FOI Request - 20 mph Speed Limits Without Traffic Calming

Request 101001381414

1. In which areas has the Council introduced a compulsory 20 mph speed limit without traffic calming.
2. What is the total number of these areas?
3. Of these areas, how many are mainly residential?
4. What account did you take of the views of Police Scotland before implementing this decision?
5. In which areas does the Council have plans to introduce a 20 mph speed  limit without traffic calming?
6. What is the total number of these areas?
7. Of these areas, how many are mainly residential?
8. What account will you take of the views of Police Scotland before implementing this decision?
9. What criteria has the Council used to decide whether a specific area is suitable for a compulsory 20 mph speed limit without traffic calming?
10. What criteria has the Council used to decide that a specific area is not suitable for a compulsory 20 mph speed limit without traffic calming?
11. Did the Council seek the views of local residents before making their decision on this matter one way or the other?
12. What were the reasons for deciding whether or not to seek the views of residents?
13. To what extent were the views of local residents taken into account when making the decision about whether or not to reduce a speed limit to 20 mph Did the Council seek the views of drivers passing through the area before making their decision on this matter one way or the other?
14. What were the reasons for deciding whether or not to seek the views of drivers passing through the area?
15. To what extent were the views of drivers passing through the area taken into account when making the decision about whether or not to reduce a speed limit to 20 mph.
16. Does the Council take the view that Police Scotland need to support the introduction of a new 20 mph speed limit because they  are responsible for enforcing it?
or
Does the Council take the view that they are responsible for deciding to introduce a 20 mph speed limit and that Police Scotland should enforce whatever limit is set by the Council?

Clarification sought 21-12-2016

Response 13-01-2017

1. Main Street, Bowling Green Lane, Caledon Place Church Place, School Square and Seaforth Place - Findhorn Grant Street -  Burghead (Part time for School) Main Street - Dyke (Part time for School) Main Road -  Kinloss (Part time for School) Green Street - Rothes (Part time for School) St Gerardines Road, Coulardbank Road -  Lossiemouth (Part time for School) Orchard Road, Sanquhar Road, Burdshaugh, Burdsyard Road, Pilmuir Road, High Street, South Street -  Forres (Part time for School) Deanshaugh Terrace, Brodie Drive, Abbey Street, Institution Road, Queen Street, Bezack Street, School Brae - Elgin (Part time for School) Chapel Street - Keith (Part time for School) Main Street - Rothiemay (Part time for School) Chancellor Road, School Road – Portessie (Part time for School)

   John Street – Craigellachie (Part time for School) Old Church Road – Cullen (Part time for School) West Street, Milnescroft Court, Richmond Place, East Street, Institution Road – Fochabers (Part time for School) Garmouth Road, Glebe Road, Pinewood Road – Lhanbryde (Part time for School) Mary Avenue, Allachy Terrace, Allardyce Crescent – Aberlour  (Full Time – School related) West Cathcart Street, South Pringle Street, Midmar Street, Blairdaff Street, South West Street, Queen Street, Police Lane – Buckie (Full Time – School related) Castle Street, Seafield Street, Mid Street, Burnside Street – Findochty MacPherson Street, Mid Street, School Road – Hopeman (Full Time- School Related) Saint Margarets Crescent , Hythehill Place – Lossiemouth (Full Time – School Related Milton Drive – Buckie (Part time for School) York Street,Macduff Place – Dufftown (Part time for School) Richmond Place – Portgordon (Part time for School) Drum Road, School Road, Green Court, Banff Road, Church Road – Keith (Part time for School) Morriston Road, Duff Place, Forteath Avenue, Mayne Road – Elgin (Part time for School) South Street, Church Road, Spey Street - Garmouth

2. See above.

3. All Residential.

4.Consultations are undertaken with Police Scotland as part of the Traffic Regulation Order Process.

5.We currently have no plans to introduce similar restrictions in the Moray Council Area.

6. N/A.

7. N/A.

8. Police Scotland are consulted on all potential Traffic Regulation Orders and this process would be continued through any future proposals.

9. Moray Council will use all available published Technical Advice to inform the process for considering the introduction of 20mph Speed Limits. This will include the new published “Good Practice Guide on 20mph Speed Restrictions” from Transport Scotland

10. At present we have no proposals to introduce any 20mph Speed Limits.

11.Consultation for any future Traffic Regulation Order for 20mph Speed Limits will follow the requirements set out in Local Authorities’ Traffic Order (Procedure)(Scotland) Regulations 1999 – This will include Newspaper Adverts and Site Notices inviting comments on future proposals.

12. Not Applicable.

13. Issues raised by residents are used to assist in the final design of any scheme. If formal objections to the proposals cannot be overcome then Elected Members will make the final decision about how a potential scheme may proceed.

14.Not practicable to follow this course of action.

15. Not Applicable.

16.Not Applicable.

17. Police Scotland would be consulted at numerous stages of the TRO Process if Moray Council were considering the introduction of 20 mph Speed Limits without Traffic Calming. If Police Scotland were unable to support such a proposal, Moray Council, as the Roads Authority, would consider their views, and decide if the new restrictions should be implemented. Moray Council would expect Police Scotland to carry out their duties and enforce any new speed restriction.

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