Aston Clinton Traffic Calming Scheme consultation

Closed 16 Sep 2022

Opened 17 Aug 2022

Overview

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We are proposing to introduce traffic calming measures along London Road, Aston Clinton to reduce vehicle speeds, reduce ‘rat-running’ and improve pedestrian safety.

Residents and the Parish Council in Aston Clinton have raised concerns about traffic using the village as a shortcut (rat running) and traffic speeds.

The Aston Clinton bypass was opened in 2003 and the initial impact on the village was positive. More recently, with a number of new and planned developments in the area, the increased volume and speed of traffic within the village has made the issues worse.

We have worked with Aston Clinton Parish Council and local Councillors to develop the proposals for this consultation.

The proposals have been assessed and aligned with Traffic Calming in Buckinghamshire guidance (PDF 8.48MB) and measures appropriate for this location.

They build on work the Parish Council has undertaken with the community and Bancroft Consulting as outlined in the Aston Clinton Neighbourhood Plan (PDF 6.97MB).

Not introducing new traffic calming measures has been considered.

However, this would result in the loss of secured developer funding and the village would not be traffic calmed in line with the objectives of the Aston Clinton Neighbourhood Plan.

We want to hear the views of residents and local businesses on our proposals. We will also contact statutory consultees.

Aston Clinton Traffic Calming Scheme

London Road, Aston Clinton has been divided into five zones with the aim of delivering a traffic calmed route. This has helped to secure funding from the appropriate developments to deliver traffic calming schemes.

Each zone is being considered individually but will form part of an overall and coherent traffic calming scheme for the village.

Location of the proposals on Google Maps: London Road, Aston Clinton

This consultation is for proposals in zones 2, 3 and part of zone 4 only. Funding from developers has been secured for these zones.

Traffic calming measures in other zones will be delivered by future developments and consulted on separately:

  • Zones 1 and 2 by Woodlands and Hampden Fields developments
  • Zone 5 by the planned RAF Halton development

What we are proposing / consulting on

The Aston Clinton Traffic Calming Scheme proposes to introduce the following:

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One at the junction with Green End Street (adjacent to The Bell Pub) and one at the junction with Tompkins Close.

Each raised table includes an uncontrolled pedestrian crossing.

Aim is to reduce speeds, discourage rat running and improve pedestrian safety.

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Starting on London Road 120 metres east of Stable Bridge Road junction and finishing 40 metres west of Bishops Field junction. Spaced at 60 to 80 metre intervals on the road.

Aim is to reduce speeds and discourage rat running.

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Formalises existing on street parking. Cars parked on the road narrows the road space for a length approximately 35 metres outside the Aston Clinton shop and post office.

Proposed time limit of 30 minutes with no return within 1 hour. Operating Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm.

Aim is to reduce speeds, discourage rat running and improve pedestrian safety.

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Location 1 spans from 82 London Road and finishes outside the Aston Clinton convenience store. Location 2 covers the Albert Orchard bell mouth on London Road.

Aim is to provide high visual impact to help reduce speeds and improve pedestrian safety.

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To site a speed cushion while still safely accommodating a parked bus.

Aim is to help position a new speed cushion in the road, avoid blocking an access and accommodate a parked bus safely.

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To encourage compliance with Highway code rule 243 (no parking opposite or within 10m of a junction).

Aim is to prevent cars parking and improve pedestrian visibility and safety.

Related documents

Before you respond to this consultation, please have a look at the following documents:

Event to find out more

We are hosting a public drop-in session to find out more about the proposals on:

How to have your say

We want to hear your views on all the proposals. You can tell us your views in one of the following ways:

If you have any questions about this consultation, please email us at hitmailbox@buckinghamshire.gov.uk.

Please tell us your views by midnight on Friday 16 September 2022.

What happens next

We will consider all the feedback we receive and review our proposals.

The Cabinet Member for Transportation will then decide on the final scheme proposal.

We will update this page with the outcome of the consultation. You can also provide your email address to receive updates on the scheme.

Privacy

We will use the information you provide here only for the purpose of this consultation. We will store the information securely in line with data protection laws and will not share or publish any personal details. Please read our Privacy Policy for more information.

If you have questions about data and privacy, please email us on dataprotection@buckinghamshire.gov.uk. Or write to our Data Protection Officer at Buckinghamshire Council, The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8FF.

Areas

Interests

  • Transport
  • Roads & parking