Agenda and decisions

Agenda and decisions

Venue: Council Chamber, Priory House, Monks Walk, Shefford

Contact: Maria Brooks  0300 300 5783

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Members' Interests

To receive from Members any declarations of interest.


None declared.


Stuart Street, Dunstable - Revision to Extents of Residents' Permit Parking Scheme pdf icon PDF 336 KB

To seek approval for a revision to the extents of the residents’ permit parking scheme recently introduced for Stuart Street, Dunstable.


1.    That the occupiers of 37 Clifton Road are granted two permits to park their vehicles in Stuart Street, Dunstable, until a full area based assessment of the parking in North West Dunstable has taken place.

2.    That when Officers undertaken an area based assessment of the parking demand across North West Dunstable that recommendations are made to this meeting on the number of permits each resident would be eligible to apply for.


[NOTE 1: Due to the Chairman taking the previous decision on this item at Traffic Management on 31 October 2017 he felt that it would be appropriate that Cllr Nigel Young Executive Member for Regeneration and named substitute for the Traffic Management Meeting take the chair for this item.


NOTE 2: The decision may be called in only once as set out in Part 4D Extract from the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rule 10.2 in the Constitution.  This decision has previously been called in.]




Norton Road, Stotfold - Petition for safety measures pdf icon PDF 541 KB

To note the receipt of the petition and to discuss a way forward.


1.    That the petition be noted.

2.    That advance signage of HGV restrictions at the junction of Norton Road and the A507 be implemented.

3.    That as part of the review of all vehicle activated signs on Central Bedfordshire Councils road network, officers give consideration as to whether additional signage be reasonable on Norton Road.  Subject to compliance with the legal requirements in the 2016 Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions.

4.    That the lead petitioner work with Stotfold Town Council to promote a scheme through a future round of the Rural Match Funding Process to support the deployment of Vehicle Activated Signs on Norton Road.

5.    That the implementation of a controlled crossing on this section of Norton Road is not justifiable based on the evidence provided by Officers.

6.    That the request for Bus stops is relayed and taken forward by the public transport team for consideration.

7.    That Officers discuss with the Police, enforcement of speeds on Norton Road and request that this area is kept under review.

8.    That the lead petitioner be informed of the outcome of this meeting.


Grovebury Road, Leighton Buzzard - Proposal to Introduce a 30mph Speed Limit pdf icon PDF 394 KB

To note that the advertised scheme attracted no significant objections and to now proceed with implementation via a section 278 agreement.


That the proposal to introduce a 30mph speed limit on the following lengths of road in Leighton Buzzard be implemented via a section 278 agreement:

1.    Grovebury Road, from a point approximately 18 meters south-west of the south-west boundary of Unit 7 Grovebury Road extending in a southerly direction for approximately 294 metres.


A6 Bedford Road, Clophill - Petition requesting an extension of the existing 40mph speed limit. pdf icon PDF 122 KB

To note the results of actions taking following the receipt of the petition submitted to Central Bedfordshire Council concerning the speed limit on the A6 Bedford Road Clophill.


1.    That the 40mph speed limit be extended to encompass the Old Silsoe Road Junction.

2.      That Officers produce a scheme to implement this change as quickly as possible.


Miletree Crescent Dunstable - Consider objections to proposed traffic calming features. pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To seek the approval for the implementation of traffic calming features in Miletree Crescent, Dunstable.


1.    That the scheme to install two pairs of bolt-down speed cushions and associated signage, be implemented as published.

2.    That Officers consult with the resident who had raised objections to the location of the installation of bolt-down speed cushions to minimise the impact of their implementation where practicably possible.

3.    That the Ward member for Dunstable Watling works with Officers to address excessive speeds on other roads in the local area.