As you probably know, the accident-prone Ickenham Pump area is to be redesigned. What follows is extracted from a letter to the Residents’ Association from LBH and a link to the proposed plan. Comments have to be in to the address at the foot of this letter by February 15. The proposals are an improvement on what exists. The question is “could they be better?”
Formal Consultation: Swakeleys Road and High Road Ickenham – Proposed Road Safety Improvements
The informal consultation responses have been analysed which indicated a majority in support of the proposed measures. Following consideration of the consultation responses, the Cabinet Member for Planning, Transportation and Recycling has approved for formal consultation to be carried out on this proposal.
The optimum proposal identified by the independent study, and supported in principle by Ward Members and the Metropolitan Police, includes the following proposed measures, as shown in this plan:-
• Closure of the central access to the Ickenham Pump (vehicle surveys and vehicle tracking software has been used to ensure vehicle movements can be maintained within the Ickenham Pump service road with the inclusion of additional yellow lines)
• Residents’ permit only parking bay extended within the Ickenham Pump service road
• Two raised tables on the Ickenham Pump service road to calm traffic
• Potential options for sympathetic landscaping within the closed central access to the Ickenham Pump
• Re-location of the existing zebra crossing on Swakeleys Road to 20 metres from its junction with High Road Ickenham. This would require;
• Closure of the access to the service road opposite the Post Office
• Re-location of the existing northbound bus stop and goods vehicle loading bay
High Road Ickenham
• Extended ‘Keep Clear’ markings on High Road Ickenham at the northern access to the Ickenham Pump
• Extended operational hours of the existing yellow lines on High Road Ickenham adjacent to St Giles’ Church The proposed scheme has been subject to a positive review undertaken by an independent road safety auditor.
The statutory consultation period will run until 15 February 2017. A formal notice will appear in a local paper as well as street notices displayed on site during this time. If you would like to comment on the proposal, please write to the postal or email address below by Wednesday 15 February 2017 and include your address to help us analyse all responses.
Transport and Projects Residents Services
London Borough of Hillingdon,
4W/06, Civic Centre, High Street, Uxbridge, UB8 1UW
T.01895 556266 F.01895 250676
PS (11 Feb): Reading the Council’s official notice, it suggests quoting the reference number 4W/06/25/01/17.
It also says this:
If you have any comments or feedback on the proposed parking and traffic improvement schemes below, please contact the Transport and Projects Team:
I don’t know whether telephoned or emailed comments have the same weight as physical documents. I shall enquire, but time is running out…
PPS: Email is fine. My thanks to Cllr Hensley for calling me about this at 9:00 this morning. He’s probably the most responsive ‘official’ I’ve ever met.