The Brooklands Business Park Accessibility Project
About the scheme
The Brooklands Business Park Accessibility Project is a scheme to improve accessibility between the Brooklands Business Park, Weybridge railway station, and Weybridge town centre. The scheme is particularly aimed at improving travel choice and sustainable transport accessibility. It will make travel options more inclusive and help to reduce the reliance on travelling by car in the area. The scheme, that is being developed in partnership with Elmbridge Borough Council, aims to support Brooklands as an attractive location for businesses to be based.
The following elements are being taken forward for inclusion in the project (subject to acquiring relevant permissions):
- Provision of a cycling and walking route between the Brooklands Business Park, Weybridge Railway Station and towards Weybridge town centre. Look at our planned route on this map of the planned cycling and walking route (PDF)
- Improving the pedestrian refuges in the vicinity of Weybridge Railway Station.
- Changes at Weybridge Railway Station such as increasing cycle storage.
- Seeking to make improvements to and safeguarding access through private roads in Brooklands.
- Providing better public bus facilities (shelters, real-time passenger information, raising kerbs and provision of clearway markings).
- Improving wayfinding signage in the area to assist with navigation for those travelling on foot or by bike.
How is the project being funded?
Surrey County Council submitted a bid for Local Growth Funding from the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to fund the majority of the project. The Business Case for £2,172,000 LEP funding has been approved. The total (full scope) project budget is £2,896,000 with the additional funding coming from local contribution.
Cycling and Walking route improvements
The majority of the proposed cycling and walking route improvements between the Brooklands Business Park, Weybridge Railway Station and Weybridge town centre have been substantially completed.
Cycle Tracks Order affecting Footpaths 21 and 22 in Weybridge
The final section of the proposed route into Weybridge town centre plans to utilise quiet roads Waverley Road and Melrose Road, and Footpaths 21 and 22 that run adjacent to the Churchfields Recreation Ground. Through the project upgrades to these Footpaths have been carried out: large sections of these paths have been widened, resurfaced, drainage has been improved, and more lighting installed. The County Council has also made a Cycle Tracks Order to formalise the use by cyclists over the western arm of Footpath 21 and the full length of Footpath 22, as shown in the plan below. Only part of the widths of Footpath 21 and Footpath 22 will be converted, keeping the remaining width of these sections as Public Footpath registered on the Definitive Map. In reality there will be no segregation between cycle track and footpath and the paths will be for shared use.
Public Inquiry into the Cycle Tracks Order
Due to objections received to the Cycle Tracks Order, The Secretary of State for Transport has appointed an Inspector to hold a Public Inquiry into the matter before a verdict is reached regarding the Order. The Public Inquiry will be held on 7 September 2021 at Elmbridge Civic Centre and will commence at 10.00am.
The Notice for the Public Inquiry includes information on the location and purpose of the Inquiry alongside details of how interested parties can appear at the Inquiry.
Surrey County Council has submitted a Statement of Case for the Inquiry. This details the particulars of the case that they wish to put forward at the Inquiry and a list of documents that they intend to refer to.
Surrey County Council has also submitted a Proof of Evidence which collates the pieces of evidence that will be referred to at the Inquiry.
Both an Opening and Closing Statement were submitted at the inquiry by Surrey County Council.
Please note, the Proof of Evidence Appendices do not meet accessibility standards due to the short time frame to get these published online before the Inquiry, and the time required to edit them to reach these standards. We will be making sure future documents do meet government regulations on accessibility.
The following guidance and policy documents are relevant to the case and can be found online:
- Community Vision for Surrey
- Surrey's Health and Wellbeing Strategy
- Surrey's Climate Change Strategy
- Surrey's Draft Local Transport Plan
- LTN 1/20
- Sustrans CCT & CDT Report
For further enquiries you can email us at: email@example.com
Please include 'Brooklands Accessibility' in your email subject.
Files available to download
- Brooklands Business Park Accessibility Project Walking and Cycling Route Map (PDF)
Map of Brooklands Business Park Accessibility Project Walking and Cycling Route
- Footpaths 21 and 22 Cycle Tracks Order Plan (PDF)
Cycle Tracks Order Plan for Footpaths 21 and 22 in Weybridge
- Public Inquiry Notice (PDF)
Notice of Public Inquiry for Cycle Tracks Order for Footpath 21 and 22 Weybridge
- Statement of Case (PDF)
Surrey County Council's Statement of Case for the Public Inquiry regarding the Cycle Tracks Order for Footpath 21 and 22 in Weybridge
- SCC Proof of Evidence (PDF)
Surrey County Council's Proof of Evidence for the Public Inquiry regarding the Cycle Tracks Order for Footpath 21 and 22 in Weybridge
- Proof of Evidence Documents (Appendices 1-8) (PDF)
Surrey County Council's Proof of Evidence Documents (Appendices 1-8) for the Public Inquiry regarding the Cycle Tracks Order for Footpath 21 and 22 in Weybridge
- Proof of Evidence Documents (Appendices 9-16) (PDF)
Surrey County Council's Proof of Evidence Documents (Appendices 9-16) for the Public Inquiry regarding the Cycle Tracks Order for Footpath 21 and 22 in Weybridge
- Cycle Track Order SCC Opening Statement (PDF)
Surrey County Council's Opening Statement for the Public Inquiry regarding the Cycle Tracks Order for Footpath 21 and 22 in Weybridge
- Surrey County Council's Closing Statement for Cycle Track Order in Weybridge (PDF)
Surrey County Council's Closing Statement for the Public Inquiry regarding the Cycle Tracks Order for Footpath 21 and 22 in Weybridge