Views Wanted on Swyncombe Avenue No Entry Trial

Survey on impact of restriction running until next February

Swyncombe Avenue at the junction with Boston Manor Road
Swyncombe Avenue at the junction with Boston Manor Road. Picture: Google Streetview


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Hounslow Council is asking for the opinions of residents on the “No Entry” restriction for all motor vehicles entering Swyncombe Avenue from Boston Manor Road.

The council says it has received many expressions of concern from residents of Swyncombe Avenue about the volume of traffic using the road as a through route and is therefore testing the impact of the closure.

In January 2019, surveys showed a total weekday average of over 9,800 vehicles on the road. Recent surveys carried out in May following the removal of LTN21 by Ealing Council indicated over 7,500 vehicles still using the road over the course of a day.

Unlike a previous proposal the scheme applies to all motor vehicles and there is no exemption for local residents. In December 2020 the council consulted on a proposal for an eastbound “buses and permit holders only” restriction due to the increase in traffic caused by the introduction of Ealing Council’s LTN (Low Traffic Neighbourhood) 21 scheme. This scheme has now been removed.

The council believes a full “No Entry” proposal will have a higher level of compliance and result in a greater reduction in traffic than the original proposal. Access into Swyncombe Avenue is available from Windmill Road.

A 7.5t weight restriction to prohibit goods vehicles on Swyncombe Avenue has already been implemented. The weight restriction would remain in place to prohibit westbound goods vehicles.

The trial will operate for a maximum of 18 months. Monitoring the impacts of the trial no-entry will be undertaken at various times between 3 and 12 months into the trial. The consultation will be open until 12 February 2022.

The council admits to the possibility that the roads to the north of Swyncombe Avenue may see an increase in traffic volume due to the restriction. As these roads are outside of the Borough of Hounslow, the London Borough of Ealing has also been consulted and any feedback they provide will be published as part of the report to councillors.

You can give your views by completing a survey which can be accessed by clicking here.

You can also submit your comments to the council in writing by email or post - send any comments (quoting: 'Swyncombe Avenue consultation') to:, or by post to the following address:

Traffic, Transport and Parking
Hounslow House
7 Bath Road

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September 10, 2021

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