The Ivers Traffic Alleviation Plan
The Parish of Iver includes the three villages of Iver, Iver Heath and Richings Park, as well as other hamlets including Thorney and Shreding Green. It has a population of around 10,500 and is situated in the Green Belt and the Colne Valley Park; its rural open environment is valued by its residents.
It is close to the M25, M4 and M40 and Heathrow Airport and as a result, it has become a popular location for many businesses within the road freight industry. These are located in the 4 business parks located in the Parish: The Ridgeway, Court Lane, Thorney Business Park and the old Aggregate Industries site/Thorney Sidings.In addition the West London Industrial Park houses a number of HGV generating businesses, all of which have to travel through Iver as the access to Hillingdon has a weight limit on it. Other access roads to Hillingdon are similarly restricted to prevent HGV usage. Its geographical location places Iver on traffic “rat run” routes to avoid motorway congestion, either going from the M4 to M40 or accessing Heathrow avoiding the M4.
The local roads through the villages are in the main narrow rural residential roads which were not built to take the volume or weight of traffic currently using them. As a result the infrastructure is crumbling and they are frequently in need of repeated repairs.