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Submitted

06/09/2017 10:44:59

Reference No

5656

 

Issue Summary

Request for new No HGV signage at Barnfield Marlborough

 

Latest Update

05/10/2017 15:11:26 Cllr Stewart Dobson introduced this matter to CATG and it was discussed at the meeting on the 21st September. Wiltshire Highways Area Engineer described how there is already a no through road sign at the junction of Chopping Knife Lane and Barnfield. He also referred to the residents private road sign. The meeting agreed that these already show that there should be no access or route for traffic through this way. Another factor in the decision is that Marlborough Town Council also discussed the issue raised at their Planning Committee meeting. The local council needs to agree and support issues for them to be accepted onto the CATG agenda. The feeling of Marlborough Town Council was that this incident was a one-off and if they supported a new No HGVs sign for Barnfield, then this could apply to many other roads in the town and they would also ask for new signage. The note on this from their meetings minutes states Issue 5606 and 5656 – New No HGV signage for Barnfield, Marlborough – Members the recent incident of an HGV blocking the road did not provide sufficient evidence for there to be a case for signage and did not support this request. Because of the existing signage in place and there being no support for this from Marlborough Town Council, CATG decided it would not support a project to erect new signage in the Barnfield – Chopping Knife Lane area. The issue will therefore be closed.


11/09/2017 09:46:24 Apparently Barnfield is a private road but it might still be possible for new warning signage to be put up at the entrances on land that is still Public Highway. This matter can be discussed at the CATG meeting on 21/09/2017


CATG Action / Recommendation

05/10/2017 15:11:26 Cllr Stewart Dobson introduced this matter to CATG and it was discussed at the meeting on the 21st September. Wiltshire Highways Area Engineer described how there is already a no through road sign at the junction of Chopping Knife Lane and Barnfield. He also referred to the residents private road sign. The meeting agreed that these already show that there should be no access or route for traffic through this way. Another factor in the decision is that Marlborough Town Council also discussed the issue raised at their Planning Committee meeting. The local council needs to agree and support issues for them to be accepted onto the CATG agenda. The feeling of Marlborough Town Council was that this incident was a one-off and if they supported a new No HGVs sign for Barnfield, then this could apply to many other roads in the town and they would also ask for new signage. The note on this from their meetings minutes states Issue 5606 and 5656 – New No HGV signage for Barnfield, Marlborough – Members the recent incident of an HGV blocking the road did not provide sufficient evidence for there to be a case for signage and did not support this request. Because of the existing signage in place and there being no support for this from Marlborough Town Council, CATG decided it would not support a project to erect new signage in the Barnfield – Chopping Knife Lane area. The issue will therefore be closed.


11/09/2017 09:46:24 Apparently Barnfield is a private road but it might still be possible for new warning signage to be put up at the entrances on land that is still Public Highway. This matter can be discussed at the CATG meeting on 21/09/2017


Issue

HGV Trucks often use Barnfield Marlborough as a short cut from the London Road Marlborough to Elcot Lane. Barnfield is a private unadopted road with a sign on the public road indicating that it is a no through road. On 9th August a 26 ton truck doing so turned on it side at the intersection of Barnfield and Elcot Lane closing the roads for 24 hours and involving Police Fire Brigade and recovery contractors together with electricity supply interruptions before it was cleared. The Police recommend a sign be placed at the top of Barnfield at the intersection of Barnfield Chopping knife lane and the A4 London Road stating that the road is Unsuitable for HGVs and with a weight limit. I would like to support the Police recommendation and request such signage be installed

 

Issue Location

Marlborough

Street / Location

Barnfield

Electoral Division

Marlborough East

Issue Duration

For several years but this is the first time serious damage has been caused

Who is Affected

Residents in the Barnfield

What has been done so far

The Police have recommended that a sign Unsuitable for HGVs together with a weight limit be installed at the top of Barnfield on the public road to deter HGVs. Other residents say that they have made similar requests over the years.PC David Williams 661 Wiltshire Police was the officer in charge of the events and made the recommendation for the sign. Police log 147 Ref 54170073431.

What would resolve issue

That the council install a sign Unsuitable for HGVs together with a weight limit be installed at the top of Barnfield on the public road

Who needs to come together

I think that the Police recommendation and the events of 9th August should provide suitable justification. Local residents tell me that they agree with the Police recommendation

Classification

Highways & Transport

In touch with Councillor

Yes

Sub Classification

Current Status

closed

Final Outcome

No further action possible

 

This call was closed 05/10/2017 15:11:

 

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