Agenda and minutes

Executive Board Member Decisions Meeting for Environment
Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 11.00 am

Venue: Meeting Room 6, Block 2, Parc Myrddin, Carmarthen

Items
No. Item

1.

DECLARATION OF PERSONAL INTEREST

Minutes:

There were no declarations of personal interest.

2.

TO SIGN AS A CORRECT RECORD THE DECISION RECORD OF THE MEETING HELD ON THE 28TH JANUARY 2019 pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED that the decision record of the meeting of the Executive Board Member for Environment held on the 28th January, 2019 be signed as a correct record.

 

3.

OBJECTION TO THE PROPOSED ROAD HUMP ON THE B4312, LLANSTEFFAN ROAD, JOHNSTOWN pdf icon PDF 188 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Executive Board Member considered a report which sought approval on proposals to reduce traffic speeds on the B4312, Llansteffan Road, Johnstown where proven evidence of vehicles travelling in excess of the speed limit within an existing 20mph speed limit had been established.

 

The report outlined that the B4312 Llansteffan Road, Johnstown at its southern end had been the subject of local concerns regarding speeding issues outside Rhydygors and QE High school. 

 

It was reported that following initial consultation on the proposals with statutory consultees, two objections/submissions had been received, as detailed within Appendix 2 to the report together with the officer responses thereto. 

 

The Executive Board Member noted that in partnership with the Police, it was ascertained that the only option that would result in satisfactory reduction in speeds at the southern end of Llansteffan Road, would be the installation of an additional vertical measure in the form of a round top hump and to replace the existing speed cushions located outside Ysgol Rhydygors with a round top hump.

 

 

It was recommended that the proposals, as detailed in the Public Notice of the schedule of locations (Appendix 1) be proceeded with.

 

RESOLVED that the proposals as described in Appendix 1-Public Notice of the schedule of locations be approved.

 

4.

PROPOSED CONTRAFLOW CYCLING - CAERSALEM TERRACE, LLANELLI pdf icon PDF 207 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Executive Board Member considered a report which sought approval on a proposal which would allow cyclists to travel against the flow of vehicular traffic along Caersalem Terrace (approx. 100m).

 

It was reported that the proposal would prevent cyclists having to travel up Station Road to a Roundabout and back down Marsh Street in order to get to the same point (approx. 450m) as shown in Appendix 1 appended to the report.

 

In addition, the proposal formed part of a wider scheme which included a series of measures that were designed to create and enhance the active travel infrastructure throughout Llanelli. The creation of this contraflow would therefore facilitate a multi modal travel by improving links to Llanelli Railway Station and further afield.  A detailed map of the scheme was appended to the report as Appendix 2. 

 

The Executive Board Member noted that following initial consultation on the proposals with statutory consultees, objections had been received as detailed within Appendix 3 of the report together with the officer responses thereto. 

 

With the objections in mind and following subsequent discussions the project team developed two options, detailed within the report.  It was therefore, recommended that Option 1 be approved.

 

In response to a query raised by the Executive Board Member, it was reported that the contraflow proposed had been developed in accordance with the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 Design Guidance – ‘DE010, unsegregated contraflow cycling’.

 

RESOLVED that the proposal to introduce contraflow cycling along Caersalem Terrace, Llanelli as per Option 1 within the report be approved.