Prohibition of Waiting (Experimental) Order 2022
Experimental Traffic Regulation Order • January 2022 Cove Hill and Cove Road, Sennen
For many years the local community have raised concerns about the parking arrangements on Cove Hill and Cove Road in Sennen.
To find a resolution to the issues being reported, funding is being provided through the Cornwall Council’s Community Network Highway Scheme to make changes to the Traffic Regulation Order, through an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO).
An ETRO is a legal agreement which allows Cornwall Council as the Highway Authority, or the police to enforce any changes, monitor, assess and make further changes if necessary. In the majority of cases ETRO’s are created with input from local communities and the police, to address specific traffic congestion or quality of life issues.
What are the benefits of an ETRO?
Experimental orders (ETRO’s) allow changes to be implemented and trialled for a set period of time. They enable any changes to be monitored and reviewed while they take effect to determine their effectiveness, to see if they will work in practice.
At the end of the trial it could lead to the changes becoming permanent, or amended where alternatives may be considered more viable.
What are we doing?
We will be amending the existing parking restrictions throughout Cove Road and Cove Hill from seasonal parking restrictions (1st March – 30th September) to ‘No Waiting At Any Time’.
This means the double yellow lines will be enforceable at all times restricting vehicles from parking, except those with legal exemptions, for example blue badge holders.
Why are we doing it?
The reason for changing the traffic order is to try and alleviate parking issues that arise outside of the existing seasonal restrictions. Parked vehicles cause significant traffic flow problems, limiting access for other road users, especially the public transport system (buses) and other larger vehicles which find it difficult travel freely and without obstruction.
They can cause unnecessary congestion, safety concerns, delays and conflict between road users. Of particular concern is the access for the lifeboat crew to gain entry to the lifeboat station in emergency situations, alongside access for all other emergency services.
Where will the ETRO be implemented?
The extent of the ETRO is shown in the plan below and will include the entirety of Cove Road and Cove Hill, from the roundabout at the A30 to the Lifeboat station in Sennen.
Experimental Traffic Regulation Order
When will the ETRO be implemented?
The ETRO will be implemented on 27th January 2022 and will be in place for a minimum of six months. The duration of the ETRO will form the consultation period. Following the consultation and we will collate and review all the comments received. They will be reported to Sennen Parish Council and Cornwall Council for consideration, where a decision will be made regarding the permanency of the restrictions.
Have your say
Residents, local businesses and other interested parties can submit their support or objection to an ETRO at any time within the consultation period.
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