The Board considered a report of the Strategic Director, Enterprise, Community and Resources, which provided clear guidance on the acceptable criteria for a vehicle crossing and suggested amendments to the current policy. The reason for the additional information was the requirement to protect green highway verges, control crossing width, consider people with reduced mobility, provide sustainable drainage and protect the visual amenity of the street scene. It was proposed that a guidance leaflet for public information setting out the criteria for a vehicle crossing would be produced.
1. the Board reviewed the criteria set out in section 4.2 of the report;
2. the policy position that access crossings should only be permitted and constructed in accordance with these criteria be endorsed; and
3. an amended and updated vehicle access crossings policy be submitted to Executive Board for approval.