Gravel Hill Zebra Crossing One Step Closer

The installation of a new zebra crossing on Gravel Hill is one step closer this week after Henley Town Council Planning Committee agreed to pay for the design and survey work needed.

The cost of the pre-installation work amounts to £4,625 and will be taken from the Community Infrastructure Levy money that housing developers pay to the Council.

The original pinch-point proposal at the former Bask Weavers Arms pub on Gravel Hill will not now go ahead. County Councillor Stefan Gawrysiak said, “The 20mph zone has succeeded in reducing speeds and it is thought that the crossing will further reduce speeds as well.  We have completed two speed surveys including one just last week.”

The exact location of the zebra crossing is to be finalised and a public consultation will take place early in 2021.

The cost of the installation (£30,000) will be paid for by Oxfordshire County Council.

There is a further plan for a zebra crossing on the Marlow Road opposite Swiss Farm.