Decision details

Rye Lane - Traffic Arrangement Consultation Review

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Leisure, Parks, Streets and Clean Air

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve proposals for Rye Lane in regard to the traffic arrangement



1.  That consideration be given to the 1,585 responses received in relation to the experimental traffic arrangement on Rye Lane and the recommendations made by highways officers regarding the future of the scheme based on the Consultation Report in Appendix 1 and Overview Monitoring Report in Appendix 2.


2.  That officers be instructed to make the traffic management orders required to make the two-way bus arrangement (Option A) on Rye Lane permanent and retain loading and unloading for other motor vehicles from 7-10am Mon-Sun.


3.  That it be noted that a further report will be brought to the cabinet member should objections be received, that officers are unable to resolve, during the statutory consultation stage planned for the permanent traffic orders.


4.  That it be recommended that once the bus arrangement has been formalised, further interventions are implemented based on other feedback received during the consultation. This will include a full review of the restrictions on all Rye Lane side roads. Specific areas to focus on are outlined in Appendix 1 and include consideration of safer cycling infrastructure, increased footway width to ensure pedestrian safety and potential additional space for retail and hospitality, review of side roads for increased public realm and disabled parking, and will support waste management and refuse collection. A further report will be brought should further interventions be proposed on Rye Lane.


Publication date: 25/11/2022

Date of decision: 25/11/2022

Effective from: 03/12/2022

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