15. Chobham Road, Sunningdale – Raised Table Crossing and Additional Parking - Results

Consultation update – February 2019

The Royal Borough is keen to ensure that residents and businesses are updated with respect to the Chobham Road parking scheme. The details below provide the latest update:

  • In response to feedback from residents it is proposed to install a speed hump at either end of the new parking area which will assist in addressing concerns about vehicle speeds and pedestrians.
  • The formal notice has been published with comments invited. 37 responses were received with 24 in support and 13 opposed to the introduction of road humps.
  • The Royal Borough has made a decision, in conjunction with Ward Members and the Lead Member for Highways and Transport to recognise the majority response and introduce the road humps.
  • The road humps will be incorporated into the current construction programme.

Consultation update - January 2019

The Royal Borough is keen to ensure that residents and businesses are updated with respect to the Chobham Road parking scheme. The details below provide a summary of the current position.

  • Construction commencing on Monday 14 January 2019.
  • In response to feedback from residents it is proposed to install a speed hump at either end of the new parking area which will assist in addressing concerns about vehicle speeds and pedestrians – see the updated drawing below.
  • The formal traffic regulation order to introduce parking restrictions to manage the new parking bays and for the proposed speed humps will be published shortly.

Chobham Road, Sunningdale : latest plan


Consultation update - December 2018

The Royal Borough is keen to ensure that residents and businesses are updated with respect to the Chobham Road parking scheme. The details below provide a summary of the current position.

  • The scheme is currently at the detailed design stage with a site start programmed during January 2019 and will take approximately eight weeks to complete.
  • We are very keen that any negative environmental impact is minimised. Therefore, planters will be installed to the rear of the parking bays; the areas at either end of the bays will be grassed; a minimum of one replacement tree will be planted; high quality materials have been included throughout and the paving will extend to the shop frontages.
  • The project will increase parking from six spaces (including one disabled bay) to 14 spaces (including one disabled bay).
  • Road safety is a fundamental element of the design and the scheme has been the subject of an independent road safety audit which is completed at key stages of the project as it evolves from outline design; through detailed design to construction and opening.

Consultation – October 2017

The local authority is aware that a number of pedestrians are having difficulty crossing Chobham Road. The shopping area is along both sides of Chobham Road, with limited facilities to enable shoppers to safely cross the road.

The proposed raised table crossing will be part of a larger scheme to make the area safer for pedestrians, also reducing the speed of vehicles along this section of Chobham Road. Additional parking has been requested to help shoppers and local businesses.

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead is considering a 2 stage local safety scheme.

Stage 1 would be the installation of a zebra crossing on a raised table, just south of the existing dropped crossing point as shown on the  plan. This will allow easier and safer crossing of Chobham Road as well as reducing the speed of traffic. Funding for this stage has been identified and, subject to the outcome of the consultation, it is proposed that the scheme would be delivered in the financial year April 2017 – March 2018.

Stage 2 would be the creation of additional parking spaces outside the area of Costa Coffee in Chobham Road parade of shops. The slip road would be removed and additional parking introduced. Funding for this stage of the scheme is yet to be identified and would again be subject to the outcome of the consultation.

We asked “do you agree with proposals to introduce the raised zebra crossing?”

Results

Yes – 35.44% (174 responses)
No – 64.56% (317 responses)

We asked “do you agree with proposals to remove the slip road and construct additional parking?”

Results

Yes – 88.39% (434 responses)
No – 11.61% (57 responses)