Highways & Neighbourhoods Cabinet Member – Minutes – 10 November 2011

32  (32) ADVISORY SPEED LIMIT OUTSIDE BERKELEY INFANT AND JUNIOR SCHOOLS – The Director of Infrastructure Services submitted a report seeking approval to amend the cabinet member decision made on the 25 October 2011 (Minute 22 refers) to approve the introduction of a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) as detailed on the plans appended to the report. 

Further to this decision being taken on 25 October 2011, on 26 October 2011, the Department for Transport (DFT) issued the council with new rules to increase the range of available signing solutions, of which one sign was an advisory speed limit sign for use outside schools.  The revised signs did not need a traffic order and would be sited in previously agreed places.  

The introduction of 20mph advisory speed limits outside schools was becoming a favoured measure to improve road safety and it was considered that the other measures would complement the new advisory signs.  

An urgent decision was necessary to enable the amendment to proceed in conjunction with the previous recommendations (Minute 22 refers). 

Resolved –  (a) That the introduction of advisory speed limit signs (as shown on the plans in Appendix 1 to the report  – Minute 22 refers)  be approved.

Where there is no report this is because it is exempt, as it contains information which is considered to be of a confidential nature, as detailed in the Local Government (Access to Information) Act.