First published: 04/11/2020
The A244 bisecting Oxshott has become a regular traffic route between the A3 and the A243/M25 to the serious detriment of the safety, health and well-being of residents of Oxshott.
- Daily vehicle numbers can be up to ca. 17,500.
- Speed data provided by Surrey Police show that speeds are excessive for a built-up area (average 36mph at the 85th percentile and up to 70mph) with a school population across three schools of over 1000 children.
- Continuous pavements through the village are lacking and the few island refuges are unsafe and frequently damaged by traffic.
- There are no safe cycle paths on the A244 (or on any other Oxshott roads).
- A recent major problem is large volumes of HGV traffic at night for which this road was never designed, creating excessive noise, pollution, vibration and damage.
A significant factor in the increased HGV use is the Low Emission Zone now in operation on the A243 starting at Malden Rushett but which excludes the A3 until New Malden, as a result of which polluting HGV traffic preferentially uses the A244, a problem exacerbated by poor signage on the A243. A map showing the Low Emission Zone is provided below.
(First Published: 14/04/2020)
During the 2019 consultation on the Elmbridge Local Plan, one of the areas under consideration for possible housing development was GB46, a 14.7 hectare site bordering Blundel Lane north and Waverley Road. As part of the consultation process, Savills submitted a report on behalf of the Crown Estate, which supports the release from the Green Belt and the development of site GB46, among other sites. The report is publicly available and can be downloaded and viewed here. (Note - The document is quite large, filesize is 15 MB)
GB46 comprises a beautiful rural landscape on the east side of Blundel Lane, (i.e. on the left as one is leaving Oxshott).
First Published: 21/06/2020
Working with other local Residents’ Associations in Elmbridge, FEDORA has had frequent communications with senior officers of Elmbridge Borough Council (Council), including the Council leader and Chief Executive, concerning the way that the Elmbridge Local Plan is being developed. We have sought to do this throughout in a constructive manner but many of our concerns have not yet been addressed.
We recognise the challenges that the Council now faces in responding to not only the real needs of Elmbridge residents but also the housing targets set by central government, which bear no relation to those needs. These challenges are exacerbated by past failings to use the Council’s full resources to meet past building targets that were more reasonable and in particular the need for affordable housing.
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