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Highway and Transport Concerns

Rutland County Council operates a Highway and Transport Working Group focusing on highway and transport related concerns.

The Working Group, includes representatives from the County Council, Elected Members and partners in the emergency services. 

Raising a concern about traffic, road safety or parking 

Residents with a highway or transport related concern should contact one of the following stakeholders in the first instance.

  • Their Parish or Town Council or Meeting,
  • Their County Council Ward Member,
  • Member of Parliament,
  • The Rutland Access Group.

Stakeholders will then consider the matter and decide whether to raise the issue with the County Council. In such cases, we request that the stakeholder provide supporting evidence (in the form of a minuted resolution) highlighting that the issue is a matter of concern for their community. 

If you would like to submit a concern please email tstrategy@rutland.gov.uk for further information on how to do so.

Note – If you wish to report a maintenance problem, this should be done via FixMyStreet   

How are concerns handled?             

Concerns received will be dealt with as per the process outlined in the report to Cabinet on 18th September 2018 and considered by the Working Group.

Please note - under normal circumstances feasibility studies (where required) relating to any concerns raised will be started within 9 months of the concern being submitted. However, please note that whilst new concerns can still be raised, due to the current situation regarding COVID 19, timescales will be delayed as it will not be possible to carry out on site assessments during this time as pedestrian, traffic and speed survey data will not be representative of normal conditions.

The Council has several policies which help inform decision making on highway and transport concerns.  These policies can be downloaded from the ‘downloads’ section of the Transport Strategy page.

Upcoming meeting details 

The next Highways and Transport Working Group meeting was originally scheduled for 31st March 2020.  However, due to the current situation with COVID 19, this meeting has been cancelled and will instead be delivered remotely – with the following alterations and steps: 

  • A revised agenda has been prepared – covering those schemes which can be determined remotely.
  • Feasibility studies relating to those schemes on the agenda were published online at the start of March - 4 weeks prior to the original meeting date. The original cut off for representations remains: 5pm on March 30th 2020. Representations should be emailed to tstrategy@rutland.gov.uk. 
  • All HTWG members will be sent meeting documents for review along with any representations received.
  • The HTWG administrator will collate all responses and circulate a final decision and action log to all HTWG members for agreement. It is hoped that this will be by Friday 1 st May – however this will be dependent on work priorities and staff availability during this time.
  • Should a scheme be deemed too complex to determine in the above way, it may be deferred until a later date, or a teleconference held between HTWG members to discuss further. However, this will again be subject to staff availability as other work areas may need to be prioritised.
  • A further update with log of actions will then be published in due course.

The revised agenda for the next ‘virtual’ meeting can be downloaded below:

Note: This is not a public meeting. If you wish to see a list of the Group Membership, you can view the terms of reference included in the notes of the September 2018 Cabinet meeting.

If you wish to make representations about a scheme being considered, this must be done through your local Councillor.  

Highways & Traffic Schemes for consideration


 Schemes to be considered through the virtual meeting

Schemes to be deferred  

Previous meetings and scheme progress

Scheme progress

Progress on all submitted concerns and issues can be viewed in our HTWG scheme progress sheet.

Minutes

Minutes of previous Highways and Transport Working Group meetings are provided below.

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