Thames Water update

Thames water will be starting further work in the local area as they aim to reline the water main on Norwood Road between the junctions of Leigham Vale and Tulse Hill South Circular. This should reduce the likelihood of further leaks and bursts on the water supply network.

Thames Water are planning to work from Monday 10 April 2017 for approximately 10 weeks. The working hours on Monday to Friday will be from 8am to 5pm, on Saturdays from 8am to 5pm and on Sundays from 9am to 1pm. If this changes we’ll let you know in advance.

Palace Road will be closed at the junction of Norwood Road. Perran Road will also be closed to traffic, with the diversion routes clearly signposted. However, residents will still be able to access their properties.

Entry to Knollys Road from Leigham Court Road is currently closed to traffic for six weeks and diversion routes are signposted on Canterbury Grove.

Bus stop number 7730 outside property number 385 Norwood Road and bus stop number 3388 outside property number 162 Norwood Road will also be suspended during this time.

Thames water are not planning to turn the water off, so the works will not affect the water supply. If you, however, experience any interruption to your water supply, please, let contact Thames Water by calling 0800 316 9800, selecting option one and quoting this reference number – BB210376. 

Recent Streetworks co-creation workshops at City Heights and the Salvation Army Hall focused on the Tulse Hill Gyratory and saw over 90 people attend.

As well as a general update on the project so far there was further information given about an initially popular co-design idea of the partial closure of the Norwood Road with access only for pedestrians, buses and cyclists as seen in the first image, while there was also the launch of the design competition for the new diagonal crossing as seen in the second image. 

StreetWorks is a community-led project to improve Norwood and Tulse Hill. The project is funded by Transport for London and supported by officers at Lambeth Council.

The Norwood Forum, the Tulse Hill Forum, local councillors and community groups are working together with residents, businesses, schools and road users to design a better space, remove the one-way system at Tulse Hill and provide training and support for future local projects.

If you’d like any further information or want to get involved in the Streetworks project please visit – http://www.streetworks.london/

Further emergency Thames Water works in the Tulse Hill area

We have been made aware of further urgent works commencing from Monday 13 February 2017. Due to the ongoing flooding issues in and around the Tulse Hill area Thames Water need to install a line stop and isolate a 21’’ main. This is to mitigate and prevent a future burst on this main.

The contraflow bus lane on Norwood Road will be closed and as a result there will be a bus and cycle diversion along Christchurch Road, Hardel Rise and Tulse Hill. 

Work will end on Thursday 23 February 2017 at 18:00. Traffic management systems will be put in place.

West Norwood Masterplan update

The West Norwood Masterplan refresh is in the final stage of consultation. Work on the masterplan began over a year ago and it’s purpose was to refresh the 2009 masterplan to acknowledge the new changes in the area, provide a detailed economic survey of the area and develop a Co-operative Local Investment Plan. 

The Masterplan has focused on four areas between West Norwood and Tulse Hill. These are the Tulse Hill station area, the central retail area, West Norwood Station and the Commercial and Industrial Area. There has been extensive consultation on priorities for the area and detailed engagement with stakeholders, such as the Norwood Forum. The Masterplan is designed to create a dynamic new series of opportunities for the area and is being used to attract new sources of private and public money to help improve the area.

You can see part of the final report here – https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/pl-Public-Consultation-final-boards_0.pdf

Streetworks update

Below is an update recently communicated to residents about the Streetworks consultation and programme of works. The results as set out below came out the series of co-production workshops that looked at the proposed changes to Norwood Road.

The full results and comments can be downloaded here http://www.streetworks.london/documents

Widen foot ways from Chestnut Road to Leigham Vale, resurface pavements, raised crossings: 82% either agreed or strongly agreed
Works have begun and will continue we have also looked to provide a footway that is more acceptable to cyclists following further discussions with cycling groups. Taking businesses into consideration we have included a loading bay. We are also identified a number of areas where extra bays could be located due to the removal of those on Norwood Road which are currently undergoing a road safety audit.

Diagonal Crossing junction Norwood Road/Lancaster Avenue/York Hill: 86% either agreed or strongly agreed
After analysing the crossing it has been confirmed that this improvement would not strongly affect vehicle capacity at the junction but that there would be a significant improvement for pedestrians.  

Station Rise future works: 88% either agreed or strongly agreed
Works will be taken forwards

Potential Market in Station Rise: 90% agreed it they would like to see and ongoing market
Whilst this may be out of scope for the project itself, we will look to see how we can support a market in the future

Harpenden Road Zebra Crossing: 82% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed with this idea
The majority of those who responded to these questions preferred a zebra crossing in this location rather than traffic signals. Whilst there was strong support for the zebra as originally proposed, we have revisited the design of the zebra crossing in order to improve safety and to address specific issues raised by residents. The zebra crossing is now proposed to be moved closer to the Harpenden Road junction and Harpenden Road made exit only onto Norwood Road and for left turns only. As this new proposal impacts the traffic arrangements for those living in Harpenden Road, Ullswater Road, Ulverston Road  and Penrith Place we are seeking views locally on the revised arrangements.  We are aiming to provide a link for cyclists so they can still turn and exit and enter the Harpenden Road junction as at present.

We went out on 27th October 2016 to speak to residents and door knocked on Harpenden Road and adjacent streets and the general feedback was positive regarding the designs.

Harpenden Road Zebra Crossing:
82% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed with this idea.

The majority of those who responded to these questions preferred a zebra crossing in this location rather than traffic signals.  Whilst there was strong support for the zebra as originally proposed, we have revisited the design of the zebra crossing in order to improve safety and to address specific issues raised by residents.  The zebra crossing is now proposed to be moved closer to the Harpenden Road junction and Harpenden Road made exit only onto Norwood Road and for left turns only. As this new proposal impacts the traffic arrangements for those living in Harpenden Road, Ullswater Road, Ulverston Road  and Penrith Place we are seeking views locally on the revised arrangements.  We are aiming to provide a link for cyclists so they can still turn and exit and enter the Harpenden Road junction as at present.

Cllr Birley and Streetworks colleagues went out on 27th October 2016 to speak to residents and door knocked on Harpenden Road and adjacent streets and the general feedback was positive regarding the designs.

In order to install a zebra crossing, the junction of Harpenden Road and Norwood Road would need to be changed to make enough space for the crossing to be safe. It was originally proposed that Harpenden Road would become entry only from Norwood Road. However, after considering comments from residents and the road safety audit, this proposal has changed. It is now proposed that Harpenden become exit only, left hand turn only. Harpenden Road would remain two way – only the junction would have no entry for vehicles but the ability to exit Harpenden Road by turning left only. One tree would still need to be removed in Norwood Road, however other planting is being considered. See the design drawing overleaf (subject to further change following statutory consultation and road safety audit).

We are working on the designs so that cyclists will continue to have access into and out of Harpenden Road. There may also be a slight alteration to parking provision near Penrith Place to allow access but this will result in no net parking loss in this area.

Timeline going forwards:
DEC 16 – Leigham Vale to opp Elmcourt Road AND Waylett Place footways

JAN 17- West Side of Norwood Road York Hill to opposite Chatsworth Way (Approx 1 month construction)

FEB 17- West side of Norwood Road from Opposite Chatsworth Way to Lansdowne Hill (including Waylett Raised Tables at Road entrances) (Approx 3-4 weeks construction)

MAR 17- West side of Norwood Road from York Hill to Harpenden including Ullswater Road raised table at Road entrances. (Approx 3 -4 weeks construction)