Update: Community Forum: Bagshot Traffic Congestion, Chapel Lane Development Proposal


The Community Forum on the 15t January was well attended, filling the Three Mariners’ function room.

Concerns were raised on many issues including (in no particular order)

  • Traffic congestion tailing back from the “Waitrose” traffic lights along the A30 and through the High Street
  • Through traffic using Bagshot as a short-cut
  • High levels of air pollution due to traffic
  • Excessive speeds on Whitmore Road, Guildford Road and the High Street (when not congested).
  • The prospect of a further planning application to build a large number of houses off the narrow Chapel Lane and the effect this would have would have on
    • traffic,
    • the environment and amenity,
    • the safety of children at the near-by Infants School,
    • surface water including run-off attributed to the Waterers Way estate.
  • High density housing and rest-home developments with inadequate parking
  • The erosion of available on-street parking

It was suggested that residents should keep their concerns in the forefront of the attention of the relevant council officials and elected representatives by email to their “official” email accounts, as well as submitting formal responses to planning applications.
For maximum effect this should be both individually and through the Bagshot Society.

Attendees were invited to give their email addresses to the Bagshot Society in order that they can be kept abreast of emerging issues and the relevant officials to whom concerns should be expressed.

If you wish to be added to this list of people please email bagshotsociety@bagshotvillage.com to say so. Your details will not be used for any other purpose.



Bagshot Society invites residents interested in coming along to the Function Room (Back bar) of The Mariners’ Tuesday 15th January 2019 7pm for 7.30 pm to discuss ideas of improving through traffic, helping to deal with congestion and address concerns of pollution levels in the centre of our village.

Also inviting residents concerned about proposed development off Chapel Lane of 44 houses by CALA homes.

What can we as villagers do together about these issues ? Come to our community forum and help to come to some conclusions on these pressing issues.

Paul Hutchinson Vice Chair, Bagshot Society
Any enquiries 01276 489991 (home)

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