Issues

This section lists issues - problems on the street network and related matters.

Issues always relate to some geographical location, whether very local or perhaps city-wide.

You can create a new issue using the button on the right.

Listed issues, most recent first:

  • 19/0212/FUL 627 Newmarket Road - change hotel to HMO, 22 rooms

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    22 Sheffield stands in the back garden however they do not appear to be covered or secured by a door.

    ...

    Change of Use from Hotel (C1 Use) to House In Multiple Occupation (HMO) (sui-generis). Oakley Lodge 627 - 631 Newmarket Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB5 8PA https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PMX2VHDXJQO00 Cambridge Application reference : 19/0212/FUL

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  • Proposed Windsor Avenue area consultation

    Created by John Parker // 1 thread

    The following letter delivered to residents (Hamilton Avenue)

    The letter is dated 11/02/2019 but consultation survey does not yet appear to be available. So no further details. Not too much cycle specific in this other than cyclists being allowed to travel southbound through the no entry London Road/Hamilton Avenue plug.

    Letter received 21/2/2019

    --------------------------------------------------------

    Kingston & Sutton Shared Environment Service

    Highways & Transport

    Sutton

    Your Ref

    Tel:

    0208 770 6455

    My Ref.•LR/T30148

    Email: https://www.sutton.gov.uk/report

    Date:

    1 1/02/19

    THE

     

    KINGSTON

    Residents

    Windsor Avenue Area

    UPON THAMES

    North Cheam

    Please reply to:

    Kingston & Sutton

    Shared Environment

    Service

    Dear Residents,

    Highways & Transport 24 Denmark Road

    CARSHALTON

       Proposed Windsor Avenue area consultation                                    surrey SM5 2JG

    The Cheam North and Worcester Park Local Committee has agreed to consult residents in the Windsor Avenue area on proposals to improve the environment for residents,

    pedestrians, cyclists and users of public transport. The aim of the scheme is to encourage more people to walk, cycle or use public transport instead of using their car for local journeys.

    This year there is funding available from Transport for London to carry out a consultation with residents on a few measures that have already been highlighted as an issue by some residents and the local schools and to ask if there are any other measures residents would like us to consider to improve your neighbourhood.

    The proposals as shown on the attached plan includes -

    • Introduce a 20mph speed limit area to reduce vehicle speeds;
    • Introduce a zebra crossing in Molesey Drive outside Cheam Park Farm Infant school to provide an improved crossing point;
    • Introduce a no entry plug in Hamilton Avenue at the junction of London Road to reduce the cut through traffic using Hamilton Avenue in a southbound direction.

    Please respond to these preliminary proposals via our on-line consultation questionnaire which can be found at:

    https://sutton.citizenspace.com/environment/windsoravenue

    The on-line consultation will also ask if you have any other ideas to help improve the environment in your area that can be investigated and considered for future phases. Alternatively you can respond to this consultation by letter by sending your comments to the address shown. Replies need to be received by Friday 15th March 2019.

    You will be notified of the outcome of this consultation by another letter circulated in due course.

    Yours sincerely,

    Lynn Robinson

    Highways and Transport

    Sutton & Kingston Shared Environment Service

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  • 19/0201/FUL 19 Storey's Way - addition of custom cycle park and extension

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Aside from the slightly small dimensions (possibly from old Local Plan) listed for a cycle parking space of 1800 by 560mm, and the lack of apparent Sheffield stands inside, it looks OK.

    ...

    Single storey side/rear extension, addition of windows and roof lights and erection of an external cycle store. 19 Storeys Way Cambridge CB3 0DP https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PMTM59DXJP300 Cambridge Application reference : 19/0201/FUL

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  • 19/0199/FUL 220 Milton Road - extension and conversion to 6 flats

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    This appears to be a new application to replace an old, approved application for 9 flats. They have cut the number of flats by 3 and increased the number of car parking spaces by 5, losing a significant amount of greenery in the process. They have also replaced a purpose-built cycle parking facility with some scattered cycle shelters that look too small. Two are 1m by 2m, and one is 2m by 2.5m. No further detail specified.

    One important thing is that they received approval to remove their existing driveway access points from Milton Road and instead put a single driveway access onto Union Lane. That's good, and they still intend to do that.

    ...

    Extension and conversion of the existing building to create 6no. flats comprising 2 x 3-bedroom units and 4 x 1-bedroom units along with car and cycle parking and provision of a communal garden following the demolition of the existing studio building. 220 Milton Road Cambridge CB4 1LQ https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PMTJ3FDXJOZ00 Cambridge Application reference : 19/0199/FUL

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  • Demand Responsive Bus Trial

    Two phases firstly to the West of Manor Road / London (Wallington), the second to the East.

    see https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/demand-responsive-bus-trial/user_uploads/demand-responsive-bus-trial-map.pdf

    It looks like an Uber fleet of 14 economical buses.

    Following consultation:

    We will then report on the outcome ahead of the launch of the 12 month trial.

    It should be noted that as a research trial, collecting feedback from users as well as other groups to understand feedback from non-users too will continue throughout the 12 month trial.  

     Check the TFL site for more

    Key points:

    What are we proposing?

    This is a trial service that does not have a fixed route or schedule, but ‘responds’ to the request to be picked up by the customer. It can be booked at the desired time of travel, primarily through an app, and provide real time updates to customers of vehicle arrival time and guarantees a seat for confirmed bookings.  

    Vehicles      

    The service will run using up to eight Mercedes Cityline Low floor Sprinter 14 seater vehicles. The vehicles will be Euro VI compliant bringing them in line with the Ultra Low Emission Zone vehicle standards, and will be fully wheelchair accessible.

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  • East West Rail

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    The East West Rail project connecting Cambridge with Oxford and beyond.

    Discussion for issues where East West Rail crosses existing cycle routes or creates the potential for new connections, particularly to new stations, but also to ensure that EWR does not become a barrier to cycling where it passes.

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  • 19/0163/B1C3 23 Tenison Road - change of use to create nine 1-BR flats

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    no apparent cycle parking at all

    ...

    Prior Approval notification of proposed change of use from B1(a)(Office) to Class C3 (dwellinghouses) to create 9x 1-bed units. 23 Tenison Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB1 2DG https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PMGA10DX08G00 Cambridge Application reference : 19/0163/B1C3

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  • Furness Road Junction Improvement Scheme

    Created by Sylvia Gauthereau // 1 thread

    Furness Road Junction Improvement Scheme

    Who is consulting?

    Highways & Infrastructure

    Why are we consulting?

    Each year we identify roads in Brent which have the highest numbers of recorded Personal Injury Accidents (PIA’s). We then consider the introduction of road safety measures to help reduce the number of accidents.

    The junction of Furness Road with Harlesden High Street and Harrow Road has been identified as a location with a high number of accidents. Over the last 3 years there have been 9 traffic accidents recorded at the junction. 1 accident resulted in serious injury and 8 accidents resulted in slight injury. 3 accidents involved a pedestrian, 2 involved a pedal cyclist and 2 involved motorcyclists.

    The existing pedestrian facilities at this junction are also inadequate. The only protected pedestrian phase is across the southern arm of High Street Harlesden, with no formal crossings across all other approach arms to this very busy junction. Also most pedestrians tend to cross the junction on the north side of High Street Harlesden, which is not a protected and formal crossing.

    The other problem with this junction is the Furness Road approach. This is only a single lane approach with a free flowing, uncontrolled traffic movement for left-turning traffic. The right turning traffic obstructs the free flowing left-turning traffic even though it is uncontrolled. This is mainly due to the single lane approach to the junction holding the left-turning traffic which then causes long tail backs on Furness Road on daily basis, particularly during the peak hour periods. We are therefore proposing to introduce a comprehensive set of measures to reduce the number of traffic accidents and also improve junction capacity.

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  • Managing traffic around the Peterborough Estate

    Created by Casey // 1 thread

    Overview

    We’d like your views on how to reduce through-traffic in your area, reducing road danger and improving the environment to make your neighbourhood more pleasant.

    We’re aware that some roads in the Peterborough Estate get too many cars for such a residential area. In particular, Perrymead Street and its adjoining roads experience a high level of rat-running.

    Our proposal:

    Having spoken with residents and listened to their views, we’ve developed a scheme to reduce the number of vehicles using these residential roads.

    We would like to:

    • ban the right turn from Stokenchurch Street into Wandsworth Bridge Road (this will also prevent right turns into Stokenchurch Street from Wandsworth Bridge Road)
    • ban the right turn from Ryecroft Street into Wandsworth Bridge Road (this will also prevent right turns into Ryecroft Street from Wandsworth Bridge Road)
       
    • ban the right turn from Studdrige Street into Wandsworth Bridge Road (this will also prevent right turns into Studdridge Street from Wandsworth Bridge Road)
       
    • ban the right turn Cresford Road into Wandsworth Bridge Road (this will also prevent right turns into Cresford Road from Wandsworth bridge Road)
       
    • ban the right turn from Bovingdon Road into Wandsworth Bridge Road (this will also prevent right turns into Bovingdon Road from Wandsworth Bridge Road)

    To enforce these proposals, we plan to install refuge islands on Wandsworth Bridge Road - please see our mapbelow.

    We would make the changes by introducing an experimental traffic order and then monitoring the results for approximately six months. We will then ask you for your views again, to see if you think they’ve made a difference, before deciding whether to make these changes permanent.

    As part of the scheme, we’re also considering allowing vehicles to turn right from New King’s Road into Wandsworth Bridge Road, but this would take longer to introduce.

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  • 19/0156/FUL NW Cambridge Lot H - 150 room hotel, 180 room aparthotel, cafe, etc

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    D&A Part 14 has the details on cycle parking.

    118 long-stay spaces

    42 short-stay spaces

    40 cycle hire spaces

    Much of the long-stay is provided by Broxap Hi-Rise Two Tier Cycle Storage Solution (need to check if this is gas-assisted). The bottom row of these are provided by 'Sheffield stands' placed underneath the second tier. However it appears that these Sheffield stands are spaced at 800mm intervals.

    There are also 18 'off gauge' spaces provided by Sheffield stands (however these are not well-positioned and we should recommend that they use half-height Sheffield stands that are positioned to the side of the cycle parking space, not the middle).

    Southern guest cycle parking area page 143 has double doors of 1810mm width (not indicated whether it is easy to open the doors while walking a bike).

    Northern guest cycle parking area on page 144 includes a 'larger bike parking space' that is smaller than a bike.

    Both have 'Maintenance spaces' that mysteriously have a Sheffield stand in them - unclear what this is.

    ...

    Full Planning Approval is sought for 150 room hotel and 180 room aparthotel (C1 Use Class), with ancillary uses including a restaurant, bar, cafe, co-working space and gym, along with associated cycle parking, car parking, landscaping, utilities and associated ancillary structures. North West Cambridge Site Lot H Cambridge https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PMESL7DXJIA00 Cambridge Application reference : 19/0156/FUL

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  • 19/0143/CPP3 behind 56-58 Cherry Hinton Road - 9 new flats via change-of-use

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    No cycle parking proposed it seems.

    The residents who filed a DCF petition objection seem to refer to some level of cycle parking, but I cannot find it.

    ...

    Prior Approval notification of proposed change of use from Class B8 (storage or distribution centre), to a use falling within Class C3 (dwellinghouses) of the Use Classes Order (1987) to provide 9no. flats. Building To Rear Of 56 - 58 Cherry Hinton Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB1 7AQ https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PM8V8EDX0BH00 Cambridge Application reference : 19/0143/CPP3

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  • Hatton Garden cycle permeability schemes: St Cross Street and Saffron Street

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    St Cross Street

    St Cross street runs from Farringdon Road, across Saffron Hill to Hatton Garden. It is currently one-way westbound between Saffron Hill to Hatton Garden.

    The consultation proposes two-way cycling all the way through while reducing the short section between Saffron Hill and Farringdon Road to one-way eastbound for motor vehicles (with a cycle contraflow lane).

    Saffron Street

    Saffron Street connects Saffron Hill with Farringdon Road and currently the western end (as far as Onslow Street) is one-way eastbound.

    The consultation proposes two-way cycling all the way through while Saffron St is closed to motor traffic between Saffron Hill and Onslow Street in order to safely facilitate two-way cycling, and to create an improved environment for pedestrians.

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  • 19-storey tower proposed for Rockingham Street

    Plans have been revealed for a 19-storey tower on the corner of Rockingham Street and Tiverton Street.

    Although Waterloo-based developer Joseph Homes specialises in residential schemes, it is not proposing to build flats here.

    Instead, a range of options including offices, a hotel and student accommodation is being considered.

    Proposals for a 19-storey building – with up to 6,000 sq ft of office space – designed by ColladoCollins architects were shown at a public exhibition last week.

    The tower would be roughly as tall as nearby Metro Central Heights.

    A planning application is due to be submitted to Southwark Council this month. If approved, construction of the tower could begin in January 2020.

    In 2014, permission was granted for a 13-storey tower on the same site, but that scheme has not been built.

    The site – currently vacant and boarded up – was formerly occupied by a Latin American restaurant.

    Joseph Homes has a website here: www.rockinghamstreet.co.uk

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  • Winton Primary School Streets Consultation

    Islington Council is planning to introduce a School Street Scheme and left turn ban to improve air quality around Winton Primary School and create a safer, more pleasant environment for everyone. The Council would like to hear your thoughts on the proposal.

    What is proposed for Killick Street and Collier Street? The proposal is to trial a temporary road closure on Killick Street, between Southern Street and Collier Street, and Collier Street, between Killick Street and Calshot Street, between 8.30am-9.15am and 3.15pm-4.00pm during school term time. A no left turn will also operate on Southern Street during those times.

    Vehicles will not be able to enter the streets between these times unless they have been given an exemption. Residents and businesses who live and work on a school street will be able to register for an exemption as well as Blue Badge holders. The scheme will not operate in the school holidays or at weekends.


    Signs will inform drivers of the restrictions before the entrance to the closed street. Non-registered vehicles entering the street during the times of operation may be identified by camera and issued a penalty charge notice.

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  • Hugh Myddelton School Streets Consultation

    Islington Council is planning to introduce a School Street Scheme to improve air quality around Hugh Myddelton Primary School and create a safer, more pleasant environment for everyone. The Council would like to hear your thoughts on the proposal.

    What is proposed for Garnault Place, Myddelton Street, Gloucester Way, Whiskin Street and Meredith Street? The proposal is to trial a temporary road closure on Garnault Place, Myddelton Street, Gloucester Way, Whiskin Street and Meredith Street, between 8.20am-9.15am and 3.00pm-3.45pm during school term time.
    Vehicles will not be able to enter the streets between these times unless they have been given an exemption. Residents and businesses who live and work on a school street will be able to register for an exemption as well as Blue Badge holders. The scheme will not operate in the school holidays or at weekends.
    Signs will inform drivers of the restrictions before the entrance to the closed streets. Non-registered vehicles entering the street during the times of operation may be identified by camera and issued a penalty charge notice.

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  • Proposed Barking Road A124/Greengate Street/Prince Regent Lane X junction change

    Created by MonegaCyclist // 1 thread

    LB Newham are proposing change to the Barking Road A124/Greengate Street/Prince Regent Lane cross junction with most of the reconfiguration work planned focused on the north side of the junction (i.e. the Barking Road A124/Greengate Street section).

    This major cross junction is on the Stratford Town Centre/West Ham Lane/Plaistow Road/Plaistow High Street/Greengate Street/Prince Regent Lane alignment which is on the TfL Strategic Cycling Analysis (SCA) 'corridors of interest - corridor 7' and acknowledged in the current LB Newham Cycling Strategy  as a route that needs a Cycling Level of Service (CLoS) of over 70% by year 2022 -  see pages 40 - 45 https://www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/Services/Cycling-information-and-advice.aspx 

    No consideration for safe cycling traffic provision on the Greengate Street/Prince Regent Lane alignment or pedestrian priority crossings at the nearby Dongola Road and Hollybush Street minor t-junctions or a formal crossing on Greengate Street for safe Plaistow Park footfall in these planned works.

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  • Champion Hill No Entry Trial Monitoring Form

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Following consultation in late 2018, a trial no-entry restriction has been introduced on Champion Hill. This is intended to reduce the amount of through traffic using Champion Hill and surrounding roads, and make the streets safer and healthier for residents.

    The trial will run from February until Autumn 2019. We anticipate there may be a degree of disruption initially, as motorists become used to the changes. After this 'bedding-in' period, we will be using various methods to monitor the outcomes of the trial, but we also want to hear from residents.

    If you have observations or concerns about how the trial is operating in practice, please submit your comments using this form.

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  • Athenlay Road Traffic Calming

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Overview

    We want to hear your views on alternative traffic calming proposals for Athenlay Road.

    Southwark became a 20mph borough in March 2015. However, we have identified a number of sites where speeds regularly exceed 20mph, sometimes by a significant amount. This can increase the risk of accidents, as well as the risk that, when accidents occur, injuries may be more serious or even fatal.

    We have conducted a detailed review of the sites where traffic most regularly exceeds the 20mph limit, and we have identified measures to encourage reduced vehicles speeds and keep them to the posted limit.

    Average speeds over 25mph have been observed on Athenlay Road. The road is often used as a route for through-traffic, so overall traffic volumes are high. We have a duty to make any adjustments necessary to ensure that the law is being upheld, and to look after our residents’ safety.

    The plans below present two alternative proposals for Athenlay Road:-

    1. The use of 8 sinusoidal speed humps - if placed close enough together, these encourage drivers to slow down and maintain a slower speed. This is our preferred option as we think it will be the most effective way of reducing speeds. However, some residents may be less keen on speed humps as they can cause some vibration and noise.
    2. The use of 2 sets of build-outs - by narrowing the road for short sections, these cause vehicles to slow down in order to pass safely. However, these do involve loss of parking spaces adjacent to the build-outs, and may be less effective than sinusoidal humps at reducing speeds at times when traffic is lighter.

    Athenlay Road does not meet the criteria for installing speed cameras - therefore these are the two types of intervention that are possible.

    Please complete the survey below and let us know your preference - as well as any other suggestions that you think might improve the safety and accessibility of Athenlay Road.

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  • New Wheelsports Facility - Trumpington Recreation/King George V Playing Fields

    Created by Roxanne (Cycling Campaign Officer) // 1 thread

    The City Council is consulting on a new wheelsports facility at Trumpington Recreation Ground / King George V Playing Fields. 

    More information: https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/consultations/new-wheelsports-tracks-at-chesterton-and-trumpington-recreation-grounds-consultation

    "We are proposing to install exciting new wheelsports tracks on Chesterton recreation ground and Trumpington recreation ground.

    The tracks will offer more inclusive and dynamic play and sport opportunities for 4 to 12-year-olds.

    We’d like to know what you think about the plans. Your comments will help us finalise the designs and carry the proposals forward to implementation."

    Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WheelsportsTrumpingtonRec

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  • 19/0141/FUL Mortlock Ave - 2br detached dwelling

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Cycle parking is a non-compliant 2500mm by 800mm box next to the house. 2 car parking spaces is higher than permitted 1.5 average.

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    Erection of a detached two storey, two bedroom dwelling. Land Adjacent 2 Mortlock Avenue Cambridge CB4 1TE https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PM72S1DXJEW00 Cambridge Application reference : 19/0141/FUL

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