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SLLC 5.10.21 School Streets Experimental TRO

Meeting: 05/10/2021 - County Council Local Committee for South Lakeland (Item 28)

28 SCHOOL STREETS INTIATIVE - SIR JOHN BARROW SCHOOL PROPOSED EXPERIMENTAL TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER pdf icon PDF 457 KB

[Electoral Divisions: Ulverston East]

 

To consider a report by the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure

 

This report informs South Lakeland Local Committee of the responses to the Statutory Consultation undertaken for the proposal to introduce a School Street in Ulverston, at Sir John Barrow School, under an Experimental Order.

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Minutes:

A report was considered from the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure regarding the School Streets Initiative - Sir John Barrow School Proposed Experimental Traffic Regulation Order. The report informed South Lakeland Local Committee of the responses to the Statutory Consultation undertaken for the proposal to introduce a School Street in Ulverston, at Sir John Barrow School, under an Experimental Order.

 

The Traffic Management Team Leader - South Lakeland presented the report and talked members through the responses received to the Statutory Consultation. Members were provided with a synopsis of the responses and the number of responses received.

 

The Chair expressed how the Committee was keen to support safety measures at schools and always encouraged walking and cycling to school.

 

The Local Member, Mr Wilson thanked the traffic team for their work and the school who had responded quickly to the proposal. He commented that the Order would help reduce traffic levels outside of the school and fit well with the Council’s objectives for safeguarding and health and wellbeing.

 

A member highlighted that this type of initiative would only work in urban settings as rural schools did not have many alternative routes. However, it was raised by another member that rural schools still had issues with traffic and parking so extracting elements of the initiative could benefit rural schools. The Chair asked that the Committee be advised if there were any issues relating to the initiative.

 

The Chair proposed that the recommendation, as set out in the report be agreed. This was agreed by assent of the Committee.

 

RESOLVED,   that, the Local Committee, having taken into consideration the matters contained in Section 122(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 which are more specifically referred to a paragraph 7.2 of the Report, approve the introduction of an Experimental School Street Order, outside Sir John Barrow School, on Argyle Street, Ulverston, for a period of 30 minutes  at either end of the school day, with permitted exemptions, as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 1 of the report.