Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

803.

Apologies

Minutes:

No apologies as all present.

804.

Declaration of Interests

Members of the Objection and Appeals Committee are reminded of their personal responsibility to declare any personal interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 2000, the Council’s Constitution and the Members Code of Conduct.

 

Minutes:

There were no declaration of interests made

805.

Proposed Road Safety Scheme, Penryheol, Twynyrodyn, Merthyr Tydfil - Zebra Crossing in Penheolferthyr pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider a report from the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Customer Corporate Services

Minutes:

The traffic engineer led Objections and Appeals through the report.

 

Points raised in discussion:

 

  • Sighting of the zebra crossing
  • Potential safety issues

 

RESOLVED

 

That for the following reasons the objections received be noted but discounted:

 

a)         Section 23 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 does not contain a statutory right of objection to a proposed pedestrian crossing.

 

b)         The present scheme designed to address local concerns about road safety, relies on the inclusion of the pedestrian crossing if it is to be of benefit.

 

c)         The issue of the obstruction of both the highway and footways will in any event have to be addressed and this may well necessitate the introduction of prohibition of waiting restrictions in the near future.

 

d)         Any planning applications for new front vehicular entrances to properties in Aeron Terrace have serious road safety implications, as outlined in the correspondence with the objectors and appear insurmountable, even in the absence of the pedestrian crossing.

 

e)         There is no evidence to suggest that pedestrian crossings elsewhere in the County Borough cause groups of people to congregate.  There is no evidence therefore to support Mr Atkins assertion that this would be the case at Aeron Terrace where it could disturb his mother.

 

f)          In the event that no pedestrian crossing is provided as designed in the present scheme, the “desire line” will still exist and the general public will continue to cross the main road at Aeron Terrace.  Footfall and vehicular flows are expected to increase over time due to natural growth and the opening of new school facilities including the relocated Ysgol Santes Tudful.

 

806.

Any other business as deemed Urgent by the Chairman

Minutes:

No other business was discussed

 

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