Report of the Director of Open Spaces.
The Committee considered a report of the Director of Open Spaces on the Implementation of an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order on Fairmead Road, High Beach in partnership with Essex Highways. The Director of Open Spaces introduced the report and highlighted the fee for Gate.
The Committee supported the report but noted the importance of making Epping Forest accessible for disabled visitors.
Replying to query from a member of the Committee the Director of Open Spaces noted that Officers had attempted to contact local disability groups but none were forthcoming.
RESOLVED- that: -
I. The introduction of an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) at Fairmead Road between the Hill Wood Car Park and the existing vehicle barrier, in line with the aims of the Epping Forest Transport Strategy and in partnership with Essex Highways, for an 18-month period be approved; and
II. That the preparation of a report on the ETRO at the end of the trial period to assess the impacts of the measure on the Forest, the future status of the public highway and responsibility for long-term maintenance be approved.