Decision details

Hl1129 Institute Road, Swanage - Footway Improvements Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) changes

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Reason for Decision


To enable the footway widening in Institute Road providing a safer environment for pedestrians. It is considered that the benefits of the scheme outweigh the potential impacts on local businesses, from reduced loading provision and on-street parking.


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected


During the development of the scheme several alternative options were considered.


Budget Implications


The total cost of the scheme is estimated to be £450,000.00. The scheme is being part funded by Swanage Town Council (£100,000.00), Developer funding pooled from local Section 106 payments (£75,000.00),

with the remainder of the funding (£275,000.00) from the Local Transport Plan.


Legal Implications


Under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Dorset Council can introduce TROs to make changes to parking and loading Orders necessary for the scheme to function, in terms of traffic management.


Any Conflict of Interest




Reference Documents


Primary consultation responses from Swanage Town Council, Dorset Police and the local Dorset Council Councillor(s), together with responses to the Public Advert, are held on the H 11129 project file in the Place Directorate

and are available to view on request. The officer report to 5th February Eastern Area Planning Committee is also held on the Hl1129 project file on the Dorset Council "T" drive.


That the Portfolio Holder for Highways, travel and Environment ratifies the Eastern Area Planning Committee recommendation of 5 February 2020 to unanimously support the proposed changes to the Traffic Regulation Orders as advertised.

Publication date: 12/02/2020

Date of decision: 12/02/2020