Decision details

Proposed School Safety Zone - Greenfield Primary School, Greenfield, Oldham

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Neighbourhoods Services (Councillor Ateeque Ur-Rehman)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The purpose of this report is to consider the introduction of Road Safety Measures in the form of providing a School Safety Zone in Oldham (Saddleworth South Ward)


a School Safety Zone is introduced along Chew Valley Road and in the immediate vicinity of Greenfield Primary School comprising of a formalised crossing point, conspicuous School Safety Zone signing and “SLOW” road markings. The following proposals have been identified to satisfy planning conditions associated with the demolition of the existing school and construction of the new school

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1 - Prior to the introduction of School Safety Zones, each potential site is considered on merit such that the most appropriate series of measures is introduced
Option 2 - Various types of pedestrian crossing along Chew Valley Road have been considered as part of the investigation – including pedestrian refuges, traffic signalised facilities and Zebra Crossings
Option 3 - On balance, taking into account the forward visibility, proximity to junctions and pedestrian desire lines, the preferred option is to approve the introduction of a Zebra Crossing on Chew Valley Road approximately 10 metres south east of Greenbridge Lane. In addition, School Safety Zone signing and associated "SLOW” road marking measures are also proposed

Alternative options considered:

Not applicable

Publication date: 22/07/2019

Date of decision: 19/07/2019

Effective from: 30/07/2019

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