Longbridge Connectivity Local Growth Fund Scheme

Closed 31 Jul 2015

Opened 6 Jul 2015

Feedback Updated 21 Jan 2016

We Asked

In July 2015 we asked for your views on a number of highway improvement schemes to support economic growth in Longbridge as part of the Longbridge Connectivity Project. These highway improvements included:

  • Longbridge Lane / Turves Green / Coombes Lane Junction Proposals;
  • Longbridge Lane / Groveley Lane / Cofton Road Junction Proposals;
  • Longbridge Lane Cycle Proposals;
  • Bristol Road South / Lickey Road Roundabout Proposals;
  • Bristol Road South / West Link Road Junction Proposals;
  • Bristol Road South / Tessall Lane Junction Proposals;
  • Tessall Lane Cycle and Pedestrian Facilities Proposals;
  • Bristol Road South / Lickey Road Speed Limit Reduction Proposals.

You Said

We received 1161 responses from stakeholders and members of public overall via online responses, hand written questionnaires and emails, each with numerous comments on the various proposals from this project.

We Did

We have considered all responses and the results were presented in a Full Business Case Report to Cabinet Committee for a decision on 8th December 2015. Cabinet's decision was to approve the proposal.

The web address to view Cabinet’s decision and the approved Full Business Case report is;

https://birmingham.cmis.uk.com/birmingham/Decisions/tabid/67/ctl/ViewCMIS_DecisionDetails/mid/391/Id/ffce68b9-87cc-4558-b097-1d22bd9714e7/Default.aspx

Thank you to all of you who took part in the consultation.

Overview

In July 2014 the Government announced the outcome of a number of Growth Deals for Local Economic Partnerships. One of these deals was the Longbridge Connectivity scheme, which includes a number of highway improvement schemes to support economic growth in Longbridge.

These highway improvements schemes include:

  1. Longbridge Lane Improvements
  2. Bristol Road South and Lickey Road Proposals
  3. Bristol Road South and Tessall Lane Proposals
  4. Bristol Road South/ Lickey Road Speed Limit Reduction
     
  1. Longbridge Lane Improvements
     
  1. Longbridge Lane / Turves Green / Coombes Lane Junction

The proposals at this location include:

  • Replacing the existing roundabout with a traffic signal controlled junction with pedestrian/ shared crossing facilities within the signals. The existing signal controlled pedestrian crossing on Longbridge Lane, near number 219, on the approach to the junction will be removed.
  • Widening of the existing carriageway on all approaches to the junction.
  • New retaining wall on Longbridge Lane outside the church.
  • Waiting and loading restrictions at the junction
  • Removal of approximately 4 trees. Replacement trees will be provided in the locality.

These proposals are shown on drawing CA_02712_S1_013, which can be viewed by following the link at the bottom of this page.

        2.  Longbridge Lane / Groveley Lane / Cofton Road Junction

Two options have been developed for this junction

Option A

These proposals include;

  • Replacing the existing roundabout with a traffic signal controlled junction including pedestrian/ shared crossing facilities within the signals.
  • Widening on all approaches to the junction requiring the removal of approximately 24 trees. Replacement trees will be provided in the locality.
  • New retaining wall outside 296 to 304 Longbridge Lane.
  • Waiting and loading restrictions at the junction.

These proposals are shown on drawing CA_02712_S1_012, which can be viewed by following the link at the bottom of this page.

Option B

These proposals include;

  • Replacing the existing roundabout with a traffic signal controlled junction including pedestrian crossing facilities within the signals.
  • Widening only on the Longbridge Lane approaches requiring the removal of approximately 10 trees. Replacement trees will be provided in the locality.
  • New retaining wall outside 296 to 304 Longbridge Lane.
  • Waiting and loading restrictions at the junction.

These proposals are shown on drawing CA_02712_S1_015, which can be viewed by following the link at the bottom of this page.

Options A and B impact on trees and traffic capacity at the junction in different ways. An analysis of the impact on trees and traffic capacity has been carried out and is summarised on the ‘Longbridge Lane_Groveley Lane_Cofton Road Options Analysis’ note, which can be viewed by following the link at the bottom of this page.

        3.  Longbridge Lane Cycle Measures

These proposals include;

  • Provision of a cycle route along the existing footway and carriageway connecting Longbridge Rail Station to the Longbridge Lane / Cofton Road / Groveley Lane junction. 
  • Upgrade the existing controlled crossing outside Albert Bradbeer School to a Toucan (shared pedestrian/ cyclist) crossing.

These proposals are shown on drawing CA_02712_S1_014, which can be viewed by following the link at the bottom of this page.

       B.   Bristol Road South and Lickey Road Proposals

  1. Bristol Road South/ Lickey Road Roundabout

These proposals include;

  • widening of the existing carriageway,
  • repositioning the roundabout,
  • installing a controlled pedestrian crossing on the Bristol Road South
  • Creation of shared use cycle routes on the existing footway.
  • Removal of trees. Replacement trees will be provided in the locality.

These proposals are shown on drawings CA_02712_S2_005 and CA_02712_S2_006, which can be viewed by following the link at the bottom of this page.

        2.  Bristol Road South/ West Link Road Junction

These proposals include;

  • Creation of a new signalised junction, to accommodate the future West Link Road
  • Pedestrian and cycle crossing facilities as part of the signalisation.
  • Removal of trees. Replacement trees will be provided in the locality

The West Link Road will be delivered outside of these proposals as part of the future Longbridge redevelopment works. 

These proposals are shown on drawings CA_02712_S2_005 and CA_02712_S2_006, which can be viewed by following the link at the bottom of this page.

       C.  Bristol Road South and Tessall Lane Proposals

  1. Improvements to the Bristol Road South/Tessall Lane Junction

The proposals include;

  • Widening into the central reservation of the A38 northbound approach to the junction.
  • Provision of pedestrian/ cycle controlled crossing on Tessall Lane south of the junction.
  • Provision of a U-turn facility for traffic on the northbound A38, located to the south of the junction.
  • No entry to Farren Road from A38 Bristol Road South.
  • Removal of existing trees. Replacement trees will be provided in the locality.

These proposals are shown on drawing CA_02712_S3_012, which can be viewed by following the link at the bottom of this page.

        2.  Improvements to cycle and pedestrian facilities on Tessall Lane

These proposals include;

  • Closure of Tessall Lane between the existing River Rea Bridge and Longbridge Lane to traffic,
  • Create a dedicated route for cyclists and pedestrians to Longbridge Lane

These proposals are shown on drawing CA_02712_S3_011, which can be viewed by following the link at the bottom of this page.

        D.  Bristol Road South/ Lickey Road Speed Limit Reduction

We are proposing to reduce the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph on Bristol Road South within the vicinity of the Lickey Road roundabout and also on Lickey Road up to the City boundary.

The area covered by this proposal is shown on drawing CA_02712_S2_007, which can be viewed by following the link at the bottom of this page.

We would like to hear your views on these proposals and would be grateful if you could complete the questionnaire by using the link below. Alternatively you can also email transport.projects@birmingham.gov.uk or telephone 0121 303 7403.

We will also be holding public exhibitions at The Factory Young Peoples Centre, 5 Devon Way, Longbridge, Birmingham, B31 2TS, where you can come and view the plans and discuss the proposals with Council Officers. Exhibitions will be held on the following dates and times;

  • Monday 13th July 10am to 5pm
  • Monday 20th July 4pm to 8pm
  • Saturday 25th July 10am to 2pm

We would be grateful if you could give us your feedback and respond by 31st July 2015.

Following consultation feedback it is likely that the scheme details could change which may affect you. It is not always viable to consult on all changes arising from consultations; however any changes made to the proposals will be posted on this website. If you would like to kept advised of any changes either by email or post, please let us know and provide your email or postal address by completing the survey.

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