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According to Westminster Living Streets:
“In preparation for the project to convert Baker Street and Gloucester Place to two-way working, TfL has just presented an Air Quality Assessment of the area to Westminster Council. Monitors on Marylebone Road and Oxford Street had already revealed those two to be among the most polluted streets anywhere. The new study shows that every street in the area, not just those two, has above the legal levels of pollution due to road traffic.
Some objectors to two-way operation feared that it would improve the commercial streets by redistributing the traffic over less-polluted residential areas. As of this week it is clear that wouldn’t work. With or without the two-way scheme, traffic in the whole area must be quickly reduced now that the Supreme Court has thrown out the government’s plea for more time. Westminster Council (as subcontractor to the TfL) had prepared plans for the two-way scheme using a model that assumed the same level of traffic in 2018 as today. That is no longer a feasible scenario.
Either ULEZ, or the SuperULEZ now being studied by TfL as a replacement, or some other means such as road pricing must reduce motor traffic. The result is that there will be more road capacity which can be recycled, most obviously for separate cycle lanes because the scheme already caters for the increased number of pedestrians who will arrive by public transport to live, work, shop, and be entertained in the area.
Westminster Council have not yet commented on the new Air Quality Assessment.”
Churchill Ward Labour Councillors Murad Gassanly, Shamim Talukder and Jason Williams have written to the Council expressing residents’ concerns over the plans for the proposed Sir Simon Milton University Technical College in Sutherland Street, Pimlico.
The Councillors have written to Councillor Danny Chalkley, the Cabinet member responsible for the development, expressing concern that while “residents note the reduction in the height of the residential offering this is still substantial taller than the five stories in the original planning brief which residents were referred to in the run up to the planning application. The proposed residential building will dwarf nearby buildings, including the White Ferry Pub next door; it also sets a precedent for larger buildings in the area.”
They have also raised issues with the transport consultation and impact on the C10 bus route, as well as the impact on the community with the opening of the College.
The Churchill Councillors previously wrote to the Council on these issues in December 2014 when they raised concerns that the consultation proposals were insufficient to enable everyone who wanted to see the plans to attend.
The Councillors have asked for clarification on how much the required financial shortfall for the building of the college will be and how much money will be generated from the sale of the flats which don’t include provision for social housing.
The Mayor’s Cycling Commissioner Andrew Gilligan has said he is not supportive of the Baker Street two-way scheme and wants to work with Westminster City Council to make it work for cycling, saying that the scheme isn’t safe enough. The plans, including painted cycle lanes along Gloucester Place, have been labelled unable to offer sufficient protection from the fast and heavy motor traffic on the road. Westminster City Council have said that the lanes couldn’t operate 24 hours a day because of the need to allow loading and parking at certain times.
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Churchill Ward Labour Councillors Murad Gassanly, Shamim Talukder and Jason Williams have been speaking to local traders and residents on the proposed redevelopment of the historic timber yard in Pimlico Road operated by Travis Perkins.
Grosvenor Estates who own the freehold of the timber yard are expected to submit an application for three large retail units and flats on the site of the yard.
Councillor Murad Gassanly said: “Pimlico Road offers a unique range of quality independent stores and businesses which have been built up over a number of years. We want to ensure that local businesses are able to thrive and the community there continues.”
Councillor Shamim Talukder said: “The traders we have spoken to are concerned about the plans, we would like to hear from local residents and businesses on their views on the proposals. Please get in touch with us with your views.”
Councillor Jason Williams said: “The timber yard has an importance in the area both in terms of its historical significance and its continual existence as a functioning business in the area. We are continuing to speak to local people about their concerns and want to hear from people about their views on the plans.”
The Churchill Councillors can be contacted on email@example.com
You can read about the proposals here http://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/property-news/news/duke-westminster-gives-pimlico-small-shopkeepers-boot-make-way
Residents in Maida Vale and St John’s Wood have written to the Mayor about the mysterious case of the disappearing Maida Vale bus stop.
“We live in Maida Vale W9 on the main road between Sutherland Avenue and Elgin Avenue. As far as my fellow residents recall, there has always been a bus stop going towards Marble Arch across the street between Hall Road and Carlton Vale.
About a month ago this bus stop suddenly disappeared and was re-positioned on the block south, where there is already a stop a bit further along that block. There are now 2 bus stops going south on the block between Hall Road and St.Johns Wood Road and none at all on the long block between Carlton Vale and Hall Road.
Not only is this a great inconvenience for the many elderly and infirm people living here, but we are wondering when and where the consultation process was conducted as we believe there was none. Why put a second bus stop on one block while eliminating it from a block that now has no stop?
We have been very pro-active in trying to get our bus stop reinstated but have had no success and although in the greater scheme of things, this might seem like a miniscule problem, to those of us affected by it, it has been quite devastating. We hope therefore that you will be able to bring some sense back to the department responsible for this action and restore our bus stop.”
Will the Mayor unravel this mystery?