Orkney Islands Council is extending several consultations on proposed traffic regulation orders, to help generate a clearer idea of community feeling on the plans. The consultations were run in December 2011 and January this year and are being opened for comment again from today (Thursday 22 March 2012) for four weeks.
The consultations are:
Proposed 30mph zones at B9056 at Quoyloo, Sandwick, including Quoyloo Road and Bristol Road; and atC11 Cairston Road and Howe Road, Stromness
Proposed 40mph zones in Harray (on the A986 at Harray Post Office); Stenness Village A965); on the A967 near Twatt, Birsay; on the B9050 in the Hillhead area of Deerness; on the C3 (Tankerness Hall Road) at Whitecrest, Tankerness; on C27 Moss Road in Holm; on the A964 at Scapa Brae, St Ola; on the C1 Old Finstown Road/Glaitness Road; and on the B9053 at Scapa Bay, including part of the B9148 from Scapa pier to a point beyond the Crantit Trail Path.
Proposed 50mph zones at A986 Madras, Harray; A967 Maggie Garson’s Corner, Sandwick; A964 St Ola and Orphir at Greenigoe; C1 Old Finstown Road from Smerquoy Brae to the 40mph limit at Walliwall Quarry;B9148 New Scapa Road fromHolm Branch Road to the 40mph limit at the Crantit Trail Path
Creation of on-street disabled parking bays at 29 Clay Loan, Kirkwall; 11 and 12 Lynn Crescent, Kirkwall; 7, 18 and 23 Hordaland, Kirkwall; 38 Meadowbank, Kirkwall; 26 Otterswick Crescent, Kirkwall; 63 and 79 Grieveship West, Stromness; 33/34 Hamnavoe, Stromness; and B9055 at Ring of Brodgar, Stenness
An order prohibiting use of the Ferry Road Stromness Car Park for commercial and heavy use, ie by goods and agricultural vehicles, vehicles with trailers, broken down vehicles or ‘by vehicles left ‘for sale’ (among other limitations)
An order prohibiting the driving of vehicles on any day between the hours of 12:00 and 14:30 in Albert Street, Kirkwall, from its junction with unclassified Laing Street, Kirkwall to its junction with A960 Broad Street, Kirkwall. (Exemptions include emergency services vehicles).
A One Way Traffic and Prohibition of Waiting Order on Laing Street, Kirkwall permitting travel from its junction with A960 Albert Street, Kirkwall only in the direction of its junction with B9054 Queen Street/ King Street, Kirkwall.
Roads Services Manager Simon Butcher said: “We have had feedback, in many cases fairly evenly split between the ‘for’ and ‘against’ camps. We do need to ensure that as much as possible we encourage the full range of opinions so we would welcome more responses to the proposals – both positive and negative - so that officers can better gauge the community response and report them to Councillors appropriately.”
Full details of the proposals including maps and statements of reasons are available in the Public Notices section of the OIC website and for viewing from OIC Customer Services in Kirkwall and Stromness, or by contacting Kenneth Roy, Team Leader Roads Support on (tel) 01856873535.
Only new responses are being sought – those who have already commented will have their views included in a report to Councillors in June.
Comments should be sent to the Chief Executive, Orkney Islands Council, Council Offices, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1NY by 17:00 on 20 April.