Public consultation on traffic safety measures on George Street, CorbyParking, roads and transport
12 October 2023
Residents are being asked for their views on a change to the current traffic regulation order (TRO) which, if progressed, would see enforcement measures introduced along a section of George Street in Corby.
It was agreed by Executive in April that the current TRO would be replaced with one that would allow North Northamptonshire Council to enforce vehicle access restrictions, using CCTV.
This would improve safety for pedestrians crossing the road by allowing only taxis, buses and cyclists to enter the main crossing section between the hours of 8am - 6pm Monday - Saturday. The move would also improve the reliability of bus times.
This proposed change reflects the comments and concerns we have received about the safety of this particular stretch of road for pedestrians.Cllr Matt Binley, North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive Member for Highways, Travel and Assets
If the TRO is altered as proposed, there would be a decrease in the number of vehicles using George Street and we’d see a significant improvement to accessibility and safety between the retail area and leisure quarter of Corby.
Enforcement and the introduction of CCTV cameras using Automatic Number Plate Recognition has been identified as the best solution for this particular stretch of road. If the TRO is progressed, the enforcement will be brought in although there will be a grace period before fines are introduced.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council
Anyone wishing to make a comment or object can follow the links on the TRO consultation page on the NNC website.
The project is funded through the Accelerated Fund, which is part of the Towns Fund.