Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Agenda Item 41a


Subject:                    Petitions referred from Public Engagement Meeting


Date of meeting:    15 November 2022


Report of:                 Executive Director for Governance, People & Resources


Contact Officer:      Name: John Peel

                                    Tel: 01273 291058

                                    Email: john.peel@brighton-hove.gov.uk


Ward(s) affected:   All



1.            Purpose of the report and policy context


1.1         To receive petitions presented at the public engagement meeting held on the 20 October 2022.


2.            Recommendations


2.1         That the committee responds to the petition either by noting it or where it is considered more appropriate, calls for an officer report on the matter.


3.            Context and background information


3.1         To receive the following:




(1)         Speed Bumps Mile Oak Road


We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to Create speed bumps on Mile Oak Road leading to Mile Oak farm. The 20mph is most definitely not adhered too and the road is becoming increasingly dangerous. Along Mile Oak Road, at the bottom of Oakdene Crescent, leading to Mile Oak farm has become a very dangerous road particularly at night time. With the lack of pavement and ability for drivers to speed along a straight road, there is a high risk of critical incidents

With this road being the entrance to Mile Oak Farm, many dog walkers, young families and horse riders are all at risk. Many beloved family pets have been killed in this road in the last year and action is required urgently


(2)         Stop juggernauts using residential roads for driver training in Hangleton Valley


Driver training schools for juggernauts or heavy goods vehicles are currently using residential streets in Hangleton Valley for their lessons.


Residents have reported that streets including Hangleton Valley Drive, Broad Rig Avenue, St Helen’s Drive and Hangleton Way are being used by extremely large heavy goods vehicles for these lessons and that companies favour training their drivers in this area due to the road width.

Residents would like some respite from the heavy vehicles, which is detracting from the amenity of their neighbourhood and causing vibrations under houses and have requested that the council either puts in place a 7.5 or 3 tonne restriction to stop the extremely heavy goods vehicles using them.

Residential streets in Hangleton Valley should not be used for juggernaut training for the following reasons:

·           The Council’s Highway Search Information Map shows that these roads in this part of Hangleton are ‘unclassified local roads’. They should therefore not be being used for juggernaut training.

·           These roads are also all part of the Hangleton Conservation area. It would not be tolerated in other parts of the city if conservation areas were being used for juggernaut training, so it shouldn’t be here either.

This petition calls for the council to put weight restrictions in place to protect the residential areas of Hangleton Valley and stop extremely heavy goods vehicles using them for training.