IMPLICATIONS FOR TRAFFIC AND ACCESS
Most concern about the site is the potential restriction of access for emergency services and businesses, and parking for residents.
The present proposals make restrictions on parking and access that are unacceptable to the local community. If imposed, there is a real possibility that the boatyards and the Rowing Club could go out of business, and put an end to Twickenhams uniqueness as a river community.
The access for businesses, clubs, residents and emergency services should be retained and enhanced, through sensible traffic and parking policies.
1. Length of vehicle should be taken into account (e.g. boat trailers up to 50ft, fire engines, emergency helicopter); size of load (e.g. furniture removal van); length of stay required to load and unload (sometimes all day for removals, possibly longer for boat trailers) 2. Parking should not be placed at the areas most prone to flooding, at the end of Wharf Lane, Water Lane, and the foot of the Eel Pie Island bridge. 3. The 31 parking spaces replacing the 61 to be removed from the Embankment, should be included in the development away from flood areas. 4. Parking policy should be consistent throughout the area. 5. There is a need to avoid encroachment of access to Eel Pie Island. All of the plans put forward so far by the developer would place unacceptable constraints on loading and unloading goods, boats, and household furniture.