minutes for this agenda
Friday 7 September 2007
A meeting of the Teignbridge Highways and Traffic Orders Committee will be held on the above date at 2.15pm at Forde House, Newton Abbot to consider the following matters.
A G E N D A
PART I - OPEN COMMITTEE
1. Apologies for Absence
2. Election of Chairman
[NB: In accordance with the Council s Constitution the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of this Committee must be a County Councillor).
3. Election of Vice-Chairman
4. Minutes of the previous meeting held on 9 March 2007 (Page 5).
5. Items Requiring Urgent Attention
Items which in the opinion of the Chairman should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.
6. Traffic Management
On Street Parking Charges
County Electoral Divisions: Newton Abbot (North), Newton Abbot (South),
Teignmouth Town and Dawlish
7. Traffic Management Act: New Road and Street Works Act New Regulations
County Electoral Divisions: All
8. Temporary Road Closures: Special Events Act 1994
County Electoral Divisions: All
9. Ley Lane, Kingsteignton Review Since Construction of Lights
Until the end of May 2007 there were 4 incidents reported since commissioning the lights, which are:
(a) A shunt involving a motorcycle.
The police advise this was very minor in nature, and could have occurred anywhere on the network.
(b) A head on collision reported in press. No details yet show on the police records and so it is not possible to assess causation, however the police have not so far suggested the junction was the cause.
(c ) A pedestrian stepped out and was almost hit by passing vehicle.
This sort of incident could happen anywhere on the network.
(d) Two vehicles collide passing between Ley Lane and Gestridge Road. This appears to be due to one of the vehicles moving off before the traffic lights changed and is thought to be a damage only collision.
Since the end of May there are no further reported collisions to date.
Data has yet to be analysed to determine the extent of the change on traffic flows since the commissioning of the lights, however they do not appear to be causing any significant congestion.
It usually takes about 6 months for a new junction light system to settle down, and it currently appears that drivers have got used to it and are using it correctly.
Therefore, at this stage no further adjustments are considered necessary, but reported collisions will continue to be reviewed to assess whether further adjustments to the phasing of the lights are required.
Recommendation: It is recommended that the satisfactory operation of the lights after initial bedding in period be noted.
Electoral Divisions: Kingsteignton
10. Cycle Route Starcross to Powderham Church
Area Engineer (South) to report.
11. Future Meetings of the Committee
Meetings for the remainder of the 2007/08 calendar year:-
Friday 23 November 2007
Friday 7 March 2008.
All meetings will be held at 2.15pm at Forde House, Newton Abbot.
The Committee is also asked to note that, in reviewing the arrangements for HATOCs and County Committees the Procedures Committee on 11 May 2007 resolved that the status quo be maintained although HATOCs and County Committees be reminded of the need to structure their agenda so as to minimise any inconvenience or disruption for guest speakers and that Committees representing rural areas be encouraged wherever possible, as a means of securing the most effective local arrangements, to meet on the same day, subject to a further review in 12 months time .
PART II - ITEMS WHICH MAY BE TAKEN IN THE ABSENCE OF THE PUBLIC AND PRESS
Members are reminded that Part II reports contain confidential 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 urged 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 Hook (Chairman), Barker, Berman, Bray, Brook, Clatworthy, Cook, Cox, Mrs Fry, Mrs Morgan and Smith
Teignbridge District Council
Councillors Mrs Cook, Haines and Walters
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.
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