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Objections to Proposed Prohibition of Waiting – Chew Valley Road / Rimmon Close, Greenfield

Meeting: 28/09/2023 - Highway Regulation Committee (Item 6)

6 Objections to Proposed Prohibition of Waiting – Chew Valley Road / Rimmon Close, Greenfield pdf icon PDF 704 KB

The purpose of this report is to consider all representations received to the introduction of Prohibition of Waiting and a Bus Stop Clearway restrictions at Chew Valley Road and Rimmon Close, Greenfield


The Chair reminded the Panel that this item was first considered in June and Officers had been asked to review the proposal with a view to relaxing the length of the proposed restrictions.


The Panel gave consideration to a report recommending the introduction of ‘Prohibition of Waiting’ and ‘Bus Stop Clearway’ restrictions at Chew Valley Road and Rimmon Close, Greenfield which was approved under delegated powers on 12 July 2022. The proposal was subsequently advertised, and four objections were received. These were reported to the TRO Panel on 15 June where it was resolved that consideration be deferred to the next meeting.


In summary, the objectors stated that the restrictions were too excessive and do not allow enough parking for parents outside the school. The objectors also wish for the area to remain unrestricted to allow tourists to park in this area at weekends. When the Dovestone Reservoir car park is full, this leads to a demand for onstreet parking in Greenfield and parking outside the school does not adversely affect residents.


Officers considered the objections but believed that the restrictions were fully justified. The scheme, in its current form, would prevent motorists from parking on both sides of the road outside the school and from parking at the two roundabouts, speed cushions, traffic island and bus stop. The scheme does allow some parking outside the school on the north-east side for around 17 vehicles alongside the wider footway, and where the road widens towards Manchester Road.


The scheme in its current form would improve two-way traffic flows along Chew Valley Road where congestion occurs at school times. It would ease vehicular manoeuvres around the mini-roundabout and prevent parking near to the pedestrian island, allowing vehicles to pass.


The Police supported the proposal in its current form.


The Ward Members had been consulted and did not support the full length of the restrictions proposed originally. 


Options considered:

Option 1: Introduce the proposed restrictions as advertised

Option 2: Relax the proposed restrictions and introduce an agreed amendment

Option 3: Do not introduce the proposed restrictions


RESOLVED that, Option 2 be progressed and the length of the restrictions be reduced in accordance with the revised plan in Appendix C of the report (Drawing Number 47/A3/1659/2).