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updated 6th december 2019
PARISH COUNCIL NEWSLETTER
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Road Markings on harewood road
During the preparation of both Collingham and Linton Neighbourhood Plans, volume of traffic and speed of traffic was identified as the major contributor to poor quality of living in Collingham and Linton. The objectives for the period to 2029 describe reducing speed, mitigating congestion, improving highways and improving footpaths, bridleways and cycleways. Collingham with Linton Parish Council has little direct responsibility for highways, but spends much time and energy influencing Leeds City Council (LCC) officers in their planning and delivery of highway works in our area.
The Parish Council considers the following principles when discussing items with highway officers:
The replaced road markings on Harewood Road have generated some criticism of the Parish Council. The addition of a cycle lane uphill on Harewood Road has been an ambition of the Parish Council for many years. Highway Officers believe that the perception of a very wide carriageway as a result of the previous centre hatching contributed greatly to high speeds and so it was agreed the centre hatching would be narrowed and a cycle lane provided.
The absence or reduction in width of right turn lanes brings a safety benefit, in that right turning vehicles from time to time, now result in following traffic having to stop and wait for the turning movement to be completed. This might seem counterintuitive as a benefit but will have a great impact on the speed of traffic and overall results in a much safer arrangement than before, when vehicles frequently were driven over the centre hatching to overtake, resulting in several near miss collisions. Whilst there may at times be some inconvenience, overall the speed will be reduced and the attraction to through traffic will be reduced.
We will continue to bear these principles in mind when major highway works are planned, for example the design of the access to the Leeds Road housing site, amendments to the Old Star and Wattle Syke Junctions, including traffic signals and provision of gateway features at Kiln Hill Main Street Linton.
Please see details of a petition started up by Cllr Matthew Robinson to restrict HGV access through Collingham:
The recent consultation regarding 20mph zones showed me there are many people in Collingham who feel frustrated at the HGV problem. So, I have decided to do three things:
(1) I am going to see Leeds City Council’s Chief Executive on Monday to discuss Highways issues but express the need for HGV restrictions
(2) I have written to the new Chair of the Outer North East Community Committee and asked for HGV bans and restrictions to be mapped and published and discussions about a new restriction to take place
(3) I have started a petition (link below) so residents can show their strength of feeling on this and sign up.
I just signed the petition "Leeds City Council: HGV restrictions on A659 inc Collingham, Harewood, Arthington and Pool in Wharfedale" and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.
Our goal is to reach 100 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:
Cllr Matthew Robinson
20MPH Zones - statement from the parish council
Leeds City Council have responded to our request to amend the 20mph plans for Collingham and Linton. They are not supportive of our wish to include Harewood Road in front of the school because "the speed of traffic is too high meaning engineered measures would be required to reduce the speed of vehicles. These measures are outside the scope of the programme".
Leeds have confirmed that 20mph zones will only be installed where the average speed is expected to be less than 24mph, which may preclude those areas identified by residents as important for the 20mph zone such as Northgate Lane and Linton Lane. We will continue to try and bring some logical sense to this situation.
Changes to bin collections
Please click here to view changes to bin collections over the Christmas period.
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village centre works
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WASTE DISPOSAL CHARGES
Please click here to see Leeds City Council's Guide to Waste Disposal Charges.
site allocation plan statement
Please click here to read the latest statement from the Councillor Julian Holmes, regarding the Site Allocation Plan for Leeds North East.
150 new homes for collingham
miller homes public inquiry
This inquiry has now concluded and the Inspector is considering all the evidence. Once the Inspector has reached his decision he will communicate this to the Secretary of State who will make the final decision. This process will take several weeks or even months but as soon as we have any further information it will be posted here.
The ridge linton - appeal allowed