Consultation for Alley Gating Scheme on Radyr Road/ Hawthorn Road West

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The Council has received a request to consider Radyr Road/ Hawthorn Road West Lane for an alley gating scheme due to instances of anti social behaviour.

The consultation will take place with all the residents that would be affected by the scheme. The consultation will gauge support for the scheme. If gates were erected all premises directly adjacent to or adjoining the affected highway would be provided with a key.

Cardiff Council can only progress alley gating schemes for the purposes of reducing crime and/or anti-social behaviour. It is important to establish how the alleyways facilitate crime or anti-social behaviour. The council must also demonstrate a majority of positive support for the scheme. If any objections are received, these will be addressed appropriately. Therefore your response can be crucial to supporting a case for/against a potential gating scheme. Once the responses from this consultation are collated and analysed, a decision will be made whether or not to continue with the scheme.

We would like to take this opportunity to advise you that the alley gating process could take up to 6–8 months. If you would like information regarding the progress of the scheme please contact us, or visit www.cardiff.gov.uk/alleygating.

Information About Alley Gating

Alley gating is a very simple crime and/or anti-social behaviour prevention method which involves the installation of lockable gates to the end of alleyways. The purpose of alley gating is to restrict public access to problem alleyways or highway, by unauthorised persons, therefore reducing the opportunity to commit crime or anti-social behaviour.

As well as reducing burglaries, alley gating can also reduce anti-social behaviour, drug dealing and escape routes for offenders including vandals and joy riders. It may reduce the cost of property insurance and lead to an increase in desirability and value of properties.

We are proposing to erect gates at the ends of the alleyway shown on the map below. The plan also shows the alternative route to be used should gating take place.

In order to erect alley gates we will have to implement a ‘Gating Order’ under Section 129A of The Highways Act 1980. If a gating order were to be issued the status of the alleyways would remain the same. This means that the Council would retain its responsibilities for maintaining the alleys, but the public right of way over that alley will be restricted to legitimate users only. A gating order may be applied to restrict this public access at all times, or at specified times.

If you have any comments / questions about the work, please get in touch with us.
Cllr Dilwar Ali
Email: Dilwar.Ali@cardiff.gov.uk, Mobile: 07734 880397 – Tel: 2062 4134
Cllr Siobhan Corria
Email: Siobhan.Corria@cardiff.gov.uk, Mobile: 07805 305925 – Tel: 2056 9086

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