Agenda item


[Electoral Divisions: All Copeland]


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


This report provides details of the meeting of the Highways Working Group held on 20 April 2022 and presents recommendations for the Local Committee to consider.  



Members received a report detailing the discussions and recommendations from the meeting of the Copeland Highways Working Group held on 20 April.  The minutes from the meeting were appended to the report.


The Local Area Network Manager outlined three of the recommendations made by the Highways Working Group to the Local Committee for consideration.


The Local Member for Egremont North and St Bees raised concerns about National Highways’ capacity as well as investment.  The Local Area Network Manager agreed to circulate details of the next meeting of the A595 Liaison Group when confirmed.  The Traffic Management Team Leader outlined the revised Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) proposal for The Forge, Cleator and confirmed that discussions would take place with Ennerdale School with regards to proposal 17, the proposed introduction of ‘No Stopping on School Entrance Markings’. 


The timescale for implementation of the TRO proposals was discussed.




1.    the minutes of the meeting of the meeting of the Copeland Highways Working Group held on 20 April 2022 be noted;


2.    a letter be sent by the Chair on the Committee’s behalf, regarding the lack of investment and capacity in the area by National Highways to the Local MP for Copeland and to the Chairman of the House of Commons Transport Select committee;


3.    the proposed option, for the use of the allocated additional budget of £200,000 dedicated to the treatment of potholes be agreed;


4.    Officers may proceed to statutory consultation and advertisement of a Traffic Regulation Order (“the Order”) which would:

Consolidate the provisions of: -

(i)The County of Cumbria (Various Roads, Borough of Copeland) (Consolidation and Provision of Traffic Regulations) Order 2020; and

(ii) The County of Cumbria (A5086/U4017 Arlecdon Parks Road, Arlecdon) (Traffic Regulation) Order 2003 as attached as Appendix 44 to the report of the Working Group; and

(a) Introduce new restrictions as shown on the plans attached as Appendices 2, 3, 4A, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 25, 27, 28, 29, 31, 33A, 34, 36A, 37, 38, 39, 40, & 42 ONLY to the report.


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