Agenda item

KEIGHLEY SAFER ROADS DEVOLVED BUDGET 2020/2021/2022 UPDATE

The Strategic Director, Place, will present a report (Document “A”) which updates Members on the progress of the Keighley Safer Roads devolved budget for 2020/2021/2022, seeks approval for variations to the Safer Roads rolling programme for 2021/2022 and for a list of sites for inclusion in the Keighley Various Sites Traffic Regulation Order 2021/22.

 

Recommended –

 

1.    That the progression made on the programme of Casualty Reduction Schemes previously approved as detailed in Appendix 1 to Document A and the progression of Traffic Regulation Orders as detailed in Appendix 3 to Document A be noted.

 

2.    That the amendments to the Casualty Reduction Programme for 2021/22 as detailed in Appendix 2 to Document A be approved.

 

3.    That the progression of Traffic Regulation Order schemes for 2021/2022 as listed in Appendix 4 to Document A be approved.

 

4.    That any valid objections to the advertised Traffic Regulation Orders, traffic calming or pedestrian facilities be submitted to this Area Committee for consideration or in the event of there being no valid objections the Traffic Regulations be sealed and implemented and the traffic calming or pedestrian facilites be implemented as advertised.

(Simon D’Vali – 01274 321000)

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes:

The Strategic Director, Place, presented a report (Document “A”) which updated Members on the progress of the Keighley Safer Roads devolved budget for 2020/2021/2022, sought approval for variations to the Safer Roads rolling programme for 2021/2022 and for a list of sites for inclusion in the Keighley Various Sites Traffic Regulation Order 2021/22.

 

The report revealed that injuries in the District were generally reducing, however, there were emerging issues with injuries to cyclists and pedestrians.  Anecdotally higher speeds had been reported and more police capture stops had been made during pandemic although roads had been quieter during the lockdown period. An increased number of walkers and cyclist had caused some conflict.  That issue was being investigated and a report would be provided to the relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee and would be reported to the Committee. 

 

Members were advised that Sue Snoody had retired from the Road Safety Team and had been replaced by Rebecca Jones.  Rebecca had much experience from her time working for Leeds Council and would provide a report on road safety to the Committee at the next meeting.

 

Members were advised that a significant saving had been made by combining Traffic Regulation Orders into a single legal document, however, a consequence of that procedure was the inability, due to financial constraints, to contest objections and for that reason Members were asked to consider non contencious schemes be supported.

 

 

In addition to appendices attached to the report a list of additional Traffic Regulation Orders for consideration were circulated at the meeting.

 

A Member questioned speed limiting orders and it was explained that the report under consideration contained ‘No Waiting’ restrictions but efforts would be made to address speed limit orders and issues on One Way streets. As those orders generated much interest they could be challenged. 

 

It was explained that should challenge to the schemes under consideration be received Members would be advised by email and decisions would be needed as whether to challenge or remove from the approved list.  Each challenge would require an additional order which would cost £7,000.

 

Following a detailed presentation Members raised a number of issues for consideration including:

 

 

·         A request to consider 20mph restrictions at Easby Drive/Close Ilkley. 

·         A request to replace ineffective double yellow lines at Backstone Way/Valley Junction and replace with white line restrictions. 

·         A suggestion that HGV restrictions at Bolling Road, Ilkley, could be considered as a stand-alone Traffic Regulation Order.

 

·         A view that there had been a disproportionate spend in the District and that Keighley East Ward had received less support than other wards.   Members had previously been advised that the schemes were selected cyclically and would be amended as issues ebbed and flowed but the list did not reflect that statement. 

·         That issues at Hainworth Road had been raised previously but had not been included on the schemes for selection.

·         A request Vehicular Activated Signs to be funded by Keighley Town Council should be progressed.

·         A question as to whether discussions had been held with Keighley Town Council regarding proposals for land at Low Street.

·         The procedure for a scheme to be included on future lists for consideration.

 

In response it was explained that:

 

·         Schemes were analysed to assess the best course of action without contention. The issues raised would need to be a separate line on the main programme and could require considerable additional cost. It was accepted that some schemes could be missed and a more effective ‘capture’ process was required.

·         A reduction of £5,000 from the Fell Lane/Holme House project could be made to accommodate the inclusion of Hainworth Road closure.

·         Delays to the Vehicular Activated Signs had occurred due to the lack of policy to allow funding from Town or Parish Councils.  That policy had now been approved and Keighley Town Council were keen to get that issue resolved. 

·         Discussions had not taken place with the Town Council but it was believed that the area between Alice Street and Cavendish Street was proposed to be restricted to one-way traffic.  Discussions would be held with the Council’s Principal Engineer to assess proposals for that land.  

·         The officer responsible for the Craven Ward was Paul Ratcliffe who could be contacted about schemes for future consideration in that area. 

 

The Chair urged that schemes should always be selected on merit. 

 

A Member referred to measures undertaken in Ilkley which had impacted on the local church.  He was concerned that the church had not been made aware of the measures and he urged contact be made with those impacted and that Ward Councillors should also be made aware of proposals impacting their wards.

 

A Member for Keighley Central suggested that his ward had more problems than other wards and it was agreed that he would provide a number of schemes to officers for inclusion in the next municipal year.

 

Resolved –

 

1.    That the progression made on the programme of Casualty Reduction Schemes previously approved as detailed in Appendix 1 to Document A and the progression of Traffic Regulation Orders as detailed in Appendix 3 to Document A be noted.

 

2.    That, with a reduction of £5,000 from the Fell Lane/Holme House project and inclusion of Hainworth Road closure, the amendments to the Casualty Reduction Programme for 2021/22 as detailed in Appendix 2 to Document A be approved.

 

3.    That with the addition of the following eight schemes: -

 

Road Name

Location

Junction with

Concern/

Complaint

Notes

Type of Order

Request From

Bolling Road

Ben Rhydding (Ilkley)

 

Long stay parking

Request introduction of limited waiting in layby

Limited waiting

Public

Bath Street

Ilkley

 

Parking

Extend waiting restrictions

NWAAT

Public

Skipton Road

Silsden (Craven)

Greengate

Parking

Request waiting restrictions

NWAAT

Business

Belgrave Road

Keighley Central

Woodville Road

Parking

Protect bend with waiting restrictions

NWAAT

Cllr

Wheathead Lane

Keighley West

Oakworth Road

Parking

Extend waiting restrictions

NWAAT

Cllr

Wheathead Lane

Keighley West

Nessfield Road

Parking

Protect junction

NWAAT

Cllr

Broomhill Avenue

Keighley East

 

Short stay parking

Obstructive parking

Limited waiting

Cllr

Backstone Way/Valley Drive

Ilkley

 

Parking

Obstructive parking

NWATT

Cllr

 

 

the progression of Traffic Regulation Order schemes for 2021/2022 as listed in Appendix 4 to Document A be approved.

 

4.    That any valid objections to the advertised Traffic Regulation Orders, traffic calming or pedestrian facilities be submitted to this Area Committee for consideration or in the event of there being no valid objections the Traffic Regulations be sealed and implemented and the traffic calming or pedestrian facilities be implemented as advertised.

 

Action: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

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