Consultation into HGV restriction on Poyle Road extended

A public consultation asking for views on proposals to restrict heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) in Poyle Road, Colnbrook has been extended.

HGVs will be prevented from accessing the Poyle Trading Estate from the northern part of Poyle Road; buses will be allowed through.

HGVs will be prevented from accessing the Poyle Trading Estate from the northern part of Poyle Road; buses will be allowed through.

Slough Borough Council announced in September that it is planning to install a width restriction and bus lane near the Punchbowl pub to stop HGVs using the northern section of Poyle Road and Bath Road to access Poyle industrial estate.

An initial four-week consultation ran from 21st September until 12th October and drew around 50 responses from residents.  However, the council wants to hear more from businesses and has decided to re-open the consultation until 5pm on Friday 18 November.

Feedback can be given via the following channels:

Speaking when the scheme was first announced, Councillor Fiza Matloob, commissioner for transport and highways, said:

“These plans are about improving the environment for residents.

“The northern part of Poyle Road is not really designed for HGVs, whereas the southern route via Horton Road is much more suitable.

“By diverting lorries to the more suitable route we will be improving safety and reducing noise and pollution for residents, without affecting normal traffic or the buses.”

For a summary of the proposals and a map please visit www.slough.gov.uk/poyleroad

If given the go ahead, the scheme will be built before April 2017.

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