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Bramshaw Parish Council

Current Consultations

OPEN CONSULTATIONS:

Bramshaw Traffic Calming Initiative - Closes 3 October 2017

Parishioners have expressed concern over the level of animal casualties and the speed of traffic through Bramshaw.

A study of traffic calming options has been performed by experts from the Hampshire County Council Highways Department, and the results are available for you to review.

The full report is available here and a small number of paper copies will be available in the village shop from the 18th August.

A full consultation process has been underway for some months with presentations and discussions at previous council meetings. with the final report due for completion on the 18th August two consultation meetings have been scheduled and supporting documents will be made available online and in paper format.

Further information is available on the Hampshire County Council Website.

https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/transportschemes/bramshawvillage

The closing date for the consultation is Tuesday 3rd October 2017, please ensure that your feedback is returned by then.

How can I express my views?

You are encouraged to make your views known by

  • Completing a feedback form which will be available at the consultation meetings and at the village shop.
  • Write to : Hampshire County Council, Elizabeth II Court West, The Castle, Winchester, SO23 8UD
  • Phone on: 0300 555 1388
  • E-mail at: implementation@hants.gov.uk

Consultation Meetings at the Village Hall 22nd (Community Room) and 26th August (Main Hall)

Now completed.

Background

Hampshire Country Council has commissioned Test Valley Borough Council to carry out an option appraisal for possible traffic calming measures on the B3079 through Bramshaw with a view to addressing road safety concerns in the village.

The agreed geographical scope of the scheme covers the following two stretches of the B3079:

  • From the junction of the B3078 and B3079 to Burnford Bridge (southern section)
  • From the Village Hall to St Peters Church/The Old Vicarage (northern section)

As agreed with Bramshaw Parish Council, the main objectives of the traffic calming scheme are to:

  • reduce the animal casualty rate in the village
  • reduce the number of vehicles using this route as a ‘rat run’ to bypass more obvious major routes
  • create a safe environment for appropriate use of a rural road by diverse parties including pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders

Whilst at the same time:

  • minimising the impact of vehicle-generated noise on local residents
  • preserving safe access to properties
  • preserving the rural visual aspect of the local environment
  • preserving safe access by all vehicle types, including emergency vehicles, farmequipment, livestock trailers, motorhomes and towed caravans

A Consultation for Bird Aware Solent - Runs from Monday 17 July to Sunday the 17 September

This consultation is for Bird Aware Solent, which comprises the fifteen Solent local authorities (including the New Forest National Park Authority), and Natural England, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, and Chichester Harbour Conservancy. Bird Aware Solent is a partnership formed to reduce disturbance to birds spending the winter on the Solent coast.

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The Solent is internationally important for its wildlife. Each winter it hosts over 90,000 waders and wildfowl within its 3 Special Protection Areas (SPAs). With proposed new housebuilding around the Solent SPAs, the impact of additional recreational visits to the coast is likely to be lead to increased disturbance to these birds, which may leave them unable to migrate to their summer breeding homes, and ultimately to a decline in their populations.

 

An interim strategy was put in place by the Solent Recreation Mitigation Partnership (SRMP) to provide interim mitigation for this. Funding comes from financial contributions made by housing developers for each new dwelling they build within 5.6 kilometres (3.5 miles) of the coastal SPAs. Work to date funded by the interim strategy includes a dedicated team of rangers working with members of the public along the Solent coastline, a number of public events and dedicated research and monitoring on a variety of topics.

 

A definitive strategy has now been proposed to fulfil the need to fund mitigation measures in the area in perpetuity. After much research, a strategic approach to mitigation has been devised between the local authorities encompassing the wider Solent region and the nature conservation organisations. This approach seeks to raise awareness of the importance of the birds and how small changes in behaviour can allow us all to keep enjoying the coastline whilst allowing the birds to continue thriving.

 

From Monday 17 July to Sunday the 17 September interested parties – from local residents to property developers and land owners – can have their say on the definitive strategy to mitigate the recreational impact of new housing around the three Special Protection Areas (SPAs) across the Solent.

To take part, simply access the consultation online at www.birdaware.org

For further information contact:

Anna Parry, Bird Aware Partnership Manager

Tel: 02392 834 140                 Email: anna.parry@portsmouthcc.gov.uk