19/03/2017 09:40:00......Posted by Helen Pollard
On 5th March I received reports of new posts being put up in the Chatsworth Road area.
Chatsworth Road and its side roads are in area 4 for the 20 mph zones consultation as per the Council’s website https://www.croydon.gov.uk/transportandstreets/roadsafety/20mph-areas-for-residential-roads/south-east
The statutory consultation took place between 18/1/17 and 15/2/17.
A decision about whether to go ahead with the 20mph zones in area 4 is due to be taken on 9th May 2017.
Since 5th March I have sent a number of emails to the Council, but so far, no one has advised me what these posts are for.
So, has the Council already decided to go ahead with the scheme? Was the consultation a tick box exercise? If so, were residents wasting their time responding because the decision had already been made?
If you have a view on the 20mph zone you might want to speak at the Traffic Management Committee on 9th May.
Here are extracts from the Council’s website:
If you wish to attend and address the meeting, further information on attendance may be obtained by contacting Victoria Lower (Members’ Services Manager) after 2 May 2017 by telephoning 020 8726 6000 ext. 14773. Please note any requests to be added to the speakers list cannot be taken before that date.
All objections will be reported to Council Members for their consideration at the meeting of the Traffic Management Advisory Committee scheduled to take place on 9 May 2017, following which objectors will be notified of the outcome. The outcome will also be placed on this webpage as a further update.
What are the next steps?
- All objections received will be evaluated and where appropriate (in light of any objections) the proposal may be amended before being included as part of an objections report which will be considered by the Councils Traffic Management Advisory Committee meeting in May 2017.
- The Committee will make a recommendation to the Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment on whether or not the scheme should be proceeded with for any/all of the three areas i.e. areas 3, 4 and 5.
- The Cabinet Member will make the final decision on whether or not to continue with implementation of the proposal for any/all areas.
- If the decision is to implement the scheme, the council will prepare the design work and implementation will be commenced.