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

We are proposing to amend the approved design for the junction tables on Balfour Street with John Maurice Close, Henshaw Street and Chatham Street to reduce the level of disruption on residents.  We asked which option you prefer and how the disruptions would affect you.

You Said

We received a total of 72 responses:

Balfour Street, John Maurice Close and Henshaw Street – 40 responses

38% supported Option A (block tables)

63% supported Option B (asphalt tables) 

Surrounding Streets – 32 responses

84% supported Option A (block tables)

22% supported Option B (asphalt tables) 

We Did

We have reviewed all the feedback we received and given particular consideration to the residents of Balfour Street, John Maurice Close and Henshaw Street, particularly those residents with disabilities.  Considering all the feedback received a decision has been made to amend the approved design and proceed with Option B (asphalt tables).

Please refer to the Balfour Street Raised Table Summary Report for further details regarding the feedback we received.

We Asked

We asked for your views on a proposed controlled parking zone in East Dulwich, as well as a number of suggested healthy streets improvements.

You Said

We received a very large number of responses. Overall residents did not want to see a parking zone covering this whole area. Residents of the streets closer to East Dulwich Station were in favour of a parking zone.

We Did

We have proposed a revised parking zone to cover the 'Melbourne Grove area', as can be viewed in the report linked here. Please direct all queries regarding this report to your local Community Council. The report will be discussed at the Dulwich Community Council Forum meeting on 27 April, agenda to be published here.

As a result of the large number of responses, detailed analysis and response to the healthier streets features will be discussed in the final report this summer.

We Asked

We asked residents for their views on a proposed parking zone in the 'Peckham West' area, as well as a number of healthier streets features.

You Said

Many residents told us of experiencing significant parking pressure on their streets. There was no overall majority across the area either for or against a parking zone, with results varying street by street.

We Did

We have recommended the implementation of a parking zone in this area, as detailed in the linked Interim Report. Please provide any comments on this report to your local Community Council. Feedback, as well as detailed analysis of the healthy streets components, will be used to inform the final report submitted to the Cabinet Member.

We Asked

We asked residents to evaluate two proposals for the redevelopment of Walworth Town Hall.

You Said

Respondents told us that the proposal by General Projects better met the aspirations of the local community. However, there were concerns that neither proposal provided a good mix of uses, as much publically accessible space as people wanted or were sympathetic to the building's heritage. Respondents were concerned about the loss of library and heritage provision, length of the lease, security around the commitment to the community space and how the community space will be managed.

We Did

Now that cabinet has approved the recommendations for the preferred bidder we are proceeding discussions with General Projects. As noted in the cabinet report we have negotiated modifications to the proposed lease terms and security through a covenant around the minimum amount of community space. We have also committed to a process of engagement to determine the vision and operational options for the community, arts and culture space.

Alongside the Walworth Town Hall project  the council has approved the leasing of ground floor space for a new 559m2 library and Southwark heritage centre on the Walworth Road. This will help meet the need for local community library facilities and will promote Southwark’s heritage through exhibition and learning opportunities. Additional consultation will be carried out to gain an understanding of people’s ideas for the new library and heritage centre.

We Asked

For your views on the latest plans for Dickens Square Park

You Said

You liked the designs, and gave us lots of feedback on the details.

We Did

The detailed design will be developed by LDA Design, informed by the preferences expressed in the third community consultation on the design elements.

A fourth and final community consultation, relating to a detailed single design is planned for March 2019; it will comprise site/visualization meeting, and online consultation.

We Asked

We engaged with residents and key stakeholders in September and October 2018 in regards to a trial ‘No entry’ measure in Champion Hill intended to cut the high volumes of through traffic especially as the road is part of a cycle route ‘Quietway 7’.

The trial is now live. Please provide feedback on the trial by responding to the feedback questionnaire

You Said

We received hundreds of responses, including a range of very helpful suggestions. The majority of people (57%) within the consultation area were in support of the trial with 71% of residents in Champion Hill in support. Further afield there was less support for the trial.

The main concerns raised during consultation:

  • Accessing the main road is difficult from Grove Hill Road due to the banned right turn and will displace traffic onto other residential roads,
  • The trial will cause congestion on the main roads and unacceptable delays to buses and emergency services.
  • The trial will increase traffic flows in Camberwell Grove, also on the quietway.

A summary consulation report of the trial is attached below.

We Did

A decision has been made to proceed with the 'no entry' trial which will be monitored using before and after data within a 6-9 month period. A comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan has been set up to ensure that impacts of the trail are carefully identified and assessed, and if necessary, mitigated to ensure any negative impact is reduced. This is available in the "Consultation summary and next steps" document attached below.

The timescales are listed below:

  • Winter 2018/19: Independent road traffic safety audit and final design of trial no entry
  • January 2019: Experimental Traffic Management Order
  • January 2019: Baseline data gathered as per final traffic monitoring plan 
  • Monday 4 February 2019: Construction begins (weather permitting)
  • Week of 4 February 2019: Trial to go live (weather permitting)  
  • February - Autumn 2019 (6-9 months): Monitoring period, including settling in period and monitoring surveys. Please provide feedback on the trial by responding to the feedback questionnaire
  • Late Autumn 2019: Results of monitoring analysed and presented and consultation on permanent feature
  • Winter 2019/20: Decision making- consultation report and recommendations
  • Spring 2020: Make permanent/remove/modifications/mitigation (subject to statutory consultation)

The trial will be carefully coordinated with the Camberwell Traffic Management Study (currently in early stages of the project) where possible to ensure joined working and a single purpose outcome of creating Healthy Streets for all in the Camberwell area. We are also coordinating with other road works in the area during the trial monitoring and construction.

We Asked

What is your experience of the look and feel of Crystal Palace Parade.

You Said

The area of the double-dutch roundabouts is much easier for pedestrians to use now, but there are some difficulties for motorists and cyclists.

We Did

We agreed to look at signage and navigation issues as part of the 'snagging' process for the Crystal Palace Parade project, based on the comments we received.

We Asked

We asked people, through the consultation hub and a street survey, how they felt about Harper Road at the moment, based on Healthy Streets criteria.

You Said

You told us you liked the trial width restrictions but there was still too much fast traffic, which made the road sometimes feel unsafe. You also said that the area around the shops sometimes looks untidy.

We Did

We produced a new set of plans for road and street improvements on Harper Road, and launched a consultation on these plans in October 2018.

We Asked

We want to improve walking and cycling along the proposed Quietway 14 between Canada Water and South Dock. We asked what you thought of our proposals to improve the existing Albion Channel Bridge, a new South Dock Lock movable bridge, improved pavement surfaces, speed calming, parking, urban realm, signage and marking improvements.

You Said

In total, there were 26 respondents. It is worth noting that the consultation response rate was very low but in general, the consultation results were positive.

We Did

We will be making some changes to our proposals that better address your concerns and suggestions - see the link to the Individual Decision Maker report here. These proposals will proceed onto subsequent design phases, followed by statutory consultation, and construction in the summer of 2019.

 

We Asked

We want to improve walking and cycling along the proposed Southwark Spine route between East Dulwich and Peckham. We asked what you thought of our proposals to implement pedestrian facilities, cycle lanes, speed calming, parking, and signage and marking improvements.

You Said

We received 463 responses: 28% were 'satisfied' or 'very satisfied', 63% were 'dissatisfied' or 'very dissatisfied'. Whilst there was an overal disatisfaction, the northern half of the route (which includes the Bellenden Gyratory), recieved higher overall satisfaction. The key concern for the remainder of the route was attributed to the extent of parking loss. There was very high support for the proposals for the Maxted Road zebra crossing.

We Did

We will be making some changes to our proposals that better address your concerns and suggestions - see the link to the Individual Decision Maker report here. These proposals will proceed onto subsequent design phases, followed by statutory consultation late-2018.

We Asked

Would you like a parking zone introduced on your street?

You Said

From 275 valid responses representing an 11% response rate, 53% of respondents were in favour of a parking zone, 39% were against a parking zone and 8% were undecided.

Please see attached report below for the full consultation results.

We Did

We have recommended that a parking zone is implemented across the whole area operating Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 6.30pm.

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

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 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. 

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.