The parish council has received a detailed reply from BANES Highways Principal Traffic Management Engineer, to our request for a review of the Tunley Traffic Calming Scheme. BANES highways has advised us that the 2022/23 Transport Improvement Programme (TIP) has already been developed and approved, so it will not be possible to progress a review of the existing traffic management measures through Tunley at the present time. However, our request will be added to the list of schemes that will be assessed for possible inclusion in a future TIP. In the meantime, BANES Highways will raise our concerns with their traffic management contact at the Police to ascertain whether increased enforcement might be feasible.
This response from BANES is not a blank refusal; indeed it leaves the door open for us to progress the matter, we will therefore need to consider how we should now proceed with developing a strong case to ensure our requested review is included in the 2023/24 TIP.
In the meantime the parish council has requested the assistance of Avon & Somerset Police to deploy speed data capture boxes (DCB’s) in Tunley and have received a very prompt and positive response from the Road Safety Manager at Avon & Somerset Police Road Safety Unit.
Once the parish council has speed data figures from the police the parish council will consider how best to progress our request for a review.