More Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Planned for Brentford & Isleworth
Five additional schemes set to be implemented before the end of the year
Hounslow Council have indicated that they are intending to significantly increase the number of traffic schemes in residential areas across Brentford and Isleworth. They say the plans are based on feedback received from residents in the borough’s Streetspace consultation in April and June.
Areas where it is to introduce Low Traffic Neighbourhood Schemes (LTNs) in North Isleworth, Northumberland Avenue Area, Gunnersbury Garden Estate, North Brentford and Clayponds areas. Overall there are eleven LTN schemes, in addition to those already announced, planned for across the borough.
The North Brentford scheme will introduce restrictions around Whitestile Road, Enfield Road and Challis Road. The Councils says these residential roads form key ‘rat runs’ between Windmill Road (B452) and South Ealing Road (B455). Through trips will therefore be restricted in this area via the use of trial road closures and access restrictions which are expected to be implemented in the near future.
A scheme to prevent traffic turning into North Street in Isleworth from Twickenham Road is being planned. The Council says this will allow for the widening of the footway adjacent to Silverhall Park which forms a key access route into this local green space. Gas works are anticipated in this area over the summer, the trial change will take place after these have finished in the Autumn. A road closure at North Street is set to be introduced.
Details of the other schemes in the area have yet to be released.
Closures and restrictions have already been implemented around Green Dragon Lane, Occupation Lane in Brentford and access restrictions are in place in Amhurst Gardens, Teesdale Avenue and Teesdale Gardens.
Lionel Road South is to be closed on a permanent basis on completion of the new football stadium and associated residential development.
The Council says that further details of these schemes will be provided to residents before works commence, as information on how you can provide feedback.
Cllr Hanif Khan, Cabinet Member for Transport at Hounslow Council said, “These new trials, being introduced as part of our Streetspace programme, build on those already announced and aim to make Hounslow a safer place for pedestrians and cyclists, to enable people to socially distance while out and about, to support a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle for our residents and to have real alternatives to driving.
“In Hounslow, 30 per cent of our carbon emissions are produced by traffic and this needs to change for everyone’s sake. The coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown has produced some significant improvements to our environment which we must try to preserve, rather than revert to pre-pandemic levels of congestion and pollution. Our Climate Emergency Action Plan mandates us to significantly reduce our CO2 to tackle the biggest threat the world has ever seen. Everyone must play their part and our Streetspace programme will help facilitate making fundamental changes to how we live and enjoy our neighbourhoods.”
August 7, 2020