Hampshire County Council

Basingstoke and Deane Highway and Transport Advisory Panel

9 November 2005

Traffic Management Programme

Report of the Director of Environment

    Item 8

Contact: Richard Hague, tel 01962 857807 email: richard.hague@hants.gov.uk

1. Summary

1.1 This report covers the main programme of traffic management work in the Basingstoke and Deane area for 200506. This year's programme is, for the first time, entirely Capital funded and includes Traffic Management Orders (TROs), signing and lining schemes.

2. Background

2.1 Under the revised agency agreements for traffic management Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has continued to take direct responsibility for certain traffic management functions throughout the borough on behalf of the County Council. These arrangements have been in operation since November 2004 and are now well established.

2.2 As part of the agency arrangements, regular liaison meetings take place between officers of the County and Borough Councils to discuss proposed schemes and develop positive partnership arrangements.

2.3 Traffic management issues are raised in a number of ways, usually by Parish Councils, local borough or county Members or the public. Typically, concerns raised relate to the speed and volume of traffic congestion, parking problems or potential safety hazards.

3. Progress

3.1 A list of schemes included in the 2005/06 traffic management programme for the borough of Basingstoke and Deane is shown in the appendix. The list includes schemes being progressed by the County Council as well as the Borough Council.

3.2 The Traffic Management programme constantly evolves during the year, with new schemes that may arise as a high priority being added to the list as appropriate. However, this can have the effect of delaying the implementation of some programmed schemes that have a lesser justification.

3.3 Schemes included in the list are, at this stage in the year, either operational or expected to be completed by the end of the financial year as well as those requiring attention as soon as resources allow. Schemes still being processed in this way can themselves be subject to delay, modification or deletion as consultations progress, or where the TRO advertising procedure gives rise to objections.

3.4 The introduction of Decriminalised Parking Enforcement (DPE) has settled down well and it should be noted that the Borough and County Councils are members of the National Parking Adjudication Service (NPAS) Joint Committee. This is the national body, based in Manchester, established under the relevant legislation to provide an independent adjudication service for drivers or vehicle owners wishing to appeal against a penalty charge notice. The county representative, Councillor Phrynette Dickens, is the Assistant Chairman of the NPAS Joint Committee.

3.5 Regulations are expected to be made during the next few months which will enable authorities already operating DPE to introduce camera enforcement of bus lanes under the Transport Act 2000. These will be superseded in due course by regulations under the Traffic Management Act when the provisions for civil enforcement outside London come into effect, although this is not expected to be until at least 2007. They will include not only parking and bus lane enforcement but also some other moving traffic offences such as banned turns, no entry and yellow box markings.

4. Impact Assessments

4.1 The Traffic Management Programme proposes a set of measures that would benefit all sectors of the community through improved on-street parking controls, assistance to the safe movement of traffic and further control and reduction of traffic speeds. The impact of specific measures, including those relating to the Race Relations (Amendment) Act, would be assessed as they are developed through to Project Appraisal, where appropriate, and following implementation.

Recommendation

That this report be noted.

Section 100 D - Local Government Act 1972 - background papers

 

The following documents disclose facts or matters on which this report, or an important part of it, is based and has been relied upon to a material extent in the preparation of this report.

 

NB the list excludes:

 

1.

Published works.

 

2.

Documents which disclose exempt or confidential information as defined in the Act.

TITLE

LOCATION

Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council

Programme

Environment Department

Traffic Management Group

Sheridan House

593/RH

APPENDIX 1

BASINGSTOKE AND DEANE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORT ADVISORY PANEL

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME 2005/06

LOCATION

TYPE

PROGRAMME

     

TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDERS

   
     

Kingsclere Road, Basingstoke

Waiting Restrictions

Linked to Review of Residents' Parking

Highwood Ridge, Basingstoke

Waiting Restrictions

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Exec decision sought

The Cornfields, Basingstoke

Waiting Restrictions

Scheme held in abeyance pending outcome of Highwood Ridge

Hanmore Road/Renown Way, Basingstoke

Waiting Restrictions

Consultations

Pinkerton Road, Basingstoke

Waiting Restrictions

Scheme to be prepared

Binfields Farm Lane, Basingstoke

Waiting Restrictions

Scheme abandoned

Various roads, Basingstoke

Residents Parking

Consultation with Ward Members required on a Revised Residents' Parking Policy

5 residents areas, Basingstoke

Waiting Restrictions

Completed

Various roads, Basingstoke

Consolidation Order

Preparatory work underway

Penrith Road area, Basingstoke

Residents Parking

Linked to Review of Residents' Parking

The Anvil/Alencon Link, Basingstoke

Waiting/Loading Restrictions

Operational 19/9/05

New Street, Basingstoke

Contra flow bus lane

Further investigations required by the County Council

Swan Street, Kingsclere

Waiting Restrictions

Consultations

High Street (B3400), Overton

Disabled Parking

Scheme to be prepared

Various roads, Whitchurch

Waiting Restrictions

To be advertised

Greywell Road, Old Basing

Prohibition of Driving

Revised scheme being developed by the County Council

Lower Church Street, Basingstoke

Amendment of Parking Controls

Consultations

Elmwood Parade, Basingstoke

Amendment of Parking Controls

Scheme to be prepared

Bramley, near station

Prohibition of Waiting

Review outcome of Consultations

Bramblys Drive, Basingstoke

Residents' Parking

Linked to Review of Residents' Parking

Various roads, Basingstoke

Disabled Parking Bays (II)

To be advertised

LOCATION

TYPE

PROGRAMME

     

SPEED LIMITS

   
     

Chequers Road, Basingstoke

20 mph zone

To be implemented

St Mary Bourne

30 mph extensions

The County Council to conduct speed surveys

Sherborne St John

30 mph extensions

Advertisement closes 15/9/05

Up Nately

30 mph

Operational 17/10/05

Various roads, Kingsclere

20/40 mph

Investigations

A340 Popley to Sherborne St John

50 mph

To be advertised

Thornhill Way, Chineham

Amendment of 30 mph

To be advertised

Rectory Road, Oakley

30 mph extension

To be advertised

B3400 nr Harveys Field, Whitchurch

40 mph extension

To be advertised

Alliston Way/McFauld Way & Daniel Road, Whitchurch

20 mph zone

Awaiting County Council Policy

Wolverton Common

40 mph

Consultations

Heath End Road, Baughurst/Tadley

30 mph

Consultations

Headley

Review of speed limits

Consultations

A339 Headley to Basingstoke

Review of speed limits

Consultations

   

LOCATION

TYPE

PROGRAMME

   

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND SIGNING SCHEMES

 
     

Gershwin Road, Basingstoke

Lining Works

Being implemented

Hanmore Road, Chineham

Signing/lining/gateway

Completed

Farleigh Road, Cliddesden

Signing/lining

Awaiting implementation

Church Road, North Waltham

Signing/lining

Awaiting implementation

Pack Lane/Fox Lane, Oakley

Signing/lining

Awaiting implementation

B3400/Pack Lane, Oakley

Junction realignment

Awaiting trial to be implemented

Various roads, Overton

Signing/lining

Completed

Brookvale, Basingstoke

Local signing

Completed

Chineham

Direction signing

Revised sign designs being prepared

BCOT, Basingstoke

Signing

Awaiting reply from applicant

Various roads, Whitchurch

Signing/lining/gateways

Awaiting implementation

Old Basing

Signing/lining/gateways

Awaiting implementation

Eastrop Way, near Rosebanks

Build-out/improvements to cycleway

Consultations

Chopin Road/Haydn Road, Basingstoke

Narrowing at junctions

Consultations

Deep Lane, Basingstoke

Signing/lining

Consultations

Alliston Way, Basingstoke

Pinch-point

Consultations

Elmwood Way, Basingstoke

Signing/lining

Scheme being prepared

     

PARISH PARTNERSHIPS 2005/06

   
     

Stratfield Saye

Traffic calming/gateways

Consultations

Sherborne St John

Traffic calming, signing/lining

Phase 1 completed