Park View Speeding cars- MEQ

ORIGINAL EMAIL:

Dear Department,

I am emailing you concerning the state of speeding vehicles down Park View, Southgate N14. I had been told at the recent ward forum that the situation on speeding vehicles has indeed got worse over the past few months.

As the road it considerably long, it would be worth the Council doing some tests to check the levels of speeding above 30mph. I have heard that the speeding is done at both night time and day and thus is a re-occurring problem, and not a time specific issue.

In addition to the above, could I ask the Council if it does have any information regarding:

1-When was the last time Enfield Council did speeding tests down this road?
2-Has the Council considered doing a similar scheme to that of Selborne Avenue and
The Mall where planters have been installed?
3-Will the Council look to be doing tests down the street anytime soon to collect data?
4-Are the Council considering traffic calming measures for that road?

RESPONSE:

Dear Councillor Ioannou,

MEQ– SPEEDING CONCERNS – PARK VIEW.

I refer to your recent enquiry on behalf of your constituents regarding their concerns about the speed of vehicles on Park View.

The council commissioned some speed surveys in Park View, around 2016.

The planters installed in Selborne Avenue and The Mall are part of the Fox Lane Quieter Neighbourhood and are currently installed on a trial basis to see how effective they are in reducing the volume of through traffic. At present, there are no plans to roll out this measure to other roads in the borough.

Given the dates the speed surveys were completed, we are not planning to undertake any further surveys. We considered these to give a good representation of vehicle speeds along the roads.

We are not considering introducing traffic calming in Wynchgate, Queen Elizabeth Drive or Park View due to there being no personal injury collisions recorded on any of the roads in the last 3 years (up to 31/03/2018 latest data from police and TFL available), and compliance with the speed limit is generally good.

Your constituents may be interested in taking part in the police and TfL’s Community Roadwatch programme. Community Roadwatch gives local residents the opportunity to work side by side with their local police teams, and use speed detection equipment to identify speeding vehicles in their communities. Warning letters will be issued where appropriate, and the information can help to inform the future activity of local police teams.

To take part in Community Roadwatch, or to suggest a residential area where there are community concerns around speeding, contact CommunityRoadwatch@met.police.uk stating the borough you live in. Your enquiry will be forwarded to your local MPS Safer Transport Team, who will be in touch.

I hope the above answers your enquiry, should you wish to discuss any of the points made above do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely
Senior Engineer – Road Safety

Queen Elizabeth Drive Speeding cars- MEQ

ORIGINAL EMAIL:

Dear Department,

I am emailing you concerning the state of speeding vehicles down Queen Elizabeth Drive, Southgate N14. I had been told at the recent ward forum that the situation on speeding vehicles has indeed got worse over the past few months.

As the road it considerably long, it would be worth the Council doing some tests to check the levels of speeding above 30mph. I have heard that the speeding is done at both night time and day and thus is a re-occurring problem, and not a time specific issue.

In addition to the above, could I ask the Council if it does have any information regarding:

1-When was the last time Enfield Council did speeding tests down this road?
2-Has the Council considered doing a similar scheme to that of Selborne Avenue and
The Mall where planters have been installed?
3-Will the Council look to be doing tests down the street anytime soon to collect data?
4-Are the Council considering traffic calming measures for that road?

RESPONSE:

Dear Councillor Ioannou,

MEQ– SPEEDING CONCERNS – QE. DRIVE.

I refer to your recent enquiry on behalf of your constituents regarding their concerns about the speed of vehicles on QEDrive.

The council commissioned some speed surveys on that road, around 2015.

The planters installed in Selborne Avenue and The Mall are part of the Fox Lane Quieter Neighbourhood and are currently installed on a trial basis to see how effective they are in reducing the volume of through traffic. At present, there are no plans to roll out this measure to other roads in the borough.

Given the dates the speed surveys were completed, we are not planning to undertake any further surveys. We considered these to give a good representation of vehicle speeds along the roads.

We are not considering introducing traffic calming in Wynchgate, Queen Elizabeth Drive or Park View due to there being no personal injury collisions recorded on any of the roads in the last 3 years (up to 31/03/2018 latest data from police and TFL available), and compliance with the speed limit is generally good.

Your constituents may be interested in taking part in the police and TfL’s Community Roadwatch programme. Community Roadwatch gives local residents the opportunity to work side by side with their local police teams, and use speed detection equipment to identify speeding vehicles in their communities. Warning letters will be issued where appropriate, and the information can help to inform the future activity of local police teams.

To take part in Community Roadwatch, or to suggest a residential area where there are community concerns around speeding, contact CommunityRoadwatch@met.police.uk stating the borough you live in. Your enquiry will be forwarded to your local MPS Safer Transport Team, who will be in touch.

I hope the above answers your enquiry, should you wish to discuss any of the points made above do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely
Senior Engineer – Road Safety

Wynchgate Speeding cars- MEQ

ORIGINAL EMAIL:

Dear Department,

I am emailing you concerning the state of speeding vehicles down Wynchgate, Southgate N14. I had been told at the recent ward forum that the situation on speeding vehicles has indeed got worse over the past few months.

As the road it considerably long, it would be worth the Council doing some tests to check the levels of speeding above 30mph. I have heard that the speeding is done at both night time and day and thus is a re-occurring problem, and not a time specific issue.

In addition to the above, could I ask the Council if it does have any information regarding:

1-When was the last time Enfield Council did speeding tests down this road?
2-Has the Council considered doing a similar scheme to that of Selborne Avenue and
The Mall where planters have been installed?
3-Will the Council look to be doing tests down the street anytime soon to collect data?
4-Are the Council considering traffic calming measures for that road?

RESPONSE:

Dear Councillor Ioannou,

MEQ– SPEEDING CONCERNS – WYNCHGATE.

I refer to your recent enquiry on behalf of your constituents regarding their concerns about the speed of vehicles on Wynchgate.

The council commissioned some speed surveys in Wynchgate, around 2017.

The planters installed in Selborne Avenue and The Mall are part of the Fox Lane Quieter Neighbourhood and are currently installed on a trial basis to see how effective they are in reducing the volume of through traffic. At present, there are no plans to roll out this measure to other roads in the borough.

Given the dates the speed surveys were completed, we are not planning to undertake any further surveys. We considered these to give a good representation of vehicle speeds along the roads.

We are not considering introducing traffic calming in Wynchgate, Queen Elizabeth Drive or Park View due to there being no personal injury collisions recorded on any of the roads in the last 3 years (up to 31/03/2018 latest data from police and TFL available), and compliance with the speed limit is generally good.

Your constituents may be interested in taking part in the police and TfL’s Community Roadwatch programme. Community Roadwatch gives local residents the opportunity to work side by side with their local police teams, and use speed detection equipment to identify speeding vehicles in their communities. Warning letters will be issued where appropriate, and the information can help to inform the future activity of local police teams.

To take part in Community Roadwatch, or to suggest a residential area where there are community concerns around speeding, contact CommunityRoadwatch@met.police.uk stating the borough you live in. Your enquiry will be forwarded to your local MPS Safer Transport Team, who will be in touch.

I hope the above answers your enquiry, should you wish to discuss any of the points made above do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely
Senior Engineer – Road Safety

Crown Lane Thames Water- MEQ

ORIGINAL EMAIL:

Dear Department,

See the attached image for reference to a broken Thames Water manhole cover on Crown Lane N14 outside Fios. Please can we get it fixed.

RESPONSE:

Dear Cllr Ioannou,

Thank you for your information regarding a missing Thames box cover in crown lane N14. I have requested a one hour make safe and will notify the utility company for a permanent repair.

I hope this helps with your enquiry.

Kind regards.

Corner of Balaams Lane- MEQ

ORIGINAL EMAIL
Dear Department, 
I am emailing you regarding constituent concerns on the state of the corner of Balaams Lane, Southgate N14. 
As the images attached below show, the corner of the road is in serious need of some care and attention. The rail presents a health and safety hazard should anyone trip accidentally. May I add that fundamentally the level of council tax paid by residents in this vicinity echos the need for better surroundings, and a decent level of upkeep and maintenance. 
My question is therefore simple:
1-Will Enfield Council look to not only fix the poor state of the gate around the corner of the road, but will they also look to trim the greenery and shrubs so that the area does look half decent.
I hope to hear from you soon. 
RESPONSE

Dear Cllr Ioannou,

Thank you for your recent enquiry concerning Balaams Lane, N14.

Following from the response sent below on 3rd July 2018, I have visited the location this morning and inspected the land and railing. There was no putrescible waste or evidence of vermin nesting on the land and overall the land has been cut back and maintained. In its current condition, it does not meet the threshold to enable the Council to take enforcement action.

With regards to the railing; although parts of the railing is damaged, there are no sharp edges or any part of the railing that protrudes onto the public footpath causing an obstruction and unfortunately the Council have no powers to request this be repaired.

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me

Yours sincerely

Southgate McDonalds Parking Issue MEQ

ORIGINAL EMAIL

Dear Department,

I am emailing you regarding business and constituent concerns, surrounding the McDonalds in Southgate N14.

The public have expressed concern that the bays are being horded by McDonalds and their delivery drivers, and this is having predominantly a negative impact on the custom of the high street. Businesses have told me that three parking spaces are now almost ‘dedicated’ to McDonalds without any legal reason to be. As a frequent high street user myself, I am not aware that these delivery drivers pay and display and therefore are mostly parking illegally and taking a vast piece of parking for our parade.

I would like to give the example of Nando’s Southgate, which has taken the respected initiative of making drivers enter from the Crown Lane entrance of the shop. This of course avoids the eye sore of seeing drivers with helmets going and coming, and frees parking spots for customers. May I also add that McDonalds do have a loading bay at the back on Crown Lane, thus I am frustrated to hear this issue is even occurring.

My requests therefore are simple:

Q1- Will Enfield Council look to ensure these spaces are used exactly for the purpose they are intended for- Customers- and ban this kind of ‘pick up loading’.

Q2- Will Enfield Council look to discipline and make sure McDonalds use their own loading bay on Crown Lane for future delivery drivers.

Q3- Will Enfield Council increase the anti on illegal bikers parking in these bays and loading, to ensure spaces are used respectfully.

I look forward to your response.

RESPONSE:

Dear Cllr Ioannou

Thanks for your email.

The legislation which states that motorcycles can park in a pay and display bay for free is the ‘Enfield (Parking Places) Pay and Display Order 2007, Section 8’,  of which a copy of the paragraph is attached (under Exemption for parking charges).

With regards to suggesting the motorcyclists park in Crown Lane in the loading bay unfortunately this would not be possible as unless the drivers are seen to be loading/unloading goods then they would be liable to be issued with a PCN (Penalty Charge Notice).  There is also the fact that if the motorcyclists know they can park in the pay and display bays for free then they will no doubt ignorantly think why should they park further away.  An NSL supervisor has spoken to motorcyclists in the past suggesting they try and park elsewhere but to no avail.

As I stated previously this matter has been passed to our traffic and transportation team for them to come up with a solution.

Regards

 

Parking Issue at the back of Chase Side MEQ

ORIGINAL EMAIL

Dear Department,

I am emailing you regarding the state of one of the parking facilities around Southgate, particularly on the back of SouthgateParade on Chase side, with the drive opposite the KFC.

This drive has a gate which is managed by Enfield Council and businesses have yet to receive a key to the gate which is a shame.

I would however like to bring to your attention however the state of the regulations on parking there. I have been informed by a local resident that the parking is now regulated by a private company, instructed by Enfield Council.

The resident is however under the impression- after living there for 13 years- that the land was owned by the Council, and never knew.

I want to therefore ask the question:

  1. Are the Council 100% sure they own the land at the back of the parade?
  2. Are they allowed to instruct the private company to check the state of those parking there?
  3. Have they properly informed residents and businesses about this action?

RESPONSE:

Dear Cllr Ioannou,

Thank you for your enquiry regarding the alley gate opposite KFC Chase Side, Southgate.

With reference to the damaged lock I have arranged with the councils contractor to have the lock replaced; please except my apologies for this repairs taking some months, but this is the first time a report of this matter has been brought to my attention. I will send correspondence to all businesses that have access rights over the alleyway and inform them of the correct procedure to report any damage to the gate.

As the alleyway is on private land, the council is responsible solely for the maintenance and any repairs; other issues such as people not locking the gate or enhanced security would be a civil matter that would need to be settled privately between all interested parties.

Should you or your constituent wish to discuss the matter further, Sonya Campbell can be contacted on 020 8379 2747.

Kind regards

Southgate Chase Side rubbish issue MEQ

ORIGINAL EMAIL

Dear Department,

I am emailing you regarding the state of Southgate high street- i.e. Chase Side.

On a hot summers day, and at a time when resident of the ward come out to enjoy the outdoors and visit local shops, we have to bare witness to a number
of eyesores in the heart of Southgate.

I have attached images which present two points of concern:

1- Advertisements.

The electronic advertisement boards have for some time now not been functioning on our high street. Can the Council maintenance department please ensure these boards which have malfunctions are fixed soon, and ensure they are kept intact so we can attract hopefully even more advertisers. I have attached some images showing just some of the boards malfunctioning. If Enfield Council are not responsible for these boards could you please take up with the relevant company in charge, and email me the correspondence address too so I can follow up?

2- Environmental disposal.

I have attached images showing rubbish left in bags ready for collection. These bags are always taken out by businesses in broad daylight, typically on the weekends, and it is an eyesore for shoppers and all members who have to walk past and watch them ooze out with hazardous juices ext. Adding to that point, having walked past myself, I was worried to see pets trotting into the juices from bins. This is a tremendous shame for our ward that we have to live with the continuous rubbish on Chase Side, and watch them sit there to be collected, typically for a good 2-3 days. It is hazardous, smelly, an eyesore, and quite frankly the high street should be in a better state.

My request are therefore:

1) Will Enfield Council ensure these advertising boards are fixed asap and maintained in future?

2) Will Enfield Council look to improve the environmental waste disposal on our high street, and look to invest in some containers that are off-street-view so that commercial waste is disposed of, but out of public view?

3) Can the Council clarify how often commercial waste (oranges and green bags if they are?) is collected from Chase Side where the parade of shops are?

4) Can the Council clarify if metal racks, left on the high street by businesses as shown on one of the attachments, is allowed on our high street?

I hope to hear from you soon.

RESPONSE:

Dear Cllr Ioannou,

Thank you for your enquiry.

In relation to the persistent fly tipping issues at Chase Side, this location is cleansed once a week, on a Thursday afternoon. Attached is a map depicting the areas Enfield Council cleanse, including the service access road from Chase Side. Any fly tipped materials found to contact evidence of where the waste has come from, is referred to and investigated by the Waste Enforcement Team.

The rear service road, behind The New Crown Weatherspoon PH, is privately owned and any accumulations are the responsibility of the landowner to maintain. The Waste Enforcement Team shall be inspecting this service road for fly tips during our pro-active inspections.

Furthermore, the flats above shops at this location are provided with waste bins and the collection day is every Tuesday. The waste should be contained within the bin and last week an additional collection had been carried out. Where bins are provided, Waste Services do not issue grey sacks.

Kind Regards,

Parking Restrictions on the Meadway MEQ

ORIGINAL EMAIL

Dear Sir/Madam/Department,

I am writing this letter in regards to an ongoing concern, many residents on the Meadway (N14 6NJ) have continuously mentioned to me- and now I feel the council need to take this as a high priority matter.

Residents on the Meadway, have raised concerns with parking for the road. One resident particularly mentioned to me that he did try prior to this attempt to contact the council and implement some solution to this matter, but unfortunately Enfield Council did not respond.

The residents mentioned above are having persistent problems regarding parking outside their houses- whether it be cars blocking drives not only on a day-to-day basis, but on an hourly basis, the problem is worsened at evenings when customers of nearby takeaways and commercial shops on High Street (N14) park again on the Meadway blocking drives with scant regard for residents at the end of the road, and also narrow the road sometimes causing near on head collisions which I did witness myself upon going recently to the Meadway, to see the situation for myself.

As this problem shows no sign of stopping, and current CPZ and road markings have evidently from residents behalf (and concerns) frankly not worked, I think it is only right that we look to collectively revise and look at ways of improving restrictions for the Meadway. Residents and myself agree that in the interests of other residents i.e. residents further down, and not at the top end of the Meadway, it would seem logical and safer to impose double yellow lines from the Meadway commercial buildings at the top end, stretching down further where the problem is most serious. The proposal residents are asking for is beneficial for all parties, as one side of the road will remain clear meaning cars can adequately and at good pace travel down the Meadway, but it also eliminates the parking issue in front of drives. May I add to that point by mentioning residents frustration when coming out of their drives, as visibility is obstructed by tight parked vehicles which don’t respect current parking restrictions in place.

My worry, and the worry of residents is that this problem will eventually lead to a collision, that makes this issue potentially fatal. It is bad enough that cars speed above and abuse the 30mph speed limit in place for the road, that makes crossing and pedestrians frightened, but the issue of residents getting out of their drives safely is a bare necessity.

I hope this letter is taken with the most constructive of intentions- and I hope Enfield council will look and review the parking enforcement on the Meadway.

RESPONSE:

Dear Cllr. Ioannou

Thank you for your email copied below. I am aware that colleagues have corresponded with you on this issue in the recent past. I am sorry to hear that inconsiderate parking remains a cause for concern to you and your neighbours at the High Street end of Meadway.

The crux of your difficulties would seem to be the understandable annoyance with drivers blocking your driveway, notably when making short visits to the nearby stores and takeaways. You worry that poorly parked vehicles may also pose a hindrance with regard to traffic flow on Meadway and present a particular danger to residents accessing driveways due to the restriction on visibility. Your favoured response is the addition of extended double yellow lines on Meadway. While this may seem a straightforward request, the process of drawing up proposals, consulting upon them and making the necessary changes to traffic orders makes the introduction of new yellow lines more costly and burdensome than you might think. Given our limited funds, we are only minded to take forward proposals that offer a clear, justifiable benefit.

Traffic Flow

When visiting and considering this issue previously we have not judged traffic flows on Meadway to be high enough that parking offences, when they do occur, pose a serious hindrance to traffic. In any case, existing restrictions already allow enforcement against vehicles parked at the western end of Meadway across the day. Offences can be reported to our parking team by calling 020 8379 6406.

Road Safety

You will see in the mapping below – on which recorded injury collisions since 2012 are marked with coloured dots – that road safety does not appear to be a notable concern near your home. The one incident nearby seems to have involved a driver moving off from a parking position, but you will note that it dates back to 2012. Combining with the one incident opposite the junction makes this set of collisions no worse than the comparable junction to the east where Bourne Avenue meets The Bourne. It seems likely that the presence of the outlets will continue to generate numerous pulling up and moving off incidents, and that these will likely add to the total number of conflicting movements in the immediate vicinity. But it is not certain that adding further parking restrictions will eradicate this behaviour and nor is the current picture overly worrying. Sites that we have been treating in recent years on accident remedial grounds tend to be those attracting 5 incidents per year. In the vicinity of this junction we appear to have a rate of less than 0.5 per year. The clustering of dots on the busier intersections to the north will explain why the spread of incidents near your home is not high on our list for a detailed study, and I hope that, overall, this proves reassuring news.

Yellow Lines to Aid Driveway Access

It is well understood amongst drivers that parking across a driveway without the occupier’s consent is an offence, and those that persist in doing so, even for short periods, represent an anti-social minority who may be similarly unconcerned about parking on yellow lines. Residents are advised to report such offences on the number above on each occasion. It is not essential for any yellow lines to be present to allow this enforcement to be undertaken. We receive numerous requests from residents across the borough for yellow lines to be added at driveways to reinforce this convention, and to afford them better turning space or visibility on road safety grounds. However, we have no evidence that ‘close parking’ translates to a road safety issue and we do not have funding to provide this service for all who seek it. Instead we ask residents to turn in and out with due caution where space or visibility are limited and to use the enforcement telephone number when blocking occurs.

To ensure fairness, we must therefore reject all such requests alike. For this reason, I am not able to take forward your suggestion for double yellow lines in Meadway. Should we find access problems at the junction with High Street then this may be progressed under our junction protection programme in due course. The key difference being that the latter seeks to ensure turning space for fire engines on public roads, rather than at domestic entrance points.

I hope I have made my thinking clear on this issue. I am sorry it does not provide the response you were hoping for.

Chelmsford Road Traffic and Parking Issue MEQ

ORIGINAL EMAIL

Dear Department,

I am emailing you regarding residents concerns on Chelmsford Road, Southgate N14.

Giving some background regarding the situation on the road, Chelmsford Road is often a very busy, and at times a congested road. It is used as a cut through between Chase Road and Chase Side. Given that it is used as a way to cut journey times, many people drive very fast and unfortunately it seems the 20mph sign at the Chase Road end is usually ignored. This provides a potential danger for young children who may inadvertently run out from between parked cars and other pedestrians.

There is also a lot of parking on the street which makes visibility poor and the street narrow and therefore difficult for cars to pass. The Chase Road and Linden Way junctions are particular examples. Additionally, not all drivers are considerate in allowing others to pass.

This road is used by many to park which creates difficulties for residents. Whilst the Chase Side end requires permits at certain parts of the day, the Chase Road end does not and so it is used not only by residents, but residents from Chase Side who cannot find a space there, parents/guardians dropping off/picking up children from the local schools and non-residents who use the non-permitted areas to park for the whole day (I imagine to attend work either in Southgate or use the public transport links). I frequently hear residents have to park a couple of streets away and some of these residents neighbours have commented, that they have similar issues. Some are elderly or have mobility problems and some have young families so this is very inconvenient.

Given the situation is getting worse for Chelmsford Road the most, and of course the surrounding roads, my request to Enfield Council on behalf of residents is:

1- Will Enfield Council look into making Chelmsford Road a one way road, so that we can be sure near head on collisions and risk to members of the public are minimalised?

2- Given that emergency services have in the past struggled with getting efficiently through Chelmsford Road, and that motorists have to squeeze past and at times clip their wind mirrors, can Enfield Council look to allow parking on only one side of Chelmsford Road as to alleviate the pressure?

3- Can Enfield Council ensure that members of the public who park on bends, particularly on the Chelmsford Road junctions with Linden Way and Nursery Road, are strongly disciplined, as to ensure the safety of motorists on the road, and ensure adequate visibility for all?

4-Given that we understand the pressures on parking for Chelmsford Road and the surrounding roads, can I please organise with a road traffic engineer a suitable date to discuss any alternatives engineers themselves may have for the road to alleviate pressure?

I hope to hear from you soon.

RESPONSE:

Dear Cllr Ioannou

Thank you for passing on the concerns you and your constituents have about Chelmsford Road, Southgate, with regard to traffic flow and parking.

Parking Schemes

An extension to the Southgate Controlled Parking Zone was introduced into the western part of Chelmsford Road in 2017, following the normal consultation process. It was lack of support from residents that prompted us not to cover more of the street. I note your reports of residents often struggling to find convenient parking space and I sympathise with those who favoured inclusion but found themselves in the minority. With the more resident-friendly option of adding resident only parking bays already ruled out, I have reservations about proposing long sections of yellow line, unless a very clear need presents itself.

Traffic Flow and Emergency Access

Dense parking patterns are prone to lead to the occasional driver impasse event on roads that – like Chelmsford Road – also carry a certain amount of through traffic. However, I am not aware that we have received any communication from the emergency services on this matter. In a blue light event drivers tend to act appropriately to allow the emergency vehicle to pass. In the image below you will see that the road does have a few natural passing places to ease two way traffic in emergency and ordinary conditions. Creating one or two additional passing places by adding isolated sections of yellow line could be considered, but my instinct is that wherever we propose them, the adjacent residents will not welcome the loss of parking space. I am not so confident on them being viewed as essential to want to initiate the proposal. Parking on bends and corners, although cautioned against in the Highway Code, is only an enforceable offence where we have provided yellow lines. With the current focus of our yellow line work being on sites for fire engine access, and this road not being amongst the list London Fire Brigade as asked us to look at, I do not intend to draw up any proposals at this time.

Speeding, Road Safety and Rat-Running

Dense parking patterns can help limit traffic speeds and deter drivers taking short-cuts, as they will wish to avoid being delayed at pinch-points. Therefore, should speeding and rat-running be the primary concern, my advice would be to retain the current parking patterns. The recent injury history along Chelmsford Road (see green dots in mapping below) is a reasonably happy one and I would not wish to encourage more traffic travelling at higher speeds by a wholesale removal of parked cars along one side of the road. Incidents where drivers encounter each other head-on within densely parked streets tend to translate to impasse events, not to injury collisions, due to the enclosed environment curtailing driver speeds.

One Way Street

Converting narrow, densely-parked roads into one way streets has the drawback of increasing traffic speeds, as drivers no longer need to account for opposing traffic. The same concerns about encouraging more, faster moving through traffic therefore apply. In any case, this would represent a fairly profound alteration to the local road network that would necessitate a large consultation exercise. Given that we do not have any area-wide proposals active at this time, and no other specific funding source to allocate to the suggestion, I am not minded to take this particular suggestion forward as a project at this time.