Cllr Johnson submitted a formal written question at last week's Council meeting, asking what influence the community consultation would have on the redevelopment of Brockley Cross and calling for the designers to work with community representatives, such as the Brockley Cross Action Group to deliver the final plans.
Here is the Council's reply:
The Council has appointed an experienced and respected public realm consultant, The Project Centre, to develop a preliminary design for Brockley Cross. The Project Centre’s principal designer has extensive experience in designing award winning public realm schemes including Kensington High Street and Walworth Road. He is also the author of the TFL Streetscape design manual.
Members of the local community have been invited to make comments and suggestions on the Council’s preliminary proposals developed by the Project Centre. As a result, a total of 80 responses to our invitation have been received. These have been forwarded to the Project Centre and are now receiving being analysed. We expect that this will result in amendments to the design as is generally the case at this stage in the design development. Once this analysis is complete and has been impacted on the design proposals, the revised design will then be presented to Ward Members and local community representatives. Following this and when the agreed design has been finalised, we hope to be able to implement the scheme later this year.
Initial work has already been carried out to make minor modifications to the road layout. This has included widening the central crossing point, repositioning the two mini roundabouts and changing the road markings.