Further traffic calming measures are to be introduced in a Warwickshire village as part of a parish council’s determination to make a difference to road safety.
Warwickshire County Council (WCC) has designed the priority Give Way ‘build out’ on Mallory Road just before the junction with Seven Acre Close in Bishop’s Tachbrook and work will begin on the installation as soon as WCC has amended the Traffic Regulation Order which moves the start of the 30 mph speed limit.
Priority Give Way signs will also be added along with improved lighting as part of the overall scheme on the outskirts of the village.
Warwick-based AC Lloyd Homes is funding the £70,000 scheme as part of its construction of a 50-home Mallory Gardens development.
Cllr Andrew Day, leader of Warwick District Council who has been Bishop Tachbrook’s ward councillor since 2015, said: “This welcome investment will help keep our growing community safer. AC Lloyd has worked well with our residents to reduce the impact that the traffic from these new homes will have on the safety of our village roads.
From left to right – Leigh Carter, Cllr Andrew Day and Alistair Clark
“The thoughtful road schemes that they are funding will help most motorists to do the right thing, benefitting all residents and our community life.”
Leigh Carter, head of Bishop’s Tachbrook Community Speed Watch and vice-chairman of Bishop’s Tachbrook Parish Council, said: “This is the second traffic calming project to be delivered by the parish council’s effective working relationship with AC Lloyd and Warwickshire County Council.
“Construction of the new scheme is eagerly anticipated by residents as speeding through this part of Bishop’s Tachbrook has been a long-standing source of anxiety.”
Alistair Clark, managing director at AC Lloyd Homes, added: “This is an issue that has been discussed by the Parish Council who have been very supportive of the plans to introduce traffic calming measures because motorists entering Bishop’s Tachbrook from Banbury Road sometimes drive too fast.
“We are delighted that our development of 50 dwellings has been the catalyst for enabling the priority give way. Priority is given to cars leaving the village whereas those entering will need to wait until the lane is clear and will ensure people are driving at an appropriate speed.
“Work started in September on the infrastructure element at the site such as building the road sewers and services, and early in the New Year, the foundations will be laid for the mix of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes with the first houses due to be complete next summer.”