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Decision details

2016/17 Speed Management Programme - Relocation of speed limits - Experimental TRO's - results

Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport, Executive Member for Transport and Planning

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report:
(i) To review the speed data and any objections to the experimental traffic regulation orders to determine the impact of moving 30 speed limits closer to the villages at Copmanthorpe (Tadcaster Road), Dunnington (Common Lane) and Hopgrove (Hopgrove Lane South).
(ii) To re-consider whether to change the speed limit start point at Murton Way, Murton.

The Executive Member is asked:
(i) To make the experimental orders permanent or revert to the previous arrangements at each location.
(ii) To consider changing the speed limit start point at Murton Way subject to usual TRO process.

This item has been deferred to the Decision Session on 15 November as the data to determine the outcome of the speed limit trials has not all been received and is currently being chased up.  Follow up speeds surveys are due to be repeated at Hopgrove Lane South and at Tadcaster Road, Copmanthorpe in the coming weeks.  The results will be forwarded as soon as possible to allow for detailed analysis, unfortunately this work will not be concluded in time to meet the October report deadlines.


This item has been deferred to the Decision Session on the 20 December.

Reason: Data collection is still on-going at one of the sites and therefore the report will not be ready for consideration until the December meeting.




(i)      That the results of the experiment along with the objections and comments received be noted.


(ii)      That approval be given to make the traffic regulation order to relocate the start of the 30mph speed limit at Hopgrove Lane South, Hopgrove permanent.


Reason: To maintain the reduced speeds and improved compliance with the 30mph speed limit within the built-up areas.  


(iii)     That the decision be taken not to make the traffic regulation order to relocate the start of the 30mph speed limit at Tadcaster Road, Copmanthorpe permanent and for it to be moved back to its original location.


          Reason: Due to the concerns raised by Cllr Carr under public participation about the amount of opposition from Ward and Parish Councillors and residents in relation to the position of the experimental TRO.


(iv)    That  officers investigate the possibility of the addition of 30 roundel road markingsat the signs’ original location.


Reason: To further reinforce the start of the 30mph speed limits.


(v)     That the location of the start of the 30mph limit at Common Road Dunnington be reconsidered, in consultation with local representatives, to determine whether to retain the current experimental location or to revert to the previous location. The experimental location can be retained until August 2019.


Reason: To reconsider the most effective location for speed management near the sports club and within the village.


(vi)    That changing the existing 30mph speed limit start point on Murton Way, Murton, be re-considered in the 2019/20 speed management programme.


Reason: To determine whether a speeding problem still exists and to then reduce speeds within the village of Murton by moving the start of the 30mph limit in line with the findings of this experiment.


Report author: Catherine Higgins

Publication date: 21/12/2018

Date of decision: 20/12/2018

Decided at meeting: 20/12/2018 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport

Effective from: 25/12/2018

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