Saturday, 2 December 2017
Consultation ends 11pm on Monday 4 December.
The Local Plan - which sets out guidelines for local council officers and decision makers over the next 15 years - is an important document, which will affect where developers can build, the density and height of new housing blocks, transport decisions, and how much importance will be given to issues such as traffic congestion and air pollution.
Before drawing up a review of the existing Local Plan, the council wants to understand the priorities of existing residents. It asking for a views on 12 topics through an online survey, here.
|Nicole Griffiths: 'Where are clean buses?'|
A promised ‘clean bus corridor’ through Brixton and Streatham has been delayed, the Green Party has learned.
The plan for either hybrid buses or diesels with top-of-the-range anti-pollutant systems to run along the A23 was due to start in October, cutting nitrogen dioxide emissions by up to 84%. Officials now say they aim for it to be in place “by the end of year.”
The Brixton and Streatham low emission zone was due to cover Stockwell Road, Brixton Hill and Streatham High Road, but at present, it is still served by the old bus fleet.
The delay follows news that Lambeth is the second worst borough in London for action to tackle air pollution, according to a report for the Mayor's office.
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
So now is the time to have your say on which routes would be most convenient for you - and which you think could be made safer to encourage travelling on foot and by bike.
From a cyclists' point of view, four key
|Campaigning: Jonathan Bartley, Sian Berry and Cllr Scott Ainslie|
In a written answer to a question from Green Party London Assembly Member Sian Berry, who is deputy chair of the Mayor's police and crime committee, the mayor states: "I can confirm that while the front counter at Streatham police station will be closed - in order to reduce running costs - the building will retain a police presence until 2024."
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Money from Transport for London and a levy paid by property developers will be spent on 'greening' streets with trees and planters, traffic calming and upgrades of roads, pavements and cycle facilities.
The council wants to hear local ideas and views on exactly where and how the money could be spent. There will be two consultation events: Weds 22nd November and Weds 13th December 6-8pm at St Simon & St Jude’s Church Hall, 5 Hillside Road SW2 3HL.
You can also take part in an online survey here.
The consultation ends on 5th January.
Earlier this year TfL consultated on proposals to extend northbound bus lanes on Streatham High Road between Becmead Avenue and Drewstead Road. This scheme also included a proposal to inset a loading and disabled parking bay one metre into the footway between Becmead Avenue and Woodbourne Avenue.
Having received 450 responses to the consultation, with 71% in favour of the proposals, they nnow plan to go ahead - but with slightly different treatment of parking bays.
They are asking to hear views on their new proposals for the parking bays by 13th December 2017.
Tuesday, 7 November 2017
|Nicole Griffiths: championing cleaner streets|
Nicole found that Lambeth has the worst record among south London boroughs for fining fly-tippers, with only 35 offenders fined in 16 months - compared to 36 in Merton, 41 in Bromley, 58 in Lewisham, 268 in Croydon, and 117 in just 8 months in Wandsworth. Southwark did not provide figures.
Nicole said: "Flytipping is a blight on our community and these figures show that Lambeth Council is not yet taking it seriously in Streatham. Greens will do all we can to keep our streets clean."
The Green Party has set up a shortcode to make it easier to report flytipping to Lambeth Council: http://bit.do/flytipping (This link is now correct - apologies, previous version didn't).
Lambeth's full response, ward by ward, can be seen here.