Phase one: works information
Works to improve road safety on Oxenden Road and The Street will begin on Monday 9 October. The works on Oxenden Road include construction of a speed cushion and kerb buildout and the works on The Street include construction of three speed tables, improvements to the pedestrian crossing adjacent to Manor House Flats, and installation of no parking signage.
Due to the type of works being constructed The Street will be closed from Monday 9 October for approximately 2 weeks, 24 hours a day.
Oxenden Road will be closed from Monday 23 October for 5 days, the road will be closed overnight at the same time. There will be a signed diversion route in place at all times during the closures. Buses serving Oxenden Road will follow an alternative route during these works and bus stop suspensions will be in place from 23 to 27 October.
Access for residents living on The Street and Oxenden Road will be maintained when safe to do so. Please talk to a member of our staff on site if you need help, talking to our staff can solve most issues.
In 2022 Surrey County Council shared proposals to improve road safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists and better utilise green space in Tongham. Since the initial engagement, plans have been developed to deliver the scheme. To see information about the earlier engagement, visit the Ash and Tongham enhancements commonplace site.
The scheme will be carried out in two phases. The plans developed at this stage are for the first phase of the improvements. We aim to start work on phase one in Spring or Summer 2023. The final plans are still being developed for phase two of the scheme, we will share further updates once we have these.
Phase one: delivering road safety improvements on The Street, Oxenden Road and Poyle Road
Comment on traffic calming proposals in Tongham
A public consultation on the introduction of traffic calming measures in Tongham is now open. These measure form part of phase one improvements to road safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists in the village. To comment on the traffic calming proposals please complete The Street and Oxenden Road Traffic Calming Proposal survey. The survey will close on the 28 August.
The public consultation on a traffic regulation order (TRO) to make changes to parking along The Street is also now live. The TRO consultation proposes a prohibition on driving and parking of motor vehicles on the footway and verge areas on a length of the east side of The Street, Tongham. This extends from the southern property boundary line of number 39 northwards to a point opposite the northern kerb-line of Grange Road. This consultation closes on 6 September 2023. To view and comment on the parking changes, please visit The Street, Tongham Footway and Verge Parking Proposals survey.
Updated plans July 2023
In March 2023 we shared plans for the first phase of planned improvement works in Tongham. The plans outlined changes to The Street, including the introduction of a series of raised tables, improvements to the uncontrolled pedestrian crossing point north of the Manor House flats and a footway parking ban. The plans also outlined changes to Oxenden Road including road narrowing and the addition of a speed cushion. Since sharing these plans some minor changes have been made, including the repositioning of a speed cushion and changes to the drainage. Please see the updated drawings on the Ash and Tongham enhancements commonplace website.
The update shared in March also included information on proposed works to reduce vehicle speeds on Poyle Road – due to some changes to the plans for Poyle Road, it is now intended that these works will be delivered alongside the second phase of improvements in Tongham. This phase of the scheme is being designed in line with feedback received from engagement with residents last year and we will share plans at a later stage once they have been developed.
- Introduction of a series of raised tables and pedestrian crossing point on The Street
- A speed cushion and kerb buildout on Oxenden Road
Following feedback received in the earlier engagement, the scheme proposes to ban pavement parking along The Street to ensure pavements remain clear for pedestrians, making them safer and easier to use.
Residents can now comment on the proposed pavement parking ban through the statutory consultation process via The Street, Tongham Footway and Verge Parking Proposals survey.
The changes are to be monitored for a period of up to six months, and if appropriate, a 20-mph zone will also be introduced.
Phase two: changes to The Street junction and creation of a pocket park in Tongham
- Creating an area of green space with seating for public use (pocket park) on the grassed area to the north of the Nisa Local store
- New planting, sustainable drainage systems (rain gardens) with seating and additional cycle stands on The Street
- Introduction of a raised junction between Grange Road, The Street, and Poyle Road with an uncontrolled crossing point.
- A priority give-way system on Poyle Road to highlight to vehicles that they are entering a village environment and encourage slower and safer driving.
This phase of the scheme is being designed in line with feedback received from engagement with residents last year. We will share plans at a later stage once they have been developed.
If you have any feedback or questions about the plans to carry out these road safety improvements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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