Council announces final changes to Streetspace trials in Chiswick after consultation with residents and councillors.
Published: Thursday, 23rd September 2021
Hounslow Council has finalised its Streetspace trials review with further changes following consultation with local councillors and in response to residents' feedback.
The Low Traffic Neighbourhood trials programme was instigated at the request of government during the pandemic, to improve access for pedestrians and cyclists, and to make gains in air and environmental quality in neighbourhoods across the Borough. The approach was developed in response to the challenges and opportunities of the Covid-19 pandemic and follows statutory government guidance and the Mayor of London’s Streetspace plan.
The final tranche of decisions was announced last month, including changes at Devonshire Road and Bath Road, but number of trials were held over for further review. This included School Streets, and others.
The final set of key decisions includes amendments in the Grove Park area of Chiswick. Those are;
- residents to the east of the A316 - between and including Corney Road (to the north) and Riverside Drive (to the south) - will be exempt from the Staveley Road access restrictions
- operational hours for Staveley Road access restrictions will change to 8am – 7pm,
- similar operating hours are proposed for Thames Road and Hartington Road access restrictions,
- residents of roads between and including Grove Terrace and Magnolia Road will be exempt from Hartington Road access restrictions.
- buses and school staff within Grove Park and Fauconberg Road Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) will continue to be exempt from the Staveley Road access restrictions, as will all existing businesses within the two CPZs. Delivery vehicles will not be exempt.
As part of its listening approach, the Council commissioned independent reviews of the borough’s Streetspace trials to assess impact on traffic and to analyse feedback from residents and businesses.
Councillor Hanif Khan, Cabinet Member for Transport and One Hounslow, said:
“We recognise that many residents felt very strongly about Hounslow’s Streetspace trials. That’s why it was so important for us to listen, and to show we were listening. We have done that systematically and carefully, with independent reviews and around 10,000 individuals taking part in consultation in writing and in a series of online engagement events we organised including some specifically for businesses. In designing these Streetspace schemes, our priority has been to balance the convenience of local residents and businesses against the need to create safer and more attractive spaces for walking and cycling and to reduce through traffic on residential roads. It has been a challenging and lengthy process, and I'm sure that even now not everyone will think we have it all right, but to have been personally invited to Downing Street in recognition of the quality of the Council's work and our process is a testament to the approach we have taken.
“My thanks go to every resident, councillor and business owner who took part in the consultation and engaged with us subsequently, which meant we were making final decisions and necessary amendments that were right for local residents and the wider borough."
The full list of decisions is available here : Streetspace Review | Hounslow's Streetspace | London Borough of Hounslow