The Government has announced that lifts will be installed at Wandsworth Town station as part of a proposal to improve access to 73 stations across the UK. The lifts will be in place by March 2024. Unfortunately Wandsworth Common Station was not on the same list.
Following an application in the High Court on 11th March by a coalition of objectors including Wandsworth Council, to challenge the Secretary of State’s decision to back the the third runway, the application has been rejected. Friends of the Earth are planning to challenge the decision.
Justine Greening, MP for Putney, will be holding a public meeting on Wednesday, 20 February at 7pm at the Community Church in Werter Road, Putney.
Heathrow has published a consultation on its future operations with proposals for how it will operate three runways at an expanded airport and plans for the design of airspace to accommodate that, but also proposals for how to use its two existing runways in the meantime. There is a postcode checker on firstname.lastname@example.org the consultation website which can show you where the new flightpaths could be and how they’d affect you. The consultation runs until 4 March 2019 and is online at www.heathrowconsultation.com. You can also email views to email@example.com.
An 8 week consultation is underway on noise impact of new flight patterns. which will bring 35,000 additional flights to Heathrow. Just one of these consultation events will be in our Borough and residents are urged to attend the event on Wednesday 30 January at at the Elm Grove Conference Centre in the University of Roehampton, SW15 5PH 2pm-8pm. Written consultation is available on http://www.heathrowconsultation.com/
The council’s is calling for firm reassurances from the Mayor and TfL that they are serious about carrying out the long-awaited and much-needed redesign of the Wandsworth one-way system.
The current scheme – which would remove all through traffic from Wandsworth High Street, significantly improving the town centre’s main shopping areas for pedestrians and cyclists – was first unveiled about a decade ago.
Removing through traffic from the one-way system has been a long term strategic aim of the council, but the works can only be approved and carried out by TfL. The council has set aside more than £27milllion to help fund the scheme.
Work was originally scheduled to commence in 2017 but TfL recently confirmed that this would not now happen until 2021 at the earliest.