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Layla Moran MP inspecting mid morning traffic and difficulties for pedestrians crossing  the A44

 

Feb 2018 Letter to Layla Moran requesting assistance to obtain a pedestrian crossing. Dear Layla, For many years, we (parish council) have been trying to get a signal controlled pedestrian crossing at Begbroke. I do not have to tell you just how busy the A44 is, especially when people are going to and from work. The road is bound to get busier especially with proposed developments.We have seen in recent years two crossings installed on the A44 – one at Gravel Pits Lane Yarnton using Section 106 monies from Begbroke Science Park, and another incorporated in to a more complex road junction at the Science Park itself. The cost of the Gravel Pits Scheme was £166k – I am told probably around £210k now. Neither of these crossing benefit Begbroke. In fact traffic tends to speed up northwards towards Begbroke after being stopped at the lights.With Section 106 monies to become available from the new Technology Park in Langford Lane (I understand currently around £450K) this would be a good opportunity to avail ourselves of some of these funds with perhaps some contribution from OCC, for the benefit of our residents.OCC or CDC have no plans to utilise any of these funds in Begbroke – mostly on Langford lane improvements.This information was from OCC
The current S106 proposals sought by OCC to ‘mitigate traffic impact’ are:
• £469,000 to OCC – towards cycle infrastructure improvements on Langford Lane (a 2.5m shared highway/cycleway)
• £50,000 per annum for five years – towards improving bus services serving Langford Lane
• £1000 to OCC – to install pole and Flag at a new bus stop on The Boulevard)
• £9040 – towards monitoring the developers Travel Plan
• £12,000 to OCC – towards CCTV provision at the Langford Lane/A4260 junction.None of these “improvements” help us – in fact our bus service has reduced whereas new services bypassing Begbroke via Langford land and one from Yarnton to Parkway have been introduced.Even in the Cherwell Consultation on Housing I cannot see any reference made to a crossing at BegbrokeWe really think it is time that urgent consideration to our needs is made.

The parish council look forward to your response.

Regards

Jeff

Jeffrey Wright
Clerk to Begbroke parish council

MARCH 7 2018

A public consultation recently opened on proposed changes to the Home to School Travel and Transport Policy for those of school age and Post 16 students.
A public consultation recently opened on proposed changes to the Home to School Travel and Transport Policy for those of school age and Post 16 students.

Consultation