Agenda item

Barrow Highways Advisory Sub-Group

[Electoral Divisions: All Barrow]

 

To consider a report by the Acting Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure (copy enclosed).

 

This report gives recommendations for approval by Barrow Local Committee from the Highways Advisory Sub-Group meeting held on 14 June 2019.

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report from the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure which gave details of the discussion and recommendations of the Highways Advisory Sub-Group (HASG) for the Barrow area which met on 3 April 2019.

 

The local Member for Hindpool raised safety concerns regarding the uneven public footpath on Hartington Street due to the tree roots.  It was agreed the Highways Network Manager would investigate this matter further and report back direct to the Member. 

 

During the course of discussion the Chair raised his concerns regarding the lack of a budget for the management of trees in the Barrow area, emphasising that they had the largest number of trees in the county.

 

(1)       Minutes

 

RESOLVED,    that the minutes of the meeting held on 3 April 2019 be noted.

 

(2)       Options to Incorporate Cycle Facilities Across Jubilee Bridge from Barrow?in?Furness to the Isle of Walney

 

The local Member for Walney North raised his concerns at the provision of a 12 months trial of a segregated footway (southern side) and cycletrack (northern side) on Jubilee Bridge.  He highlighted safety issues due to the current cycling on the footpath and felt the problem would be exacerbated.  Whilst this concern was acknowledged it was agreed to proceed with the 12 months trial but to review this earlier if any specific issues were highlighted.

 

RESOLVED,    that Option 1, which will provide a segregated footway (southern side) and cycletrack (northern side) on Jubilee Bridge, (to be trialled for a 12 month period)  be progressed.

 

(3)       St Paul’s C of E Junior School, Hawcoat Lane, Barrow – Crossing Assessment

 

During the course of discussion it was confirmed that the establishment of a crossing at St Paul’s C of E Junior School (referred to at (b) below) would be included in next year’s Highway Programme of Works.

 

RESOLVED,    that

 

                           (a)         no further measures are required at this time as the established School Crossing Patrol was found to be the most suitable measure for St Paul’s C of E Junior School;

 

                           (b)         the establishment of a crossing at St Paul’s C of E Junior School, Hawcoat Lane, Barrow in Furness be considered alongside all other schemes for inclusion in next year’s Highway Programme of Works;

 

                           (c)         a further report on highways policies and procedures be considered at the next meeting of the Sub Group on 15 October 2019.

 

(4)       Biggar Bank Traffic Calming Update

 

RESOLVED,    that Option 6: Chicane at southern end close to southern 30mph limit and additional gateway markings including introducing a 40 mph buffer.  Two potential locations for chicane.  Estimated works cost is £20,000. This is a combination of a number of potential options to give a further enforcement of the need to reduce speeds (referred to on Plan 6 of the report) be agreed as the preferred option.  This would be funded from the Annual Package of Measures budget for 2019/20 which includes an approved allocation for Traffic Schemes with a budget of £23,000.

 

(5)       Disabled Parking at Craven House, Barrow?in?Furness

 

The Local Committee’s attention was drawn to the representations from Barrow Disability Association regarding the lack of any disabled parking facilities at Craven House, Barrow where their organisation was based.  It was noted that the building was owned by Barrow Borough Council and the Executive Director, Barrow Borough Council agreed to investigate this matter further.

 

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