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Decision details

HTW-27-21 - DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT EMERGENCY ACTIVE TRAVEL FUND - TRANCHE 2 PROPOSED CYCLE SCHEME - EASTON LANE, CHIPPENHAM

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Transport, Waste, Street Scene and Flooding

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

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To consider the results of the public consultation and technical assessment on the Tranche 2 Active Travel cycle scheme at Easton Lane, Chippenham (linking Chippenham and Corsham) and recommend a way forward.

Decision:

I approve to:

 

(i)             Progress implementation of a cycle route as proposed on Easton Lane, Chippenham.

 

This decision was published on 16 November 2021 and will come into force on 24 November 2021.

 

  

Reasons for the decision:

Taking into consideration the content of this report, it is evident that there is public support for the proposed cycle scheme. It is necessary to ensure that legitimate vehicular access to farmland and byway CORM122 is maintained although the concerns relating to a potential increase in fly tipping are acknowledged. 

 

There is no suitable alternative to the proposed point closure, which enables effective enforcement and minimises reliance on the Police to enforcement. Efficient enforcement of the restriction is a key part of this cycle scheme providing a link between Corsham and Chippenham. 

 

An increase in fly tipping is undesirable; however, should this occur, the Council has recourse to enforcement mechanisms to manage this.

Alternative options considered:

To:

 

(i)       Progress implementation of a cycle route as proposed on Easton Lane, Chippenham.

 

(i)       Not implement a cycle route as proposed on Easton Lane, Chippenham and refer to Department of Transport for funding guidance.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

The consultation went live on the Council website on 25 June 2021, closing on 18 July.  In addition to a press release highlighting the consultation, properties adjacent to the proposed routes were sent letters informing occupants of the consultation and how to give their feedback. Letters also went to a selection of residents in Chippenham and Corsham inviting them to take part in the consultation.

 

Community Engagement Managers were asked to circulate information regarding the proposed scheme and consultation.

 

During the consultation period a total of 531 comments were received.

Contact: Kirsty Rose, 01225 756182, Email: Kirsty.rose@wiltshire.gov.uk.

Publication date: 05/11/2021

Date of decision: 15/11/2021

Date comes into force if not called in: 24/11/2021

Call-in deadline date: 23/11/2021

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