Experimental Traffic Regulation Order to be introduced in the Market Square and George Street, Aylesbury
An Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) is to be introduced in sections of Aylesbury town centre.
Transport for Buckinghamshire is introducing the traffic restrictions which will prohibit vehicles from using the Market Square past the northern boundary of the Green Man pub in either direction.
The ETRO will prohibit motor vehicles from using :
- George Street from the junction with Temple Street to the rear flank wall of the Queens Head Public House.
- From using Market Square (NE carriageway) past the northern boundary of the Green Man Public House in either direction.
The legal restriction came into place on Wednesday 7th February 2018 and will be physically enforced by the placement of bollards to be put in place from Tuesday 27th February 2018.
The ETRO is aimed at the long standing problems of private vehicles using the Market Square as a cut through. The current restrictions are widely flouted with regular reports of near misses.
Both Buckinghamshire County Council and Aylesbury Town Centre Management hope the new bollards will provide an effective and low cost solution to this issue.
The bollards are fixed in an upright position to prevent vehicle access however there are to be a number of key holders which include the emergency services and the town centre manager who can allow access through Market Square in the case of emergency.
Access for loading and deliveries will be allowed in accordance with the current time restrictions as follows:
- Buckingham St and the north of Market Square to premises north of the restriction.
- Great Western St and the southern end of Market Square for premises south of the restriction.
The Town Centre Management team will be able to remove these bollards to allow access for special events at their discretion.
Full details of the Traffic Order can be found on the Buckinghamshire County Council website.
The order can continue for a maximum of an 18 month trial period before a permanent order is considered. Within the first six months of the ETRO any person may object or support the order becoming permanent.
Objections should be made in writing before Tuesday 7th August 2018, giving the grounds on which it is made, and addressed to The Area Schemes Delivery Team, Transport for Buckinghamshire, Corrib Industrial Estate, Griffin Lane, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP19 8BP. Alternatively objections can be sent by email to [email protected].
A copy of the Order and Plans showing the lengths of road affected, together with a copy of Buckinghamshire County Council’s Statement of Reasons for proposing to make the Order may be inspected during normal office hours at County Hall, Aylesbury.