A second public consultation is due by the end of 2015
Wandsworth Council and TfL are reporting that plans to reroute the Wandsworth one-way system were supported by around 61 per cent of respondents to the initial public consultation.
70 per cent of respondents to December's public consultation are also being reported as saying that the current traffic system performs poorly, with many commenting that is it unpleasant or difficult to use and navigate.
However the initial consultation also indicated a number of areas of concern to local residents, including journey times, rat running and problems around local access to the town centre. Detailed information about the two-way operation of the road network, surrounding public realm, and new cycling and pedestrian facilities along Wandsworth High Street will be the focus of a secondary public consultation at the end of 2015.
Subject to the outcome of this consultation, work could begin as early as 2017 and be delivered during 2019.
The Wandsworth Town regneration zone is being funded by £1billion in new investment - the vast majority from the private sector. Changes to the Town Centre would be funded by TfL, Wandsworth Council and through the Mayor’s Growth Fund. The council’s contribution is being raised through a levy on development sites including the Ram Brewery Quarter, The Filaments and Southside Shopping Centre.
The proposed changes form part of the wider work being carried out across London as part of TfL’s Road Modernisation Plan, with a budget of over £4 billion from now until 2020/21.
Read the full consultation report online.
Further information, including images of the proposed changes to Wandsworth Town Centre as well as route changes, click here
May 21, 2015