Agenda and minutes

Harlow Local Highways Panel
Tuesday, 10th January, 2023 7.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1, Civic Centre. View directions

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Welcomes and Introductions pdf icon PDF 436 KB


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


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Mike Garnett and Eddie Johnson.


Minutes of meeting held on 6 September 2022 to be agreed as a correct record




Matters arising from minutes of previous meeting


Dan Maclean, Highways Liaison Team Leader (Essex County Council) had been in contact with Sandra Norris about extra signage at Park Hill. This could be considered as a potential scheme in the future.


Public Speaking


Councillor Joel Charles spoke on behalf of residents who had safety concerns about crossing Gilden Way. Additional barriers were needed at the crossings along the road to make residents feel safer crossing the road.


Dan Maclean said that some of the crossings could be funded in March and that other elements would need to go through the validation process before funding could be allocated.


Councillor Nicky Purse spoke on behalf of residents who were about the traffic management improvements due to be installed at Lane End/Malkin Drive. The scheme had been brought forward by one resident, but most were opposed.


Dan Maclean said that the scheme could be downgraded to design only. The budget saved through this could then be allocated to the scheme at Bushey Croft.


It was agreed that the validation documentation for Lane End/Malkin Drive scheme would be shared with the Panel and ward Councillors. The location of the PV2 assessment would also be shared. Dan Maclean would contact the ward Councillors about the scheme.


Report on Funded Schemes


The Panel agreed that the traffic management measures at Lane End/Malkin Drive would no longer be progressed. This funding would be used to enable the parking scheme at Bushey Croft to be completed as this scheme had gone over budget.


Report on Schemes Awaiting Funding


The Panel agreed to remove the following schemes from the list of schemes awaiting funding:


      i)        Waterhouse Moor – Parking improvements


     ii)        Barn Mead – 20 mph limit


   iii)        Little Parndon School, Hodings Road – Zebra crossing


The collision data at Momples Road would be shared with the Panel.


Any other business


The Panel discussed the need for suitable signage throughout the town to direct people to local shopping hatches.


Date of next meeting

21 March 2023 at 10am


The Chair said he wanted to change the date of the next meeting to 14 March at 10am. This change would be confirmed as soon as possible.