Details of the scheme
The aim of this trial is to create a low traffic neighbourhood. The temporary changes will discourage through traffic and so create additional space where people can cycle and walk safely whilst following COVID social distancing guidance.
It is also aimed at enhancing the immediate area for residents and providing safer access for walking and cycling to and from Stanley Green Infant School, Oakdale Junior and Poole High Schools.
An Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) will create experimental junction closures on:
Every resident can drive onto their street and deliveries can be made, but it’s harder or impossible to drive straight through from one main road to the next.
These street are bordered by main roads (used by buses, lorries and non-local traffic travel). This scheme aims to reduce traffic on this group of residential streets, which are currently used as shortcuts between:
- the A350 Wimborne Road and Stanley Green Road;
- Poole Town Centre from Wimborne Road to Fleets Lane; and
- Wimborne Road and Fleets Lane.
These changes are temporary to allow people to have their say on the changes until 7 March 2021, before any decision would be made on whether to make them permanent. The works are planned to be implemented the week commencing 31 August 2020.
See more information about the changes.
- The closure will be carried out using bollards and timber planters, along with appropriate signage. Initially, temporary barriers and signs will be used to close the road.
- The scheme will not include the full pedestrianisation of streets. The closure applies to motorised traffic only, so people will still be able to walk and cycle through.
- Access to properties and businesses will be maintained.
- There will be no loss of parking at Stanley Green Road/Wimborne Road or at Tatnam Road/Stanley Green Road. At Vicarage Road, the planter and bollards will prevent the parking of one vehicle.
Prioritising walking and cycling also helps us to contribute towards tackling the council's declared climate emergency and to enable people to make journeys to work, school, and for leisure, by bicycle instead of using cars or public transport as contained in the Local Transport Plan.
Emergency measures to support Active Travel are being introduced across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole funded by the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Funding.
Have your say
Your views are important to us and we want to hear from those who live in, work in or visit the area.
This process is anonymous. You can give feedback using the online form throughout the trial period.
The council will undertake a review after six months. Comments received by 7 March 2021 will be considered as part of this review.
If you wish to formally object to or support the proposed Order, please send your comments by 7 March 2021 to:
- ETROresponse@bcpcouncil.gov.uk, putting ‘ETRO/6/7/8’ as the subject heading, or
- ETRO/6/7/8, Growth and Infrastructure, BCP Council, Civic Centre, Poole, BH15 2RU.
Each road change is being treated as a separate ETRO, so if you wish to comment please use the following reference numbers:
- Stanley Green Road – ETRO/6 (this part of the scheme has been deferred)
- Tatnam Road – ETRO/7
- Vicarage Road – ETRO/8 (this part of the scheme has been deferred)
Please put the relevant ETRO reference (above) as the subject, include your name and address and specify the grounds for your support or objection in your response.
Any representations received may be made public. Written objections and support will be considered by the council before deciding whether or not to make the experimental measures permanent.
We intend to review the measure in early 2021. A full report on the findings and outcomes of the ETRO will be presented to the Council’s Cabinet, who will make a decision on whether the changes for each ETRO should be made permanent, retained (with minor alterations), or removed. The experimental orders can also be maintained for further review, up to a maximum period of 18 months.