TRAFFIC SPEED AND TRAFFIC VOLUME
Parish Council acknowledges that traffic speed and traffic volume are the main
concerns of those living in the parish of Sedlescombe.
NEW DEFINITION OF A VILLAGE
Parish Council agrees that the following definition of a “village” should be
adopted by East Sussex County Council as policy:
20 or more properties served by private accesses which
adjoin the main road (on one or both sides of the road), located over a length
of not less than 600 metres, and clearly visible to drivers.
Parish Council agrees that most drivers do not respect speed limits but are
influenced by the environment they are driving through.
Parish Council strongly agrees that 30mph should be the norm in villages.
Parish Council agrees that priority should be given to ensuring compliance of
existing speed limits in villages.
Parish Council agrees with the use of signs with yellow backing boards on all
village speed limits.
Parish Council strongly agrees that when there is a mean speed of 32mph or less
in villages, the County Council should discuss with the parish council the
provision of a 30mph speed limit.
Parish Council generally supports the introduction of traffic calming to reduce
vehicle speed but is aware that traffic calming can have negative affects.
Parish Council agrees that the priority list for traffic calming should include
both urban and rural sites but that it should be weighted to ensure that sites
having a higher number of accidents are treated first.
Parish Council agrees that, when prioritizing traffic schemes, the following
factors should be considered: Number of
crashes, Availability of footways, Pedestrian activity, Cycling activity,
Equestrian activity, Public rights of way, Vehicle speed, Severance.
Parish Council agrees that when there is a mean speed of greater than 32mph but less than 35mph in
villages, minor remedial engineering works including VAS where appropriate,
should be considered.
Parish Council agrees that when there is a mean speed of 35mph or greater in
villages, the traffic calming priority list should be referred to.