In March /April 2017 there was a consultation on the possibility of a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) that would extend onto Trinity Rise, Brockwell Park Gardens and the section of Norwood Rd between Rosendale rd and Trinity Rise. It was suggested that the existing Tulse Hill ‘H’ CPZ be extended with bays and single yellow lines operating Mondays to Fridays between 12pm and 2pm.
The council has taken the decision to proceed with the implementation of a Controlled Parking Zone in the ‘Brixton Hill’ area, subject to the outcome of a statutory consultation.
This will have an impact on Trinity Rise, Brockwell Park Gardens and the section of Norwood road between the junction of Norwood road /Rosendale road up to Trinity Rise. The consultation runs from Wednesday 22 March to Wednesday 19 April 2017.
In short, the Council has agreed to proceed with a statutory consultation to:
introduce a new ‘D’ CPZ to be operational Mondays to Fridays between 8.30am and 6.30pm;
introduce a new ‘F’ CPZ to be operational Mondays to Fridays between 12pm and 2pm;
extend the existing Clapham L CPZ, with bays operating Mondays to Fridays from 10am to Noon and single yellow lines operating Mondays to Fridays between 9am and 6pm;
extend the existing Brixton Hill ‘Q’ CPZ, with bays operating Mondays to Fridays from 10am to Noon and single yellow lines operating Mondays to Fridays between 8.30am and 6.30pm;
extend the existing Tulse Hill ‘H’ CPZ, with bays and single yellow lines operating Mondays to Fridays between 12pm and 2pm.
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Network Rail are undertaking essential works in the ward this month and are part of their Railway Upgrade Plan. Essential ground investigation works, which surround the existing railway bridge in Thurlow Park Road will be conducted in order to assist Network Rail in planning any future works.
In order to undertake these works footpath diversions and a series of lane closures are required in Thurlow Park Road.
To minimise disruption our works have been planned to be undertaken over four phases:
• Phase 1 – Lane closure on Thurlow Park Road between the junctions of Norwood Road and Elmcourt Road. Works will be completed between 22:00hrs – 05:00hrs on Friday 17th March 2017, Saturday 18th March 2017 and Sunday 19th March 2017.
• Phase 2 – Footpath diversion beneath Thurlow Park Road rail bridge. Works will be completed between 08:00hrs Monday 20th March 2017 and 18:00hrs Friday 24th March 2017. Our working hours will be 08:00hrs until 18:00hrs.
• Phase 3 – Lane closure on Thurlow Park Road between the junctions of Norwood Road and Elmcourt Road. Works will be completed between 22:00hrs – 05:00hrs on Friday 24th March 2017, Saturday 25th March 2017 and Sunday 26th March 2017.
• Phase 4 – Lane closure on Thurlow Park Road between the junctions of Norwood Road and Elmcourt Road. Works will be completed between 22:00hrs – 05:00hrs on Friday 31st March 2017, Saturday 01st April 2017 and Sunday 02nd April 2017.
If you have any questions /comments please contact us or visit www.networkrail.co.uk/contactus or telephone our 24-HourNational Helpline on 03457 11 41 41.
Thames Water are investigating a leak on one of their pipes on Tulse Hill.
They have a number of teams currently working on contingency plans with regards to turning off the main and the repair. They are aiming to have these plans in place within the next 24 hours so that they can then begin the repair job.
Residents should not experience any interruption to their water supply.
In terms of customer disruption they have two-way traffic lights in place on the junction between Tulse Hill and S.Circular Road.
In order to carry out the full repair, they will need to close a road and will be working very closely with Lambeth council in order to ensure that causes as little disruption as possible.
They are keen to reassure residents that they are working hard to ensure the leak in the pipe does not get worse.
As part of development plans for the future of West Norwood construction work on Norwood Road began on the 09th January 2017. The first phase of work will be an upgrade to the footway paving on the west side of Norwood Road only from York Hill to Waylett Place and this is expected to take a month.
While the work is carried out part of the footway will be open for pedestrians at all times and traffic management will be in place to provide safe movement for all types of vehicles.
This work will mean that one northbound lane on the approach to the York Hill/Lancaster Avenue junction will have to be restricted and the parking bays on the eastern side of Norwood Road between 467-475 will be suspended. Businesses in this area will be notified of the suspension of parking bays.
In addition, in order to reduce the impact on businesses, some of the footway upgrade work will be undertaken outside of normal hours (up to 11pm). Outside Homecare we expect this would be for a maximum of two weeks. For the access road to B&Q work will be undertaken on two Sundays late Jan/early Feb between 4pm and 11pm. We will be notifying residents of the late working and will endeavour to reduce any disturbance to them as much as possible.
Otherwise, the next phase of work will start on the 6th February 2017 from Waylett Place North to Landsowne Hill. This will also be a footway paving upgrade, and be expected to take up to six weeks.
Lambeth Council’s plans for this junction were halted when Transport for London decided that the remodelling would have to include banning a left-hand-turn from Norwood Road. However, following intense lobbying by Labour councillors Ann Kingsbury and Jane Pickard and a decisive intervention by our London Assembly member, Val Shawcross, TfL withdrew this condition.
The Robson Road junction will now be remodelled to have green man crossings on both arms and advanced stop line for cyclists, a big increase in safety for these two groups, and great news for resident of Thurlow Park ward and all those who cross that particular road.
Cllr Ann Kingsbury wrote to the Head of Transportation at Lambeth Council to express her strong support for the views of the Norwood Forum and Norwood Action Group in response to traffic plans of the Norwood Road /Robson Road junction.
As you may well be aware, there has been extensive consultation on the junction and there seems to be widespread approval for Lambeth’s proposals – which also include a pedestrian crossing and better design for cyclists.
From the pedestrian point of view the introduction of staggered crossings is not an improvement in either safety or amenity, as its quiet possible that people will be tempted to cross the road in a straight line and will take risks in doing so.
The current Lambeth proposals should result in improved safety, but it would appear that the TfL modifications give pedestrians and cyclists safety and amenity a lower priority. It also appears that these modifications could lead to a loss of road space and force cyclists to compete for access.
In any case, banning a left turn at the junction with Robson Road will presumably force traffic to turn into Ernest Avenue or Hannen Road to join the northbound traffic on Knight’s Hill and then right into Robson Road. This will effectively create a new gyratory system and introduce the possibility of the junction being blocked by the 322 bus turning right. The plans do not seem to allow for a permitted left turn for buses, an it is difficult to see how this will improve journey times for passengers on the 322 in the Crystal Palace direction.
Furthermore, the route along Robson Road, turning left at West Norwood is the only direct route between West Norwood and West Dulwich. Although only a small proportion of West Norwood traffic takes this route, the amount is still sufficient. If redirected down other left turns off the Norwood Road an increase in traffic would be to the detriment to the centre.
Network Rail is to carry out repairs to railway bridges in Rosendale Road and Croxted Road early next year, to prevent trains from having to operate at reduced speed. This will cause some traffic disruption. There will be half-road closures and traffic lights in Rosendale Road between 29 April and 03 May and in Croxted Road between 07 May and the 10 May while works are carried out to the bridges. There will also be some footpath closures in Croxted Road.
Network Rail have promised that one footpath will remain open at all times and that they will arrange safe crossing points and access to premises. Some surveying work has already begun in both roads. Network Rail will be holding public information meetings on Thursday 7th November at All Saints Church, Lovelace Road 4:00 – 7:00pm and at the Montessori School on Thursday 14th November, 4:00 – 7:00pm.