Have your say on traffic reduction measures on Burtons Road in Hampton Hill

Release Date: 03 July 2020

Local residents will soon receive a letter inviting them to share their views on proposals to reduce traffic in and around Burtons Road, Hampton Hill.

An initial consultation took place in June 2019 following a residents’ petition about the high number of vehicles using the area, particularly during peak times. The results of the consultation showed mixed views on the Council’s original traffic reduction measures. A significant number of respondents favoured a timed restriction.

Subsequent work also found that traffic flow through the junction of Hampton Hill High Street with Park Road could be improved by removing some on-street parking spaces and making some minor kerb-line alterations. This would support any additional vehicles using this junction.

Proposals are therefore being reconsidered with the below options:

  1. The package of ‘at any time’ physical measures as previously consulted on, but with the addition of the proposed changes to the lane widths and lengths at the High Street/Park Road junction to help mitigate some of the effects of displaced traffic.
  2. 7 to 10am (Eastbound only) Monday to Friday restrictions, preventing access through Burtons Road, Albert Road and Links View Road, with proposed changes to the lane widths and lengths at the High Street/Park Road junction to help to mitigate some of the effects of displaced traffic.
  3. 7 to 10am (Eastbound only) and 4 to 7pm (Westbound only) Monday to Friday restrictions, preventing access through Burtons Road, Albert Road and Links View Road, with the proposed changes to the lane widths and lengths at the High Street/Park Road junction to help to mitigate some of the effects of displaced traffic.
  4. Do nothing.

Residents are also being asked if they would like to see traffic islands on both junctions on Park Road (in the vicinity of St James Road and St James Avenue) upgraded to a zebra crossing.

Complete the online survey here.

Please respond by 24 July 2020 when the consultation closes.

If you require a paper copy of the questionnaire, call 0208 487 5294.

View details of the previous consultation.

Cllr Alexander Ehmann, Chair of Richmond Council’s Transport and Air Quality Committee said:

“Burtons Road has clear issues with rat-running. Our new proposals attempt to address the most frequently cited concerns about through-traffic restrictions at this location.”

“Please do take the time to respond. The Council are interested in resident feedback on these plans and we will make a swift decision once we have this key information.”

Notes for editors

If you are a journalist and would like further information about this press release, contact Fenna Maynard on 020 8487 5182.

Reference: P267/20

Updated: 30 July 2020