The purpose of this report is to consider
objections and representations received to a proposed Traffic
Regulation Orders associated with the Peel Street/Garforth Street
Junction with Middleton Road and Stockfield Road Junction with Peel
Street, Chadderton – Collision Reduction Measures
Councillor Brownridge declared a personal interest in this item and took no part in the discussion or vote thereon.
The Panel gave consideration to a report regarding objections and representation received to a proposed Traffic Regulation Orders associated with the Peel Street/Garforth Street Junction with Middleton Road and Stockfield Road Junction with Peel Street, Chadderton – Collision Reduction Measures.
The proposal was promoted to address the high collision rates at the junctions. Collision data for the last three years to March 2019 identified 7 personal injury collisions at the Peel Street/Garforth Street junction which resulted in 2 serious injuries and 10 slight injuries. Data for the Stockfield Road Junction with Peel Street identified 7 personal injury collisions which resulted in 7 slight injuries.
The proposal had been approved under delegated powers on 02 April 2020 and subsequently advertised. Two letters of objections were received from local businesses. The basis of the objections was that the restrictions would affect the operations of the businesses and the ability of passing trade to find the businesses
In light of the objections, it was appreciated that the prohibition of motor vehicles would change current traffic patterns, however road safety concerns must take priority. The junctions concerned had the highest rates of personal injury collisions in Oldham. However, the deletion of the proposed restrictions and the removal of the current restriction on the West side of Peel Street would not impact on the safety of the proposed scheme.
Option 1 – Not to uphold the Objections to the proposals and to approve the Traffic Regulation Order as Advertised.
Option 2 – To uphold the Objections to the proposals and rescind the proposals.
Option 3 – To partially uphold the Objections to the proposals and to approve amendments to the proposals.
RESOLVED that, notwithstanding the objections received, the objections to the proposal be partially upheld and the proposal be introduced as amended in the report.