Longwall Avenue

Salford City Council proposes to make an order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

The effect of the proposed order will be to introduce the following provisions:

No waiting at any time on:

Longwall Avenue (southern access)

  • South side, from 15m east of the projected kerbline of Bellpit Close to a point 15m west of the projected kerbline of Habergham Close for a distance of 62m 
  • North side from a point 15m east of the extended kerbline of Longwall Avenue in an easterly direction for a distance of 27m.

A copy of the proposed order together with a plan showing the proposals, the statement of reasons and a copy of the order to be amended may be inspected at Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, M27 5DA, 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday (due to COVID-19 restrictions, please ensure that the Civic Centre is open before attending). Alternatively, copies of the documentation may be viewed at Unity House, Swinton, M27 5FJ. The documents will be displayed to the left of the main (and only public) entrance to the building, adjacent to the public car park at the Civic Centre. 

If you wish to object to the proposed order you should send the grounds of your objection in writing to Fiona Ledden, City Solicitor: PO BOX 532, Town Hall, Manchester, M60 2LA or email phlegal@manchester.gov.uk by 14 January 2021 quoting reference STG/OUT1093/850.

Statement of reasons

Longwall Avenue is a residential loop road serving a number of wholly residential streets. The only property accessed from Longwall Avenue is Ellenbrook Community Primary School.

The road is subject to a 20mph speed limit and some existing ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ restrictions are provided at key points as well as limited waiting parking bays and school keep clear markings at the school accesses.

There have been complaints about the parking situation on Longwall Avenue during school pick up and drop off times which prevents pedestrian access. School gate parking fills the space available within the limited waiting bays with parents parking on the footway where there are no restrictions, which is detrimental to those parents and school children who choose to walk to school or park away from the gate and walk a short distance to school.

This inappropriate double parking can also cause issues for vehicle movements along Longwall Avenue.

The school has also highlighted an emergency access issue, which has resulted in a request to extend the current junction protection that is in place at the junction of Longwall Avenue to protect the provision of a new emergency access gate to serve part of the school estate.

It is considered appropriate to introduce waiting restrictions between Habergham Close and Bellpit Close to remove this parking to prohibit parking at all times. The extension to the existing junction protection restrictions are also indicated on the plan.

The scheme is to promote a safer environment for all highway users, particularly pedestrians who are at risk as a result of the footway parking.

Details of the proposals are set out in the draft order detailed above, notice of proposals and plan.

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