Traffic calming in the area of Field 578 in Trinity (FOI)
Traffic calming in the area of Field 578 in Trinity (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 07 January 2021.
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I refer to a planning obligation agreement (the Agreement) dated 5 December 2012 between the Minister for Planning and Environment and the Parish of Trinity. The Agreement relates to the development of Field number 578 in Trinity, now known as Le Grand Clos.
POA for Field 578 Trinity
Under the terms of this Agreement, there was a legally binding obligation on the Parish of Trinity, as owner of Field number 578, to submit proposals for a scheme of "Traffic Calming Measures" (as defined in the Agreement) for Rue es Picots. It was also agreed that, prior to the occupation of any new dwelling at Le Grand Clos, the Traffic Calming Measures must have been completed (see para. 10, Third Schedule of the Agreement).
The purpose of this request is to ask for disclosure of information relating to:
Any proposed Traffic Calming Measures (as defined in the Agreement) submitted by the Parish to the Minister, including any plans thereof, date of submission and any relevant approval or decision by the Minister
The payment of the Traffic Calming Measures Contribution (as defined in the Agreement), including the amount and date of such payment(s)
Details of any works carried out to implement such Traffic Calming Measures, including the date of the works and cost thereof
If no such Traffic Calming Measures were implemented prior to the occupation of dwellings at Le Grand Clos, details of any action taken by the Minister in relation the potential breach of the terms of the Agreement (e.g. enforcement action, waiver and so on)
A public consultation was carried out in 2013 in order to gauge public opinion on the reduction in speed limits on Rue es Picots, as well as many other publicly owned roads across the Island. A copy of the consultation and the consultation results are available on the Government website at the following link:
Proposed speed limit amendments
As a result of the consultation maximum speed limits on La Rue de la Monnaie, La Rue D’Asplet, and in particular Rue es Picots were reduced to 30 mph in accordance with the Planning Obligation Agreement. Note that Rue es Picots is owned by the public of Jersey and not the Parish of Trinity.
The decision to make amendments to speed limits was carried out by department Officers under the powers delegated to them by the Minister.
The cost of new signage was met by the Transport and Technical Services Department (Now part of Infrastructure, Housing and Environment (IHE)