Road Safety around Schools – Gatley Primary School

Closed 29 Nov 2021

Opened 9 Nov 2021


The Council’s overall strategic transport ambition is to increase the number of children walking or cycling to school to reduce congestion on roads, improve local air quality, and improve health outcomes. In order for this to be achieved, it is important that walking or cycling to school is a safe option for children and their families. To support this ambition, the Traffic Services Team have been working to tackle key concerns which have been raised by schools, residents and local Members.

To reduce the impact of inconsiderate parking and to highlight to passing vehicles there are children in the area, the following improvements have been identified surrounding Gatley Primary School:

  • Provision of two new ‘School Warning’ signs, on eastern and western approaches to the school crossing patrol on Church Road;
  • Replacement of the existing peak time no waiting restrictions outside the shops off Church Road with no waiting at any time restrictions;
  • Introduction of no loading at times shown (08:00-09:30 and 14:30-16:00) restrictions on Church Road outside the Prince of Wales public house;
  • Proposed extension to the existing no waiting at times shown (08:30-09:00 and 15:15-16:30) restriction on Hawthorn Road up to Birch Road and amendment of the times covered by the restriction to 08:00-09:30 and 14:30-16:00;
  • Replacement of the existing school sign on Hawthorn Road, close to the junction with Burnside Road;
  • Provision of kerb build-outs, dropped kerbs and tactile paving at the junction of Hawthorn Road / Burnside Road / Cedar Road; and
  • Provision of give-way line markings at the junction of Hawthorn Road / Cedar Road.

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Please could you spend a few minutes to consider the issues and let us have your feedback on the proposals. Your feedback is valued and appreciated and we welcome your involvement in the process. We will collate, analyse and consider all responses received and the feedback from the consultation will be used as part of the decision making process prior to the implementation of any measures.

Please include any comments you may wish to make on the proposal by completing the survey by Monday 29 November 2021.