Limits and routing for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) Gladstone Road Horsham

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Dear West Sussex County Council,

Please can you clarify both the maximum weight & length limit for vehicles using Gladstone Road in Horsham as well as any restrictions including hours commercial vehicles including taxis can use Gladstone road?

Gladstone Road is a single lane road due to parking bays on one side, HGV's cannot turn into Nightingale Road without mounting the pavement which is a danger to pedestrians, residents homes as well as parked vehicles. Is there a specific statutory width of the road for vehicles such as extra long 44 tone HGVs that try to pass through this residential narrow street on a daily basis?

Yours faithfully,

tariq sheik

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Dear Mr Sheik

 

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Your request related to Gladstone Road, Horsham.

 

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Please can you clarify both the maximum weight & length limit for vehicles
using Gladstone Road in Horsham as well as any restrictions including
hours commercial vehicles including taxis can use Gladstone road?

 

Gladstone Road is a single lane road due to parking bays on one side;
HGV's cannot turn into Nightingale Road without mounting the pavement
which is a danger to pedestrians, residents homes as well as parked
vehicles. Is there a specific statutory width of the road for vehicles
such as extra-long 44 tone HGVs that try to pass through this residential
narrow street on a daily basis?

 

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Having consulted our index of legal orders we have been unable to find any
weight or height restriction that is applicable to Gladstone Road,
Horsham. Nor is there any such order that would restrict use by commercial
vehicles or taxis.

 

There is no specific statutory width for a road, although vehicular width
restrictions can be applied to a road. Any such order would be likely to
allow for access, particularly in a residential area such as Gladstone
Road, and for any such order to be obtained an application for a Traffic
Regulation Order would need to be made, with the support of the local
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