Road Traffic Orders Granville Park Conservation Area

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Dear Lancashire County Council,

Re Granville Park (Aughton) Conservation Area
You will know the history of the Traffic Regulation Orders “for the prohibition of waiting restriction, 11am-1pm, Monday-Saturday, on Granville Park to minimise commuter parking was advertised on 11th July 2012 and works have been implemented on site, as shown on the drawing at Appendix ‘A’. During the first six months of the experiment, an objection to the experimental TRO has been received, requesting additional waiting restrictions in the locality to address displacement parking occurring as a result of the experiment. In order to address the objection and incorporate this request, it is proposed to abandon the current experimental scheme and propose a new permanent TRO incorporating the additional waiting restrictions as well as the waiting restrictions which were previously implemented by the Experimental TRO”.
But in recent days a single and double yellow line marking exercise from Delph Lane junction down Granville Park to Town Green Lane was undertaken by LCC that apparently breached the TRO, leading to some residents complaining. They have been told there had been an error and the lines would be removed, and some of them have indeed been blasted away yesterday (05 September 2017).
While we await the completion of the work, it seems pertinent for local residents to enquire how and why this situation arose, on whose orders, for LCC to notify the legal status of the TROs, and the costs of a) marking the lines and b) removing them.

Yours faithfully

Alan Lenton

Freedom of Information, Lancashire County Council

 

Dear Mr Lenton,

 

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Information Governance Team

Legal and Democratic Service

Lancashire County Council

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Dear Freedom of Information,
Thank you for your early reply, and I look forward to receiving full details in due course.

Yours sincerely,

Alan Lenton

Dear Freedom of Information,

Your response to my initial request was a commitment to respond by 04/10/2017, but that date has not been met. What is the reason for the delay and when might you respond with a full answer?

Yours sincerely,

Alan Lenton

Freedom of Information, Lancashire County Council

Dear Mr Lenton,

 

Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Further to your request for information, made under the provisions of the
above Act, please see below our response.

 

Please accept our apologies for the slight delay in providing you with
some of the information. The delay occurred as the Officer dealing with
your request was on annual leave, having only returned today.

 

Request:

 

Granville Park (Aughton) Conservation Area You will know the history of
the Traffic Regulation Orders “for the prohibition of waiting restriction,
11am-1pm, Monday-Saturday, on Granville Park to minimise commuter parking
was advertised on 11th July 2012 and works have been implemented on site,
as shown on the drawing at Appendix ‘A’. During the first six months of
the experiment, an objection to the experimental TRO has been received,
requesting additional waiting restrictions in the locality to address
displacement parking occurring as a result of the experiment. In order to
address the objection and incorporate this request, it is proposed to
abandon the current experimental scheme and propose a new permanent TRO
incorporating the additional waiting restrictions as well as the waiting
restrictions which were previously implemented by the Experimental TRO”.

 

But in recent days a single and double yellow line marking exercise from
Delph Lane junction down Granville Park to Town Green Lane was undertaken
by LCC that apparently breached the TRO, leading to some residents
complaining. They have been told there had been an error and the lines
would be removed, and some of them have indeed been blasted away yesterday
(05 September 2017).

 

While we await the completion of the work, it seems pertinent for local
residents to enquire how and why this situation arose, on whose orders,
for LCC to notify the legal status of the TROs, and the costs of a)
marking the lines and b) removing them.

 

Interim Response:

 

We can advise that the situation arose, as the wrong lines being put down
was due to a clerical error.

 

The cost of marking the lines was £801.12 and the cost of removing the
lines was £8543.58. This was due to the fact that the road had just been
resurfaced and the lines couldn’t be burnt off as normal, as this would
have severely damaged the new surface. It took a couple of hours to do the
lining, but a team 2 weeks to remove them.

 

Clarification Required:

 

In respect of your query where you ask, 'on whose orders, for LCC to
notify the legal status of the TROs' we have been advised that this part
of your request is unclear, and please can you clarify what you mean?

 

Once again, we apologise that a response wasn’t provide on the 4^th
October, but as previously advised, this was due to Officers being out of
the office.

 

As soon as we receive clarification on what you require in respect of 'on
whose orders, for LCC to notify the legal status of the TROs' we will
forward this on to Highways and ask them to provide a response as a matter
of urgency.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

On Behalf of the Information Governance Team

Legal & Democratic Services

Lancashire County Council,

[1]www.lancashire.gov.uk

[2][Lancashire County Council request email]

 

 

Dear Freedom of Information,

Thank you for this reply, which is comprehensive enough in respect of the costs involved. Now that you have explained it was due to a clerical error that the wrong lines were put down, my concern about "whose orders" relates only to the current and legal TRO for Granville Park. Can you let me know where on the LCC website I can find it, for the avoidance of doubt that the lines still do not meet the legal requirements?

Yours sincerely,

Alan Lenton

Freedom of Information, Lancashire County Council

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    Granville Park Aughton West Lancashire Borough Part Revocation Restriction of Waiting and Prohibition of Waitng Order 2015.pdf

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Dear Mr Lenton,

 

Further to your email below, we have been advised that the information you
require is not held on the LCC website. We have, however, retrieved a hard
copy of the TRO for you. Please see the attachment to this email.

 

We hope the above informative.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

On Behalf of the Information Governance Team

Legal & Democratic Services

Lancashire County Council,

[1]www.lancashire.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

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