Ivinghoe Area Freight Zone Traffic Regulation Order consultation

Closed 23 Feb 2022

Opened 19 Jan 2022

Overview

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Introduction

We invite your comments on the Ivinghoe Area Freight Zone Traffic Regulation Order (TRO). The purpose of this order is to reduce Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) traffic in the Cheddington, Ivinghoe and Mentmore area. This is the first TRO of its kind in Buckinghamshire and is the result of 3 years of research, monitoring, discussions, public engagement and detailed planning. The original proposals have been amended to extend the eastern area of the propsed weight restriction zone up to the B440. This amendment was made upon conclusion of a previous consultation where this amendment was heavily suggested in the comments and responses.

Please see the amended plan of the proposed weight restriction area in the supporting documents below.

Details of the traffic order

The boundaries of the freight zone are east of the A418, north of the A41 and west of the B440. This can be seen on the map document (link below).

The traffic order will put in place a 7.5 tonne weight restriction on vehicles travelling through the zone. But there will be an exception for vehicles travelling to destinations within the zone. This means deliveries and collections for local homes and businesses will be unaffected.

The aim is to reduce traffic on local roads by removing those HGVs that are just passing through. This will reduce negative impacts on local residents, buildings and the environment.

To reduce HGV flows through Bierton and the Aylesbury town centre the preferred route for this traffic is to take the following journey. Along the Eastern Link Road off the A418 on to the Stocklake Link Road to the A4157 and on to the A41 towards Hemel Hempstead and the M25. This works in reverse for traffic from the A41 wishing to take the A418 towards Leighton Buzzard, Dunstable, the M1, and beyond. This freight route may be adjusted if and when future infrastructure projects are delivered.

Take part in the consultation

Please comment on the proposed TRO in one of the following ways:

  • complete the short, online comment form below
  • email us on freight@buckinghamshire.gov.uk
  • write to us at Ivinghoe Freight Zone Consultation, Design Services, Transport for Bucks, Aylesbury Vale Area Office, Corrib Industrial Park, Griffin Lane, Aylesbury, HP19 8BP

What happens next

We will consider all comments and review the traffic regulation order before we finalise it.  Signs indicating the zone ahead will be placed in relevant locations to divert HGV traffic to alternative routes and we will monitor compliance with the new freight zone TRO. We will also communicate directly with businesses and freight companies to make them aware of more appropriate, alternative routes.

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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.

What happens next

We will consider all comments and review the traffic regulation order before we finalise it.  Signs indicating the zone ahead will be placed in relevant locations to divert HGV traffic to alternative routes and we will monitor compliance with the new freight zone TRO. We will also communicate directly with businesses and freight companies to make them aware of more appropriate, alternative routes.

Interests

  • Transport
  • Environment
  • Communities
  • Roads & parking