Policy for Highway Improvements

To contribute to Corporate and Community Plan aims of ensuring economic prosperity and improving the environment by maintaining safe travel for vehicle users and pedestrians on roads and footways. Highway improvement covers work to junctions, footways, road widening, narrowing or re-alignment, bus bays and parking bays adjacent to the road and turning areas.

The Council will:

  • Baglan Energy Park Access Roadassess the need for improvement based on established criteria, including safety and social need
  • consider the needs of pedestrians, cyclists and disabled people in design of improvements
  • publicise proposals and consult with stakeholders including the local community
  • implement improvements in accordance with a prioritised programme based on safety, the Council’s strategic network, economic benefit and social need
  • negotiate with landowners affected by proposals whilst continuing with compulsory purchase procedures when appropriate.
  • use sustainable materials and work practices where feasible

This policy has cross cutting themes that complement the Corporate Objectives for: -

  • Environment
  • Transport
  • Economic Prosperity
  • Confident communities

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Last Updated: 03.11.2008 at 12:52

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