Bampton Way, Goldsworth Park is being closed on December 5th

Bampton Way, Goldsworth Park is being closed on December 5th to allow for resurfacing work. The closure will be between Lockfield Drive and Thursby Road. Residents will be receiving the attached notice. Emergency and resident access will be maintained although there might be delays so if you have an appointment please leave extra time.

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Winter Gritting Decisions and Temp for Tonight

Gritting decision for Wednesday 21 November 2018 – Action at 7pm

Domain A – 11 grams per square metre on all Priority 1 routes from 7pm

Domain B – 11 grams per square metre on all Priority 1 routes from 7pm

Domain C – 11 grams per square metre on all Priority 1 routes from 7pm

Domain D – 11 grams per square metre on all Priority 1 routes from 7pm

Domain D high routes – 11 grams per square metre on all Priority 1 routes from 7pm

Domain A: North Surrey – Elmbridge and Spelthorne Domain B: North West Surrey – Runnymede, Surrey Heath and Woking
Domain C: South West Surrey – Guildford and Waverley Domain D: East Surrey – Epsom  & Ewell, Mole Valley, Reigate & Banstead and Tandridge

Highways England* (M3, A3) – 9 grams per square metre on all routes from 7pm

36hr weather forecast

Ice / Hoar Frost – None forecast

Snow – None forecast

Minimum Road Surface Temperature -3.9°C

Minimum Air Temperature -3.9°C

Mainly dry this afternoon with cloud breaking up to allow some sunshine to break through. It will be chilly, but less windy than yesterday.

Dry this evening and for much of tonight with long clear spells, but cloud is expected to thicken from the east during the early hours bringing the chance of some drizzle. A cold and frosty night.

It look set to be a rather cloudy day on Thursday with some drizzle possible at times. However, occasional bright or sunny spells may break through from time to time.

A cold night with road surface temperatures dropping below zero.

Current road surface temperature highs at our weather station in A24 Beare Green are 10.5°C and lows of 5.8°C in B269 Botley Hill.

Temporary Night Closure Triggs Lane from 8th November

Dear Sirs,

NOTICE: SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL, TRIGGS LANE (C142) WOKING, TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC NOTICE 2018

SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL IN EXERCISE OF ITS POWERS UNDER SECTION 14 (2) OF The Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and of all other enabling powers hereby gives notice that no person shall cause or permit any vehicle to enter or proceed in that length of Triggs Lane (C142) Woking which extends from its junction with Cavendish Road to its roundabout junction with Wych Hill.

This Notice is required to enable Surrey County Council to carry out carriageway surfacing works. The closure will commence on 8 November 2018 for a period of up to five nights, however the works are anticipated to be completed within one night, between 20.00hrs and 06.30hrs. Advanced warning signs will be displayed and the temporary closure will only operate when the relevant traffic signs are displayed. Access to for emergency vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained at all times. Access to premises within the affected length of Triggs Lane will be maintained via the signed diversion route.

General vehicular traffic, excluding HGVs, will be diverted via C141 Wych Hill, C141 Hook Heath Avenue, C141 St Johns Hill Road and D7309 St Johns Road or this route in reverse order.

HGVs will be diverted via A247 Wych Hill, A247 Kingfield Road, A247 High Street, B382 High Street, B382 Old Woking Road, A245 Sheerwater Road A245 Woodham Lane, A320 Chertsey Road, A320 Victoria Way, A324 Lockfield Drive, C142 Parley Drive and C142 Triggs Lane or this route in reverse order.

The prohibition referred to above will not apply:
a) in respect of anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform;
b) in respect of anything done in accordance with any restriction or requirement indicated by traffic signs placed on the highway by or on behalf of the Police;
c) to any vehicle in connection with the works.
DATED 6 November 2018
Authorising Officer: R Bolton
Local Highway Services Group Manager
Any Enquiries relating to this notice should be directed to:
Traffic Regulation Orders Team
Surrey County Council – Highways
Hazel House, Merrow Lane
Guildford, Surrey GU4 7BQ
For further information please call 0300 200 1003

AUTHORISED SIGNATORY: NETWORK CO-ORDINATOR

DATE: 5 November 2018

A331 Road Closure Latest as of 14.30 2/11/18

We closed the carriageway last night so we could move in the equipment necessary to carry out the clean-up operation and our hope was to finish this work last light. Unfortunately due to the amount and type of oil on the road this we were not able to finish this work and the carriage way is still contaminated and unsafe so we have had to leave the lane closed.

The decision was taken to reinstate the road closure from 9.30am to finish the clean-up which has now been done. There is some damage to the road surface which they are repairing now and the road will be fully open shortly.

We undated all of our system which feed the live traffic information and sat navs, we circulated the information via social media and to the local radio stations.

I can only apologies for the delays this caused and that some people did not receive the information but safety must always come first.

Gritting 1st November 2018

Gritting decision for Thursday 1 November 2018 – Action at 7pm

Domain A – 8 grams per square metre on all Priority 1 routes from 7pm
Domain B – 8 grams per square metre on all Priority 1 routes from 7pm
Domain C – 8 grams per square metre on all Priority 1 routes from 7pm
Domain D – 8 grams per square metre on all Priority 1 routes from 7pm
Domain D high routes – 8 grams per square metre on all Priority 1 routes from 7pm

Domain A: North Surrey – Elmbridge and Spelthorne Domain B: North West Surrey – Runnymede, Surrey Heath and Woking
Domain C: South West Surrey – Guildford and Waverley Domain D: East Surrey – Epsom  & Ewell, Mole Valley, Reigate & Banstead and Tandridge

Highways England* (M3, A3) – No information available at this time

36hr weather forecast
Ice / Hoar Frost – None forecast
Snow – None forecast
Minimum Road Surface Temperature -1.4°C
Minimum Air Temperature -2.6°C

The rain will clear away to the east through the first part of this afternoon. It will then be dry with increasing amounts of sunshine from mid-afternoon onwards.
This evening and tonight it will be dry and mainly clear with some patches of mist and fog potentially forming. It will be a colder night for many with a frost forming.
Following a cold and frosty start, any early patches of mist and fog will lift to leave a dry and fine day on Friday with sunshine, but this will turn increasingly hazy.
Road surface temperatures will fall below zero tonight. High confidence.

Current road surface temperature highs at our weather station in B269 Botley Hill are 12.7°C and lows of 9.4°C in A22 Godstone.

For travel information on the move, including winter gritting information follow us on twitter – www.twitter.com/surreytravel

We welcome any feedback about our service; if you have any comments, compliments or complaints about the winter communications service please send them to: communication.officer@surreycc.gov.uk

*For further information, please contact Highways England on 0300 123 5000.

A331 Road Closure Tonight

Just as an update on this, the clean up operation took aa lot longer and was more complex they originally thought. The road was returned to single lane at 6.30am for the rush hour but we will need to close the whole carriageway again this evening to complete the work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today there has been an oil spillage on the A331 dual carriageway, north from the M3 junction near Sainsbury’s.

There is presently a single lane closure in operation, at 8pm tonight we will do a full closure to enable us to do a full clean-up, a diversion will be in place using the A325 and the A30.

This operation should take about 4 hours if all goes to plan the road will be gritted and reopened well before the rush hour tomorrow morning.

I will also circulate on social media, could you please pass on to your borough colleagues.

Town Centre Development

I would like to thank the Horsell Residents Ass for hosting last night’s event, although the power of social media won again and there were people from other areas that attended so the hall was not big enough. As Robin has already mentioned he has requested the event be repeated and possible dates will be looked into next week, this might even be a Woking wide event to be held in the HG Wells.

We received a lot of positive comments following the event and although not all are comfortable with the concept of high rise there was a better understanding by most of what we are trying to achieve for Woking. We are not just dumping high rise buildings in the town centre, we are creating a place for people to live, relax eat and drink, that has a variety of leisure and cultural offers. This will create footfall that will also support the retail section of our town. We are also investing in roads and additional car parking, we are working with partners to offer better health centres and at the same time investing in the protection of our environment.

There are a couple of options on the table, the fact is between 2013 and 2027 we need to deliver almost 5000 new homes, this is equates to 292 per year. This is a fact and no up for debate.

Options.

  • This equates to an area the size of Goldsworth Park we could have taken over 10-15% of our green belt and delivered a new estate.
  • We could do higher density developments going up to 8-10 stories in all of our neighbourhoods. Which I believe would destroy their character.

We have made the decision to go with option three.

  • Build 50% of these in small sustainable developments around the borough and build the other 50% in the town centre. But to deliver this amount in the centre means we need to go up. This will use less than 2% of Wokings greenbelt

I will also answer a couple of question that have come up.

  1. Brownfield sites? Many of the major one have been identified and are part of the conversation, many of these are in private ownership but we are working with these owners to bring plans forward for these.
  2. Why is Guildford not doing this, their target is similar to ours, there current population is about 15-20% more than ours but the borough is about 3 times the size of Woking so have more space to play with.