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01/05/2018 08:28:39

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Issue Summary

Speeding and traffic noise on Exeter St


Latest Update

09/10/2018 15:32:57 The originator of this issue was advised that if a completed metro count survey application form had not been received by the 18/08/18 this issue would be closed. A completed metro count application form was not received by the council and as such this issue has been closed. The issue can be reopened at a future date if a completed metro count application form is received

18/05/2018 16:30:08 advice from officer issued: I am writing further to the Area Board Issue you recently submitted to Wiltshire Council. In the form you completed you raised two distinct issues. I have addressed each issue below. Speeding Vehicles When concerns about speeding vehicles are raised with the council the first thing the council will seek to do is to undertake a metro count survey. A metro count survey is a type of traffic survey that records the volume and speed of traffic using a road. The results of this survey will help to determine if speeding is creating a highway safety problem in the road surveyed and what, if any, measures would be appropriate to deal with the problems identified. To that end please could I ask you to complete and return the enclosed form outlining where within Exeter Street you feel the metro count survey should be undertaken. You can request surveys be undertaken at more than one location, however, you will need to complete a separate form for each location you wish to be surveyed. As you will be aware part of Exeter Street is subject to a 30mph speed limit and part is subject to a 20mph speed limit. For your information in Wiltshire the following criteria is applied: 20mph Speed Limit • 20 to 24mph 85th percentile = No Further Action (NFA) • 24.1 to 38.9 mph 85th percentile = eligible for Community Speed Watch • Over 39mph 85th percentile = Subject to Police enforcement or considered for the introduction of traffic calming measures. 30mph Speed Limit • 85th percentile speed is between 30mph and 35mph = No Further Action • 85th percentile speed is between 35.1mph and 42mph = Eligible for Community Speed Watch • 85th percentile speed is over 42mph = Subject to Police enforcement or considered for traffic calming The 85th percentile figure is the speed at which 85% of vehicles using a road are travelling at or below, and is the standard figure used by the both the Council and the Police in determining if measures to address speeding traffic are required. I must advise you that if a completed form has not been received by the council within three months of the date of this email the Area Board Issue will be closed. For your information should the Area Board Issue be closed you can always submit this issue again at a future date for reconsideration by the council. Noise of Traffic In terms of noise there is no legal limit to road noise so there is no action that can be undertaken. Please refer to https://www.gov.uk/noise-pollution-road-train-plane/noise-from-roads for further information. However, there are legal limits on how noisy vehicles can be. Please refer to http://www.dft.gov.uk/vca/fcb/cars-and-noise.asp for further information. The Police would be responsible for undertaking enforcement activities in the first instance so you may wish to raise this matter with them.

14/05/2018 13:18:58 issue being investigated - update will be provided asap

CATG Action / Recommendation


Exeter street to and from the St Ann Gate. Form the roundabout near the St Osmunds primary school to the traffic lights at St Ann Gate. Cars and Bikes seem to like to test their acceleration and excessively noisy exhausts enjoying the effect of the sound against the Close walls. I estimate the speed as in excess of 50mph and the decibels are unreasonable in a residential community.


Issue Location


Street / Location

St Ann Gate to the end of Exeter street

Electoral Division

Salisbury St Martins and Cathedral

Issue Duration


Who is Affected

All residents schools and churches and business along Exeter street

What has been done so far

Write to the Council now as it become much worse

What would resolve issue

Speed bumps or cameras. For the speed. also is noise monitorable or in any way not permissable

Who needs to come together

WiltshireTown Council i believe?


Highways & Transport

In touch with Councillor


Sub Classification

Current Status


Final Outcome

No further action possible


This call was closed 09/10/2018 15:32:






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