Decision details

A632 Walton Road, Chesterfield- Petition Requesting the Installation of Various Speed Reducing Measures and a Weight Limit

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways, Assets and Transport

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To consider the petition containing 220 signatures which reported high volumes of traffic, a high number of heavy goods vehicles, speeding motorists, poor air quality and excessive noise on the A632 Walton Road, Chesterfield which was acknowledged by the Director – Legal and Democratic Services on 11 October 2022.
Following consideration of this report, the Cabinet Member is asked to:
•Decline the request for the introduction of a weight limit on Walton Road in Chesterfield.
•Decline the request for the installation of 30mph repeater signs on the lighting columns.
•Approve the petitioner enquiring with Chesterfield Borough Council regarding the installation of a Speed Indicator Devices (SIDs).
•Decline the request for the installation of an additional vehicular activated sign, speed cameras, and other traffic calming measures.

Decision:

 

That the Cabinet Member:

 

a)       Declines the request for the introduction of a weight limit on Walton Road in Chesterfield.

b)       Declines the request for the installation of 30mph repeater signs on the lighting columns.

c)       Signposts the lead petitioner to enquire with Chesterfield Borough Council regarding the installation of Speed Indicator Devices (SIDs).

d)       Decline the request for the installation of an additional vehicular activated sign, speed cameras, and other traffic calming measures.

e)       Informs the lead petitioner accordingly.

Reasons for the decision:

As Walton Road does not meet the criteria given in the speed

management protocol for the installation of the requested safety

improvements, the alternative measure would be for the petitioner to

apply to Chesterfield Borough Council for the installation of Speed

Indicator Devices.

 

Alternative options considered:

As Walton Road does not meet the speed management protocol a suggestion would be for the petitioner to apply to Chesterfield Borough Council for the installation of Speed Indicator Devices

Publication date: 25/01/2023

Date of decision: 17/01/2023

Date comes into force if not called in: 02/02/2023

Call-in deadline date: 01/02/2023

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