Riverside Walk
ChurchStreet
HighStreet
St James
ENCOURAGING CYCLING AND WALKING
DESIGN PRINCIPLES
  • Create safe, attractive routes connecting major destinations that people will want to use.
  • Improve pavements and pedestrian areas so that they are wide, well surfaced and suitable for buggies and wheelchairs.
  • Provide cycle routes which are continuous and segregated from busy traffic.
HOW WILL THE PROPOSALS BE FUNDED?

The majority of the £4.9 million scheme cost will come from the Local Enterprise Partnership's Local Growth Fund, with Surrey County Council and Mole Valley DC providing a local contribution. The project will be planned and implemented by Surrey CC and Mole Valley DC working in partnership.

WHEN WOULD THE WORK HAPPEN?

The works are planned for 2017 and will be completed in stages over a three year period. A Construction Management Plan will be in place to minimise any disruption to travel. These proposals are still in development and some aspects may change or be adapted to fit in with available space and budget.

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
To help us secure funding we need to know which proposals you think would be beneficial to local people and the local area. Would they encourage you to cycle and walk more?


Cycling Picture
Cycling Picture

SECTION 1:
MOLE BUSINESS PARK AND CLEEVE ROAD LINKS

Every day thousands of employees travel to work in Leatherhead but can feel disconnected from the town and leisure centre even though distances are short. By improving walking and cycling facilities between Leatherhead Station and the Springfield Drive/Park View and Cleeve Road business parks, commuting and lunch time travel by bike or on foot will become a viable and attractive option.

PROPOSED UPGRADES
  • A new wide off-road path for cyclists and pedestrians along the north side of Randalls Road. This will connect Station Approach with Cleeve Road.
  • A signed on-road route for cyclists with cycle friendly traffic management will continue along Cleeve Road to create a safe route to local businesses including Unilever, KBR and CGI.
  • A route for cyclists from Station Road to Randalls Road through the Mole Business Park.
KEY BENEFITS
  • Make it easier and safer for c. 10,000 employees to travel by bike and on foot between the business parks, Leatherhead train station and the town centre.
  • Easier and safer for residents to cycle and walk to and from the station.
  • Reduced parking pressure at the station and local businesses.
  • Encourage more people working in Leatherhead to spend time (e.g. lunch breaks) in Leatherhead town centre.
  • Reduced congestion in Leatherhead at peak times, particularly around the station.
  • By joining our section 2 proposals, a continuous route will be created to Fetcham and Leatherhead Leisure Centre.




Cycling Picture
Cycling Picture
SECTION 2:
WATERWAY ROAD LINK

Waterway Road provides a vital link to the train station and the businesses in north Leatherhead for Fetcham residents. It is already a popular route for cyclists and pedestrians and is the most convenient way of accessing the leisure centre from the north of the town. By providing a better off-road facility we will improve safety by separating bikes and vehicles.

PROPOSED UPGRADES
  • A new off-road path for cyclists and pedestrians along the western side of Waterway Road.
  • Simplifying the Waterworks junction by removing the roundabout and creating a T-junction at Guildford Road.
  • New signalised crossing for pedestrians and cyclists across Waterway Road to the pumping station and on to the leisure centre.
  • Creating a raised crossing across Waterway Road (just South of Belmont Rd) to allow access to the riverside path. Some sections of the riverside path will be widened to better accommodate people walking and cycling.
KEY BENEFITS
  • Make it easier and safer for Fetcham's 8,000 residents to reach Leatherhead train station, business parks and Therfield School by bike and on foot.
  • Make it easier and safer to reach Leatherhead Leisure Centre by bike and on foot.
  • Reduced congestion along Waterway Road and at the Station Road junction.
  • By linking to Mill Lane, a continuous, safer cycle route to Fetcham will be created.


Cycling Picture
Cycling Picture
SECTION 3:
TOWN BRIDGE & THE RIVERSIDE QUARTER

The area to the south of the town centre of Leatherhead is being regenerated to create a Riverside Quarter with more open space and green areas. The proposals are still at an early stage but will potentially include a new cafe, apartments, a hotel and a business centre.

Leatherhead Sustainable Transport Package will facilitate easier access to the Riverside Quarter by improving the facilities on Guildford Road Bridge ('Town Bridge') for pedestrians and cyclists. Additionally, the riverside walk will be widened to make it suitable for both groups of users.

PROPOSED UPGRADES

The following upgrades will be enabled by changing the bridge to a single lane that's controlled by traffic lights on either side:

  • Wider footways over the bridge to make crossing easier for pedestrians, wheelchair and buggy users.
  • Safe stopping zones for cyclists in front of the vehicles at the traffic lights.
  • Wider footways on the bridge approaches.


This transformation provides the opportunity to revitalise the public space in the area, and provide significant improvements for pedestrians and cyclists wishing to access the town centre from the south.
Cycling Picture
Cycling Picture
LEATHERHEAD CAR PARKING SURVEY

Developing the right car parking strategy is critical in delivering Transform Leatherhead - we know that it is the major issue to residents, shoppers and workers. We want as much of your input as possible - you can take part in our online Parking Survey

Using a traffic light system, here is the current status of the car parks that service the town centre.

RED = almost always full | AMBER = some capacity | GREEN = reasonable capacity
Upper Fairfield

20 P&D spaces
2 Disabled

Church Hall Road

32 P&D spaces
1 Disabled

Bridge Street

48 P&D spaces
1 Disabled

Church Street

51 P&D spaces
3 Disabled

Station Road

58 P&D spaces
2 Disabled

Swan Shopping Centre

337 P&D spaces
18 Disabled

Randalls Road

217 P&D spaces
9 Disabled

FLOOD ALLEVIATION SCHEME
  • The River Mole has experienced significant flooding in 1968, 2000 and most recently in 2013/14 when over 300 properties were flooded.
  • After 2013 the Environment Agency identified the need to develop a flood alleviation scheme across the Middle River Mole to replicate existing schemes in place in both the Upper and Lower River Mole.
  • Leatherhead/ Fetcham has been identified as a priority
  • Funding was obtained in 2014/15 to develop an initial high level options appraisal as well as undertaking updated modelling to incorporate the 2013/14 flood information
  • We are exploring a conveyancing option of a new channel running from the Mole Business Park as detailed below.
  • We will also explore options to reduce the surface and foul water flood risk that impacts Fetcham.
  • If any option offer a viable solution detailed design and planning approvals work will take place in 2017/18 with any construction likely to follow in 2018/ 2019.



CHURCH STREET IMPROVEMENT WORKS

The appointed designer, Atkins, has worked up ideas based on the initial masterplaning work. The Church Street scheme presents the opportunity to deliver improvements to the quality of the environment for all users; Pedestrians, Residents, visitors, cyclists, motorists, retailers and businesses.

Funding: funding coming from MVDC, SCC- Town Centre Revitalisation Fund, Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Deal Programme.

SCHEME OBJECTIVES
  • Create a high quality public realm to revitalise the street
  • Improve the entrance to The Leatherhead Theatre
  • Increase footway widths where possible to encourage use of the space for outdoor seating
  • Allow access for deliveries to existing and proposed businesses
  • Minimise the loss of on-street parking
  • Reduce street clutter
TIMETABLE
  • Design work is continuing, Atkins are putting the finishing touches on the preliminary design
  • A detailed design should be completed by the end of November followed by a tender period in December. Work aiming to start in February
  • There is a possibility to make an earlier start on some sections of the street in the Autumn
  • These dates are subject to change and we will keep everyone updated
  • Waitrose Store scheduled to open in January 2017









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