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Significant changes are to be made to the operation of traffic restrictions implemented as part of the South Chiswick Liveable Neighbourhood schemes.

After lobbying from local ward councillors and residents, Hounslow Council has agreed to increase the number of residents who are permitted to drive along Hartington Road and Staveley Road when access restrictions apply.

Residents in more Controlled Parking Zones will now have access and the permit whitelist for all restrictions is to be amalgamated. In addition, the council has agreed to review the existing signage with a view to making it less complicated.

The decision to change the South Chiswick Traffic Schemes comes just under a year since the schemes were originally made permanent. Local Conservative councillors have been pushing for changes to the traffic schemes, which some residents have argued are unnecessarily complicated and unfairly penalise those living just outside of the schemes.

The changes include:

• The immediate extension of the Hartington Road permits to residents of the Strand on the Green CPZ.

• The amalgamation of the Hartington Road and Staveley Road permit schemes, to provide access to all residents and other existing exemption permit holders in the RV, CS, GP, SOTG and FR CPZ areas.

• A review the speed data being collected as part of the Staveley Road and Burlington Lane trial, and subject to results, consider engineering interventions in Burlington Lane and/or Sutton Court Road in consultation with Ward Councillors.

The move comes ahead of a temporary suspension of the restrictions during roadworks which require lane closures on the A4.

“We welcome this decision from the council after two years of discussions on the South Chiswick Liveable Neighbourhood,” said Gabriella Giles, Conservative Councillor for Chiswick Riverside. “While the intention of this project was always to look at the area as a whole, the execution indicated otherwise. The decision outlined here - to merge the two whitelists for access to Hartington Road and Staveley Road, and include residents from Strand-On-The-Green – is one that we have repeatedly asked for since July 2020, and I am pleased that Hounslow now have the data they require to make the decision that could have saved residents a lot of stress, time and money.”

“These changes to the South Chiswick Scheme are an important step in the right direction by Hounslow Council,” said Jack Emsley, Conservative Councillor for Chiswick Homefields. “One of our key pledges during May’s local election was to work constructively to secure changes to these poorly implemented schemes, and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to begin delivering on those promises and secure these important changes. Whilst common sense on these schemes has prevailed, we are under no illusions that some issues still remain, and we will continue to work constructively to get the best deal for local residents.”

The extension of the Hartington Road permit will take place immediately, whilst the whitelist amalgamation will come into effect at the conclusion of the Staveley Road and Burlington Lane consultations.

The consultation closes on the 7 September, and you can still have your say here.

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August 4, 2022

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