Diary of a Sutton Councillor

Monday 1st December 11.30am

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Beddington Lane Regeneration Scheme Meeting

I met with Paul Blunt Traffic & Highways Works Manager & Russell Troup the senior project engineer to discuss proposed works for the Beddington Lane area. Beddington Lane is in serious need of improvements to maintain its status as an important industrial location. There have been some drainage issues which need addressing specifically. I was advised that the whole of the scheme would cost in the region of £10m and Transport for London (TfL), from whom funding would need to be requested, had advised that they were not prepared to fund the scheme in one go but would be prepared to fund it in stages.

 

I was shown the plans that had been drawn up for the whole area, divided into possible funding stages, and talked through the details.

 

There was discussion around which phases we should aim to implement first. We looked at whether we should try to address the most serious problems first, or whether to aim to get work done where it could be effected the quickest and so move onto the next stage. We agreed that this decision should be made between officers and the ward councillors. What was important was to get approval from the Beddington & Wallington Local Committee for the whole scheme in principle so that officers could get on with submitting the funding bids to TfL. It will be presented to the February Local Committee.

 

The final design will be subject to the results of ongoing consultation with the businesses affected, local residents and key stakeholders.

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January 16, 2009 - Posted by | Meeting

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