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‘RADICAL’: Council extend consultation over road network changes in Chorleywood

 Published on: 20th June 2023   |   By: Darius Morgan   |   Category: Uncategorized

A public consultation has been launched to get residents’ opinions on “radical” changes to the road network in Chorleywood.

The 81-page Three Rivers Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan includes multiple proposals that would affect the village.

The consultation was initially set to close on July 3, but has since been extended to July 17 after criticism from Chorleywood Residents’ Association (CRA) over the supposedly convoluted nature of the consultation and its lack of promotion to the public.

CRA has collated the key information from the document in a bid to ensure residents fully understand the proposals.

Jane Tozer, chair of CRA, said: “The CRA doesn’t tell people how to vote or what to say in their responses; our job is simply to give residents the full information so they can form their own opinions.”

Councillor for Chorleywood North and Sarratt Philip Hearn has been outspoken against the plans.

He said: “Whilst we support the principle of better cycling provision, these proposals would cause traffic mayhem. The plans include the potential for a cycle path on Chorleywood Common – without the support of the parish council, which owns the land – Common Road to be made one way, the bridge over the railway by Chorleywood Bottom to be closed to cars, and a traffic block put on Shepherds Lane under the M25 to prevent people from Chorleywood accessing Mill End and William Penn.

“I urge all members of the public to have their say on these radical plans.”

You can view the consultation at

To see the CRA’s breakdown of the plans, visit

Three Rivers District Council has been contacted for comment.

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1 Comment

  1. Neil McCabe June 21st, 2023, 12:35 am

    I honestly thought this was a joke when I first read these ridiculous suggestions. What irritates me most is there are simple road safety improvements that could be implemented across Chorleywood. All these cycleways will achieve is traffic chaos. Last Sunday morning I sat and counted the cyclists passing under the m25 between 8 and 10 am- peak bike weekly movements I’d suggest. Downhill 27 – Uphill 5!! How about filling in a few more potholes? I’m sure cyclists would prefer it…

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