Release Date: 25/06/2012
Twickenham residents will be consulted on a road and pavement improvement scheme, aimed at assisting in the regeneration of the town centre.
Following a decision at last night’s Cabinet Committee, an eight week consultation will be launched on the 7 July, outlining a number of possible improvements including extensive footpath widening, new high quality paving materials and proposals to reduce the speed limit through Twickenham High Street. Proposed improvements also include the possible relocation of bus stops and changes to bus lanes along King Street, Heath Road and London Road. Residents’ views are also sought on proposals to improve the soft landscaping in the town and to simplify and improve pedestrian crossings.
Residents will be able to have their say online or via the consultation document that will be sent to all households in Twickenham throughout July.
Cllr Chris Harrison, Richmond Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Street Scene, said:
“In the All in One and in other local consultations, residents told us what they want to see improved in Twickenham Town Centre – particularly regarding easing congestion and creating more space on the pavements.
“We have listened to these comments and worked with independent experts to look at what possible improvements could be made. Our proposals include the use of very high quality materials for footpaths of the style that has been used for the improvements in Richmond Town Centre. However, we want to know what people think of our proposals before moving any further. Including the possible movement of the bus stops from King Street and the possibility of a time limited restriction on a retained right hand turn into Water Lane.
“When the consultation launches we will work hard to reach all areas across the borough and ensure that everyone has a chance to have their say.”
The Highways Improvement consultation will run alongside the Twickenham Area Action Plan consultation until 31 August. The plans will be published on the Council website, in the civic centre, libraries and via numerous events.