[Electoral Divisions: Penrith East and Penrith North]
To consider a report from the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure (copy enclosed).
This report advises of the representations received to the informal consultation on a number of proposed changes to the Penrith Traffic Regulation Order.
Members considered a report by the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure which advised of the representations received to the informal consultation on a number of proposed changes to the Penrith Traffic Regulation Order in relation to two locations which were as a result of the Penrith Transport Improvement Scheme.
The Committee was informed that approval was sought from members to proceed to statutory advertisement and consultation and then to bring the Order, which would vary The County of Cumbria (Various Roads, Penrith) (Consolidation and Provision of Traffic Regulations) Order 20><, (which was given approval by Local Committee in March 2020), once it was in operation to include the proposed changes (as detailed in the recommendations contained in the report), into operation, should there be no unresolved objections.
The Local Member for Penrith North welcomed in principle the proposal for the A6 junction at Salkeld Road / Inglewood Road as the area had been of concern to driver and pedestrian safety but she sought clarity on whether the proposals would be able to fully address some issues regarding speeding and access. The Programme Lead – Capital Projects commented on the welcome engagement from members of the public and stated that adding curbs to the junction would help reduce issues regarding speeding vehicles from the A6. He added that if this solution did not go far enough then any further issues would be referred to the CRASH Team. The Programme Lead – Capital Projects then explained how as a design team they were also considering addressing issues with capacity at the junction by slightly widening the junction to allow for a left and right turn lane. Members were assured that further engagement would take place with those members of the public who had been consulted on this proposal.
(1) to proceed to statutory consultation and advertisement of an order which will seek to vary The County of Cumbria (Various Roads, Penrith) (Consolidation and Provision of Traffic Regulations) Order 20>< (which was given approval by Local Committee in March 2020), once it is in operation, as detailed below in paragraphs (a)-(c) inclusive (“the Order”);
(a) extend the current No Waiting at Any Time restriction on the northwest side of Portland Place from its junction with the A6 Stricklandgate to a point 18m in a north-easterly direction (as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 2 to the report);
(b) introduce a Prohibition of Motor Vehicles restriction on Inglewood Road, at a point 33m south of its junction with Salkeld Road (as shown on plan attached as Appendix 3 of the report);
(c) introduce No Waiting at Any Time restrictions on the west side of Inglewood Road, from its junction with Salkeld Road to a point 30m in a southern direction, then in an easterly direction for a distance of 8m (as shown on the plan attached as Appendix 3 to the report);
(2) any unresolved representations received to the Order, referred to at paragraph (1) above, will be reported back through the Local Committee process for determination. However, in the absence of any such representations, Local Committee agrees that the Order, to include the proposals and changes detailed at paragraphs (a) to (c) 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 (more specifically referred to in paragraph 7.2 of the report).