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Submitted

09/03/2017 12:28:11

Reference No

5218

 

Issue Summary

CATG Wellhead Drove

 

Latest Update

20/07/2017 09:56:28 This item was discussed at the most recent meeting of CATG. Highways Engineer indicated that previously signage has been improved and cut hedges back. Highways to provide thoughts and suggestions to update at the next CATG meeting.


14/03/2017 15:19:32 Thank you for raising your issue with the Area Board. The Council has set up a way for local people to decide local highway improvement priorities. A local community area transport group (CATG) of local people and elected councillors comes together to consider issues and proposals and to recommend those schemes that can be taken forward in any year. Before the CATG can consider a proposal, it must first consult the local parish or town council. Only if the parish supports the issue will it be considered further. If your issue is supported by the parish council, it will be submitted to the CATG for consideration. The CATG will then decide whether it should go forward onto the list of priority schemes. Resources are very limited, so it is important that schemes are prioritised in this way. Obviously, not all schemes can be taken forward and some proposals may have to wait a while before they become a priority for funding. The CATG makes recommendations to the Area Board who will decide which schemes will be funded and taken forward. We will keep you informed of progress as we go through the steps outlined.


CATG Action / Recommendation

Issue

This junction is severely dangerous and a very real threat to any who use it. The speed of vehicles coming up the hill and approaching the junction is unacceptable especially as the speed limit is 30mph and the difficulty seeing out from Wellhead Drove onto such a busy road creates the very dangerous situation. This has been a recurring problem and once again the situation is causing concern to all road users both residents and visitors including pedestrians horse-riders and learner drivers.Many Wellhead Drove residents now advise their visitors to turn left onto the A350Chalford instead of turning right as it is too dangerous to do otherwise.I understand that two fatalities have occurred in recent years could this please be confirmedFurthermore the density of traffic appears to be increasing evidenced by the increasing difficulty of using the junction and it would be appreciated if a survey could be commissioned to establish the facts to enable a solution to be proposed. Please indicate as to whether this would be possible.Finally Wellhead Drove is frequently used by farm vehicles which leave mud on the road surface. This in turn ends up on the tyres of residents cars which weaken their grip and makes turning onto Chalford even more hazardous.I hope you are able to be of some assistance in this matter as it would be greatly appreciated by all.

 

Issue Location

Westbury

Street / Location

Junction of Wellhead Drove and A350Chalford

Electoral Division

Westbury East

Issue Duration

Over 2 years

Who is Affected

The residents of Wellhead Drove.

What has been done so far

Two residents of Wellhead Drove have raised this with me as a local campaigner.

What would resolve issue

Traffic calming measures are needed to reduce the speed of vehicles into and out of Westbury on this major route.

Who needs to come together

CATG; Highways Agency; Strategic planning

Classification

Community Area Transport Group

In touch with Councillor

No

Sub Classification

Current Status

in progress

 

 

 

 

 


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