Agenda and minutes

Harlow Local Highways Panel
Tuesday, 12th January, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Zoom - Online. View directions

Contact: Lisa Thornett 

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Welcome and Introductions pdf icon PDF 97 KB


The Chair welcomed all attendees to the meeting and invited Councillors and Officers to introduce themselves.


Apologies for Absence




Minutes of meeting held on 8 September 2020 to be agreed as a correct record pdf icon PDF 358 KB




Matters arising from minutes of previous meeting


In response to a question by Councillor Edwards about Northgate Roundabout, the Chair said that it was Harlow Council’s responsibility to maintain the roundabout. The scheme which the panel funded to restore the roundabout was a like for like replacement so should not have impacted the ability to maintain it.  He would report the broken lamppost on Councillors Edward’s behalf.


In reply to a question by Councillor Edwards about the Momples Road junction with First Avenue, Rissa Long, Highways Liaison Officer, said that options were being explored and these included banning right turns.


Presentations from Essex Highways and Essex County Council


Ian Henderson set out some of the requirements before casualty reduction schemes were considered. He then said that there had been a number of slight collisions at the Hamburger Roundabout caused by traffic not slowing sufficiently. To help rectify this, both enhanced traffic lights and signs advising of queues were being explored as options.


There had also been a number of collisions on Mowbray Road, which were often caused by parked vehicles creating poor visibility. They were looking to implement a no waiting at any time restriction on this junction.


Matt Lane explained that his role was to respond to planning applications on behalf of Essex Highways. He said that Section 106 funding needed to be directly related to the impact of a scheme and be specific.


Sonia Church, Highways Liaison Manager, said that Councillors could assist by identifying potential schemes in advance of applications being received. This meant that when applications were received, potential schemes could already be identified which would strengthen any request for Section 106 funding.


Report on Funded Schemes pdf icon PDF 115 KB

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Rissa Long said that due to savings on other schemes, the Muskham Road scheme was now able to progress.


Report on Schemes Awaiting Funding pdf icon PDF 46 KB

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Rissa Long explained that the allocation of funding would take place at the March meeting. She added that due to the current Covid-19 restrictions surveys couldn’t be carried out.


Any other business




Date of next meeting

24 March 2021 (time TBC)


24 March 2021.