Agenda and minutes

Harlow Local Highways Panel
Tuesday, 22nd March, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre. View directions

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Welcomes and Introductions pdf icon PDF 96 KB


The Chairman welcomed all attendees to the meeting.


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Eddie Johnson.


Minutes of meeting held on 11 January 2022 to be agreed as a correct record pdf icon PDF 173 KB




Matters arising from minutes of previous meeting




Questions from Councillors


Councillor Alastair Gunn asked the following question:


“We (Cllr Leppard and Cllr Gunn) have met with residents living on or near Commonside Road who have longstanding and deeply held concerns about speeding on the road.


Residents wish to see a range of options considered to tackle this problem. These include the introduction of a speed camera, improved markings on the road, and parking restrictions which we appreciate are not a matter for the Panel.


What steps can the Local Highways Panel take or recommend to the Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transportation, to ensure that speeding on Commonside Road is at long last addressed?”


In response, Rissa Long, Senior Highways Liaison Officer, said that an action study could be carried out on the road to identify possible traffic calming measures. The study could be considered at the June Highways Panel meeting.


Report on Funded Schemes pdf icon PDF 15 KB

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Rissa Long said that delivery on the funded schemes was good. All schemes had been completed apart from the following:


a)    Churchgate Street – 20 when lights flash – The posts had been installed and were awaiting installation of the signage


b)    Kingsmoor Road – Dropped kerbs – Scheme is to be progressed in 2022/23


c)    Woodwards dropped crossing – Scheme is to be progressed in 2022/23


d)    School Lane, outside Freshwaters School – Bollards – Scheme is to be progressed in 2022/23.


Report on Schemes Awaiting Funding pdf icon PDF 128 KB

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The Panel agreed to fund the following schemes:


a)    Maddox Road – Traffic calming amendments - £5,500

b)    Maddox Road – Layby improvements - £5,500

c)    Opposite Bushey Croft, Harlow – Parking - £97,000

d)    Latton Bush Centre – Mini roundabout improvements - £37,500

e)    Hare Street Springs – Traffic management - £67,500

f)     Hare Street junction with Spring Close – Dropped crossings - £5,500

g)    Helions Road junction with Harberts Road – Dropped crossings - £5,500

h)    Willowfield junction with Tendring Road – Dropped crossings - £9,500

i)     Maunds Hatch junction with Maunds Hatch – Dropped crossings - £5,500

j)     Tendring Road junction with Partidge Road – Dropped crossings - £5,500

k)    Tawney’s Road junction with the Fairways – Dropped crossings - £6,500

l)     Paringdon Road – Dropped kerbs - £34,000


It was agreed that the following schemes would be reconsidered at the next meeting:


a)    First Avenue – Vehicular access to the skatepark - £13,000

b)    First Avenue jct with North Gate – roundabout surface amendment - £15,000

c)    Finchmoor – Dropped crossings - £30,000


It was agreed that the following schemes would not be progressed:


a)    Kingsland, outside 149 and 91, Harlow – Parking - £6,500

b)    Waterhouse Moor – Parking improvements - £76,500.


Any other business


Rissa Long said that the process for requesting schemes was being changed. She would provide more details to the Panel at a later date.


Date of next meeting


The dates were still being finalised. It was agreed that meetings would alternate between the morning and the evening. Meetings would revert to being back in-person.