Agenda and minutes

Traffic Regulation Order Panel
Thursday, 14th November, 2019 5.30 pm

Venue: Lees Suite, Civic Centre, Oldham, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1NL. View directions

Contact: Kaidy McCann 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies For Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Murphy.

 

2.

Urgent Business

Urgent business, if any, introduced by the Chair

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business received.

 

3.

Declarations of Interest

To Receive Declarations of Interest in any Contract or matter to be discussed at the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest received.

 

4.

Public Question Time

To receive Questions from the Public, in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.

Minutes:

There were no public questions received.

 

5.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 127 KB

The Minutes of the meeting held on 26th September 2019 are attached for approval.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 28th September 2019 be approved as a correct record.

 

6.

Objection to the Proposed Prohibition of Waiting - Franklin Street, Oldham pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider one objection to the current proposal to introduce a Prohibition of Waiting Order on Franklin Street, Oldham in the form of double yellow lines

Minutes:

The Panel gave consideration to a report regarding objections received to the introduction of double yellow lines on Franklin Street, Oldham.

 

Correspondence was received from one of the businesses on Franklin Street, Oldham, regarding difficulties receiving deliveries to their premises, especially from larger vehicles due to the current level of parking along Franklin Street. The business had on occasion been forced to turn away deliveries as they had been unable to gain access to their premises due to obstructive parking. Observations highlighted a number of time plates required to allow enforcement to take place had been removed, arrangements were made to have them replaced, however, within a few days of them being replaced one of them had been removed again, rendering the lines unenforceable.

 

The proposal had been approved under delegated powers on 23rd January 2019 and subsequently advertised. One objection had been received from Elected Members. The basis of the objection was that work was needed to be done with the residents to resolve the parking issues.

 

In light of the objection, the introduction of additional single yellow lines would enable the time plates to be erected higher up the lighting columns and the existing poles would be replaced with longer ones to prevent motorists from removing the time plates.

 

Options considered.

Option 1: To approve the original proposal.

Option 2: To approve the amended proposal.

Option 3: Not to approve either proposal.

 

RESOLVED that, consideration of the proposal be deferred to a later date.

 

 

 

7.

Objection to the Proposed Prohibition of Waiting - Rochdale Road Area, High Crompton, Shaw pdf icon PDF 4 MB

To consider seven objections to the proposal to introduce a Prohibition of Waiting Order (double yellow lines) at several locations in the High Crompton area

Minutes:

The Panel gave consideration to a report regarding objections received to the introduction of double yellow lines at several locations in the High Crompton area.

 

Correspondence was received from local residents and Ward Members expressing concerns regarding obstructive parking taking place on Rochdale Road within close proximity to its junctions with Mossgate Road, Samuel Lane and Park Cottages, High Crompton. Observations undertaken at those locations had revealed the current parking practices were obstructing visibility for motorists manoeuvring at the junctions. In addition to the visibility issues at

the above junctions, concerns have also been raised concerning parked vehicles on the south side of Mossgate Road opposite property numbers 5/7 which can obstruct traffic requiring access along the single-track section of Mossgate Road particularly farm vehicles gaining access to farms along the track.

 

The proposal had been approved under delegated powers on 22nd January 2019 and subsequently advertised. 7 letters of objections had been received. The basis of the objections was due to waiting restrictions within the Rochdale Road/Mossgate Road, Rochdale Road/Samuel Lane junctions and on Mossgate Road itself and one objection related to the proposal to introduce waiting restrictions within the Rochdale Road/Park Cottages junction.

 

In light of the objections and additional discussions with Local Ward Members, it was recommended of the four locations proposed in the original report, one of the proposals be rescinded, two remain as per the original proposal and one is amended.

 

Options considered

Option 1: To introduce a No Waiting at Any Time Traffic Regulation Order as originally proposed.

Option 2: Rescind the proposed Traffic Regulation Orders.

Option 3: To introduce, the amended proposals discussed in paragraphs 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5.

 

RESOLVED that, notwithstanding the objections received, the double yellow lines be introduced as amended to reflect Highway Officers preferred option.

 

8.

Objections to the Proposed Prohibition of Waiting - Otmoor Way, Royton pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider one objection to the current proposal to introduce a Prohibition of Waiting Order on Otmoor Way, Royton in the form of double yellow lines

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report regarding objections received to the introduction of double yellow lines on Otmoor Way, Royton.

 

Correspondence was received from residents of Otmoor Way via their Local Ward Member regarding obstructive parking from within the junction. Observations revealed that a small number of residents did park in this location and in addition, parents/carer picking up and dropping off children from St. Joseph’s Primary and Newbank Day Nursery.

 

The proposal had been approved under delegated powers on 28th November 2018 and subsequently advertised. One letter of objection had been received. The basis of the objection was due to the proposal covering the majority of the objector’s driveway.

 

In light of the objections, there was no reason why the proposed length of waiting restrictions could not be reduced outside of the objector’s property. However should the resident find obstructive parking, their only option would be to apply for an Access Protection Marking self-funded.

 

Options Considered.

Option 1: To introduce a No Waiting at Any Time Traffic Regulation Order as originally proposed.

Option 2: Rescind the proposed Traffic Regulation Orders.

Option 3: to introduce, the amended proposals discussed in paragraphs 2.2 and 2.3 and 2.4.

 

RESOLVED that, notwithstanding the objections received, the double yellow lines be introduced as amended to reflect Highway Officers preferred option.