Traffic Orders Consultation
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet is to consider a report on the way it
consults with the community before introducing traffic calming measures.
If the proposals are approved, the authority will utilise the community
councils to carry out the consultation process regarding the introduction of
traffic calming and road safety measures.
The community councils will gather the views of the wider community and liaise
with the authority on the agreed best option.
Steve Jones, Chief Officer (Streetscene and Transportation) said,
This process can be complex and time consuming and in many cases, made it very
difficult to satisfy individual resident preferences whilst meeting the
council’s statutory duty to reduce accidents on Flintshire’s roads.
“Traffic calming measures, are in most cases funded by Welsh Government and
have to be completed within the same financial year that funding is granted.
Should a situation arise whereby conflicting public support exists, the formal
consultation process could delay the implementation of the scheme or in some
instances, jeopardise delivery altogether.”
To streamline and simplify the public consultation process and ensure funding
deadlines are met, it is proposed that in the future the community council in
the area will gather and represent the views of local residents.
Cllr Bernie Attridge said:
“The new proposals will ensure that the community council which represents the
local community will take a more active role in deciding the nature of the
traffic calming scheme which is to be installed.”
The report will be discussed at Cabinet on 13 October.