Sutton Lane estate roundabout, Hounslow

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Added by Simon Munk

Hounslow council said:

The council is consulting on a proposal for designating the grassed area in the middle of the
Sutton Lane estate as a roundabout. This is the result of a resident petition presented to the
Heston and Cranford Area Forum on 17 November 2016. At that meeting, councillors agreed
that officers proceed to consultation. As shown in the map below, the roads that meet at this
location are: Moulton Avenue; Charles Street; Kingswood Avenue, and Queenswood Avenue.

The council does not have a firm position on the proposal at this stage. The recorded accident
data available shows no recent collisions in this area. However, we have carried out site visits,
and can understand why some local residents feel that motorists are confused by the current
arrangement. We have been told by these residents that there have been several near misses.

We believe the following information may help in considering your response to this consultation:
- If the grassed area were designated as a roundabout, this would result in the loss of at
least 11 parking spaces
- Without physical changes to the geometry of the junction, there would remain a risk that
drivers ignore the new roundabout status and travel in the wrong direction
- The necessary signs and lines would cost in the region of £30,000. Given constrained
resources, the scheme would not be eligible for funding under our mainstream program,
but we are confident of securing an alternative funding source without significant delay
- Any future dropped kerb / crossover applications from properties surrounding the
grassed area would be unlikely to be approved


January 30th, 2017 17:00


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