News - Pedestrian Refuge in Broadway Lane, Bournemouth

NEW - Thursday, 4th December 2014 // UPDATED - Wednesday, 17th December 2014

UPDATED - Wednesday, 17th December 2014

Email Reply from Councillor Ron Whittaker
16th December 2014
RE: Pedestrian Refuge in Broadway Lane

Noel,

Thank you see some families on the front have move in, still fail to understand why the authority wait until the site is complete, to me it would make sense to carry out the two pedestrian crossing as works on site progress, remembering the crossing are for all residents in the area and yes help with parents attending Muscliff Primary.

Councillor Ron Whittaker

Email from Noel Desmond - Senior Development Control Engineer, Planning, Transport and Regulation, Bournemouth Council to Councillor Ron Whittaker
15th December 2014
RE: Pedestrian Refuge in Broadway Lane

Dear Councillor Whittaker,

Thank you for your email re Broadway Lane.

The Section 278 works, which are the works on existing highway, are carried out when the site is complete. These works include the two pedestrian crossings. To date the site is approximately 60% complete with the highway works inside the site complete to base course level. The majority of these works must be finished before the highway works on Broadway Lane can take place.

The Developer initially programmed the highway works for the end of October/November but had to reschedule because of the amount of outstanding works within the site. These have now been scheduled for the end of January. Obviously if works progress on site the works on Broadway Lane will be carried out sooner.

Regards,
Noel Desmond - Senior Development Control Engineer, Planning, Transport and Regulation

NEW - Thursday, 4th December 2014

Email Reply from Councillor Ron Whittaker
2nd December 2014
RE: Pedestrian Refuge in Broadway Lane

Tom.

Am so grateful for your very prompt and detailed reply, plus in including the drawing, notice this evening [Tuesday] most properties near ready to occupy, am surprised that the programme set mention by highways is for works until end of Jan/Feb, trust their must be reasons, have copied in the highways officer, mean time my thanks for getting back.

Councillor Ron Whittaker

Email from Tom Hubbard, Planning Officer - Planning, Transport and Regulation, Bournemouth Council to Councillor Ron Whittaker
2nd December 2014
RE: Pedestrian Refuge in Broadway Lane

Dear Councillor,

There is a condition on the approved application which states:

No development hereby permitted shall be occupied until the Section 278 Agreement works (as approved on drawing no: 053 revision P1) have been constructed to the specification to be agreed in writing with the Local planning Authority in conjunction with other agencies as necessary.

Reason: These works are seen as a pre-requisite in the interests of highway safety and in accordance with Policy CS14 of the Bournemouth Local Plan: Core Strategy (October 2012).

The attached drawing referred to in the condition shows two pedestrian refuges and turning lanes, and was included as part of the completed Section 278 agreement for highway works. I have spoken to the Highways Officer Noel Desmond who has advised that the works are programmed to be commenced early in the new year - end of January or February.

Regards,
Tom Hubbard MRTPI, Planning Officer - Planning, Transport and Regulation, Bournemouth Council