Consultation Hub

Welcome to our Consultation Hub.

You can view and respond to all of the council's current consultations.

Once a consultaton has closed, we publish the results and our next steps so you can see how we've used your feedback.

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We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

Between 9 October until 30 October 2017 we invited people to respond to two questions:

1. Which is your preferred option for Camberwell Grove Bridge?

Option 1: Re-open bridge to alternating one-way traffic for small motor vehicles

Option 2: Keep the bridge closed to motor traffic

2. Do you have any comments?


We also collected respondents’ postcodes, so that we would be able to relate the responses we received to the situation in specific streets in the consultation area.

You Said

73% of respondents thought that we should re-open Camberwell Grove Bridge to motor traffic


Our analysis of comments revealed some main themes:


  1. Concern that the closure of Camberwell Grove bridge had led to increases in traffic, noise and pollution on a number of surrounding roads. Over one third of all respondents raised this kind of concern.


  1. Concern that the closure of Camberwell Grove bridge meant that some drivers, including emergency services, were having to take major detours and longer routes.


  1. Appreciation for the positive local impacts of the closure, and a view that these should be extended to other roads, with further closures as part of a wider traffic management plan for the area.


  1. Concern about safety issues and air pollution on a number of surrounding roads, particularly around schools on Lyndhurst Way/Bellenden Road.


  1. Appreciation of the improvements in traffic, air quality and road noise on Camberwell Grove Road itself.

We Did

We have summarised the consultation responses and have set out some recommendations and next steps in our Consultation Report. This document is available below.


We will be presenting the results of the consultation at Community Council forums on 13 and 14 November 2017.

  • Peckham and Nunhead Community Council: Monday 13 November 2017 7.00 pm at Harris Academy, 112 Peckham Road SE15 5DZ
  • Camberwell Community Council:Tuesday 14 November 2017 7.00 pm The Employment Academy, 29 Peckham Road, Camberwell, London SE5 8UA

Please visit the Southwark website to find the details of your Community Council Forum:


The final decision on the future of the bridge will be made by the Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Realm.

We Asked

What times of day are you able to leave waste out for collection in the morning, evening or night?

You Said

In the Morning between 8am and 9am

In the evening between 6.30pm and 7.30pm

At night between 11pm and 12 mid-night

We Did

We listened to the responses you gave and we are using these suggestions for the timed collection scheme in Rye lane and parts of other strreets in close proximity.

This scheme will mean that for most of the day, there will be no waste on the pavement in Rye Lane. This will make the area cleaner and more pleasant for everyone.

We Asked

We are proposing to enhance the appearance and improve accessibility along Balfour Street between Rodney Road and Munton Road, and its junction with Rodney Road to Balfour Street.  We asked what you thought of the proposal and what changes should be made.

You Said

We received 46 responses: 39% fully supported, 48% partially supported with changes and 13% did not support the proposal. 

The main elements of the proposal respondents liked were: wider footways / pedestrian friendly, greener street / additional tree planting; proposed traffic calming / speed reduction measures, quality / general feel of the improvements to the street, and the reduction in car parking.

The main elements of the proposal respondents did not like were: General loss of car parking, impact of parking loss of Henshaw Street, changes to current CPZ – make a new CPZ 24hr / 7 days, general improvements to cycling, and the contraflow cycle lane.

We Did

We have made some changes to the proposals to better address your concerns and suggestions, where possible, without compromising the overall intent of the design.  Please refer to the Balfour Street Consultation Summary Report and the Balfour Street Amended Design for further details regarding the feedback we received and amendments we have made to the proposal. The amended proposal will now go to the Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Realm for decision and then, subject to approval, we will prepare a more detailed design in preparation for statutory consultation.  Implementation is currently schedule for completion by mid-2018.

Please refer to the related documents at the bottom of the page for more detailed information.