Seeking views regarding the future enforcement of moving traffic restrictions in Cheshire West and Chester

This consultation has now closed.

​Keeping the Borough’s roads safe and free of congestion is a key Council priority and moving traffic restrictions such as ‘no entry’, ‘one-way traffic’, ‘no right/left turn’ and weight limits are an important tool in achieving this. Currently, in all areas outside London, these restrictions are enforced by the Police, but the Government is now giving local Councils the option to apply for powers to enforce moving traffic restrictions using ANPR cameras under a civil enforcement regime.

The full list of traffic restrictions can be seen here:

If the Council were to apply for these powers, cameras could be used to enforce moving traffic restrictions at priority locations in the Borough with known road safety and congestion concerns, for the benefit of residents and businesses.

It has not yet been decided whether the Council should apply for these enforcement powers and we are seeking your views to enable us to make an informed decision. Please note, this consultation concerns the potential enforcement by the Council of existing moving traffic restrictions, not the introduction of any new or additional traffic restrictions.

Using intelligence provided by Cheshire Police and the Council’s Highways Officers, together with information provided by members of the public, the Council has prioritised several potential sites that may be appropriate for enforcement should the Council decide to apply for these powers.

The sites have been identified according to the following criteria:

  • ​There are existing road safety co​ncerns.
  • There are known congestion issues.
  • The existing signage is clear and markings are in place which highlight traffic restrictions, yet contraventions still occur.
  • It is not reasonably practicable, and at reasonable cost, to make physical changes (e.g. road improvements) to make the traffic order self-enforcing; and
  • The location supports the overall ambitions within the Council’s Integrated Transport Strategy 2011-2026 (updated 2017).

The list of potential sites in order or priority is as follows:

Chester​

Junction of Nuns Road and New Crane Street


Junction of Nuns Road and Grosvenor Road 

Junction of Canals Street and Northgate Street

Junction of Grosvenor Street and Cuppin Street


Cuppin Street

  • Site number: 5.
  • Restriction: One way; motorised vehicles must travel one way only in a westerly direction from Grosvenor Street until entrance to the Court.
  • Restriction times: Anytime.
  • Location map: Site map Cuppin Street (PDF)​​.

Milton Street

  • Site number: 6.
  • Restriction: One way only; motorised vehicles must travel one way only in a westerly direction from Egerton Street until access to Mill Hotel.
  • Restriction times: Anytime.
  • Location map: Site map Milton Street (PDF)​.

Whitefriars

  • Site number: 7.
  • Restriction: One way only; motorised vehicles must travel one way only in a westerly direction from the junction of Bridge Street until access to car park at side of Bank House Dental Practice.
  • Restriction times: Anytime.
  • Location map: Site map Whitefriars (PDF)​.

Junction of Castle Drive and Grosvenor Road

Junction of Grosvenor Road and Castle Drive


Junction of St Oswalds and St Annes Street


​Northwich and Winsford

Junction of Chapel Street and New Warringto Road, Wincham


High Street, Great Budworth

​Ellesmere Port

Civic Way

Have your say

We are seeking your views to enable us to make an informed decision on whether we should apply for enforcement powers for moving traffic restrictions and, if we do, on the sites that should be prioritised for ANPR enforcement.

Please let us know your views and please comment on the list of priority sites above. All comments should be sent to parking@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk or in writing to Parking Services, 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 0BE.

This consultation closes on Wednesday 8 June 2022 at 11.59pm.​​​​​​

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