Village Gates Project

Village Gate Project update

We are pleased to say that 2nd phase of the village signs project has started and is due for completion shortly.
The second phase adds village signs to the previously erected village gates.
The third and final phase is a minor amendment which will be to add 2 new signs on the C18 road to match the existing signs.  Unfortunately we required special permissions from Staffs County Council to add new signs on that road.

 

Proposed Weight Restriction

As you are aware there is significant building work taking place in the neighbouring parish of Tatenhill with the development of a new school and housing in the Lawns Farm area.

Dunstall PC and Tatenhill and Rangemore PC have been working with Staffs County Council to mitigate the impact of the development on surrounding areas.

In this respect Staffs County Highways have proposed a 7.5 tonne weight restriction on several roads leading from the A38 to the A515, in order to restrict any additional HGV’s that are using the area.  We understand that this proposal does not impact local businesses who have vehicles over 7.5 tonnes in weight that need to access the area but we are seeking clarification on this point.

We will update this post when we have more information regarding the times lines to implement this change.

A diagram of the roads impacted can be found attached below.

Attachments

Total Attachments: 1

Download: Weight restriction consultation CDX8621-P-SK16 (2 MB)

Village Gates Project

Dunstall Parish Council has been working very closely with Tatenhill and Rangemore PC and also Staffs County Highways looking at range of measures to improve road safety throughout the Parish. As a first step we have agreed a scheme involving the erection of gates sited on roadside verges to help clearly mark the boundary of the village and areas of housing to passing traffic. At the moment there is a national speed limit in the village and surrounding areas, the village gates and planters will help to create a visual reminder to drivers that there is a change of driving behaviour required and that safety is a priority. DPC has raised around £10,000 to pay for the gates with funding from various sources. The PC would like to thank in particular ESBC, Councillors Julia Jessel and Jacqui Jones, and the Barton and Dunstall Key Trust for their contributions to the project. The gates we hope are a first step in implementing other safety measures. Updates will be given at future PC meetings and will be posted on the PC website. The gates will be installed over the next couple of months.

The detail of the scheme can be found in the attachments to this page.  Including locations of the gates and the planters, the funding requests for ESBC and Barton and Dunstall Key Trusts for information.

If you require any further updates or clarifications then feel free to contact any member of the DPC.

Attachments

Total Attachments: 3

Download: Dunstall Village signs (86 KB) Download: NDF Application 2016-17 Dunstall gateways (235 KB) Download: Grant Request 02-03-2017 (123 KB)