Balfour Street Streetscape Improvement

Closed 24 Jul 2017

Opened 26 Jun 2017

Feedback Updated 31 Oct 2017

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. 

Overview

Southwark Council has plans to enhance the appearance and improve accessibility along Balfour Street between Rodney Road and Munton Road, and its junction with Rodney Road.

Due to the ongoing regeneration of the local area, we would like to enhance the appearance of Balfour Street and its junction with Rodney Road by widening the footway to improve access for all users, creating a safer environment for cyclists, upgrading the public realm and increasing tree provisions, and improving safety for all road users at the Rodney Road junction.

 

We are proposing to:

  • Resurface the footway in high quality paving
  • Provide new trees
  • Improve conditions for existing street trees
  • Install traffic calming measures on Balfour Street at its junctions with John Maurice Close, Henshaw Street, Chatham Street
  • Transform the junction with Balfour Street and Rodney Road to reduce vehicle speeds, shorten pedestrian crossing distances and improve road safety for all users
  • Install indented parking bays to provide more protection for parked vehicles
  • Enhance street lighting
  • Widen the footways to improve accessibility for all users. Widening of the footway results in net reduction of 27 resident parking bays. These are underused & there is sufficient spare capacity on surrounding roads for residents and visitors to park

Why We Are Consulting

We would be grateful if you could take the time to review the proposal attached below and provide a response to the questionnaire by Monday 24 July 2017.  

Your views are essential for us to understand your requirements. They form a fundamental part of the scheme development process and inform our decision making for the final design, before construction works start on site.

Drop in ‘Q&A’ Session

A drop in session will be held at Balfour Street Housing Project, 67 Balfour Street, SE17 1PL on Thursday 6 July 2017 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm

This is your opportunity to view the plans and to talk to council officers. We will be available to discuss the proposed changes in detail and provide answers to any of your questions about the detail of these works.

What happens next?

The responses to the questionnaire will be analysed and taken into account in the final design of the proposed works.

As you can appreciate Southwark Council receives many comments from consultations and we are therefore unable to respond personally to specific issues raised. All comments and suggestions are taken into consideration before a decision is made. The final decision on the scheme will be taken by the Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Realm in Autumn 2017.

Should you require any further information regarding the proposed scheme please contact Alexander Rozema at alexander.rozema@southwark.gov.uk or write to:

 

FREEPOST RSCE-TGHU-CUZB

London Borough of Southwark

FAO Alexander Rozema

Highways, 3rd Floor, Hub 2

160 Tooley Street, PO Box 64529

London, SE1P 5PX

 

What Happens Next

The responses to the questionnaire will be analysed and taken into account in the final design of the proposed works.

As you can appreciate Southwark Council receives many comments from consultations and we are therefore unable to respond personally to specific issues raised. All comments and suggestions are taken into consideration before a decision is made. The final decision on the scheme will be taken by the Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Realm in Autumn 2017.

Should you require any further information regarding the proposed scheme please contact Alexander Rozema at alexander.rozema@southwark.gov.uk or write to:

 

FREEPOST RSCE-TGHU-CUZB

London Borough of Southwark

FAO Alexander Rozema

Highways, 3rd Floor, Hub 2

160 Tooley Street, PO Box 64529

London, SE1P 5PX

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