A possible solution to easing the traffic on Knaphill High Street and Anchor Hill is to remove the bollards by The Vyne roundabout and direct more traffic round Redding Way. The single set of bollards currently working creates a dangerous situation with traffic passing in both directions on the open side of the road. The original raison d’etre for this road was to be one of the main routes off the planned bypass and the new houses on Brookwood Farm estate, which did not happen. Late in the debate on Brookwood Farm, it was decided to open Sparvell Road to Brookwood Farm traffic, which has a direct knock-on effect for traffic using Chobham Road, High Street and Anchor Hill.
Currently the only advice from SCC is to cycle, walk or use public transport more. The Government promised improvements to the infrastructure as well as new developments and funds to be made available for such improvements, but neither have yet been forthcoming for Knaphill.
In the past there have been several debates on the pros and cons of the bollards. Given the changed circumstances since they were originally installed, is it time to think again about whether to remove them? Let us have your opinions please, either on our website or by e-mail to the Residents’ Association (firstname.lastname@example.org).