Agenda item

Barrow Highways Advisory Sub-Group

[Electoral Divisions: All Barrow]


To consider a report by the 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 February 2020.



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 for the Barrow area which met on 14 February 2020.


Members were informed that the Chairs of the Local Committee and Barrow Highways Sub-Group had recently attended a positive meeting with the Director of Stagecoach.  It was explained discussions had taken place regarding the ageing fleet in Barrow, the possibility of a free bus service on Sundays and possible travel discount for apprentices at BAE Systems.


The Local Committee drew attention to concerns regarding traffic lights in a number of locations in the Barrow area.  It was explained the Traffic Systems Team Leader would be attending the next meeting of Barrow Highways Sub?Group and those matters would be raised.


(1)       Minutes


RESOLVED,    that the minutes of the meeting held on 14 February 2020 be noted.


(2)       Sandy Gap Lane Traffic Regulations – Variation Order No 41 Proposals


RESOLVED,    that officers proceed to statutory consultation and advertisement of a variation to The County of Cumbria (Various Roads, Barrow-in-Furness) (Consolidation and Minor Amendment of Traffic Regulations) Order 2001, (“Variation Order No. 41”) in respect of the restrictions (as set out in Appendices 3 and 4 of the report), to revoke the one way traffic order and replace with a prohibition of traffic order on part of Sandy Gap Lane, Walney, having taken into consideration the matters contained in Section 122(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (more specifically referred to in paragraph 7.2 of the report).


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