minutes for this agenda
A meeting of the Mid Devon Highways and Traffic Orders Committee will be held on the above date at 11.30am at the Town Hall, Tiverton to consider the following matters.
A G E N D A
PART I - OPEN COMMITTEE
1. Apologies for Absence
2. Minutes of the meeting held on 16 March 2009 (Page 4).
3. Items Requiring Urgent Attention
Items which in the opinion of the Chairman should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.
4. Members Induction
Presentation by the Area Engineer (East).
5. Eggesford Rail Station Car Park
6. Bickleigh Bridge Update
Area Engineer (East) to report.
Electoral Divisions: Tiverton West, Newton St Cyres Sandford
7. Cullompton One Way System (Minute 2(b) 28 July 2009 refers)
The proposal for a one way system for Cullompton stems from a planning application for residential development between Knowle Lane and Tiverton Road, Cullompton (08/01879/MOUT). As part of the planning process an Effective Traffic Management Plan for Cullompton is required by Mid Devon District Council. The developer put forward three options.
Option 1 At Tiverton Rd/High St Junction: Ban right turn from Tiverton Road and
left turn into Tiverton Road
Option 2 Tiverton Road: one way working eastbound after the fire station
Option 3 Tiverton Road: one way working westbound
Subsequently Mid Devon District Council also put forward a 4th option.
Option 4 Tiverton Road: one way eastbound after the fire station and Fore St
Mid Devon District Council were advised by the County Council that The Effective Traffic Management Plan had to mitigate the effects of development without adversely affecting other areas, and essentially be deliverable. From the County's position only Option 1 met this criteria. Despite this advice the officers for Mid Devon recommended to their Planning Committee that Option 1 should only be progressed if Option 4 fails. This was agreed.
The County Council s position remains that Option 4 adversely effects the bus service, which is unacceptable, and could possibly result in the service being no longer commercially viable. Additionally, although Option 4 could make a significant contribution to improving Fore Street and go a long way to achieving a longer term objective of improving air quality and the environment, it would appear that it could adversely affect other areas of Cullompton. It should also be remembered that Fore Street is part of the diversion route for a full closure of the M5.
To enable this Committee to come to a decision on what should be pursued, traffic modelling work is being undertaken, to determine the affects that either Option 1 or Option 4 would have on Cullompton. The findings will be reported to a future meeting of this Committee for Members to determine which option to pursue.
Electoral Division: Cullompton Rural
8. Future Meetings
15 December 2009 and 15 March 2010
PART II - ITEMS WHICH MAY BE TAKEN IN THE ABSENCE OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC
Members are reminded that Part II reports contain exempt information and should therefore be treated accordingly. They should not be disclosed or passed on to any other person(s).
Members are also reminded of the need to dispose of such reports carefully and are therefore invited to return them to the Committee Secretary at the conclusion of the meeting for disposal.
MEMBERS ARE REQUESTED TO SIGN THE ATTENDANCE REGISTER
Devon County Council
Councillors Lee (Chairman), Berry, Colthorpe, Hannon, Radford (Vice-Chairman) and Way
Mid Devon District Council
Councillors Wilson and Snow
Declaration of Interests
Members are reminded that they must declare any interest they may have in any item to be considered at this meeting, prior to any discussion taking place on that item.
Access to Information
Any person wishing to inspect any minutes, reports or lists of background papers relating to any item on this agenda should contact Mr Wilkinson Exeter 01392 382255.
Any member of the public resident in the administrative area of the County of Devon may make a presentation on any proposed traffic order being considered by the Committee. Any request to make a presentation must be given to the Chief Executive s Directorate, County Hall, Exeter by 12 noon on the third working day before the relevant meeting.
For further information please contact Exeter 01392 382264.
Copies of this Agenda and/or Reports may be made available in other formats (e.g. large print, audio tape, Braille or other languages). Please contact the Information Centre on 01392 380101 for more information