Issue - decisions

Petition: Road Safety in the Branksome Park and Canford Cliffs Area

20/03/2020 - Recommendations from the Transportation Advisory Group

It is RESOLVED that Cabinet:-

(a)           Confirms that permission be granted to create an order to record the unprotected footpath from James Road to Sheringham Road as a Public Right of Way as set out in the TRO report;

(b)           In relation to the Branksome Park and Canford Cliffs Residents Association Road Safety Petition approves:

                    i.        Acknowledgement of the petitioners concerns and they be advised that in the absence of any significant accident record in this area we could not justify any road safety engineering interventions at present;

                  ii.        Forwarding of the petitioners concerns to Dorset Roads Traffic Policing Unit for their consideration relating to speed enforcement;

                 iii.       Informing the petitioners that the Council will investigate and assess options to enhance pedestrian and cycle facilities in the area but that no funding has been identified for implementing this work; and

                 iv.       Advising the local resident group which submitted the petition that its bid for Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Neighbourhood Portion funding is to be considered alongside all other similar bids received and a decision on potential funding will be made in due course.

(c)           Approves the advertisement of Traffic Regulation Orders as set out in TRO sub-report A;

(d)           Approves the advertisement of changes to on-street disabled bays as set out in the TRO sub-report B;

(e)           In relation to the Anti-Idling Outside Primary Schools Campaign appoves:

                    i.        an Anti-Idling Campaign be undertaken at a small number of primary schools using allocated DEFRA funding;

                  ii.        appropriate enforcement action be used but as a last resort;

                 iii.       should the campaign prove successful, it will be rolled out to additional schools across the BCP area in future years; and

                 iv.       that officer include information to schools about the carbon footprint of different types of transportation methods to educate parents on the impact of how journeys are made.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Transport and Infrastructure

Reason

To confirm and approve various Traffic Regulation Orders as set out within the individual reports.