Thames Ditton proposed pedestrian zone - Active Travel

Closed 13 Oct 2020

Opened 25 Sep 2020

Results updated 26 Nov 2020

Thames Ditton Active Travel Proposed  Pedestrian Zone. 

The consultation ran from 25th September to 13th October 2020, with a total of 393 responses recieved. 

The two documents showing the results can be viewed and downloaded below. 






As part of the Government’s Active Travel programme Surrey County Council would like to assess whether there is support for a new pedestrian area in Thames Ditton High Street, to be implemented on a trial / experimental basis during the COVID-19 recovery period.  As things currently stand, the pavements in the High Street are narrow and there isn’t much dedicated space for pedestrians, which makes social distancing a challenge. There is very little space for economic activity on the Highway itself – for example for cafes to put out tables and chairs or for market stalls.


The objectives of a new pedestrian zone scheme would be:

  • To provide more space for pedestrians in Thames Ditton High Street.
  • To provide space for economic activity on the Highway in Thames Ditton High Street.


The proposal is centred on the Lime Tree at the junction of the High Street with Ashley Road. It would involve converting some of the carriageway near the Lime Tree in the middle of the High Street into pavement. This would result in a number of parking spaces being removed from the area near the Lime Tree while the scheme was deployed. The scheme would not necessarily need to be deployed on a 24-7 basis but could be deployed on days and at times to suit the local business and resident community.


Map of proposed pedestrian zone - Lime Tree Square

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All personal information will be stored confidentially by Surrey County Council for the purposes of this project. An anonymous summary of the feedback will be provided to local councillors, and may be published to the Local Committee, which meets in public. We will make sure that no individual can be identified by this summary.


  • Elmbridge


  • All Surrey residents
  • Surrey businesses


  • Highways