The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead have decided to impose a weight restriction on Chobham road Rail Bridge of 7.5 tonnes. This will have a significant effect on the safety of residents in Windlesham and Chobham and increase the number of heavy goods vehicles using Windlesham and Chobham, diverting away from Chobham Road.This change would not have happened if Windlesham and Chobham had been in the Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and not in Surrey.
We call on SCC to urgently complete a strategic review of the impacts this decision will have on both Windlesham and Chobham, particularly the safety and health of residents and to agree what measures are necessary to protect residents and motorists.
This issue does not just effect residents of Windlesham & Chobham but the knock on effects could have an impact upon neighbouring villages such as West End, Bisley, Bagshot and Lightwater so Mike is urging residents from across Surrey Heath to sign the ePetition which takes just a few moments.
Paul Deach recorded this podcast with Mike who explained why he has decided to create the ePetition.
In my nearly 5 years as a councillor I have to say that this evenings Planning Applications Committee was as about as contentious and emotive as they come.
There would not be much point in me adding my own views on these items as I am not a member of that committee and to my mind the decisions were made democratically with the upmost integrity of councillors and council officers.
There were 3 items heard by the committee this evening but I am only including the two that were contentious. I have not edited the content in any way other than to cut out the silences at the beginning and end. I have also included a recording of one of the lead resident campaigners prior to the committee meeting.
Please note that the audio from proceedings are not an official record. For an official record please contact SHBC.