Welcome to the King Edward VII Estate Sustainable Travel section of our website. This page is intended to help residents plan their travel arrangements in the most sustainable manner possible.
Sustainable travel can have a range of benefits including:
- Improving personal Health
- Providing financial savings when compared to conventional methods of travel
- Improved local surroundings due to reduced traffic congestion, carbon emissions, general pollution and noise.
When making your travel arrangements there are several sustainable travel options available to you as a resident of King Edward VII Estate. It is envisaged that the biggest opportunity for sustainable travel is on short-distance local trips, less than five miles where cycling, walking and public transport provide a viable alternative to the private car. However, sustainable travel need not be limited to short distance trips. Rail and bus services also provide a viable alternative to private car use on long distance journeys.
The rural setting of King Edward VII Estate means that there are several pleasant footpaths, bridle ways and minor roads that provide safe and scenic routes to local amenities. These routes are ideal for walking and cycling, enabling residents to access local facilities in a healthy and sustainable manner.
King Edward VII Estate includes numerous amenities within its grounds, accessible by a short walk. These include:
- A gym
- A swimming pool
- Communal rooms in The Sanatorium
- Commercial services in The Chapel
Dr. Bradswell’s Measured Walks have been reinstated within the grounds of King Edward VII Estate providing six kilometres of picturesque walking routes. There are numerous Public Rights of Way and public leisure walks accessible from King Edward VII Estate, such as The South Downs National Park Authority’s Midhurst, Woolbeding and Easebourne Walk’ to the South.
West Sussex County Council’s Public Rights of Way Map extract, below, shows King Edward VII Estate’s walking context.
King Edward VII Estate includes secure parking spaces in both the East and West Courtyard basement car parks and in individual garages to encourage cycle ownership and use.
King Edward VII Estate is a short cycle ride from several local and National Cycle Network (NCN) routes from King Edward VII Estate.
NCN Route 22 (Farnham to Banstead) is to the West.
NCN Route 223 (Chertsey to Shoreham- by- Sea) is to the East.
Contact your Travel Plan Coordinator using either
Or Call 01924 844 080 for information about cycle/ cycle equipment vouchers and Bikeability cycle training sessions.
Further information is available regarding walking and cycling around King Edward VII Estate from:
WSCC Information: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/leisure-recreation-and-community/walking-horseriding-and-cycling-routes
Walk and Cycle Trip Matching: https://walkbudi.liftshare.com/default.asp and https://www.bikebudi.lifshare.com
SDNPA Information https://www.souhtdowns.gov.uk
Employers’ Cycle to Work Schemes www.cyclescheme.co.uk
Comprehensive Cycle Information www.sustrans.org.uk
King Edward VII Estate has access to Stagecoach’s 70/71 Bus service from a pair of bus stops located at the junction of Henley Hill the A286 with King’s Drive. A summary of Stagecoach’s 70/71 bus services is provided in below. Further Information on bus services (maps, timetable, fares and concessions) is available from the WSCC bus resource: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/travel-and-public-transport/bus-and-coach-travel/bus-timetables/
Residents aged 5-19 that are in school or full time further education can apply for a ‘Your 3in1’ card, which will entitle them to discounted bus travel. More details are available at http://www.yourspacewestsussex.co.uk/advice_and_info/your_3in1_card.aspx or from your Travel Plan Coordinator.
The development will also look into the provision of a mini-bus service for commuters to the railway station and periodic trips to nearby Midhurst. The availability of this service will be subject to demand.
Before the shuttle bus is operational, discounted taxi fares will be negotiated with a local taxi firm. Contact your Travel Plan Coordinator for further information.
Haslemere and Guildford Railway Station are the closest stations to King Edward VII Estate.
Local and national destinations are accessible from the stations. Further information on rail connections are available at:
Journey planner www.traveline.info
National Rail www.nationalrail.co.uk
National Rail Journey Planner http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Real time Rail Passenger Information http://www.thetrainline.com.live
Motor Vehicle Car Club
King Edward VII Estate will include a Car Club car and parking bay within the estate grounds*.
Being a member of a Car Club and using its cars often has many benefits over typical ownership, for example: it removes several of the substantial financial burdens that are associated with traditional car ownership such as depreciation and ongoing maintenance costs. It can also give residents access to a second vehicle without the additional cost of owning a second vehicle.
The Car Club will be operated by City & Country with a car located in a designated bay within the Estate grounds. Residents of King Edward VII Estate will be offered the option to become members of the Car Club for a small joining fee. As a member of the Car Club residents will be able to book the car out for a small charge.
For information about joining the City and Country Car Club please contact the Travel Plan Co-ordinator Sanderson Associates.
*Subject to stage of development/ level of demand.
Mark Devenish - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashley Armitage - Ashley.Armitage@sandersonassociates.co.uk
Office phone no. 01924 844080
By sharing your car you can split the cost of your journeys and reduce the number of vehicles on the road creating less noise and local air pollution.
West Sussex County Council has teamed up with Liftshare to connect local lift shares in the area.
For further information regarding car sharing costs, benefits, insurance etc. please visit the West Sussex Car Share website http://westsussexcarshare.liftshare.com
City and Country are keen to encourage residents to use sustainable travel wherever possible. It is hoped that the travel information and incentives that are made available to you as a resident of King Edward VII Estate will promote the use of active travel (walking and cycling), public transport and sustainable motor vehicle travel.
This Sustainable Travel Website will be regularly updated with information regarding sustainable travel opportunities at King Edward VII Estate. If you have any questions about sustainable travel or require further information please contact your Travel Plan Coordinators or your building management team.
Mark Devenish- email@example.com
Ashley Armitage- Ashley.firstname.lastname@example.org
Travel Plan Coordinator telephone number 01924 844080
Encore Estates Management- email@example.com