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.
Surrey Heath Borough Council is asking for views and comments having received an application to designate the Windlesham Ward area of the Parish as a Neighbourhood Plan Area.
The application has been submitted by Windlesham Parish Council. Neighbourhood Planning Regulations give local communities greater power to shape local development by having a direct role in deciding the future of the place in which they live. Within Surrey Heath, neighbourhood planning can be undertaken by Parish Councils or Neighbourhood Forums, with Surrey Heath Borough Council providing assistance and making necessary decisions at key stages.
Designating a Neighbourhood Plan Area is the first step in developing a Neighbourhood Plan.
A Neighbourhood Plan enables a local community to create a vision and planning policies for the use and development of land in a neighbourhood. They can be general or more detailed, depending on what is important to local people. They must however, conform to the strategic policies in the Council’s adopted Core Strategy.
Surrey Heath Borough Council is asking for feedback from members of the public, particularly those who live, work or carry out business in the Windlesham area.
Windlesham Parish Council have started a petition calling on Surrey County Council to revise the Surrey Heath Draft Local Transport Strategy & Forward Programme so that it includes transport mitigation for the villages of Lightwater, Bagshot and Windlesham.
The petition states “although the plan recognises issues in the 3 villages it has NO new strategies to deal with them and is focused almost entirely on Camberley”.
It also states “The 3 most dangerous roads in Surrey Heath (excluding the M3) are the A322, the A30 and the B311 (Red Rd). All 3 roads run through Windlesham Parish and together account for 34% of all fatal or serious accidents (2009-13). BUT NO traffic safety mitigation has been proposed for Windlesham Parish”.
Windlesham Parish Council say “Surrey County Council must reconsider its draft programme ” and suggests a number of options for consideration.
Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses to help establish the circumstances surrounding a fatal road traffic collision in Windlesham.
Officers attended Hatton Hill at around 4.40pm today (Monday, 7 July) following reports from members of the public that a vehicle had left the road and collided with the garden fence of a residential property.
Police, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service and the South East Coast Ambulance Service quickly attended the location and found a grey coloured convertible at the side of the road.
The driver of the vehicle, a man believed to be in his sixties, was declared dead at the scene.
Following the incident police closed Hatton Hill at the junctions with Kennel Lane and Snows Ride and the road was fully reopened at around 7.45pm.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or with any information on the manner of driving of the vehicle prior to the incident should call Surrey Police on 101 or the Collision Investigation Unit on 01483 639922, quoting reference P14196127.