Category Archives: Better Transport Management

Parking survey results now in

The NPDG recently asked you the local residents, to respond to a local parking survey with the aim of using the results to influence the Royal Borough with respect to parking standards for new housing developments. The response to the survey was excellent with over 500 local residents giving their views. The results can be viewed here.

These results will now be submitted to the Royal Borough with particular emphasis on some of the key points, namely:

  • Recognition of how people use their garages and how many do or do not park their cars in a garage
  •  The number of visitor vehicles which adds to the overall traffic congestion
  • The increased number of delivery vehicles in the area, probably due to the changing nature of shopping
  • Residents’ views on how far people are prepared to walk to a station or shops
  • Residents’ views on how many parking spaces should be included in new residential developments, based on the number of bedrooms

The NPDG thanks all the residents who participated in the survey.

Residential Parking Survey for Ascot, Sunninghill and Sunningdale

On-street parking on residential streets in our area is a major contributor to the challenges of addressing local traffic congestion and the desire to protect the character of our area – two of the priorities identified as most important by local residents when we produced our Neighbourhood Plan for Ascot, Sunninghill and Sunningdale.

We’re conducting a survey to find out more about current house-related parking and what local residents think should be the standard for new residential development. We will then use this as supporting evidence to try to influence the Royal Borough with respect to parking standards for new housing development.

Please click here to complete the survey online. CLOSING DATE IS FRIDAY 9th DECEMBER 2016.

Cycle routes in Windsor Great Park

The Crown Estate has always been pleased to welcome cyclists to Windsor Great Park. To see all the routes where cycling is allowed, all of which are open during daylight hours, download this Cyclist-Leaflet-Windsor-Great-Park leaflet. To access a larger version of the map, click Cycling map Windsor Great Park.

Cycling from Ascot to Windsor

It is possible to cycle from Ascot to Windsor on a mainly no- or low-traffic route at any time during daylight hours:

  • Ride along New Mile Ride to Cheapside Road and Left into Watersplash Lane to enter Windsor Great Park at Ascot Gate
  • Cycle through the Park to exit through Ranger’s Gate
  • Cross the A332 Sheet Street at the pedestrian/horse crossing, controlled by lights
  • Follow the signs on to the marked cycle route (part of this is a flint surface which can get muddy when wet)
  • You will come in to Windsor at the Windsor FC car park
  • Cross over the B3022 and turn Left into Bulkeley Avenue. Follow the road up to Springfield Road, turn Right and then a 1st Left into York Avenue. There is a cycle underpass on the Right, just after York Road that takes you through to Vansittart Road, on into the centre of Windsor and the river.

Car lift share and better bus information

Bus Transport was one of the topics identified in our Neighbourhood Plan as important, and the NP Delivery Group has taken a lead, with a Project Team which is looking into the possibilities for a Village Hopper Bus and other organised transport services in the area.

There are some important developments about Bus Information and Car Lift Share services from the Royal Borough which we think you would find of interest: 

Car lift share scheme

RBWM have launched a Car Lift Share scheme aimed at Companies in the Borough.  The NP Delivery Group welcomes the introduction of this scheme, the aim of which is to reduce traffic and CO2 emissions and contribute towards building the community.  For details visit: http://www.rbwmcarshare.co.uk/.

What is important now is the promotion, implementation and take-up of the scheme, as the benefits can only be achieved when people and companies sign up to it. If you work in the area, please look into this scheme and see if it’s appropriate for your company.

Better information about bus transport

The NPDG also welcomes the RBWM campaign to promote better information about bus transport.  While we do not have a large number of bus services in our area, many people may not be aware of the bus services that are available.  We therefore welcome this RBWM initiative to promote awareness of travel by bus.

The following are links to available Bus information:

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Posters such as this are being used by RBWM to promote the new way to get bus information.

The NP Delivery Group Hopper Bus Project Team is now looking into the possibility of a Hopper Bus and other organised transport in our area. The Project Team believes further innovation is possible with the bus routes in our area, the potential for more shared transport services, and for yet further improvements to information about transport services.  The Project Team plans to carry out a consultation to understand more about what people in our area want from bus and other organised transport.

The Hopper Bus Project Team needs more volunteers.  If you would like to help, please email us at: DeliveryGroup@ascotandthesunningsnp.com

 

New McLaren car showroom at Ascot station

Many of you may have already noticed that there’s activity around the old Clover Leaf garage by Ascot Station. The site is owned by Jardine Motors Group, who have commenced the building of an impressive new McLaren showroom – their first outside London. The new, state of the art facility will be the largest McLaren showroom in the UK and will offer the full range of models including the new 650S Coupe and the 650S Spider. It is expected the works will be completed by around October 2014.

For details of the approved planning permission for this development, please go to the RBWM website and search by application number for number 13/00198: RBWM planning access module.

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This image gives some idea of what the development will look like

This site is not included in the area within the Ascot Station Site project in our ASandS Neighbourhood Plan, which remains a project for actioning.

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