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There has been a mixed reaction from residents to new access restrictions imposed by Hounslow Council to a number of roads in Isleworth.

It has made the decision to implement an experimental traffic order to restrict motor vehicle access to Amhurst Gardens, Teesdale Avenue and Teesdale Gardens, Isleworth.

The council say this is to reduce the amount of through traffic and to prioritise the safety of pedestrians and cyclists.

Residents will still be able to access their properties and deliveries will be allowed. The access restriction will be in place for a minimum of 6 months, after which it will be reviewed to determine if it should be made permanent.

The move will stop drivers cutting through the area to get between Twickenham Road and London Road. This has been welcomed by some residents who believe there will be a significant reduction in traffic on local residential streets. However, many contend that the restrictions will generate more congestion in the area and will displace traffic to other residential roads.

The Osterley & Wyke Green Residents' Association said in their newsletter, “There has been no public consultation whatsoever. The impact means that, for most of us, the only way to travel south of the London Road will be via Syon Lane or St. Johns Road.”

The council will determine which vehicles legitimately require access to the roads through the use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition Cameras. It is believed that if you enter one of the roads with new restrictions from either London Road or Twickenham Road and then emerge at the other end within a certain time frame you will receive a penalty charge notice. No indication has yet been given as to how short a passage through the area will result in a fine.

We have asked the council to confirm how the restrictions will be enforced.

Comments on the scheme can be sent to trafficorders@hounslow.gov.uk quoting the reference TMO/E008/20.

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July 24, 2020

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