1. Traffic surveys on all four junctions at the Bishops Tawton Roundabout
Traffic surveys provided.
2. Predicted traffic flows surveys on all four junction at the Bishops Tawton Roundabout
Predicted traffic flow surveys provided.
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3. Pedestrian Crossing Survey on all four junctions on the Bishops Tawton Roundabout
We do not hold survey data for the east/west crossing, only the north/south crossing, which is included on page 8 of the Planning Statement publicly available on the Council’s website.
4. Surveys completed on all methods of crossing the Bishops Tawton Roundabout –
The differing methods of crossing are included within the surveys provided in response to questions 1 and 2 above. If this point relates to the alternative options to an underpass then the appraisal of the various options is available in the ‘Bishops Tawton Consultation Report (April 2019)’, publicly available on the Council’s website.
5. The installation cost prediction for all methods of crossing the Bishops Tawton Roundabout as surveyed in the above request
Costs of the three options appraised for a new crossing were estimated based on experience of similar examples. These were as follows:
- At-grade (signalised crossing) – Circa £100,000
- Bridge – Circa £2,500,000
- Underpass – Circa £2,000,000
6. The minutes of all meetings (Including planning meetings) held on discussions and approvals about the upgrade of Bishops Tawton Roundabout and the crossing methods
7. Submitted objections and approvals from the various agencies, public and government bodies
Objections and other consultation responses are publicly available on the Council website alongside the Planning Application documents.
8. Detailed information on the funding and where this funding is coming from for the upgrade of the Bishops Tawton Roundabout and the approved pedestrian underpass
£83 million of Department for Transport funding and £10 million of Devon County Council funding over the whole North Devon Link Road (NDLR) project (Up to £5 million of the Devon County Council funding is anticipated to be recovered from developer contributions).
9. Details of the procedure followed from inception to planning permission on the upgrade of the Bishops Tawton Roundabout and the pedestrian underpass
The procedure is as follows:-
– Identification of need
– Options Appraisal and further consultation
– Subsequent Cabinet approval to prepare and submit planning application
– Preparation of planning application
– Submission of planning application
– Usual planning process (consultation etc.)
– Determination of planning application by Development Management Committee
10. Survey on the environmental impact of the upgrade of the Bishops Tawton Roundabout and the Pedestrian Underpass
The assessments were submitted with the Planning Application and are publicly available on our Website.
11. Survey on the noise, light and environmental impact on the local residents to the upgrade of the bishops Tawton Roundabout and pedestrian underpass.
These assessments were submitted with the Planning Application and are publicly available on our Website.
12. The cost of maintenance of the various pedestrian crossing methods surveyed and considered
Information not held.
13. The planned control of speed between Portmore Roundabout and Lake Roundabout
There is no planned alteration to the current situation relating to the control of speed between Portmore Roundabout and Lake Roundabout. This section of road is national speed limit and the responsibility for enforcement of this lies with the Police.
14. The plan to mitigate the predicted increase in traffic though Newport and Bishops Tawton and the effects on the Bishops Tawton Roundabout
We do not hold this information, however would stress that the predicted increase in traffic is related to Local Plan allocated development as opposed to the NDLR improvement scheme.
15. The plan for safe crossing method at the Bishops Tawton Roundabout from East to West to enable the pedestrian to safely access the planned Pedestrians underpass
Pedestrian refuge islands as detailed in plan reference P_08_PP_04 submitted with the planning application are publicly available on our website.