Dear Parent/Carer Re: Solihull School Streets Phase 4 In 2017
Solihull Council introduced ‘School Streets’ at three primary schools in Solihull. This innovative scheme seeks to create safer, healthier and more pleasant environments for children by restricting school related traffic from entering roads around schools at the start and end of each school day. Since its introduction, the scheme has helped to positively influence travel and traffic behaviour around participating schools.
We are now proposing to expand the scheme and Valley Primary School has been identified as a school that may benefit from being part of it. If implemented, School Streets will limit traffic on Meriden Rise, Mountjoy Crescent and Fallowfield Road (between Gaydon Road and Elmdon Park Road only), meaning that you will not be able to drive in or out of these roads (shown in dark blue hatching on the enclosed plan) during the times indicated, to drop off or pick up children. It’s also proposed to amend some existing parking restrictions on neighbouring roads to aid the operation of the new School Streets restriction.
These are also shown on the plan. Permits will be issued to residents on the above listed roads and section of road, and only those with permits will be able to use these roads during the times of the restriction. We trust that you will welcome the proposal to introduce of this positive new initiative. Further information on School Streets, including how it is intended to work can be found in the enclosed document or on our website: www.solihull.gov.uk/schoolstreets. Each ‘School Street’ is backed by a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) which is legal instrument needed to implement and enforce the proposed restrictions.
This Order will be formally advertised on 6th July 2023. Anyone wishing to support or object to the proposals should apply in writing to Mr Lee Stevenson, Resources Directorate, stating their views by no later than 26th July 2023 at either the address given above or via email to [email protected]. Any representations received will be considered after the above date before a final decision is made as to whether the proposal should go ahead from October 2023. Copies of the TRO are available on our website at: https://www.solihull.gov.uk/Roads-pavements-and-streetcare/Traffic-regulationorders or by visiting Solihull Connect, The Core, Theatre Square, Touchwood, Solihull during normal opening hours.
Yours faithfully Solihull School Streets Team.