To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration.
The report provides results of a consultation on the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) proposals to improve the area around Heaton Chapel, in particular by reducing traffic speeds, improving cycle facilities and providing better crossing points of the main roads and at side roads and seeks a recommendation that the Cabinet Member (Economy and Regeneration) approves the scheme.
The Area Committee is asked to comment on and recommend that the Cabinet Member (Economy and Regeneration) approves the implementation of the schemes and the legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Orders contained in the report and subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date the orders can be made.
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A representatives of the Director of Place Management submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing the results of a consultation on the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) proposals to improve the area around Heaton Chapel, in particular by reducing traffic speeds, improving cycle facilities and providing better crossing points of the main roads and at side roads.
The following comments were made/issues raised:-
· Members welcomed the report and commented on the responses received and the long term plan in place including sustainable transport provisions.
· Concern was expressed regarding Manchester Road and looking at slowing the traffic down.
· Clarification was sought on whether the view of Brooke Avenue and Grange Avenue residents had been sought. In response, it was noted that the consultation report included the postcode areas that were consulted.
· It was suggested that there was not enough funding to do everything, so schemes would need to be prioritised, as such the A6 and junctions of School Lane and Manchester Road should be a priority.
RESOLVED – (1) That the Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration be recommended to give approval to the implementation of the scheme and the legal advertising of the associated Traffic Regulations as detailed at Appendix B to the report, and subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days, the subsequent making of the orders.
(2) That the Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration be recommended to give approval to the following scheme elements:-
(i) Scheme 1 – Improvements at the A6 / Manchester Road Junction including incorporation of Toucan crossings;
(ii) Scheme 2 – New Toucan crossing on the A6 at Heathfield Road / Cambridge Road including retaining two way working on the side roads;
(iii) Scheme 3a - Improvements at the A6 / School Lane / Heaton Moor Road Junction as detailed in the report;
(iv) Scheme 4a – Improvement at the Manchester Road / School Lane Junction as detailed in the report;
(v) Scheme 4c – Cycleways at Manchester Road and School Lane / Broadstone Road but with the Manchester Road cycleways in the form of footway/cycleways;
(vi) Scheme 5 – Cycleways on School Lane and Toucan crossing on Broadstone Road between Nelstrop Road and Downham Road modified to reduce impact on parking;
(vii) Scheme 6 – 20mph speed limit on residential streets as listed in the report;
(viii) Scheme 7 – Side road entry treatments as listed in the report; and
(ix) Scheme 8 – Bus stop improvements as listed in the report but not moving the Southbound stop on School Lane.