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 4 June 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 (HASG) for the Barrow area which met on 4 June 2020.


The local Member for Hindpool raised the concerns of Buccleuch Street residents’ regarding the number of HGVs parking on the footway and causing damage.  The Local Area Highways Network Manager acknowledged the problems incurred and explained the best option to alleviate the issues would be to remove the existing flags and replace with black top.


(1)       Minutes


RESOLVED,    that the minutes of the meeting held on 4 June 2020 be noted.


(2)       Alfred Barrow Health Centre – Duke Street Pedestrian Safety Concerns


RESOLVED,    that an assessment of the crossing of Duke Street from the patient car park to the health centre to be funded from the APM Speed Monitoring budget; and the results be considered at a future meeting of the Barrow Highways Advisory Sub-Group.


(3)       Devolved Highways Capital APM Budget 2020/21 – Allocation of Traffic Scheme Design Budget


The local Member for Hawcoat drew attention to the proposed pedestrian crossing at St Paul’s C of E Junior School, Hawcoat Lane.  He outlined the criteria of the survey which had to be met and emphasised this would be impossible to meet on this Scheme.  During the course of discussion he explained that Cumbria Police had previously indicated that they felt a pedestrian crossing would slow down the traffic. 


The Local Area Highways Network Manager confirmed the criteria set was in accordance with the Department for Transport.  He explained that the criteria was in place countywide and any changes would need to be reviewed centrally.  The Team Leader, Traffic Manager confirmed that the Cumbria Policy had been followed and the site assessment criteria had been met for a school crossing patrol but not a zebra crossing.


RESOLVED,    that the Devolved Highways Capital Programme for 2020/21 with reference to the APM budget ‘Traffic Scheme Design’ allocation (referred to in Appendix 1 of the report) and the specific schemes that officers recommend (as detailed in paragraphs 4.7–4.10 inclusively and 4.13 of the report which is attached as Appendix 2 to the report) be approved.


(4)       Nelson Street, Dalton-in-Furness


The local Member for Dalton North welcomed the proposed scheme in Nelson Street, Dalton?in?Furness and asked that this be undertaken as soon as possible.


RESOLVED,    that traffic management measures on Nelson Street, Dalton?in?Furness be included in the 2020/2021 Traffic Scheme Design allocation within the Devolved Capital budget.


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