Agenda and minutes

Traffic Regulation Committee
Monday 3 December 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Shire Hall, Gloucester. View directions

Contact: Joanne Bolton - 01452 324197 

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7.

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To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 3 September 2018.

Minutes:

Resolved

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 3 September 2018 be approved and signed as a correct record.

8.

Public Questions

To answer any written public question(s).  Questions must relate to the general powers and duties of the Committee.  There is a separate opportunity at the meeting to make representations relating to the application.  The closing date/time for the receipt of questions is 10am on Monday 26 November 2018.  Please send questions to the Chief Executive marked for the attention of Joanne Bolton (email: joanne.bolton@gloucestershire.gov.uk).

 

To answer any urgent question(s) which the Chair considered could not have been reasonably submitted by the deadline for the receipt of written questions, where such notice has been given to the Chief Executive and marked for the attention of Joanne Bolton, by 12:00 noon,  on 30 November 2018.  Questions must relate to the general powers and duties of the Committee.  There is a separate opportunity at the meeting to make representations relating to the application.

 

Depending on the nature of the urgent question(s) asked it may not be possible to provide a comprehensive answer at the meeting.  In which case a written answer will be supplied as soon as reasonably possible after the meeting.

Minutes:

No questions had been received from members of the public.

 

9.

Members Questions

To answer any written members’ questions.  Questions must relate to the general powers and duties of the Committee.  The closing date/time for the receipt of questions is 10am on Monday 26 November 2018.  Please send questions to the Chief Executive marked for the attention of Joanne Bolton (email: joanne.bolton@gloucestershire.gov.uk).

Minutes:

No questions had been received from members of the Council.

10.

Proposal to Vary the Gloucestershire County Council on street parking order 2017 (Various Roads in the Parish of Charlton Kings) (Cheltenham Borough) (Variation) Order 2018 and Gloucestershire County Council, Cirencester Road, Parish of Charlton Kings, Cheltenham Borough (Notice of proposed new zebra crossing) 2018 pdf icon PDF 8 MB

The Committee is asked to consider the representations made

during the Traffic Regulation Consultation process regarding the proposal to vary the Gloucestershire County Council on street parking order 2017 (Various Roads in the Parish of Charlton Kings) (Cheltenham Borough) (Variation) Order 2018 and Gloucestershire County Council, Cirencester Road, Parish of Charlton Kings, Cheltenham Borough (Notice of proposed new zebra crossing) 2018.

 

 

To make recommendations to the Lead Commissioner: Highway Authority on the way forward.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

10.1    Alexis Newport, Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) Manager, gave a presentation to the Committee, aided by a power-point presentation which included site photographs of Cirencester Road, Newcourt Road, Bafford Lane and Charlton Close, in Charlton Kings, Cheltenham. (For Information: A copy of the presentation has been uploaded to the Council’s website and is included in the signed minute book).

 

10.2    The TRO Manager informed the Committee that the scheme proposal was for a zebra crossing on Cirencester Road, Charlton Kings, and additional no waiting at any time restrictions (double yellow lines) in the vicinity of a new convenience store development.  She explained that the proposed scheme had been designed based on a condition stipulated in the unilateral undertaking as part of the development of the new convenience store, and through extensive consultation with local residents and stakeholders.    The Committee noted that a pedestrian crossing point had been a material consideration in the determination of the planning application and considered necessary to make the development acceptable. 

 

10.3    The TRO Manager explained that the road was not of the required width or environment for a physical feature such as a pedestrian refuge island, and therefore the original scheme had been rejected following safety concerns raised by the Police.  A zebra crossing scheme had then been subsequently agreed and designed, and no further concerns regarding safety of the crossing had been raised from statutory bodies or stakeholders.   She emphasised to members that the main aim of the scheme was to help improve accessibility to local facilities and amenities, whilst improving safety for all road users including pedestrians, and maintaining traffic flow for all vehicles.

 

10.4    The Committee was informed of the outcomes from the statutory, informal and formal consultation periods, and the resulting decisions. The TRO Manager explained that the formal consultation on the proposed scheme took place between 9 August 2018 and 3 September 2018, and this had generated 19 responses.   The correspondence was predominately from local residents and their visitors, the majority of which had objected to the scheme.  The main concerns raised related to loss of on-street parking, and that the location of the crossing was proposed in an unsafe location due to its close proximity to junctions and a bend in the road. The Committee noted that the local County Councillor for Charlton Park and College had objected to the scheme. 

 

10.5    Some members expressed concern about the adverse impact the proposed scheme would have on the directly affected residents and their visitors, due the loss of their on-street parking.  Members were particularly concerned about the impact on any elderly and disabled residents.  Members were also worried that the proposed crossing would impact negatively on the wider area too, due to the resulting parking displacement.

 

10.6    In response to a question, the TRO Manager clarified that approximately 6 residents would lose their on-street parking as a result of the zebra crossing and double yellow lines.  She stressed that the majority of residents had off-road parking, and the highway authority  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.