We asked if the public were in acceptance of a proposal to make the (A857 NEWMARKET, STORNOWAY ISLE OF LEWIS) (30MPH SPEED LIMIT) ORDER 2018. This would extend the existing 30mph speed limit by 200m at Newmarket from the bridge at Bridge Cottages westerly to just beyond the existing cattle grid.
There was one objection to the proposal questioning the length of the speed limit extension.
Of The Key Themes: We Did
The objector was contacted regarding the concerns raised.
During the consultation period Technical Services have been made aware of proposals for a housing scheme, with approximately 70 houses, adjacent to the section of road where the speed limit extension was proposed.
Of The Key Themes: We Did Not Do
The proposed speed limit extension did not proceed. Following a decision on the extent of the speed limit, a report will be submitted to committee. This will depend on housing development in the area.
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The reason for implementing this Order is in the interests of road safety.
Following extensive housing development in the area the existing 30mph limit will be extended by 200m.
The existing 30mph speed limit order was made in 1992 with all the housing situated within the 30mph speed limit. Since then the Gleann Dubh housing development was constructed with the access entering the A857 outwith the 30mph limit. The construction of Gleann Dubh, Bridge Cottages and the expanding contractors yards have created a significant rise in the number of pedestrian and traffic movements in this area.
Why We Are Consulting
Any person wishing to object to the proposed Order should send details in writing to Traffic-Order-Consultations@cne-siar.gov.uk or in hard copy to the Chief Executive, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Council Offices, Sandwick Road, Stornoway, HS1 2BW to be received no later than 4pm, Friday 23 February 2018. Objections should state the full name and address of the objector, the Order to which they relate and the grounds on which they are made.
What Happens Next
Following the consultation period, if the order is to be implemented, the process will continue with the making of the order and the relevant signage being installed.