Item 16 Page 38
Land North of Street Farm Cottages, Forge Lane, Boxley,
The proposed gates are intended on a day to day basis to prevent use of Forge Lane as means of gaining vehicular access to the application site. However refuse vehicles will continue to use both the private road and Forge Lane to access existing/proposed houses fronting the private road and Forge Lane. Refuse vehicle operators will have a key to open/close the gate.
Condition 6 worded as below would therefore have interfered with existing refuse vehicle access
Refuse collection for the development hereby approved shall only take place from the private road abutting the application site to the west.
Reason: In the interests of highway safety and the free flow of traffic.
As such it is recommended that condition 6 be deleted.
MY RECOMMENDATION REMAINS UNCHANGED