Decision details

Proposed ‘No Waiting At Any Time’ restrictions on Higham Common Road, Hermit Lane and Un-named Access Road, Higham in Barnsley (ODD/017/2024)

Decision Maker: Executive Director Growth and Sustainability

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decision:

The proposals to be advertised and any objections to be the subject of a report to Cabinet. If there are no objections the Head of Highways & Engineering and the Head of Legal Services be authorised to make and implement the Order. 

 

Reasons for the decision:

A planning consent was granted on the 14th of January 2020 for development on the land east of High Common Road and south of Hermit Lane, Higham. As part of this planning consent, a new 5- arm roundabout will be constructed which will form new routes for Higham Common Road. 

 

The new roundabout is a pre-emptive development to allow for future access and development of land further east, north, and south of the new roundabout.  

 

The new roundabout will remain within the current 30mph speed restriction for Higham Common Road and will provide access for adjacent residences, 2 new access roads for future development, as well as the continuation of Higham Common Road. 

 

The current bus terminus facility on Higham Common Road will be removed and the new roundabout will provide the opportunity for buses to turn around and travel back along Higham Common Road utilising the northbound bus stop. 

 

As part of the development, a shared-use uncontrolled crossing facility for 

cyclist/pedestrian will be provided across all five arms of the new roundabout. The residential access road will benefit from a large vehicle turning head to allow for local authority and commercial delivery vehicles to provide services more easily for adjacent properties. 

 

A comprehensive investigation of the area has been carried out and Barnsley Council proposes to amend extents of current waiting restrictions on Higham Common Road an Hermit Lane and introduce waiting restrictions on an Un-named Access Road on the western arm of the new roundabout. 

 

These measures have been proposed to protect the turning head to allow for vehicle turning manoeuvres, to increase visibility for all road users, improve overall safety and maintain the free flow of traffic. 

 

Local Ward Members, Ward Manager, Emergency Services, SYMCA, Parking Enforcement and Logistics/ Haulage companies were consulted on the 21st of   February 2024 and no objections were received. For this reason, the proposed Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) has been deemed suitable to progress to the next stage of the TRO process and is now subject to public consultation. 

 

Details of the TRO will be?advertised in the local press (Barnsley Chronicle), made available at the Lightbox library, 1 The Glass Works in Barnsley on the 28th of June 2024. Notices have been posted on lamp on the streets concerned.   

 

Residents, local businesses and other interested parties may submit their support or objection for the proposed TRO at any time within the consultation period. 

 

Alternative options considered:

The only alternatives to prevent inconsiderate and obstructive in the turning head parking  would be to install bollards, guardrails, restraining curbs or other road engineering.  However, these options have been deemed too intrusive and onerous in the circumstances.  

Publication date: 04/07/2024

Date of decision: 29/04/2024

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