Bognor Regis Frith Road Consultation

Closed 2 Oct 2018

Opened 4 Sep 2018

Results expected 9 Oct 2018

Feedback expected 23 Oct 2018

Overview

Background

Following local requests we have reviewed traffic conditions in Frith Road and Westloats Lane, to Collyer Avenue, which fronts The Regis School, Southway Primary School and The Arena Sports Centre with regard to concerns about it being used unnecessarily as a cut-through, the speed of traffic, and the safety of pedestrians and cyclists, given that it is in the 20mph low speed zone.

 In May 2017 we undertook traffic speed and flow surveys which show that average speeds range from 22-23mph with flows of just under 1300 vehicles in each direction over a 24hr/7day period. There were 3 reported injury-accidents in the latest 5 years for which information is currently available.

The aim of the proposed scheme is therefore to discourage vehicles from using Frith Road as a short-cut and to reduce speeding.

The proposals are outlined on the attached drawing 70041341-PD-101. The works shown on the drawing are only proposed at this stage and it is important to receive your views on the proposals so that we can be certain that these are supported by the local community before we go ahead.

As we are seeking the views of many people we are not able to reply to individual responses to this consultation.  Please be assured, however, that all feedback we receive will be carefully considered. 

We will also be consulting the Emergency Services, The Arena Sports Centre and schools for their views before proceeding. Subject to the outcome of these informal consultations we will advertise the final proposals by Statutory Public Consultation where people can comment further if they wish. This may take up to 12 months to complete, and if the works subsequently go ahead they would likely be undertaken between April 2019 and March 2020.

Proposals

  1. In Frith Road between Pevensey Road and up to and including Gravits Lane junction, traffic calming in the form of three pairs of raised speed cushions, and a raised table at the junction with Gravits Lane. Speed cushions are spaced to allow larger vehicles (e.g. Fire Engines, Delivery Lorries), and cyclists to pass unhindered.  These features stop at Gravits Lane so that the preferred route for traffic to travel to and from the Schools and Sports Centre is via Collyer Avenue.

Please note that the spacing and location of the features shown are determined by National Design Guidance and the layout of the existing Highway. There are numerous driveway accesses along Frith Road, however, we believe we are proposing to locate the features in the optimum positions to avoid obstructing them.

 

 

 

Why We Are Consulting

This is your opporuntity to Have Your Say on the proposals outlined above.

As part of the engagement process we have attempted to deliver a copy of the attached letter and map of the proposed changes to each of the buildings/frontages of the following roads in Bognor Regis:

  • Frith Road
  • Westloats Lane (south)
  • Applegate Way
  • Pendleton Place
  • Simmonds Gardens
  • Farah Close
  • Westloats Gardens
  • Gravits Lane (West)

If you wish to comment please take part in the survey below before 2nd October 2018.

If you would like additional paper forms for members of your household or you would like this information in an alternative format, please contact us via telephone on 033 022 26329 or via email at ian.moorey@westsussex.gov.uk

 

Areas

  • Pevensey

Audiences

  • Schools
  • Headteachers
  • Key stakeholders
  • Local residents

Interests

  • Highways
  • Pavements
  • Roads