West Northamptonshire Council has approved plans to introduce a temporary vehicle prohibition at Brook Lane in Dallington, Northampton. The aim is to tackle the rise in anti-social driving behaviour and keeping pedestrians safe in the area.
The implementation of the vehicle prohibition will begin in November, with signs and temporary concrete barriers being erected at each end of the road to ensure residents know the road is closed to traffic. These will be in place for a period of three months initially, with a chance to review and extend after the three month period.
Dallington is a highly populated area and Brook Lane has a higher-than-average volume of pedestrians. The area has been misused by vehicles travelling much too fast in a residential area, endangering the safety of the community and residents who use Brook Lane on a day-to-day basis.
Following the three month implementation period, there will be the opportunity to review the measures, and residents will have their chance to put their views to West Northamptonshire Council. After the review period, there will then be an opportunity to extend the vehicle prohibition.
Phil Larratt, Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport, Highways and Waste, said: “West Northamptonshire Council are committed to stopping anti-social driving behaviour and the Brook Lane vehicle prohibition is just another way in which we are continuing to support our commitment on this. It is vital that residents feel safe when going about their daily business and this is a step in the right direction in keeping our commitment to making highways safer for residents.”
This scheme is being installed using an experimental traffic regulation order (TRO) which means residents experience the proposed restrictions rather than commenting on them without seeing them. As residents are able to provide feedback, the works are not necessarily permanent.