The Parish Council has long recognised residents’ concerns around the traffic issues that affect all residents.
Complaints are raised frequently about the volume of traffic, the size of the vehicles, the excessive speed and inconsiderate parking and it is clear that pedestrian safety and the damage caused to rural roads is at the heart of people’s concerns.
The Parish Council produced some draft traffic calming plans in March 2019 and held local consultation events with residents. The feedback was reviewed and considered and Members have continued to work with officers from Lancashire County Council Highways to finalise a set of plans representing best value for Catforth and Woodplumpton.
Members appreciate that residents are eager to see traffic calming measures installed in the local villages and surrounding areas, however all the proposals have to be approved by the County Council as the Highway Authority and sadly, progress has been severely hampered as LCC staff have worked on other projects during Covid.
To help move things forward, the Parish Council have instructed a firm of Solicitors to progress the necessary legal agreements and Members remains optimistic that the plans will shortly be available for comments - with a view to implementing the Woodplumpton scheme this financial year. The Catforth scheme will follow shortly afterwards.