St Mary’s roundabout: Share your views on plans with local councillor

Cllr Garratt says he set up the survey because he’s concerned the Council’s own consultation may not gather enough information for the Cabinet to make a properly informed decision.

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An online survey has been set up to help residents comment on the proposals by Isle of Wight Council to re-model the junctions of St Mary’s roundabout with Forest Road and Parkhurst Road.

The survey has been set up by Councillor Andrew Garratt who represents Parkhurst ward on both Isle of Wight Council and Newport Parish Council.

“I’ve set up this survey as I’m concerned that the Council’s own consultation may not gather enough information for the Council’s Cabinet to make a properly informed decision when it considers the proposals in May.

“My survey has links to the Council’s plans and documents which residents have told me are difficult to find on the Council’s web site. The survey has a structured series of questions to help residents set out any concerns they have.

“The survey is not limited to residents of Parkhurst ward. The proposed changes are likely to affect the vast majority of Island residents at some point or another, whether that’s the daily commute or school-run, or to visit the hospital, or to go to businesses on the industrial estate, or many other reasons.

“I’ll keep the survey open beyond the closing date of 21 February that the Council has set for its own survey.”

Andrew Garratt’s survey can be found here.

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Monday, 12th February, 2018 5:35pm



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The IWC should be honest and explain the overall plan for spending the £9 million the entire scheme is forecast to cost. This involves pedestrianisation of parts of the High Street along with a lot of uneccessary work on the mini roundabouts under the motorway. This is an old plan drawn up by so-called expert consultants who have ignored the local knowledge factor and the land restricions… Read more »
The consultant’s report quotes traffic figures which are clearly wrong: according to them there is NO congestion in the morning at St Mary’s!!! I agree with Colin: let’s at least try the “white paint” approach – if it doesn’t improve things, we are about £20 and a couple of weeks worse off, but if it does, we’ve saved £9M. No-brainer or too advanced for the likes of… Read more »