Traffic Calming Measures on Heathcott Road

Closed 9 Mar 2015

Opened 20 Feb 2015

Feedback Updated 27 Jul 2015

We Asked

We asked for your views on the proposed traffic calming measures on Heathcott Road. In total, 370 Consultation letters and questionnaires were delivered in the local area outlining the two proposals.

You Said

We had a total of 43 responses to the consultation, a response rate of just over 10%. 31 of these were in favour of option A, while 12 preferred option B. The residents are in favour of option A which is the proposal by Westleigh Developments that the bollards will be altered but to remain in place.

We Did

The traffic calming measures are due to be implemented when the onsite development works are close to completion.

Overview

There is currently an open public consultation targeted at the residents of Heathcott Road on options for traffic calming measures.

This record serves to inform any interested party or otherwise of the consultation being carried out.  As it is primarily targeted at the residents of the area concerned - a decision was made to distribute questionnaires directly.

If you require further information or have any questions please use the contact details listed on this page.

Why We Are Consulting

As a result of the planning application for a new housing development on the former Whittier Road allotment site, there is a requirement for additional traffic calming measures on Heathcott Road. There are two options which we would like to consult on:

Option A – this involves replacing the existing bollards with the construction of two build outs south of the junction and new mobile bollards installed in between the build outs. Add additional features to slow traffic on Heathcott. This design will allow emergency vehicles access using a key or fob device to lower the bollard, but not allowing through traffic from Heathcott Road to Neston Road at any other time.

Option B – this involves removing the existing bollards and installing additional traffic calming features along both Heathcott and Neston Road – the proposal being speed cushions. This would allow through traffic between Heathcott Road and Neston Road but at a reduced speed. 

We are holding two drop in sessions to explain these proposals in more detail which will be held as follows:
 

- Kingfisher Centre Saturday 28th February 2015 between 11am – 12:30pm

- Aylestone Leisure Centre Saturday 7th March 2015 between 11am – 12:30pm 

 

Areas

  • Saffron

Audiences

Interests

  • Planning
  • Community safety