For a number of years, concerns have been raised regarding traffic flows and vehicular speeds on Horton Lane. Significant investigations were undertaken in 2011, 2015 and again in 2017 where, unfortunately, on each occasion we were not able to reach a consensus with residents of Horton Lane and the wider community. Subsequently a scheme wasn’t taken forward at each of these consultations.
In 2020 an experimental point closure (Prohibition of Driving Order) was installed and has been under review since. The scheme is currently supported by a Traffic Regulation Order which has replaced the initial Experimental Traffic Order. The experiment has achieved its original aims, which were to remove rat-running along Horton Lane, however this has been at the expense of slightly longer journeys for those living north of Horton Lane.
It is noted that travel patterns are still recovering due to impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and this has impacted on use of the road network in the experimental period. As such, and to ensure that the full effects of the Order on the community can be taken in to account, particularly around the congestion on other routes, the scheme review period has been extended to June 2023
As part of this extension of the review period, we are continuing to seek public views on the subject through an online survey which can be accessed below. All responses received will be reviewed and a final decision on whether to maintain the closure or revoke it will be made in the Summer of 2023.
We welcome your responses via the link below.
Last updated: 21/03/2023 10:49