Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Agenda Item 40(b)


Subject:                    Written Questions


Date of meeting:    15 November 2022



A period of not more than fifteen minutes shall be allowed at each ordinary meeting for questions submitted by a member of the public.


The question will be answered without discussion. The person who asked the question may ask one relevant supplementary question, which shall be put and answered without discussion. The person to whom a question, or supplementary question, has been put may decline to answer it. 


The following written questions have been received from members of the public:


(1)          Katia Toy – Traffic Data


In East Oxford the traffic data used to justify the LTN were incorrect the DFT has admitted. In London where figures suggested an almost 60% or 72% rise in minor and smallest residents roads based on traffic between 2009 to 2019. These figures were over-counted. New reviews showed no increase over the last 10 years. Some LTN were then removed.

How has the traffic data for Hanover been calculated and can it justify the LTN. Can we have this data reviewed?


(2)          Michael Letton – Traffic


Surveys over 7 days show that there is negligible westbound traffic at school access time. A door to door poll shows that most residents of Bankside and Barn Rise oppose the eastbound [full-time, 24/7] one-way imposition, which will displace their enforced westbound journeys onto Dene Vale Mill Rise and Bankside. This will only inconvenience residents, will not comply with aims of “School Streets”, and will increase congestion and pollution in Dene Vale and Mill Rise, particularly around the new pinchpoint near Ascension Church. It is wholly counterproductive and pointless. Will BHCC please remove this imposition?


(3)          Janice Goodlet – Cycle Hangars


Why are bike hangers being placed outside of the homes of residents who are never likely to use them?


(4)          Laura King – Cycle Hangars


Can you please advise what legal implications were considered during the full process of consideration through to site location of cycle hangers in Brighton and Hove?


(5)          Mark Strong – Freshfield Road Crossing


For many years Queens Park residents have called for the Freshfield Rd crossing by Cuthbert Road to be improved. It’s used by many families travelling to & from St Lukes School and Queens Park itself. The local Speedwatch group has shown that speeding is a significant problem with speeds up to 50mph. The council’s assessment ranks it 18th based on a combination of incorrect information (it was first requested some 10 years ago, not in 2021/22) and an outdated methodology from 2011. Will the Co-Chairs agree to meet me on site as a precursor to re-examining the crossing in detail?


(6)          Derek Wright- Street furniture

Would the council consider : An incentive scheme for street cleaners and waste collecting teams to report any tagging stickers and fly posting on street furniture when they see it. Or train street cleaners and provide them with equipment /cleaning products and gloves to clean off tagging/stickers/posters of street furniture?

They can keep track and would get rewarded for every report that gets actioned.