Ludworth Primary School – Traffic Regulation Order Amendments

Closed 30 Dec 2022

Opened 7 Dec 2022

Overview

The Council has undertaken a review of the Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) in proximity to Ludworth Primary School in line with the Section 278 Agreement attached to the planning permission for the school extension.

To reduce the impact of inconsiderate parking and to improve the safety for children walking / cycling to school the following measures have been identified:

  • Upgrade of the existing school warning signage to include ‘School 20 when lights show’ in order to encourage lower vehicle speeds along Lower Fold at school drop off and pick up times.
  • Removal of the double white lines within the centre of the carriageway on Lower Fold on approach to the junction with Town Street, which currently prohibit stopping or parking on the adjacent carriageway and prohibit drivers from travelling in an area of the road used by the opposing flow of traffic. These restrictions are currently enforceable by the police and are proposed to be replaced with double yellow lines (No Waiting at Any Time restrictions) and No Loading at Times Shown (Monday to Friday 7-9am and 3:30-6:30pm), which would be enforceable by the Council.
  • Extension of the existing double yellow lines on Lower Fold at the junction with Waters Edge in order to improve visibility for vehicles turning on to Lower Fold.
  • Introduction of ‘School Keep Clear’ markings on Lower Fold, outside the school with restrictions applying 8-9am and 3-4pm in order to prohibit vehicles from stopping directly outside the school. These restrictions would be supported by double yellow lines.
  • Amendment to the No Waiting at Times Shown restrictions (single yellow lines) to apply Monday to Friday 8:15-9:15am and 2:45-3:45pm and to supplement these with No Loading At Times Shown restrictions to cover the same time periods to assist enforcement.
  • Extension of the existing double yellow lines on Lower Fold, at the junction with Pear Tree Close in order to improve visibility for vehicles turning onto Lower Fold.
  • Introduction of No Loading At Times Shown restrictions (Monday to Friday 8:15-9:15am and 2:45-3:45pm) on Pear Tree Close and Lower Fold.
  • Reduction in the length of the double white line system on Lower Fold, to the north of Pear Tree Close, in order to allow for additional on-street car parking within this section. Parking is currently prohibited within this section under Rule 240 of the Highway Code which prohibits the stopping or parking of vehicles adjacent to double white lines (even when the line closest is broken).
  • Introduction of double yellow lines at the junctions of Bonington Rise / Homer Drive and Bonington Rise / Raeburn Drive in order to keep the junctions clear of parked vehicles, protecting intervisibility between pedestrians and motorists whilst also ensuring vehicles can negotiate the junction safely.
  • Extension of the double yellow lines on Hogarth Road to protect the uncontrolled pedestrian crossing located at the top of the path which links Hogarth Road to Lower Fold.  
  • Amendment of the existing No Waiting At Times Shown restrictions on Lowry Drive to apply Monday to Friday 8:15-9:15am and 2:45-3:45pm. It is also proposed to reinforce the existing parking restrictions on Lowry Drive and at its junction with Hogarth Road with No Loading At Times Shown restrictions (Monday to Friday 8:15-9:15am and 2:45-3:45pm).
  • Removal of the existing bus stop markings and associated TRO on Hogarth Road in order to introduce a short section of additional on-street car parking.
  • In relation to Pear Tree Close two options are presented. Both options include the introduction of No Waiting and No Loading restrictions (Monday to Friday 8:15-9:15am and 2:45-3:45pm) on the eastern side of Pear Tree Close and double yellow lines around the eastern turning head.
    •   Option 1 - introduces double yellow lines around the western turning head (refer to Drawing No. 5200/LP/002 Rev A) to prevent parking within the turning head at all times; and
    •   Option 2 - provides access protection markings to highlight driveway accesses but continues to allow on-street car parking for residents, visitors and any other users of the highway within this section (refer to Drawing No. 5200/LP/003 Rev A).

Drawing No. 5200/LP/002 Rev A

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Drawing No. 5200/LP/003 Rev A

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Have Your Say

We would like to invite you to consider the plans and information above and indicate whether you are in support of the proposals by completing the survey. Your feedback is valued and we welcome your involvement in the process. We regret that we will be unable to reply to all individuals but we will collate, analyse and consider all responses received and the feedback will be used as part of the decision-making process prior to the implementation of any scheme.

If you require a paper copy of the survey please contact us at: tro.consult@stockport.gov.uk or call the contact centre on 0161 217 6043 if you would like to discuss any of the above.

Consultation responses must be received by Friday 30th December 2022.

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