News - Request to Improve the Broadway Lane Roundabout, Bournemouth

NEW - 26th March 2013 // UPDATED - 28th March 2013 // UPDATED - 15th September 2014

UPDATED - 15th September 2014

E-mail Reply from Councillor Ron Whittaker
13th September 2014
RE: Broadway Lane Roundabout 2nd Lane

Mr. Holmes.

Reading your comments it seems you have taken on the roll of an elected member, you say "officers would not support a change back to the previous arrangements", officers NOT members, back in Jan 12th, after repeated representations by both Anne and myself, including the Area Forum representatives [les Deller], request that due to the traffic situation in Broadway lane which has been highlighted by Les comments and resident Kevin Dawson. Plus the detail comments from my ward colleague Cllr Anne Rey, that you have taken it upon yourself to make that decision regardless when in Jan we were assured by David Parke that quote "Given the very strong concerns raised, it has been decided to revisit the Broadway Roundabout elements of the scheme with a view of carrying out a further investigation ,any modifications of the roundabout will now be implemented separately at a later stage of Castle Lane Cycle Lane", so it seems WITHOUR ANY CONSULTATION WITH WARD MEMBER who are elected, you have take a decision totally contra to the ward representives.

Broadway Lane Roundabout Approach

Photo of Broadway Lane Roundabout Approach

Cllr Anne email/comments explains fully the daily problems to be made worse by the new Mews Housing Development adding to the volume of traffic plus Muscliff Primary, added to traffic avoiding as much of the traffic chaos in Castle lane west.

We now expect your engineers to bring forward as previous agreed proposal to improve two lane at this junction, as my colleague says it not rocket science.

It is of no surprise over the past few years I have become somewhat disillusion with this council more so by seeing some of our best staff either leaving or redundant.

No doubt this will be raised at our October forum.

Councillor Ron Whittaker

E-mail Reply from Councillor Anne Rey
12th September 2014
RE: Broadway Lane Roundabout 2nd Lane

Dear Mr Holmes

Many thanks for the e-mail to Cllr Ron.

In the early morning/rush hour in Broadway Lane and the evening time and it’s junction with Castle Lane West the traffic is right back up Broadway Lane. If one wants to turn right or go straight across to Charminster Road it's impossible as there's only the one lane to the roundabout. I drive on this road every day may be more than twice a day and know what it's like. The Broadway Mews development will also add to the volume of traffic it's not rocket science. We listen to our residents and this is what they are also telling us.

To say that the officers would not support a change even before the Broadway Mews dev. Has finished is very premature in my opinion.

Councillor Anne Rey

E-mail from Mike Holmes, Director, Planning, Transport and Regulation Services, Bournemouth Council to Councillor Ron Whittaker
12th September 2014
RE: Broadway Lane Roundabout 2nd Lane

Councillor Whittaker

I have noted the correspondence contained in the emails set out below.

With respect to the issue of traffic and parking around the School, and by this email I am asking Gary Powell to examine the position to see if there are any actions that could be recommended to ease the issue, but as you are aware traffic and parking conditions around schools at entry and departure time is an issue all over the Borough, and indeed the country.

In relation to the Broadway Lane roundabout I recall that there was earlier discussion and correspondence on the issue, and I appreciate that you do not agree with what has been done. Nevertheless, before the scheme was implemented there was a significant issue with accidents at this location. Since the reduction in carriageway width there has been a significant reduction in accidents. Therefore, officers would not support a change back to the previous arrangement. I will ask Ian Kalra to respond more fully on this if you wish.

Regards,
Mike Holmes,
Director, Planning, Transport and Regulation Services, Bournemouth Council

E-mail Reply from Councillor Ron Whittaker
12th September 2014
RE: Broadway Lane Roundabout 2nd Lane

Les.

Really appreciate your email and comments, so far no one from the Town Hall has responded to our emails, wonder why!!

Councillor Ron Whittaker

E-mail from Les Deller - Former TMSTH Area Forum Chairman to Councillor Ron Whittaker
12th September 2014
Broadway Lane Roundabout 2nd Lane

Hi Ron,

As a user of this road every day I fully support the URGENT need to sort out the Broadway Lane roundabout 2nd lane, which as the original email correctly states will only get worse when the new housing is completed. It should never have been removed.

Regarding the school parking it is terrible with people parking on both sides of the road, making it very difficult to get through especially if there is a bus trying to get through. I take your view about moving the problem up the road and parents ignoring yellow lines but maybe if lines were put down to stop the double parking and the police maybe were present (as they have at times already) that would help?

Hoping that the Castle Lane changes are finished soon because the local roads are being very heavily as 'rat run' which is making getting around difficult.

Kind regards,
Les

UPDATE - 28th March 2013

E-mail from Councillor Ron Whittaker to Mike Campkin, Development Control and Forward Planning Manager, Planning and Transport, Bournemouth Council
27th March 2013
FW: Broadway Lane, Roundabout

Mike,

It is not my job to have to chase endlessly for replies to my outstanding emails, more so after some weeks, I have already requested that this council takes very seriously those concerns regarding increasing the width to the approach road in Broadway Lane from where it was THEN two lanes now down to one lane. At peak times vehicles are well back pass Greenways Avenue and with a planning application now in for yet more houses on Southern Electric Sports Club, we need now to look seriously at some improvements to the centre island or alternatively reducing the existing verge to all TWO LANE MOVEMENT AT THIS JUCTION. The photo taken at off peak shows the situation. I really hope I don't have to continue chasing for a reply.

Councillor Ron Whittaker

Broadway Lane Roundabout Approach

Photo of Broadway Lane Roundabout Approach

NEW - 26th March 2013

E-mail from Councillor Ron Whittaker to Mike Campkin, Development Control and Forward Planning Manager, Planning and Transport, Bournemouth Council
22nd March 2013
FW: Broadway Lane, Roundabout

Mike.

Having again received further representation over this junction and am still awaiting for your reply back of 1st March, we need here to secure this improvement, be it either by slightly reducing the very large central refuge island or either taking some of the verge to widen the carriageway, it makes no common sense now to have one LANE APPROACH in Broadway lane, it is causing enormous tailbacks.

Councillor Ron Whittaker

E-mail from Councillor Ron Whittaker to Mike Campkin, Development Control and Forward Planning Manager, Planning and Transport, Bournemouth Council
1st March 2013
RE: Broadway Lane, Roundabout

Mike I know I raised the following matter some months ago, but with my ward colleague Cllr Anne today, meeting officers to do with Development at Broadway Lane, Southern Electric Club, I raised the matter of the end section of Broadway Lane where all the improvements were made for the island which itself then reduced the road width of the carriageway into a single lane, our request is now for a programme of works that could reduce the present grass verge to allow then two vehicle movements to be returned with makings for left turn and straight ahead, alternative make it at section for cyclist.

I do wish for this to be taken forward.

Councillor Ron Whittaker