Crouch Street active travel plan to be reviewed following feedback

Crouch Street active travel plan to be reviewed following feedback

Active travel proposals for a key route in Colchester will be reviewed following feedback from residents and businesses.

We have listened to public feedback on the plans, for Crouch Street, and will now review the proposals.

The changes were drawn up as part of our Safer, Greener, Healthier campaign. Funding comes following our successful £7.4 million bid to the Government’s second Active Travel Fund (ATF2).

As part of the process to implement the proposed changes, Essex Highways held a consultation on the proposed Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for Crouch Street earlier this year.

Following analysis of the feedback, a decision has been made not to sign off the TRO.

The proposals will now be reviewed to assess how residents’ concerns can be taken into account.

We remain committed to the objectives of the Safer, Greener, Healthier campaign and improving cycling and walking provision for residents in this part of Colchester.

Cllr Lee Scott, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Highways Maintenance and Sustainable Transport, met with businesses in Crouch Street earlier this month to discuss their concerns directly.

He said: “I would like to thank Colchester residents for their continued engagement with our proposals for Crouch Street.

“We have listened to all the points that have been raised with us in relation to the scheme and as a result we will be reviewing the plans for Crouch Street to see if there are alternative proposals which would address these concerns, but still help deliver improvements to walking and cycling provision in the area.

“We remain committed to improving cycling and walking provision in this part of Colchester and across Essex, and will continue to develop plans to make Essex Safer, Greener, Healthier.”

Find out more about our Active Travel Fund proposals for Essex.

Last updated 25 July 2022