DEVELOPMENT - STEERING GROUP
Traffic and Parking Working Group
|17 The Green Twickenham Middlesex TW2 5TU
||Ph 0181 894-5072 Fax 0181 755-4163
4 November, 1999
|DRAFT POLICY FOR TRAFFIC AND PARKING
|(to be reflected in the Development Brief)
||The implications of the development with regard to traffic
flows and parking demands, both on the site and elsewhere in the town
centre, should be considered by the developer and resolved to the satisfaction
of the Borough and the Town Centre Management Board (through the Board's
Traffic and Access Working Group). The design of the site should take
account of potential changes, during the life of the scheme, in attitudes
towards traffic accommodation.
||The following requirements should be satisfied:-
||Water Lane and Wharf Lane should continue to
operate one-way (south-eastbound and north-westbound respectively).
||The contra-flow cycle lane in Wharf Lane should
||The service road at the rear of King Street
south should be extended to Water Lane and subject to traffic
management measures such that pedestrians using the access
to the site from King Street ("The Avenue") are
safeguarded and given priority. This may mean keyed barriers
or bollards for vehicles crossing the Avenue.
||Use of the Embankment west of Water Lane for
both movement and parking by disabled people, local residents
and servicing traffic is to be limited as far as possible
to the extent necessary for the enjoyment and efficient operation
of the area. Differential management regimes should be considered
for weekday, evening and weekend use. In any event the Embankment
should be landscaped and paved to provide a pedestrian-friendly
||Space should be provided at the bottom of Water
Lane, in the vicinity of the Eel Pie Island Bridge, for delivery
vehicles and emergency service vehicles.
||Thirty-one spaces should be provided in the
vicinity of the site for the use of current local residents.
These are to be formed from, or in place of, the 45 dual-use
and 11 resident-only spaces (together with 5 business-use
spaces) now located on the Embankment west of Water Lane.
||The twenty-six spaces now provided for the
use of tenants of King Street South in a private car park
off Water Lane should be replaced within the vicinity of the
site (unless the terms of the leases which require the provision
of these spaces are renegotiated to reduce or eliminate the
||Any on-street spaces displaced from Wharf Lane
or Water Lane due to the scheme should be relocated within
the vicinity of the site.
||Parking spaces for residents of the proposed
development should be provided in appropriate quantity in
the vicinity of the site as part of an enlarged pool of residents'
spaces but, consistent with current practice for Embankment
and Eel Pie island properties, without specific allocation
of spaces to dwellings**.
||The layout of on-street parking should have
regard to flood patterns. In this regard the scope for additional
parking on the margins of the site at Water Lane and Wharf
Lane or on the margins of the sections of Service Road east
and west of the Avenue (each operating two-way for light vehicles)
should be considered.
** It must be noted that views of the Working Party were divided on this issue,
with some considering that the proposed housing on this town centre site should
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