Category: Tooting Bec and Balham

  • Wandsworth Council submits planning application for Tooting Lido pump room to Planning Inspectorate

    We previously commented on the council trying to avoid a requirement for a green roof on this building in this post. You can now find all the details of the Council’s application to the Planning Inspectorate for consent to carry out improvements at Tooting Bec Lido, specifically the construction of a new electrical sub-station and […]

  • Streetspace for London FAQ from TfL

    TfL have published a new “frequently asked questions” page for the Streetspace for London programme here: 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • TfL urges children to walk, cycle and scoot to school

    Schools will shortly be welcoming students back, and TfL are encouraging active modes of transport to get there. Full details are available in TfL’s press release. With the Tooting Commons LTN now in place, it’s never been easier or safer to walk, cycle or scoot, so why not give it a go!

  • Data collection in Tooting Commons LTN

    Traffic counting strips look like this but the two black rubber tubes are usually much closer together: Depending on the model used, traffic counting strips can measure the volume of vehicles on the road, the classification of the vehicle (car, truck, moped, etc), the gap between each vehicle, and the speed and direction the vehicle […]

  • Tooting Bec Lido now open again

    The lido reopened on Wednesday just gone and things seem to be going well. To enter, you need to pre-book a slot online. All the details on how to do that are at the Places Leisure Tooting Bec Lido website. The Places Leisure website also has general reopening information. A member of staff at the […]

  • A picture’s worth a thousand words

    We have received many emails about the new LTNs asking “Why?”, and this image very neatly explains the reason.

  • New barriers in Tooting Commons LTN

    The red and white plastic barriers have this morning been replaced with wooden planters, and the planters have been bolted to the road so they can’t be moved. We are aware that the council’s workers, who have been replacing the red and white plastic barriers all week after they were repeatedly moved, have received some […]

  • Graveney LTN, Fishponds LTN, and Beechcroft LTN

    Hot on the heels of the Tooting Commons LTN are these three in and around Bedford ward: The full details are set out in this leaflet that the council has been delivering over the last couple of days to properties in the areas concerned. The leaflet is a 25MB pdf so may take some time […]