Turnham Green Traffic and Transport Scheme

Councillors to undertake more localised consultation on revised plans

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Following responses to a major consultation on a proposed set of improvements to traffic and transport around Turnham Green earlier this year, local councillors have decided to undertake a new, more localised consultation on a revised scheme.

The scheme includes proposals to re-arrange several bus routes and to add and remove traffic signals at various locations around the Green.

The original consultation, known as Option 1, led to the Chiswick Area Committee deciding to consult on a revised scheme, known as Option 6.

Cllr Peter Thompson, leader of the London Borough of Hounslow, said,
“The area committee carefully considered a wide range of views in response to the first consultation.

“These views have been instrumental in shaping the scheme, and it’s important they continue to do so.

“This second consultation has taken the comments from local people into account and I am confident that we are now close to a scheme that will meet with the approval of the great majority of local residents and bring real benefits to bus passengers.

“Decisions affecting local people need to be informed by their experiences so I encourage people to look at the revised scheme and let us know what they think.”

Consultation brochures for Option 6 have been delivered to more than five thousand households and businesses around Turnham Green. However, the consultation is open to anyone, not just those close to the green.

The brochure is on the council website www.hounslow.gov.uk/consultations or can be requested on 020 8583 2270.

The Option 6 consultation has been extended by one week, and now closes on 19 September 2008.

The Area Committee expects to make a final decision on the scheme on 14 October. If there is consensus, implementation would commence before Christmas and should be completed over the winter.

September 9, 2008