Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Whitton's Character Protected as Buildings Gain New Protection and School Roads Speeds Lowered

The Council has protected several buildings in Whitton by upgrading their status to 'Building of Townscape Merit'. This new status provides additional protections to maintain and retain Whitton's unique character and heritage.

In addition to the new designations the Council also agreed to set up a 20mph zone along Nelson Road and its adjoining roads to create a safe zone around Nelson and St Edmund's schools.

Cllr Elliott, Conservative Whitton Councillor stated:

"These two announcements are great news for enhancing safety around our schools and protecting the character and heritage of Whitton Village. Nelson Road has two primary schools on either side of the road and it makes perfect sense to restrict speeds and increase safety to protect local school children, parents and local residents."

Notes to Editors

1/. Cabinet Member decision to re-designate Nelson Road buildings - https://cabnet.richmond.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?ID=3435
2/. Specific Buildings along Nelson Road - 161, 163, 165, 167, 258, 260, 262.
2/. Cabinet Member decision to create 20mph zones along Nelson Road - https://cabnet.richmond.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?ID=3436