Crofton Park

Lewisham Council wants to know your opinions on proposed improvements to a section of Brockley Road, from Bartram Road to Dalrymple Road.

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Background

In 2014 a study of the Brockley Corridor (Brockley Cross to Stanstead Road A205) was carried out to identify opportunities to:

  • regenerate the local shopping parade
  • reduce vehicle speed
  • improve road safety

The study showed that the Crofton Park area was a priority for improvement. With funding from Transport for London (TfL) initial designs were created for the area. These were presented to residents and a public consultation undertaken.

We listened to your comments and have amended our design to reflect the feedback. We would now like to hear your opinion on the final design.

Aims of the scheme

  • Support the introduction of a 20mph speed limit which will reduce vehicle speeds and improve the safety of all road users.
  • Repave the street with long-lasting and high-quality materials.
  • Help local businesses by improving access and the look of the area to attract more people to use the local shops.
  • Make the street more pedestrian-friendly and encourage sustainable travel in the area, such as walking and cycling.

Proposed changes

You can view the proposed Crofton Park plan below. Once you have opened the document please zoon in on specific parts to see the changes.

Crofton Park

The main proposals are to:

  • Narrow the available road width widening footways allowing for inset parking, disabled parking and electrical vehicle charging bays to be constructed.
  • Raise the carriageway level (raised junctions) locally in three areas to reduce vehicle speeds along Brockley Road.
  • Introduce a raised section in the side roads (raised table) at the junctions, to improve safety by reducing the speed of approaching vehicles, and to provide better facilities for pedestrians and those with impaired mobility to cross.
  • Formalise all on-street parking within inset bays and improve vehicle visibility at junctions.
  • Plant new trees along Brockley Road within the widened footways where possible.

Have your say on the proposals by Thursday 21 September 2017.

Consultation Area

Click on the map below to see the consultation area.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What are the aims of the scheme?

We aim to:

Support the introduction of a 20mph speed limit which will reduce vehicle speeds and improve the safety of all road users, by:

  • Introducing raised junctions and zebra crossings to enforce the 20mph speed limit
  • Narrowing the road (carriageway) in places
  • Installing a new Toucan crossing to replace the one near Bertram Road
  • Keeping the mini roundabout
  • Creating informal pedestrian crossings in granite
  • Introducing granite paved raised junctions including the zebra crossings

Help local businesses by improving access and the look of the area to attract more people to use the local shops, by:

  • Repaving the street with long-lasting and high-quality materials
  • Planting new trees on the existing footway
  • Introducing new high-quality paving materials, and seating to improve the public space
  • Widening the footway and relocating the bus stop
  • Providing disabled parking bays, short stay parking bays and loading bays

Make the street more pedestrian-friendly and encourage sustainable travel in the area, such as walking and cycling, by:

  • Introducing a segregated cycle lane on the widened footway
  • Widening the footway on the road and over the railway bridge
  • Installing cycle racks and electrical charging bays

2. In these times of budget tightening, why is Lewisham spending this money?

The money comes from Transport for London’s budgets, not Lewisham Council’s. It is funded through the Local Implementation Plan (LIP) which is aimed at making street improvements or solving issues associated with the borough’s transport and traffic. The funding for LIP projects is specifically allocated to schemes several years ahead and is lost if not spent within the allotted timeframe.

3. How much consultation has taken place?

In 2014 a study of the Brockley Corridor (Brockley Cross to Stanstead Road A205) was carried out to identify opportunities to regenerate the local shopping parade, reduce vehicle speed and improve road safety. The study showed that the Crofton Park area was a priority for improvement.

With funding from Transport for London (TfL) initial designs were produced for the area and a public consultation undertaken last year.

The feedback from this consultation has been incorporated into the final design which we are now asking your opinions on. This consultation will close on Thursday 21 September 2017.  

4. Will this make parking easier?

Yes, as the number of parking bays will increase and become time limited short stay. This is subject to approval from TfL Buses as we are proposing to relocate the bus stops to make space for parking.

It is also proposed to include new disabled parking bays (of which there are currently none) and electric vehicle charging points. By formalising the on-street parking within inset bays this will improve vehicle visibility at junctions making the roads safer.

5. What about disability access?

Providing everyone with access to local facilities is important to us. Currently there is no disabled parking in this area, however the proposal includes the introduction of disabled parking bays. These bays will be for Blue Badge holders only.

6. What benefits are there for businesses?

This scheme will help local businesses by improving access to businesses and the look of the area to attract more people to use the local shops. Also, there are currently no loading bays in the area, we propose to include one loading bay opposite Crofton Park Station that will provide businesses with a safe loading option, and businesses will be able to load and unload from any short stay parking bay. This should allow vehicles to keep moving along the road.

7. How long will the scheme take?

Once the consultation has finished on Thursday 21 September, we will review and collate all of the responses which will be considered for the final design. The detailed design will be drawn up between October 2017 and January 2018 and the scheme tendered thereafter.

Currently construction is expected to start in summer 2018 for approximately ten months. However, once the contractor is procured, we will produce a more detailed work programme and publish any changes to the estimated timescales.

8. Can I report fly-tipping, animal fouling or dead animals on the interactive map?

Please comment on the proposals provided. If you would like to report any of the above issues, please report it directly with Lewisham Council at www.lewisham.gov.uk.

Have your say

Your feedback is important to us. Have your say by Thursday 21 September.

You can either mark your comments on our interactive map below, and/or fill in the quick survey (also below). Please use the numbers on the map when referring to a specific part of the proposal. Alternatively you can email your feedback to lewisham.consultation@projectcentre.co.uk

What happens next?

The results of this consultation will be analysed and where practical the design will be amended to take on board comments. A report of our analysis will be available on this webpage and on Lewisham Council’s consultation portal.

The scheme is currently programmed to start at the end of summer 2018 for approximately ten months.

Background

Background

In 2014 a study of the Brockley Corridor (Brockley Cross to Stanstead Road A205) was carried out to identify opportunities to:

  • regenerate the local shopping parade
  • reduce vehicle speed
  • improve road safety

The study showed that the Crofton Park area was a priority for improvement. With funding from Transport for London (TfL) initial designs were created for the area. These were presented to residents and a public consultation undertaken.

We listened to your comments and have amended our design to reflect the feedback. We would now like to hear your opinion on the final design.

Aims of the scheme

Aims of the scheme

  • Support the introduction of a 20mph speed limit which will reduce vehicle speeds and improve the safety of all road users.
  • Repave the street with long-lasting and high-quality materials.
  • Help local businesses by improving access and the look of the area to attract more people to use the local shops.
  • Make the street more pedestrian-friendly and encourage sustainable travel in the area, such as walking and cycling.
Proposed changes

Proposed changes

You can view the proposed Crofton Park plan below. Once you have opened the document please zoon in on specific parts to see the changes.

Crofton Park

The main proposals are to:

  • Narrow the available road width widening footways allowing for inset parking, disabled parking and electrical vehicle charging bays to be constructed.
  • Raise the carriageway level (raised junctions) locally in three areas to reduce vehicle speeds along Brockley Road.
  • Introduce a raised section in the side roads (raised table) at the junctions, to improve safety by reducing the speed of approaching vehicles, and to provide better facilities for pedestrians and those with impaired mobility to cross.
  • Formalise all on-street parking within inset bays and improve vehicle visibility at junctions.
  • Plant new trees along Brockley Road within the widened footways where possible.

Have your say on the proposals by Thursday 21 September 2017.

Consultation Area

Consultation Area

Click on the map below to see the consultation area.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What are the aims of the scheme?

We aim to:

Support the introduction of a 20mph speed limit which will reduce vehicle speeds and improve the safety of all road users, by:

  • Introducing raised junctions and zebra crossings to enforce the 20mph speed limit
  • Narrowing the road (carriageway) in places
  • Installing a new Toucan crossing to replace the one near Bertram Road
  • Keeping the mini roundabout
  • Creating informal pedestrian crossings in granite
  • Introducing granite paved raised junctions including the zebra crossings

Help local businesses by improving access and the look of the area to attract more people to use the local shops, by:

  • Repaving the street with long-lasting and high-quality materials
  • Planting new trees on the existing footway
  • Introducing new high-quality paving materials, and seating to improve the public space
  • Widening the footway and relocating the bus stop
  • Providing disabled parking bays, short stay parking bays and loading bays

Make the street more pedestrian-friendly and encourage sustainable travel in the area, such as walking and cycling, by:

  • Introducing a segregated cycle lane on the widened footway
  • Widening the footway on the road and over the railway bridge
  • Installing cycle racks and electrical charging bays

2. In these times of budget tightening, why is Lewisham spending this money?

The money comes from Transport for London’s budgets, not Lewisham Council’s. It is funded through the Local Implementation Plan (LIP) which is aimed at making street improvements or solving issues associated with the borough’s transport and traffic. The funding for LIP projects is specifically allocated to schemes several years ahead and is lost if not spent within the allotted timeframe.

3. How much consultation has taken place?

In 2014 a study of the Brockley Corridor (Brockley Cross to Stanstead Road A205) was carried out to identify opportunities to regenerate the local shopping parade, reduce vehicle speed and improve road safety. The study showed that the Crofton Park area was a priority for improvement.

With funding from Transport for London (TfL) initial designs were produced for the area and a public consultation undertaken last year.

The feedback from this consultation has been incorporated into the final design which we are now asking your opinions on. This consultation will close on Thursday 21 September 2017.  

4. Will this make parking easier?

Yes, as the number of parking bays will increase and become time limited short stay. This is subject to approval from TfL Buses as we are proposing to relocate the bus stops to make space for parking.

It is also proposed to include new disabled parking bays (of which there are currently none) and electric vehicle charging points. By formalising the on-street parking within inset bays this will improve vehicle visibility at junctions making the roads safer.

5. What about disability access?

Providing everyone with access to local facilities is important to us. Currently there is no disabled parking in this area, however the proposal includes the introduction of disabled parking bays. These bays will be for Blue Badge holders only.

6. What benefits are there for businesses?

This scheme will help local businesses by improving access to businesses and the look of the area to attract more people to use the local shops. Also, there are currently no loading bays in the area, we propose to include one loading bay opposite Crofton Park Station that will provide businesses with a safe loading option, and businesses will be able to load and unload from any short stay parking bay. This should allow vehicles to keep moving along the road.

7. How long will the scheme take?

Once the consultation has finished on Thursday 21 September, we will review and collate all of the responses which will be considered for the final design. The detailed design will be drawn up between October 2017 and January 2018 and the scheme tendered thereafter.

Currently construction is expected to start in summer 2018 for approximately ten months. However, once the contractor is procured, we will produce a more detailed work programme and publish any changes to the estimated timescales.

8. Can I report fly-tipping, animal fouling or dead animals on the interactive map?

Please comment on the proposals provided. If you would like to report any of the above issues, please report it directly with Lewisham Council at www.lewisham.gov.uk.

Have your say

Have your say

Your feedback is important to us. Have your say by Thursday 21 September.

You can either mark your comments on our interactive map below, and/or fill in the quick survey (also below). Please use the numbers on the map when referring to a specific part of the proposal. Alternatively you can email your feedback to lewisham.consultation@projectcentre.co.uk

What happens next?

What happens next?

The results of this consultation will be analysed and where practical the design will be amended to take on board comments. A report of our analysis will be available on this webpage and on Lewisham Council’s consultation portal.

The scheme is currently programmed to start at the end of summer 2018 for approximately ten months.

Interactive map

Click and zoom in on the map to view the proposed changes


Have your say

Your feedback is important to us. Have your say by Thursday 21 September 2017.

You can either mark your comments on our interactive map, and/or fill in the quick survey. Please use the numbers on the map when referring to a specific part of the proposal. Alternatively you can email your feedback to lewisham.consultation@projectcentre.co.uk.


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