We Asked, You Said, We Did

We take your feedback seriously and try to use it whenever we can.

Here are some of the issues we have recently consulted on and their 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: 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.

We Asked

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

You Said

In the Morning between 8am to 9am

In the evening between 6.30pm to 7.30pm

At night between 11pm to 12 mid-night

We Did

We listened to the responses you gave and we are using these suggestions for the timed collection scheme for 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 etc.

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. 

We Asked

Would you like a parking zone introduced on your street?

You Said

From 365 valid responses representing a 15% response rate, 49% of respondents were in favour of a parking zone, 39% were against a parking zone and 12% were undecided.

Please click here for the full consultation report.

 

We Did

We have recommended that a parking zone is implemented across the whole area operating Monday to Friday, 11am to 1pm.

The recommendation will now go to the Cabinet Member for Environment and the Public Realm for a decision and then subject to approval, statutory consultation will follow.

 

We Asked

We want to improve pedestrian amenity on Burbage Road. We asked what you thought of our proposal to provide a new raised zebra crossing.

You Said

We received 36 responses: 86.11% supported the proposals, 8.33% opposed them and 5.56% had no opinion. A key concern raised was that there is a lack of space for vehicles to wait between the proposed zebra crossing and Half Moon Lane, resulting in vehicles obstructing traffic along Half Moon Lane.

We Did

We have made some minor changes to our proposals that better address your concerns and suggestions, see 'Burbage Road Outline Design - Post consultation' at the bottom of this page. These proposals will proceed onto subsequent design phases, followed by statutory consultation and implementation in mid-2017.

We Asked

We want to improve bus journey reliability along Peckham Rye (A2215). We asked what you thought of our proposals to introduce a 3 metre wide bus lane.

You Said

We received 13 responses: 100% supported the proposals, 0% opposed them and 0% had no opinion.

We Did

The proposal will now go to the Cabinet Member for Environment and the Public Realm for decision and then subject to approval we will prepare a more detailed design based on the initial proposals and statutory consultation will follow.

We Asked

As part of the Cemetery Strategy, we are planning on preparing the old nursery site at Honor Oak (known as Area B) for burial. We asked what you thought of our proposed design & layout.

You Said

We received 445 responses. 89% disliked some or all elements of the design and layout. A significant number suggested Area B should be developed into a natural green space that could be used by the local community and enhanced biodiversity, rather than a traditional burial ground.

We Did

We have made changes to our proposals that better address your concerns and suggestions.

We Asked

We want to improve our services for council homeowners (people who have bought an ex-council home). We asked what you thought of our proposals.

You Said

We received 665 responses. 92% supported our proposals for the new service.

We Did

We plan to launch the new service shortly.

We Asked

We are working with with Transport for London (TfL) to make Peckham town centre safer for pedestrians. We asked what you thought could be done.

You Said

We received 229 responses. We have used this feedback to develop a number of suggestions to make the town centre safer for pedestrians.

We Did

This project includes roads managed by TfL. We are waiting for TfL to confirm timescales. We will provide an update by early 2017. In the meantime, we are using the feedback from this consultation to inform other projects, such as Peckham Square.

We Asked

We want to improve the shopping parade on Westmoreland Road (off Walworth Road). We asked what you thought of our proposals to improve the footway.

You Said

We received 103 responses: 93% supported the proposals, 4% opposed them and 3% had no opinion.

We Did

The proposals were approved by Borough, Bankside & Walworth Community Council in September 2015. We are preparing a more detailed design based on the initial proposals and statutory consultation will start in January 2016.

We Asked

Walworth Town Hall was damaged by a fire in 2013. We asked what you thought of our proposed design for the new Walworth Town Hall.

You Said

The feedback stated that a lot of thought went into the stage one design which reflected an overall sense of community. It also stated that design achieved the vision for the redevelopment as it integrated the different functions of the building, the new building design with the original features of the building, and the main entrance with the new Walworth Square.

We Did

Unfortunately, the cost of refurbishing the building increased beyond our budget. We carried out a second consultation to find out how you thought we should proceed. We are currently looking into a solution and will confirm our next steps as soon as possible.

We Asked

We use parking zones to restrict parking in certain areas during busy times. We do this to make sure residents and local businesses have enough parking spaces. We asked whether you were happy with the current arrangements for the parking zone in East Camberwell, which runs from 8:30am - 6:30pm, Monday - Friday.

You Said

We received 204 responses. 50% wanted the hours to remain the same and 78% wanted the days to remain the same.

We Did

There will be no change to the current arrangements for the parking zone.