Highways

Taunton Transport Strategy – notes of the meeting held on Thursday 6th September 2018

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in Development of Staplegrove - The North Taunton Development, Highways, Parish Council

A meeting was held on Thursday 6th September 2018 to discuss Somerset County Council’s ‘Taunton Transport Strategy’.  In attendance were representatives from Somerset County Council, Taunton Deane Borough Council, Staplegrove Parish Council and the Residents of Staplegrove Action Group. Please click HERE to see a copy of the notes of this meeting. The notes will be circulated to those present, and have been sent to Somerset County Council officers with the email below: “Thank you for last week and I have pleasure in sending the notes of the meeting. I have to say...

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Response to Parish Council request to Somerset County Council to paint SLOW on road near Village Hall

Posted on Jul 25, 2018 in Highways, Parish Council

The Parish Council have received a response from Somerset County Council to their request to Somerset County Council to paint SLOW on road near Village Hall (see original post 27th June 2018).  The response can be seen below. “Ref:  SLOW road marking, Staplegrove Road We have previously responded to this request for a SLOW marking in the road near the Village Hall. Chapter 5 of the Traffic Signs Manual states on page 131 “Although the marking may be used alone, it is most effective when it complements a warning sign so that drivers are told why they need to slow down.” In Somerset...

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Taunton Transport Strategy – have YOUR say!

Posted on Jul 13, 2018 in Development of Staplegrove - The North Taunton Development, General, Highways, Local bus services, Parish Council, Tourism and Somerset's Heritage

Somerset County Council are seeking views from the public about their Transport Strategy for Taunton.  You can have YOUR say, by completing the on-line survey at http://www.somersetconsults.org.uk/consult.ti/TauntonTransportStrategy/consultationHome      

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Letter to sent to Somerset County Council re Taunton’s Transport Strategy

Posted on Jul 4, 2018 in Development of Staplegrove - The North Taunton Development, Highways, Parish Council

Please click HERE to see a copy of the letter sent to Somerset County Council regarding a recent meeting to discuss Taunton’s Transport Strategy.

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Parish Council request to Somerset County Council to paint SLOW on road near Village Hall

Posted on Jun 27, 2018 in Highways, Parish Council

The Parish Council has sent a letter to Somerset County Council about the possibility of funding the painting of SLOW on road near Village Hall. Please click HERE to see the letter.

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Proposed Northern Ring Road – support from neighbouring Parish Councils

Posted on May 4, 2018 in Development of Staplegrove - The North Taunton Development, Highways, Parish Council

Staplegrove Parish Council have been putting pressure on Somerset County Council (SCC) to ensure that the ‘spine road’ is built before any building work starts on the North Taunton Development. This would mean that there would be no need for construction traffic to use Manor Road and Corkscrew Lane, or the creation of a temporary ‘drop-down’ road. The Parish Council are also lobbying SCC’s Highway department to consider extending this road to link with existing roads to form a Northern Ring Road. Cllr Clark has been very active in this, and has garnered the support...

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Taunton Deane Order 2012 (Amendment No: 17) Order 2018 – Showell Park

Posted on Mar 22, 2018 in General, Highways

Please click HERE to see the first notice of a Traffic Regulation Order from Somerset County Council.  This refers to the proposed addition of double yellow lines in Showell Park, Staplegrove. A copy of the draft Traffic Regulation Order and the associated plans may be examined at ‘A’ Block Reception, County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY during normal office hours; or online at www.somerset.gov.uk/TRO If you wish to object to the proposed Order please sen your representations in writing, quoting reference number KT23012018 , to Somerset County Council, Traffic Management, County Hall,...

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Correspondence with SCC regarding Highways matters

Posted on Mar 1, 2018 in Development of Staplegrove - The North Taunton Development, General, Highways, Parish Council

On 14th February 2018, a letter was sent by the Parish Council to Mr O’Dowd-Jones, Strategic Commissioning Manager – Highways and Transport, Somerset County Council.  A copy can be seen on this website in a post dated 15th February 2018. Please click HERE to see a response from Mr O’Dowd-Jones. A further letter has been sent by the Parish Council, requesting further clarification.  Please click HERE to see a copy of the...

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Letter to Cllr Rod Williams – Connecting Staplegrove Spine Road to Cheddon Road

Posted on Feb 19, 2018 in Development of Staplegrove - The North Taunton Development, Highways, Parish Council

The Parish Council have sent a letter to County Councillor Road Williams, stressing the importance of connecting the proposed spine road to Cheddon Road. Please click HERE to see a copy of the letter.

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Letter to Mr O’Dowd-Jones re Ring Road round North Taunton

Posted on Feb 15, 2018 in Development of Staplegrove - The North Taunton Development, General, Highways, Parish Council

On 30th January Somerset County Council (SCC) discussed their the Transport Strategy at a meeting of the Scrutiny for Policies and Place Committee.  A question was asked by the Parish Council at the meeting.  A copy of this question can be seen on this website (http://staplegroveparish.co.uk/development-of-staplegrove/connecting-our-garden-town-transport-strategy-scrutiny-meeting-30th-january-2018/) Somerset County Council (SCC) provided the following response by email: “The Council tested several options for road connections in association with planned development in the North of...

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