Public Exhibition 17 July
Press Release: 11/07/2012
A staffed public exhibition is to be held between 2 pm and 8 pm on Tuesday 17 July 2012 in Woodley Village Hall, School Road, Romsey to consult on proposals to install various traffic calming measures on Woodley Lane, Braishfield Road, and School Road, Romsey as a result of the Abbotswood development. The plans will be available to view from 18 July until 3 August at the Council Offices, Duttons Road, Romsey or click here for more information.
Comments on the proposed schemes should be received by the 3 August 2012.
A condition of the planning consent for the development at Abbotswood is that appropriate measures are implemented to minimise the impact of the volume and speed of the traffic on existing local residents and vulnerable road users. This will include measures to reduce speed and deter extra traffic from using the unclassified Woodley Lane and instead use the C classified roads of Braishfield Road and Cupernham Lane. A road closure is also being proposed on School Road at a suitable location. Improved pedestrian crossing facilities are proposed for Braishfield Road near the junctions with School Road and Woodley Lane. The measures will be funded by developer contributions. The Council, working on behalf of Hampshire County Council, is implementing the above works which are subject to this public consultation.
Should a road closure in School Road be deemed appropriate after considering any comments, then formal consultation on the required legal order is planned later in the summer. At the request of the Police a speed limit reduction from 40 mph to 30 mph on Braishfield Road is proposed to be formally advertised once measures are in place to reduce existing speeds to an appropriate level. The notices for both proposals will be advertised in the local paper and put on the web site.
Improved pedestrian and cycle access within Woodley and, in particular, better access to Cupernham Infant and Junior Schools is also being proposed. There will be further information on this at the exhibition and on the website.