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The DfT are right, it has always been an LA decision, I know a County Shire had the policy all new signals were Pelicans or farside junctions and I think TfL had a similar policy.
As far as I understand it the upcoming TSRGD will remove the option for new Pelicans so if a Local Authority wants a standalone crossing with zig-zags then only nearside options are available (Puffin/Toucan/Equestrian).
There’s no expiry date if I recall so we can keep refurbishing Pelicans but the question arises, how many times can you replace the controller & heads for it to be an original Pelican or a new one.
I’d have to check again but wasn’t there something in the draft new regs about a farside crossing with no zig-zags, which I’ve seen called a ‘one-can’ and think it had another name in the Regs.
I think the idea came from London and operates as a standalone farside Junction Pedestrian.