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Streetspace for London FAQ from TfL

TfL have published a new “frequently asked questions” page for the Streetspace for London programme here: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/general/a2d0760e/

It contains lots of useful information about the Streetspace programme and why it’s necessary right now. But, the programme can always be improved, so if you have comments please do feed them in to TfL by email to streetspacelondon@tfl.gov.uk

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Council submits Tooting Triangle planning application

See our previous post on this issue here: Our comments on the Tooting Triangle planning application

The council has submitted its application to the Secretary of State for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to make renovations and extensions to the buildings at Tooting Triangle, as well as enclosing the current hard surface pitch next to the buildings so that it can be rented out commercially.

A copy of the application form and accompanying documents can be viewed at wandsworth.gov.uk/tooting-common-application

The application form and accompanying documents will be available until Monday 14 December 2020.

You can send any representations on the application on or before 14 December to: commonlandcasework@planninginspectorate.gov.uk

Representations sent to the Planning Inspectorate cannot be treated as confidential. They will be copied to the applicant and possibly to other interested parties. For information about how The Planning Inspectorate processes personal information please see the Common Land Privacy Policy at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/common-land-guidance-sheet-13-privacy-policy

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Update on LTNs

The council’s Strategic Planning and Transport Overview and Scrutiny Committee met on 4 November and included an update on the council’s “Transport Action Plan”, which discussed the recently suspended Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs).

In summary:

The Oakmead Road barrier will be reinstated.

In future there will be a full public consultation and council committee discussion prior to the introduction of a major traffic management scheme.

The Council recognises that a more incremental approach in delivering the LTN trials in and around the A24 and A214 may have helped.

The consultation responses to the Tooting Commons LTN are set out in this table:

The data collected in the Tooting Commons LTN are set out in this table (click to view full size):

Paragraphs 43 to 53 of the paper go into more detail about the results of the Tooting Commons LTN trial.

The council appears to have adopted a new approach to certain “essential local distributor roads”, and provides a non-exhaustive list that includes Elmbourne Road. The upshot is that:

“it may not be possible to reduce the traffic volume to a level below 300vph criteria
unless draconian measures can be implemented and are broadly supported by
adjacent residential roads”

However, the council is to continue with the traffic calming measures on Elmbourne Road and Hillbury Road until fully implemented and monitored for a period 12 months after completion as per standard practice.

The reports presented at the meeting can be downloaded here: https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=678&MId=6608

The Transport Action Plan was item 3 on the agenda, Paper No. 20.337.