Diary of a Sutton Councillor

Tuesday 23rd September 1pm

Meeting to discuss Wallington Station Access Scheme.

I met with engineers & officers to see the proposed scheme to be submitted to TfL for funding. We discussed the proposed move of the bus stop closer to the bridge to make it easier for pedestrians to cross the road safely. In light of the concerns expressed at the Local Committee meeting we went into some detail about the rationale for this. It was agreed that it was necessary for the plans to try to address the current safety issues at the existing stop in order to obtain funding, but any practical problems could be brought out at the consultation stage.

 

Alternative solutions for a loading bay to prevent the current problems with lorries blocking the bus stop outside Tesco on Woodcote Road were discussed and we hope to see action on this shortly.

 

The plans also contained proposals to make many of the residential streets in the wide vicinity of the station 20mph zones. As I have received requests for traffic calming from residents in nearly all of the affected streets I suspect that this will be well received, however again formal consultation will be the real test.

 

We also discussed plans for consultation and I suggested we have a display & questionnaires in Wallington Library with officers on hand to answer questions & explain details. This would be in addition to the usual leafleting.

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October 15, 2008 - Posted by | Meeting

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