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New Southwark Plan’s Area Visions consultation – One Minute Action

We’re currently discussing what to submit to the next stage of the New Southwark Plan consultation. The New Southwark Plan is a very important document, but this Area Visions and Site Allocations section is quite general.

Current recommendation:
The document is simpler than it looks. The Borough is divided into 14 areas, and each area has been given a general “Vision”. For example, Bankside is historically renowned and a major source of employment, Dulwich is more residential. The “Site Allocations” are specific places that might be redeveloped in the next two decades.

We suggest that:
For each Area Vision, agree that cycling (and walking) should be strongly supported, but additional action to improve air quality should be taken. In your own words, say that you support segregated cycle lanes on major roads and traffic calming in residential areas, including measures to prevent motorised through-traffic.

Add the following comments to the Site Visions, in your own words:
Bankside and Borough
NSP07: Land between Great Suffolk Street and Glasshill Street. Traffic mitigation measures should aim to reduce traffic on roads joining Webber St and Great Suffolk Street, between Great Suffolk Street and Blackfriars road, Surrey Road and Surrey Row.

Blackfriars Road

NSP15: Friars House, 157-168 Blackfriars Road (bounded by Webber Street to South) – Traffic mitigation measures should aim to reduce traffic via significant traffic calming or filtering on Webber, Silex, Boyfield and Lancaster Streets.

NSP19: McLaren House, St George’s Circus – Traffic mitigation measures should contribute to a segregated cycle path on Waterloo road and/or its detailed modelling.

NSP20: St Georges Health Centre and Tadworth House, Blackfriars Road – Traffic mitigation measures should aim to reduce traffic via significant traffic calming or filtering on Webber, Silex, Boyfield and Lancaster Streets.

Bermondsey
NSP12: 21 and 25-29 Harper Road – (Corner of Harper Road and Newington causeway) Traffic mitigation measures should contribute to significant traffic calming in Harper road, and potentially Brockham Street.

Camberwell

NSP24: Burgess Business Park. Traffic mitigation measures should contribute to the construction of a segregated cycle lane on the west side of Wells Way, between Burgess Park and Parkhouse street, see https://southwarkcyclists.org.uk/cycling-in-southwark-needs-a-strategy-for-burgess-park/ and http://www.friendsofburgesspark.org.uk/revitalisation/cycling/ (see “November 3rd Meeting” heading).

NSP27: Camberwell Bus Garage and Post Sorting Office – Traffic mitigation measures should include traffic calming on Warner Road.

NSP30: Iceland, 118-132 Camberwell Road – Traffic mitigation measures should include traffic calming of Bethwin Road

NSP31: Wesson Mead, Camberwell Road – Traffic mitigation measures should include traffic calming of Wyndham Road.

Elephant and Castle

NSP41: Newington Triangle – Traffic mitigation measures should explicitly support the Southwark spine cycle route.

NSP42: Bakerloo Line Sidings and 7 St George’s Circus – Traffic mitigation measures should contribute to the potential return of the St George’s Road (A302) to two way working

NSP48: London Southbank University Quarter – Traffic mitigation measures should contribute to the potential conversion of St George’s Road (A302) and London Road (A201) to two-way working

NSP49: 1-5 Westminster Bridge Road – Traffic mitigation measures should contribute to segregated cycle lanes on Waterloo road and /or Westminster Bridge road, and the return of Westminster Bridge Road to two way working.

London Bridge

Suggestions TBC

Peckham
NSP56: Cinema and multi-storey car park, Moncrief Street – The alley between the current cinema and the railway should be improved into a safer, more inviting walking and cycling route. In combination with NSP57, we support opening a route between the north side of the railway line and Bournemouth road or Copeland Road, i.e. a route under the railway that is west of the Consort Road railway bridge.

NSP57: Copeland Road Industrial Park – In combination with NSP56, we support opening a route between the north side of the railway line and Bournemouth road or Copeland Road, i.e. a route under the railway that is west of the Consort Road railway bridge.

NSP58: Choumert Grove Car Park – Traffic mitigation measures should contribute to the return to two-way working of the one-way streets around Bellenden primary school, alongside significant traffic calming and the removal of motorised through-traffic on appropriate streets.

The consultation shuts on the 28th April – so if you have any thoughts you can join in the discussion group thread

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