Portmore Park & District Residents Association - ARCHIVE

A voluntary association of Weybridge residents

Portmore Pillars - Designed by William Talman circa 1700 for the first Earl of Portmore


Our Walton Bridge Closing Address

PP&DRA Walton Bridge evidence

Public Inquiry date and arrangements

Inspired by a motorway bridge?

More from Philip Hammond MP

Public Inquiry announced

Our letter to the Secretary of State

Letter from Philip Hammond MP

Three minutes on Walton Bridge

Walton Bridge junction 'Madness'

View CABE response

View Councillor Lake's response 

View our letter to Cllr Lake & SCC

View campaign website 

The Surrey County Council Case

Contact the planners


Walton Bridge Scheme - Victory for Residents

UPDATE 2008:  The much-improved Walton Bridge plans presented to the public in a three day exhibition at the Heart shopping centre, Walton-on-Thames have now been granted planning permission by Surrey County Council.  PP&DRA is pleased to say the plans are an improvement in every respect on the plans rejected by the public inquiry.  Read more about the plans (click here)...

Surrey County Council granted itself planning permission in May 2004 to proceed with its controversial in-house design for the new permanent Walton Bridge, new viaduct and new junction at Cowey Sale. [see the plan below].  

At the planning committee meeting on 12 May 2004, Surrey County Council ignored widespread opposition to the plans, from

  • Elmbridge Borough Council, who opposed the design of the bridge and junction
  • Spelthorne Borough Council who opposed the clover leaf junction design
  • CABE who have that the site demands a higher standard of design
  • 380 local people who wrote opposing the design (compared with five who wrote in support)
  • Residents' groups in Walton, Weybridge, Shepperton and Esher who opposed the design

Five residents were given an opportunity to speak for three minutes at the SCC planning meeting.

PPDRA Chair Miles Macleod was one of the speakers. 

- Click here to read the text of his three minutes of evidence to Surrey County Council


View the closing address and the evidence presented by PP&DRA which helped stop the cloverleaf junction being built along the Cowey Sale riverside.
You can also SEE THE PICTURES which helped persuade the inspector about the value of the riverside land
or download pdf files of our evidence and pictures

Proposed new junction layout at Walton Bridge, with slip roads on high new embankments, leading into Walton Lane 


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