Public consultation

JULY 2019

In July 2019 we consulted upon improvement options, developed through the High Street Improvement study and engagement with a wide range of key stakeholders, including local businesses, residents, access groups and Surrey County Council.

There were just under 300 respondents to our consultation, over 90% of which were residents, employees and business owners within Leatherhead, Ashtead and Fetcham and the rest nearby neighbours.

CONSULTATION OUTCOMES

  • Support for extending the pedestrian zone to include Sundays
  • Support for making the High Street safer and improving air quality by limiting or removing parking except for loading and those who are disabled
  • Positive response to replacing the accessibility ramp with a more flexible but still accessible public space
  • Support for using the same high quality materials as Church Street
  • Mixed views of continued cycling on the High Street
    Around 85% of responses supported more planting and seating areas
  • Strong support for improving the sense of place and giving it a positive identity
People taking part in the High Street consultation
People taking part in the High Street consultation at the Swan Centre