1. More than a year ago one concerned member and I held a petition requesting RBWM to hold a public consultation about traffic management on the roads through the Holyport area. We have met twice with RBWM and await a further meeting at which we hope that traffic calming measures to be offered for consultation will be agreed.
2. During the summer of 2014 RBWM and Legoland held traffic trials for Legoland Traffic. For our area this entailed traffic signs directing traffic along the A330, and M4 motorway electronic signs were supposed to direct traffic to use J8/9. There is evidence to suggest that the motorway signs were not used as was intended, so I and others dispute whether the trials were successful. In other words, if the traffic was not directed to use our roads, how could it be judged that the extra traffic (if any) directed along our roads was acceptable? Also there is now a proposal from Legoland that they buy some land from Crown Estates in order to enable Legoland to have a second exit. This would mean that much Legoland traffic would travel along the Drift Road and likely travel along the A330. I continue to communicate on this with our RBWM Ward Councillors and Bray Parish Council. I am advised that this would be subject to planning approval so residents could object. I will advise details as they are made known to me.
3. During September 2014 I have heard from a few residents that they are concerned about increased aeroplane traffic over the Holyport area. Some background information follows;
The web site above explains why there has been a increase in flights over the Holyport area in the last few months.
The Royal Borough has written to the CAA demanding to know why it was not consulted before the trial route was devised, which would have given the council the chance to highlight the impact the new route would have on these communities.
The trial started last month and is due to operate until January 26, 2015. Any residents who have been affected by the noise can contact the airport directly by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 0800 344 844.