Swyncombe Avenue Closure Reportedly Being Planned

Ealing councillor says road to be restricted to residents only

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An Ealing councillor has said that Hounslow Council’s leader Steve Curran has confirmed plans have to be drawn up to close Swyncombe Avenue to non-resident traffic.

In his update to his constituents in Northfield ward, Cllr David Millican said, “ Nothing has been finalised, however, while they await more traffic data, their Council Leader has told residents that they will start the planning required to close the road, making it accessible to residents only.”

Hounslow Council has already confirmed plans to introduce a weight restriction on Swyncombe Avenue which will ban lorries from the road.

Some local residents are calling for further action to be taken as they believe Low Traffic Neighbourhoods implemented recently by Ealing Council are displacing traffic to the road.

Cllr Guy Lambert said of the move to ban lorries in his weekly blog on this site, “ that’s far from enough and we need to reduce lighter vehicles, preferably by agreement with Ealing but unilaterally if we can’t agree.”

The council have issued an Experimental Traffic Order on 16 November which prohibits goods vehicles weighing over 7.5 tonnes, from using Swyncombe Avenue, between its junctions with Windmill Road and Boston Manor Road, except for buses and for access.

The nature of the order means that the ban can be in action from 23 November and will run on a trial basis for up to 18 months. If the provisions of the Order continue in operation for a period of at least six months, the Council will consider whether the provisions of the experimental Order should be continued indefinitely by means of a permanent Order.

Anyone objecting to the order can sent comments to the Assistant Director for Transport, Parking and Environmental Strategy, Hounslow House, 7 Bath Road, Hounslow TW3 3EB or by email to trafficorders@hounslow.gov.uk quoting the reference TMO/E043/20.

Cllr Hanif Khan, Cabinet Member for Transport at Hounslow Council said, “A significant increase in the number of Heavy Good Vehicles using Swyncombe Avenue since 2019 menas we are going to have to introduce weight restrictions from next week to maintain safety for residents and road users.

“Plans for changes to access arrangements for general traffic are still at an early stage and are being discussed with the London Borough of Ealing.”


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November 26, 2020

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