Agenda item

EDEN TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER (TRO) VARIATION 1; CHANGES TO EXISTING RESTRICTIONS AND INTRODUCTION OF NEW RESTRICTIONS

[Electoral Divisions: Alston and East Fellside, Eden Lakes, Kirkby Stephen]

 

To consider a report from the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure (copy enclosed)

 

This report advises members of a number of proposed changes to the current Eden traffic regulation order in relation to the nine locations referred to in the Recommendations to this Report. Requests for the proposed changes have come from a variety of sources including Member, Parish, Police, and resident suggestions and ongoing reviews of existing restrictions by highways officers.

This report seeks approval from members to proceed to statutory advertisement and consultation and then to bring the Order into operation should there be no unresolved objections.

 

 

 

Minutes:

The Local Committee considered a report from the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure which advised members of a number of proposed changes to the current Eden Traffic Regulation Order in relation to the nine locations referred to in the recommendations to the Report.

 

Requests for the proposed changes had come from a variety of sources including members, parish councils, the police, and local residents suggestions and ongoing reviews of existing restrictions by Highways Officers.

 

The report sought approval from members to proceed to statutory advertisement and consultation and then to bring the Order into operation should there be no unresolved objections.

 

The proposed changes to the County of Cumbria (Various Roads, District of Eden) (Consolidation and Provision of Traffic Regulation) Order 2018 included the following locations:-

 

·      South Road, Kirkby Stephen

·      Station Road, Kirkby Stephen

·      Westgarth Road and Westgarth Avenue, Kirkby Stephen

·      Hobsons Lane and Redmayne Road, Kirkby Stephen

·      North Road, Kirkby Stephen

·      A6 and U3179, Hackthorpe

·      A689 and B6277, Alston

·      B5320, Pooley Bridge

·      C3042, Howtown

 

The Local Member for Kirkby Stephen said he supported all of the proposed changes for his division.

 

The Local Member for Alston asked the local committee to defer the recommendation for the A689 and B6277 in Alston as she had not received any complaints recently from coach operators about the problem of larger vehicles being unable to negotiate the junction of the A689 and B6277, when vehicles are parked at the location.  She wondered if this would be worth doing if in fact the problem no longer existed.  Members AGREED to defer this.

 

The Local Member for Eden Lakes said the consultation for the proposed changes at Howtown had resulted in mixed views from residents.  He would support the re-introduction of yellow lines outside of the Outward Bound Centre and also the introduction of single yellow lines between the hump backed bridge and the zig zags.

 

The Traffic Management Team Leader explained the consequences of agreeing the recommendations and the Local Member asked for the proposals for Howtown to be deferred.

 

RESOLVED that,

 

(1)      It is recommended that Members agree to proceed to statutory consultation and advertisement of an order to vary The County of Cumbria (Various Roads, District of Eden) (Consolidation and Provision of Traffic Regulations) Order 2018 to include the proposals detailed below at paragraphs 2 to 8 inclusive(‘’the Order’’):-

 

(2)      South Road, Kirkby Stephen - to introduce ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ restrictions on parts of South Road, Kirkby Stephen;

(3)      Station Road, Kirkby Stephen - to introduce ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ restrictions at each end of Station Road, namely at its junctions with both Nateby Road and South Road;

(4)      Westgarth Road and Westgarth Avenue, Kirkby Stephen – to introduce ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ restrictions at the junction of Westgarth Road, Westgarth Avenue and Croglam Lane;

(5)      Hobsons Lane and Redmayne Road, Kirkby Stephen – to introduce ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ restrictions at the junction of Hobsons Lane and Redmayne Road;

(6)      North Road, Kirkby Stephen – to replace 13m of ‘Parking Places; 9am – 5pm, Monday to Saturday inclusive, waiting Limited to 2 hours, return prohibited within 2 hours’ to ‘Parking Places; 9am – 5pm, Monday to Saturday inclusive, waiting Limited to 30 mins, return prohibited within 2 hours’;

(7)      A6 and U3179, Hackthorpe – to introduce lengths of ‘No Waiting at any Time’ restrictions at the junction of the A6 and U3179

(8)      B5320, Pooley Bridge – to reduce a length of ‘Parking Places; 9am – 5pm, March to October inclusive, waiting Limited to 2 hours, return prohibited within 2 hours’ by approximately 20m and to introduce a new length of ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ restrictions;

(9)      To agree that any unresolved representations received to the Order referred to at paragraphs 1 above inclusive will be reported back through the Local Committee process for determination. However, in the absence of any such representations, Local Committee is asked to resolve that the Order, to include the proposals and changes detailed at paragraphs 2 to 8 inclusive above, be brought into operation as advertised, having taken into consideration the matters contained in Section 122(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 which is more specifically referred to at paragraph 7.2 of this Report;

 

(10)   It is recommended that Members agree to defer the decision to proceed to statutory consultation and advertisement of an order to vary The County of Cumbria (Various Roads, District of Eden) (Consolidation and Provision of Traffic Regulations) Order 2018 to include the proposals detailed below at paragraphs 11 - 13

(11)   To defer the decision on A689 and B6277, Alston – to introduce new lengths of ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ restrictions and replace an existing length of ‘No Waiting 8am – 6pm’ restriction to ‘No Waiting at Any Time’;

(12)   To defer the decision on the C3042, Howtown – to revoke lengths of ‘No Waiting 9am – 7pm, March to October inclusive’ restriction from the Order;

(13)   To defer the decision on the C3042, Howtown – to introduce lengths of ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ restriction at the location of the access to the outdoor activity facility and public boat landing.

 

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