Northfields Way, Clayhanger: Traffic Regulation Order published


Northfields Way from the red car to the bottom of the photo is a dead end and serves no purpose. Image by Pete Hummings.

Good news for people in Clayhanger and on the nearby Watermead estate who’ve been suffering antisocial behaviour and unauthorised traveller encampments – the next stage of the process to close the redundant, unused stub of Northfields Way off to traffic has taken place.

On Thursday 14th April 2016, Walsall Council published a draft Traffic Regulation Order, proposing to ban traffic from the affected section of Northfields Way; those objecting or wanting more details have until 6th May 2016 to inspect the plans, and to lodge an objection in writing if desired.

Area manager 2Laura Terry has asked me and fellow local blog Madwblog to share this information with you. Laura wrote:

Good evening both

Thank you for following closely the work we have undertaken in relation to Northfields Way.

As you are aware the Traffic Regulation Order was scheduled to commence today and as such I provide you with an update below.

I will endeavour to contact individual residents who have requested an update when I am back in the office on Monday – I mention this for your information should you receive comments or queries regarding correspondence via your blog.

Best wishes

Here’s the notice posted in the Advertiser and on site notices in the relevant area:


Official notice as required by law, published in the Walsall Advertiser. Thursday 14th April 2016. Click for a larger version.

The important bit is:

Full details of the proposal is contained in the Draft Order and plans which show the roads subject to the Order and the extent and details of the controls proposed. This Order, the plans and a statement of the Council’s reasons for proposing to make the Order may be examined at the offices of the Head of Democratic Services, The Council House, Darwall Street, WALSALL, during normal office hours.(Ref: PBW/DC/2265/3795)


Formal objections to the Order should be sent with the grounds for making them in writing (quoting Ref: PBW/DC/2265/3795) to the Head of Democratic Services, The Council House, Walsall WS1 1TW by not later than 6th May, 2016.

Once the order has been approved, the Council can then block the road off, the proposals for which were featured in this post a few weeks ago, and a plan can be seen below.

Please fell free to comment here or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com – but if you have an objection, remember that complaining here or on social media won’t count – you need to do so in writing as stated above.

Northfields Way DRAFT March 2016 copy

Draft plan of the stopping-up works as supplied from Walsall Council by Laura Terry. Click for a larger version.

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