Road closure schemes to be amended

Published Thursday 2 July 2020

Temporary road closures, put in place to support the reopening of town centres in Harborough district, are being reviewed and amended following feedback from businesses and residents.

Church street

Harborough District Council is working with Leicestershire County Council to look at changing the current road closures in Church Street in Lutterworth.

The temporary road closures in Adam and Eve Street and Church Street remain in place but are being reviewed weekly.

Cllr Jonathan Bateman, Harborough District Council’s Cabinet lead for regulatory services, said: “It is important that high streets shops are able to trade successfully, and we have always said any measures introduced, to allow shops to reopen safely, will be monitored and reviewed in consultation with the businesses community. With this in mind we have listened to feedback from businesses and residents in Lutterworth and are looking to make amendments in line with these.”

On 2 July 2020, a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order notice was published by Leicestershire County Council in the Harborough Mail.

The Order covers all of the schemes currently in place across the Harborough District, which were put in place to support the reopening of our towns and villages on 15 June 2020.

Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders are normally advertised for a 12-month period as standard; this is to ensure that there is enough flexibility in the order should things be delayed or postponed. 

As such, the Intention Notice explains that the works will last for a maximum duration of 12 months. However, the duration of schemes may be considerably shorter and their operation is being actively monitored.

Harborough District Council is currently liaising with Leicestershire County Council Highways to amend a number of these schemes, following detailed monitoring and feedback from local business and residents.

The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be amended to reflect these changes, once agreed.

Full details of the amendments will be shared on the Council’s website once agreed.