Managing highways requests

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The way traffic and parking schemes are assessed by Calderdale Council could soon be changing as the Council’s Cabinet discusses ways to improve the existing process.

The Highways service deals with a large number of requests from residents about traffic and parking issues, which have to be prioritised. To make sure these are dealt with in a fair way they are assessed under the Council’s Minor Traffic and Parking Improvement Schemes policy.

This policy was originally introduced in December 2013 but recently, following a review, the Highways service has identified a number of ways that the policy could be more efficient.

The Council’s Cabinet will now discuss a number of proposals in relation to the policy. The proposed changes would aim to speed up the current process, allowing Highways to more effectively tackle the current waiting list and going forward deal with requests using a more streamlined process.

Members will also discuss providing extra resources to ensure these improvements are delivered and also to deal with a list of outstanding issues still to be resolved.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, Cllr Barry Collins, said:

“The Highways service is dealing with nearly 200 historic requests from residents for changes to existing traffic and parking schemes, dating back to 2008, and a further 100 received since May 2014. We know how important it is for this process to be as streamlined as possible, which is why we’re considering spending more on this area, even though funding to the Council is rapidly being cut by central government.”

Members will discuss the proposals at the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 12 October at Halifax Town Hall, starting at 6pm.

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