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To: Cllr Nick Adams-King (Hampshire County Council) and Cllr Martin Tod (Winchester City Council)

Re-open Andover Road!

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We call on Hampshire County Council to RE-OPEN Andover Road to traffic and Winchester City Council to mandate this as a condition for the approval of the Sir John Moore Barracks redevelopment

Why is this important?

Our key points:

1.     Winchester Avenue with its high density social/affordable and shared-ownership terraced housing, primary  school, Community Centre and many side roads is an unsuitable, low-capacity road to take this diverted traffic and the result for Kings Barton residents will be: 

o   Road casualties - Traffic accidents are likely to increase.

o   Community severance - The volume of traffic along Winchester Avenue will make it harder to cross presenting a physical and psychological ‘barrier’ to movement and separating residents from one another and from children’s play parks.

o   Noise and Air Pollution and Carbon Emissions - Will dramatically increase, due to traffic queuing in the neighbourhood centre and at access roads and pedestrian crossings.
2.     Traffic will try to avoid delays on the congested Winchester Avenue by diverting through: 

o   Harestock and Weeke  where residents will suffer additional traffic on their residential roads such as Harestock Road, Priors Dean Road and Bereweeke Avenue, and

o   Headbourne Worthy and Kings Worthy where residents will suffer additional traffic on Spingvale Road, Worthy Road, Wellhouse Lane and Down Farm Lane.
3.     More generally, ALL Winchester residents will suffer from delays in reaching the A34 for travel northwards and residents of Littleton, South Wonston and Sutton Scotney will suffer from delays travelling to the City Centre with additional negative consequences for emergency services.

How it will be delivered

Electronically and in person to Hampshire County Council and Winchester City Council

Andover Rd N, Winchester SO22 6NW, UK

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2024-07-08 10:28:47 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2024-07-05 11:43:16 +0100

Thank you so much for supporting our petition!

We've had so many comments and offers of help which shows the strength of feeling against the permanent closure of Andover Road.

Our chairman Mike Slinn will be presenting a deputation to the next meeting of Hampshire County Council on 18th July '24 to ask them to publish their plans for the re-opening and use of Andover Road as per the recommendation of their own consultants!

We will keep you all updates, but please remember that anyone over 18 in your household can sign so please encourage your partners, neighbours and friends to support us too!


2024-06-21 07:58:54 +0100

500 signatures reached

2024-06-17 18:31:29 +0100

100 signatures reached

2024-06-17 16:49:29 +0100

50 signatures reached

2024-06-17 14:53:39 +0100

25 signatures reached

2024-06-14 00:16:58 +0100

10 signatures reached