Hounslow Council has now finalised its Streetspace trials review with further changes following consultation with local councillors and in response to residents' feedback

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Published: Wednesday, 20th October 2021

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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 first tranche of decisions were announced in July, including changes at Devonshire Road, Chiswick and Bath Road, Hounslow; but a number of trials were held over for further review. This included School Streets, and others. We’re pleased to announce that following further review by an Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on the 23 September 2021, and a final review by Cabinet on the 19 October 2021, the review of our Streetspace trials are complete.

The final set of key decisions includes amendments in the Grove Park area of Chiswick.

These 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 Park 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 continual 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:

“I’m pleased the review of our Streetspace trials have been through a scrutiny process and have now been agreed by Cabinet. This ensures our decisions are being discussed and tested –and rightly so. We can now move forward with confidence with a scheme that balances 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.

“We recognise that many residents felt very strongly about Hounslow’s Streetspace trials. That’s why it has been 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 a range of accessible ways.

“Once again I’d like to thank every resident, councillor and business owner who took part in the consultation and engaged with us to ensure we were making decisions and amendments that were right for local residents and the wider borough.

“We will continue to listen, engage and consult on challenging issues – issues that need to be addressed nonetheless for the benefit of this and future generations of residents in our borough and beyond."

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