Camberwell Grove Bridge

Closed 30 Oct 2017

Opened 9 Oct 2017

Feedback Updated 10 Nov 2017

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: http://moderngov.southwark.gov.uk

 

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

Overview

Camberwell Grove bridge, near the junction with McNeil Road, has been closed to motor traffic since October 2016, due to structural failure. Repairs to the bridge will soon be completed by Network Rail, which will allow it to be reopened for small motor vehicles (under 3 tonne) with traffic lights allowing alternate one-way flows to cater for both north and south-bound traffic.

Since the bridge has been closed, the council has heard from some residents who favour retaining the closure on a permanent basis, as well as some residents who wish to see it reopened as soon as possible, principally due to the impact of additional traffic on other residential roads in the area.

However because it will make such an impact, the council wants to hear your views before taking a final decision on reopening the bridge.

Please answer our online consultation here by 30 October.

Monitoring of traffic displacements –what the results show.

As part of the closure the council monitored traffic volumes in the local area in order to evaluate impact of any traffic displacements

Traffic data was collected in 2015, prior to the bridge closure .

The council collected traffic data in November 2016 and July 2017

 

Summary of traffic analysis: See Figures 2 and 3

  • Generally there has been an  increase  in traffic  on the following residential roads:
    • Grove Park
    • Chadwick Road
    • Lyndhurst Way
    • Bellenden Road
    • Lyndhurst Grove
    • Rye Lane

 

  • Volumes have reduced on :
    • Camberwell Grove
    • McNeil Road
    • Grove Hill Road

 

  • Generally a 15% increase in traffic volume in the area of influence compared to the 2015 baseline.

Next key steps

Public consultation: 9-30 October 2017.

Prepare report on outcome of consultation: 1-10 November.

Update Community Councils (Camberwell and Peckham and Nunhead) week commencing 13 November 2017.

The final decision on the future of the bridge sits with the council’s cabinet member for Environment and the Public Realm, Cllr Ian Wingfield.

What Happens Next

Public consultation: 9-30 October 2017.

Prepare report on outcome of consultation- 1-10 November.

Update Community Councils (Camber well and Peckham  and Nunhead) week commencing 13 November

The final decision on the future of the bridge sits with the council’s cabinet member for Environment and the Public Realm, Cllr Ian Wingfield.

 

Areas

  • Brunswick Park
  • South Camberwell
  • The Lane

Audiences

  • All residents

Interests

  • Transport