The following notice has been received from the Senior Planning Officer at Spelthorne Council. Needless to say, support for the cycle/footbridge from Sunbury to Walton would fall within the remit of this consultation, so please take this additional opportunity to make your views known.
"We are writing to resident associations in Spelthorne to introduce some new work that is underway to plan where streets in Spelthorne could be improved to make it safe and comfortable for everyone to walk and cycle, and more inviting places to be when spending time outside.
"Spelthorne Borough Council and Surrey County Council are working with Atkins, a specialist firm, to develop a Local Cycling & Walking Infrastructure Plan (GOV.UK pdf) for our borough.
"It is vitally important that improvements reflect the needs of our community, so we would like to work with resident associations and other community groups whilst developing this plan.
"At this stage, we would like to invite residents and resident associations to submit suggestions on where walking and cycling can be improved in your neighbourhood through our dedicated website:
"We have received a number of suggestions already, and have previously received a large volume of suggestions when we trialled this online feedback map last year. To those who have already submitted suggestions – thank you! All of these comments are currently being reviewed. The map remains open for new comments and will be reviewed by those working on the project as the plan progresses.
"Suggestions will be used to help identify areas in the borough where investment could most usefully be directed. Later in the process, having identified these areas, we will invite the residents associations for these areas to more detailed discussions on improvements that could be made in their area."
Hannah Bridges MRTPI
Senior Planning Officer (Strategic Planning)