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Meeting of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 28/06/2004
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE A3 HINDHEAD SCHEME BY THE HIGHWAY AGENCY



Summary & Purpose
This report sets out the proposed amendments to the A3 Hindhead highway scheme following public consultation.

Quality of Life Implications
Natural Resource Use
Pollution Prevention and Control
Biodiversity and Nature
Local Environment
Social Inclusion
Safe Communities
Local Economy
Natural
Resource Use
Pollution
Prevention and Control
Biodiversity
and Nature
Local
Environment
Social
Inclusion
Safe, Healthy
and Active
Communities
Local
Economy
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive


APPENDIX B
WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL

ENVIRONMENT AND LEISURE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – 28TH JUNE 2004
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Title:
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE A3 HINDHEAD SCHEME BY THE HIGHWAY AGENCY

[Wards Affected: All Haslemere Wards]
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Summary and purpose:

This report sets out the proposed amendments to the A3 Hindhead highway scheme following public consultation.
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Quality of life implications – social, environmental & economic (sustainable development):

Natural Resource Use
Pollution Prevention and Control
Biodiversity and Nature
Local Environment
Social Inclusion
Safe, Healthy and Active Communities
Local Economy
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive

The proposed amendments appear to meet the contentions of the public affected by the Hazel Grove and Boundless Road junctions without jeopardising the overall design of the scheme. The amendments will benefit the community and in the case of Boundless Road will be an improvement for the environment. The proposals also meet the comments of the Borough Council, expressed in December 2003.

E-Government, Resource and Legal Implications

There are no implications.
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The Proposed Changes to the Scheme

1. The Highway Agency has published new draft Orders because of amendments they propose to make to the scheme. The Orders are:

THE A 3 HINDHEAD
THE A3 TRUNK ROAD (HINDHEAD) SIDE ROADS NO 3 ORDER
2. The Highway Agency has provided a comprehensive description of the proposed changes to the design of the roads in response to public comment. This is included in full at Annexe 1. The accompanying plan shows the difference between the October 2003 proposal for Boundless Road junction and the revised layout dated May 2004.

The Issues regarding the scheme for Waverley Borough

3. The issues for Waverley Borough Council in December 2003, at the consultation stage, were:-
alternative proposals were sought that might be satisfactory to these users e.g. upgrading the surface of all or part of BOAT 500 (but downgrading it to a bridleway); as a last resort consideration by the Highway Agency of a narrow strip of all or part of the existing A3 being retained as a cycleway.
Officer Comment

4. The amendments by the Highway Agency to the scheme appear to meet the first issue to a large extent, because there are proposals for traffic management around Hazel Grove and the Boundless Road junction is to be deleted.

5. The issue of the cycle way has been resolved because there is a new proposal to have a cycleway along the existing A3.

How the Changes meet Public Comment

6. There were 22 alternatives or amendments submitted to the Secretary of State, and of these a number have been resolved, as outlined below:

1. Knockhundred Lane (East Hants)

2. Hazel Grove and School Accesses

3. Access for people living to the east of the A3


4. Boundless Road

5. Access to the Punchbowl

Conclusion

7. The concerns of the Borough Council, as expressed at the consultation stage, have been considered and have been met by the Highway Agency, and a number of public comments have been dealt with.

Recommendation

That the amendments to the A3 Hindhead scheme proposed by the Highway Agency be supported, specifically:


Background Papers (DoPD)

There are no background papers (as defined by Section 100D(5) of the Local Government Act 1972) relating to this report.
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CONTACT OFFICER:

Name: Geraldine Molony Telephone: 01483 523296

E-mail: gmolony@waverley.gov.uk


Comms/o&s3/2004-05/006