Old London Road, Epsom - Prohibition of Vehicles Proposal

Closed 3 Feb 2022

Opened 6 Jan 2022


Thank you for your interest in our prohibition of vehicles proposals in Old London Road, Epsom. 

The legislation we must follow before introducing this scheme means that we need to allow objections and comments from the public to be considered before a final decision is reached about whether or not to go ahead with our preferred scheme in its current form.

The proposal:

In the late 1990s Epsom & Ewell Borough Council approved the advertisement of a prohibition of traffic order for the section of Old London Road that runs between Tattenham Corner Road and the Top Car Park on Epsom Downs. At the time Epsom & Ewell Borough Council was acting as Highway Authority under an agency agreement with Surrey County Council. The prohibition of traffic order was intended to prevent motor vehicles entering this section of Old London Road overnight. Unfortunately neither Epsom & Ewell Borough Council nor Surrey County Council have any record that the intended prohibition of traffic order was sealed. Nevertheless, Old London Road has been closed overnight since the late 1990s. This is generally accepted by the local community as part and parcel of the operation of the Downs. It is therefore recommended to advertise a prohibition of traffic order to prevent overnight motor vehicle access into Old London Road from Tattenham Corner towards the Top Car park, with the hours of operation and exemptions as detailed in the Schedule below. The proposed hours of operation have been requested by the Epsom & Walton Downs Conservators following their meeting of 21st June 2021 and would be an extension of the hours that have been operating on the ground since the late 1990s. The report that was considered by the Conservators is available online Agenda (epsom-ewell.gov.uk) and includes information about the concerns that the Conservators would like to address in requesting extended hours.
Schedule (times of road closure)
1 April to 30 September
Sunday to Friday – 7pm to 12 noon the following day
Saturday – 7pm to 9.30am the following day
1 October to 31 March
Sunday to Friday – 5pm to 12 noon the following day
Saturday – 5pm to 9.30am the following day

File attachments:

If you would like to object, support, or comment on the proposal, please use the Online Survey linked at the bottom of the page, or alternatively, write to:

TRO Team, Hazel House, Merrow Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7BQ

by 03rd February 2021.

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What happens next

The comments and objections will be considered by Lucy Monie. We will write to you again to let you know the outcome.



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