waye and Pield Heath Road. The

waiting restrictions are indicated on Appendix A attached to this report.

2. When this petition was considered by the Cabinet Member for Planning

and Transportation, it was pointed out that traffic calming measures in

the form of speed reducing road humps, which are possibly the only

effective method of reducing vehicle speeds and discouraging

extraneous traffic could not be met from existing funding sources.

However, a low cost scheme could be considered in the form of an

emergency gated barrier in Bradshaw Waye, which would prevent

through movement within the estate. Although this would stop nonresidential

traffic “cutting” through the estate, it would also affect local

residents. The suggested location of the gate was approximately 30

metres east of Newcroft Close. In order to ensure emergency vehicles

would not be obstructed “At any time” waiting restrictions are required

either side of the barrier.

3. Public Notice was given of these proposals which produced a further

petition from Peel Way, Bradshaw Waye and Newcroft Close residents

objecting to the location of the barrier. The petitioners accepted the

benefits of the gated closure and did not object to the proposal, only

that the location should be at the western end of Bradshaw Waye. In

support of their request, a drawing was included with the petition, which

is attached to this report as Appendix B. Following consideration of

this petition the Cabinet Member for Planning and Transportation

approved the revised location of the emergency gate, which also

required the “At any time” waiting restrictions to be resited with it.

These revised measures are indicated on Appendix A. It is pointed out

that no objections were received to the additional waiting restrictions at

Peel Way, Newcroft Close and eastern end of Bradshawe Waye.

4. Public Notice was given of these revised measures in June this year

and eight letters of objection have been received. All came from

Bradshawe Waye, four from the same address with three residents

signing a standard letter. The reasons for the objections are indicated

on Appendix C together with the number of residents making similar

comments. The letters are available for inspection. No objections

were received from the Police or Emergency Services.

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5. The main reason given by objectors is the constraint of access to

Bradshaw Waye, which with a gated closure would restrict it via Royal

Lane. These residents considered the access via Pield Heath Road

was preferable and some wanted the choice of two access points to

the estate. There were also objections to the loss of parking, which

presumably related to the double yellow lines required to keep the

gated closure free for emergency use at all times.

6. The objections received are acknowledged and need to be balanced

against the views of other residents. It would appear that whilst the

majority of residents in the area would like to see a gated closure and

although they understand there are disbenefits, consider the most

appropriate location to be at the western end of Bradshaw Waye. It

would appear no residents in Newcroft Close objected to the access

constraint via Royal Lane.

CORPORATE CONSULTATIONS CARRIED OUT

Financial Implications

The estimated cost of installing an emergency gate is £4570, which can be

funded from the revenue budget for small Traffic Management Schemes. The

cost of waiting restrictions is estimated to cost £250, which can be funded

from an allocation from the Parking Revenue Account to provide these

measures.

Legal Implications

None at this stage.

EXTERNAL CONSULTATIONS CARRIED OUT

The proposed emergency access gate and waiting restrictions have been

subjected to the usual statutory consultation procedures through notices in the

local paper and on site.

BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS

Reports to Cabinet Member for Planning and Transportation – 31/08/02 and

02/04/03

8 letters from objectors.

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APPENDIX C

Reasons for Objections

Number of residents making

the comment

(1) Would restrict access to

Bradshaw Waye via Royal Lane

Only. Via Pield Heath Road

preferred.

5

(2) Prefer location of barrier at Royal

Lane end (previous proposal?) to

allow access via Pield Heath

Road.

2

(3) Two points of access required for

the estate.

2

(4) Loss of parking. 4

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