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Parish Council calls for infrastructure review

Following a lively debate at the Council's recent meeting of the Traffic & Pedestrian Committee Members agreed to aggrogate various issues that have been raised over the past year with regards to the local infrastructure. The Committee has had a number of requests from residents to look at issues such as traffic congestion, parking, pedestrian safety and public transport. The Committee therefore agreed to ask the local Highways Authority, the Borough Council, to instigate a review.

The text of the Committee's proposal is reproduced below:

"Cox Green Parish Council is concerned that the road and public transport infrastructure serving its civil parish does not adequately meet the needs of this community. It believes it is essential that a review is carried out using data not more than one year old to establish a reliable understanding of the current situation and to facilitate rational projections for the future. Such a review should clearly identify the current use of public transport, vehicle ownership, vehicle usage and traffic patterns within the Parish as well as traffic profiling of all through traffic.

Cox Green Parish Council therefore calls upon the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, as the local highways authority to initiate a review in a timely manner such that the data can be used for traffic management policy and schemes as well as the Neighbourhood and Local Plans. It further encourages the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead’s Highways Department, as a consultee of the local planning authority, to have a heightened awareness of development proposals that are likely to impact upon the local infrastructure. Where a recommendation to refuse an application (based on current policy and legislation) is not sufficiently warranted, and whilst awaiting the outcome of the aforementioned review, this awareness should include conditions and measures to mitigate the traffic impact."

Traffic & Pedestrian Committee meeting - 6th July 2016