A CAR ban has been proposed for a junction in a busy Herefordshire street after it was deemed too narrow to be used safely.

In a letter sent by Herefordshire Council to statutory consultees in July, traffic engineer Lewis Oxenham said a new traffic regulation order scheme was being considered for Bromyard's Frog Lane.

The scheme, which would be funded through the Extraordinary Market Town Funds project, would see a prohibition of motor vehicles restriction imposed at the junction of Frog Lane and Broad Street in the town. 

The letter said the measure was being proposed as the section of road is too narrow for most vehicles to pass safely, and to provide a safe area for pedestrians and cyclists to use.


It was also for "avoiding danger to persons or other traffic using the road or any other road or for preventing the likelihood of any such danger arising", and "for preserving or improving the amenity of the area through which the road runs," the letter said.

Vehicles prohibited signs would be installed at the Broad Street end of the lane, the letter said, while a no-through road sign would be installed at the Bromyard Bypass end of Frog Lane.

Bromyard and Winslow Town Council's traffic management committee recommended that the council support the prohibition of motor vehicles and the installation of signage at the Frog Lane junction.

Recently published meeting minutes reveal that the committee's recommendation was approved at a meeting of Bromyard full council.