Archive for November, 2012

6 December Planning Enforcement Agenda

November 29, 2012

In ten and half years of being a Councillor, I have never seen so many Feltham North properties on a single Planning Enforcement agenda.  I am aware of all the cases but this is an agenda worth sharing.

Road works in Faggs Road

November 27, 2012

This morning I made the following enquiry:

“There are works in Faggs Road at the moment (not far from the Green Man public house). The traffic was backed up beyond Tesco this morning. Please let me know the following:

  1. The reasons for these works?
  2. There were works in the same place within the past 3 years. Why the need for this outage again?
  3. By when the works will be complete?”

I received the following explanation this afternoon:

“Thames water is undertaking the works to reinstate a collapsed sewer.

The sewer is about 6 metre deep and it will take 2 days to excavate down to the pipe. The repairs and the carriageway reinstatement will take approximately two weeks to complete.

We have asked the contractor to sign the works properly and place warning signs at strategic locations to warn road users of delays to traffic flows. Works will take place 7 days a week and the lights will be manned during peak hours.”

Carriageway Resurfacing/ Repair Works in Hounslow Road

November 7, 2012

I received the following this morning regarding the above (only applies between Lansbury Avenue- Brainton Avenue):

“I am pleased to inform you that the above work is part of an approved maintenance programme for your area.

The work is due to commence on 19 November 2012 and should be completed within 5 nights. The work will be carried out between 7.30pm and 4.30am at night. The contractor will advise dates and any changes by the placing of signs in the road.

Traffic through the working area will be controlled by the Contractor’s traffic signals or stop-go boards.

Access to the business/properties within the resurfacing limits will be maintained as far as it is reasonably practical, and will be subject to the contractor’s traffic control. Unfortunately there will be delays. Emergency access will not be affected. Any road markings will be replaced as a separate operation as soon as possible.”

Temporary Lights near Baber Bridge

November 1, 2012

The traffic around Staines Road & Hounslow Road was very bad yesterday evening.  There are temporary lights near to Baber Bridge.

I received the following this afternoon:

“National Grid Gas is renewing the medium pressure gas mains in Staines Road between the junction with Hounslow Road and the junction Wellington Road South. The works will be completed by Christmas.

I spoke to the Project Engineer this afternoon and he told me that the temporary traffic lights will be in place until next weekend due to the size and poor condition of the mains.

They will be working extended hours, 7 days a week and the lights will be manned between 8am and 7pm to minimize delays.

Our Area Highway Inspector will visit the site daily to monitor progress.”