The Kent County Council (Chatham Road, Boxley) (County of Kent) (One Way) Experimental Order 2015 and associated works.

G Outram made this Freedom of Information request to Kent County Council

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Dear Kent County Council,

The above Order came into force on 7 January 2015.
Could I please request a copy of any safety audit (particularly either a non-motorised user safety audit or cycle safety audit) conducted either prior or post implementation of the scheme.

Separate from that Order, around the same time, the footway adjacent to the carriageway of Chatham Road, Boxley has been marked for shared use by equestrians, cyclists and pedestrians.

Could I please request the date that this conversion was approved and the details of the statutory powers under which the conversion was made. Could I please request a copy of any safety audit (particularly either a non-motorised user safety audit or cycle safety audit) conducted either prior or post implementation of the conversion.

My request is made in a personal capacity.

Yours faithfully,

G Outram

Kent County Council

Dear G Outram

 

Thank you for your email below.

 

Kent County Council acknowledges your request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Assuming KCC holds this information, we
will endeavour to supply the data to you as soon as possible but no later
than 11th June 2015 (20 working days from date of receipt).

 

We will advise you as soon as possible if we do not hold this information
or if there are exemptions to be considered and/or any costs for providing
the information. Please quote our reference - FOI/15/0789 - in any
communication regarding this particular request.

 

Best regards

 

Laura Pronger | Information Access Officer | Information Resilience &
Transparency Team | Kent County Council | Room 2.71, Sessions House,
Maidstone, ME14 1XQ | 03000 416590 |
[1]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...
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Kent County Council

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Dear Mr Outram

 

Thank you for your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) 2000, relating to Chatham Road, Boxley. I am
pleased to provide the response below:

 

Kent County Council, as Highway Authority has the authority, to make such
changes to the Public Highway as necessary for the safety of the public or
to preserve the amenity of an area.  We have implemented the changed
layout, the experimental change to one-way traffic by means of The Road
Traffic Regulation Act 1984. The measures implemented are in response to
an urgent public health problem associated with overnight lorry parking,
and are an interim solution.

 

Please find attached a copy of the safety review for the scheme, and also
the experimental Traffic Regulation Order.

 

If you are unhappy with this response, and believe KCC has not complied
with legislation, please ask for a review by following our complaints
process; details can be found at this link
[1]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...
on our website. Please quote reference FOI/15/0789.

 

If you still remain dissatisfied following an internal review, you can
appeal to the Information Commissioner, who oversees compliance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Details of what you need to do, should
you wish to pursue this course of action, are available from the
Information Commissioner’s website [2]http://www.ico.org.uk/concerns.

 

Yours sincerely

Catherine Byford | Information Access Officer | Information Resilience &
Transparency Team | Kent County Council | Room 2.71, Sessions House,
Maidstone, ME14 1XQ | Internal: 415913 | External: 03000 415913 |
[3]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...
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G Outram left an annotation ()

In my opinion the bulk of my enquiry has been answered by provision of the "Safety Review".

However the issue of the legal powers used to convert the footway to shared use seems to have been overlooked. It is not included in the TRO, indeed my understanding is that such a conversion cannot be made by a TRO.

I accept that KCC have the legal powers required but was hoping for the detail. I will consider whether to appeal that point.