Brockley Road repaved

The East side of Brockley station has struck back.

Work has begun to upgrade the stretch of Brockley Road that's home to the shopping parade nearest Brockley station. The shocking state of the pavement at this point had been holding back the parade's chances of capitalising on the influx of investment that the East London Line has brought with it, so this is great news indeed.

The Council confirms:

Work has begun and should be completed by the end of March. The programme involves widening the pavement on the eastern side between Cranfield Road and the southern end of the puffin crossing zig-zag lines. The area between Cranfield Road and Harefield Road will also be repaved.

Now, so long as this is done properly, we will at last have a half-decent high street - one which should entice businesses seeking to capitalise on the huge numbers of people using Brockley Station each day.

11 comments:

Ed CPZ said...

I hope for the best but have you seen the disregard for zigzags some drivers in Brockley have?

Robert said...

Looking at the works - so far so good. Looking forward to seeing this finished, as well as the refurbishment of the end retail frontages (including Essence of India) which is a planning condition attached to the Mews residential development on site now.

Anonymous said...

good news.

Anonymous said...

while they're at it it's a shame they can't do both sides. Will be a nice improvement though.

kj said...

both sides? cars as well as buses do need to be able to go through the road. The more congestion the more localised pollution.

ap said...

much ado about paving

Anonymous said...

"Planning Application - DC/10/76165/FT" on LC's website has the front elevation drawing for the new shop fronts in case anyone's interested.

Bea

Anonymous said...

A high street.. really? A parade of fast food restaurants, nail bars, supermarket, launderette..hardly something to get excited about surely.

Tardy said...

End of March! Ha ha ha, they've been doing the pavement westside for over six months and still haven't finished...

Another anon said...

There's an effort to improve it, somthing to be pleased about surely. It won't suddenly be magnificent overnight, baby steps.....

Brockley Nick said...

@Anon0020 Yes, that's what it's currently like - I was talking about the future and what it could be like, see?

@Tardy I think the west side was held up by the construction work on Jude Court, which is running months late. Doubt there will be any significant problems here.

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