Release Date: 08/02/2017
Unprecedented numbers of residents in Hampton and Hampton Hill have got involved in Richmond Council’s innovative Village Planning project and have worked in partnership with the Council to create a future vision for their area.
After five drop-in events; four questionnaires and three walkabouts attended by large numbers of residents from both areas throughout 2016, Hampton and Hampton Hill’s Village Plans have now been published online. The Village Plans reflect what residents think is important in their villages and what they would like to see improved.
An important issue for residents in Hampton and Hampton Hill is securing improvements to transport, roads and pavements. We are pleased to say that funding for transport schemes has been secured from Transport for London (TfL) which will seek to alleviate traffic concerns in Hampton and Hampton Hill.
Financial support for the development and delivery of these improvements has been secured as part of the Council’s 2017/18 Local Implementation Plan (LIP) funding allocation from Transport for London (TfL). LIP funding enables London’s local Councils to deliver schemes that meet local needs and also satisfy the wider objectives of the Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy. It will also help to deliver the Mayor’s Healthy Streets agenda which aims to reduce traffic, pollution, noise and create more attractive, accessible and people-friendly streets.
The funding will make possible improvements to the Hampton Station area, Upper Sunbury Road to Hampton High Street and to the Uxbridge Road in Hampton Hill. Transport studies are currently being undertaken to seek ways to:
More information on the results of these studies will be available later in 2017 on the Council’s website. The Council’s Village Planning section includes information on how residents can get involved in their local area to help meet the priorities raised in the consultation processes last year. There is also information on the Council’s Community Links Officers and the advice they can provide to help residents improve their communities.
Richmond Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Pamela Fleming, said:
“We are delighted that so many residents in Hampton and Hampton Hill have got involved in Village Planning, giving up their time to improve their communities. We listened closely to residents and begun to make the changes they want to see happen. It is also very positive that the process of Village Planning has helped to secure transport improvement schemes from TfL.”
Sam Monck, Head of Borough Projects and Programmes at TfL, added:
“By focusing on key related transport priorities, the Village Planning Project complements what the Healthy Streets agenda sets out to achieve and we look forward to working closely with the borough on implementing the scheme in the coming year.”
Residents also contributed to the development of a planning guidance document for each village. These are being re-drafted and will be adopted by the Council in the spring.
Updated: 8 February 2017