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Decision details

HTW-28-19: The Buffer, Purton (Weight Restrictions) Pedestrian Crossing, Cowleaze, Purton

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Waste

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider seven submissions in connection with the advertisement of a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for a weight limit on The Buffer and zebra crossing on Cowleaze, in the parish of Purton. The representations include four objections in relation to the proposed crossing, two requesting the installation of a signal controlled crossing and further pedestrian infrastructure, and one comment on the proposed weight limit (see Appendix 2).


I approve that the proposals be implemented as advertised.


This decision was published on 07 November 2019 and will come into force on 15 November 2019.   

Reasons for the decision:

The introduction of a zebra crossing will facilitate the safety of pedestrians crossing the B4553 (Cowleaze) and the introduction of a 7.5 tonne weight restriction on The Buffer will mitigate the potential conflict between HGVs and pedestrians (in particular children).

Alternative options considered:



(i)         Implement the proposals as advertised.


(ii)        Not implement the proposals.


(iii)       Implement the proposals with amendments.

Publication date: 30/10/2019

Date of decision: 07/11/2019

Date comes into force if not called in: 15/11/2019

Call-in deadline date: 14/11/2019

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