Decision details

Traffic Order– Sealing of Traffic Order Ref S55 2021 Magna Road (TCF: Canford Arena Way – Wood Lane)

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Sustainability and Transport

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Decision to make and seal a Traffic Order for Magna Road


The proposed decision published on 25 October 2021 was To make and seal the Traffic Order (as advertised) and implement the speed limit reduction on Magna Road as detailed in this report.

The Portfolio Holder for Sustainability and Transport has considered any representations received and determined to confirm the decision outlined above without modification.

Reasons for the decision:

The making and sealing of the Traffic Order will enable the speed limit on a section of Magna Road to be reduced from 40mph to 30mph. Lower vehicle speeds will complement the “Canford Arena Way – Wood Lane” section of the Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) route “Merley, Poole to/from Christchurch” which aims to promote sustainable travel and minimise congestion.

It is considered that the order will help secure the expeditious, convenient and safe movement of vehicular and other traffic (including pedestrians).

No objections have been received to the proposed order and no material negative impacts have been identified including to matters such as access to premises, amenities and use of the road by public service vehicles save for the possibility of a marginal increase in off peak motor vehicle journey times. This is not considered to outweigh the benefits to safe traffic movements that the order will provide.

Publication date: 16/11/2021

Date of decision: 16/11/2021

Effective from: 24/11/2021

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