Salford City Council proposes to make City of Salford (Simpson Road and Leigh Road, Salford) (Prohibition Of Waiting) Order 2022 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.
The effect of the order will be to introduce No Waiting at Any Time on:
A copy of the order and plan will be available for inspection at Swinton Gateway, 100 Chorley Road, Swinton, M27 6BP, Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm inclusive. Alternatively, copies of the documentation may be requested via the email email@example.com or the postal addresses below. If you wish to object to the proposed Orders you should send the grounds of your objection in writing to Fiona Ledden, City Solicitor: PO BOX 532, TOWN HALL, MANCHESTER, M60 2LA, or firstname.lastname@example.org by the 17 March 2022 quoting ref GS/OUT1093/921
John Searle, Director Place, Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford M27 5DA
Dated: 24 February 2022
City of Salford (Simpson Road and Leigh Road, Salford) (Prohibition Of Waiting) Order 2022
The Salford City Council in exercise of its powers under Sections 1(1), 2(1) to (3) and 4(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 ("the Act"), and Part lV of Schedule 9 to the Act, and of all other enabling powers and after consultation with the Chief Officer of Police for the County of Greater Manchester in accordance with Part III of Schedule 9 to the Act, hereby makes the following order:
In this order:
(1) “disabled person’s badge” has the same meaning as in The Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (England) Regulations 2000;
“disabled person’s vehicle” means a vehicle lawfully displaying a disabled person’s badge being a vehicle which, immediately before or after any period of waiting allowed by virtue of a provision of a kind required by the Local Authorities’ Traffic Orders (Exemptions for Disabled Persons) (England) Regulations 2000 to be included in an order under the Act, has been or is to be used for carrying disabled persons as passengers;
“parking disc” means a disc, issued by a local authority, 125 millimetres square, coloured blue and capable of showing the quarter hour period during which a period of waiting begins, which has not ceased to be valid.
For the purpose of this order a vehicle shall be regarded as displaying:
(a) a disabled person’s badge in the relevant position if:
(i) the badge is exhibited on the dashboard or facia of the vehicle, or
(ii) where the vehicle is not fitted with a dashboard or facia, the badge is exhibited in a conspicuous position on the vehicle,
so that the front of the badge is clearly legible from the outside of the vehicle;
(b) a parking disc in the relevant position if:
(i) the disc is exhibited on the dashboard or facia of the vehicle; or
(ii) where the vehicle does not have a dashboard or facia, the disc is exhibited in a conspicuous position on the vehicle,
so that, when marked to show the quarter-hour period during which a period of waiting began, that period is clearly legible from the outside of the vehicle.
(3) The Interpretation Act 1978 shall apply for the interpretation of this Order as it applies for the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.
Save as provided in Article 3 of this Order no person shall, except upon the direction or with the permission of a constable in uniform, a civil enforcement officer or a traffic warden, cause or permit any vehicle to wait at any time on the side of length of road specified in the Schedule to this Order.
(1) Nothing in Article 3 of this Order shall prevent any person to cause or permit any vehicle to wait on the length of road referred to in that Article for so long as may be necessary to enable:
(a) a person to board or alight from the vehicle;
(b) the vehicle, if it cannot conveniently be used for such purpose in any other road, to be used in connection with any of the following operations, namely:
(i) building, industrial or demolition operations;
(ii) the removal of any obstruction to traffic;
(iii) the maintenance, improvement or reconstruction of the said length of road; or
(iv) the laying, erection, alteration or repair, in or on land adjacent to the said length of road, of any sewer or of any main, pipe or apparatus for the supply of gas, water or electricity or of any telecommunications apparatus defined in the Telecommunications Act 1984;
(c) the vehicle, if it cannot conveniently be used for such purpose in any other road, to be used in the service of a local authority or a water authority in pursuance of statutory powers or duties;
(d) the vehicle to be used for the purpose of delivering or collecting postal packets as defined in the Postal Services Act 2000;
(e) the vehicle to take in petrol, oil, water or air from any garage situated on or adjacent to the said side of length of road;
(f) the vehicle to wait at or near to any premises situated on or adjacent to the said length of road for so long as such waiting by that vehicle is reasonably necessary in connection with any funeral;
(g) the vehicle to be used for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes; or
(h) goods to be loaded on to or unloaded from the vehicle.
(2) Nothing in Article 3 of this order shall prevent any person to cause or permit a disabled person's vehicle which displays in the relevant position a disabled person's badge, and a parking disc (on which the driver or other person in charge of the vehicle, has marked the time at which the period of waiting began) to wait on the length of road referred to in that Article for a period not exceeding 3 hours (not being a period separated by an interval of less than 1 hour from a previous period of waiting by the same vehicle on the same length of road on the same day).
This order shall come into operation on 24 February 2022 and may be cited as the City of Salford (Simpson Road and Leigh Road, Salford) (Prohibition
Of Waiting) Order 2022
The reason for the introduction of the parking restrictions is to prevent parking on the A572, in the vicinity of a bend. Vehicles parking on the south side of the bend are reducing forward so that drivers may not see oncoming traffic or notice the traffic islands and narrowing the road width again causing issues for larger vehicles to pass especially close to the existing traffic islands causing a hazard to other road users including pedestrians.
The parking is also damaging the adjacent verge areas as some driver’s park part on the verge area churning it up and running mud and debris on to the highway causing slip and debris hazard especially in the winter months.
As mentioned above vehicles have been parking next to or close to traffic islands within the road. The traffic islands within the road are also an uncontrolled crossing point for pedestrians, and if vehicles park close to or adjacent them it is difficult for larger vehicles, buses HGV, s etc., to pass and can prevent pedestrians from crossing.
The proposed restriction on the north side of the road is to prevent transfer of parking, where parking would just move to the other side of the road and not resolve the current issues satisfactory.