November deadline for Coulgate Street pedestrianisation plans

The proposal to part-pedestrianise Coulgate Street, to free it from the van-hire companies and out-of-towners that use it as a daily dumping ground for their vehicles, is being considered for a Local Implementation Plan, to be put before the Mayor in November.

The plan would allow residents and customers of local businesses to park, while creating a more pedestrian-friendly environment and a more attractive gateway to the area.

Cllr Darren Johnson has being lobbying for the plan and sent us this update from officers:

As you know there has for some time been a local aspiration to create a pedestrianised area or similar in Coulgate St and we commissioning a consultant (via the SELTRANS sub-regional partnership) to undertake feasibility, option appraisal and preliminary design. Taking any project further forward as part of the Local Implementation Plan (LIP) using LIP funding would have to be weighed against the needs, demands and priorities for such funding across the borough. Officers are currently preparing a draft replacement LIP for consideration by the Mayor and Cabinet in November.

If you haven't signed the Coulgate Street petition yet, please do so here. If we could reach 500 names before the decision, it would be a strong show of support.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those delivery vans parked all around Brockley X are really taking the pi** using the street to store commercial vehicles. Can anyone make them stop?

Brockley Nick said...

They certainly are.

I have asked the Council to look in to that issue. Will report back soon.

Coulgate Street is the worst-affected area.

Ed said...

Often parked with one wheel on the pavement, several feet away from the pavement and/or over the give way markings.

Headhunter said...

A couple of weeks ago I went to Babur for their all you can eat Sunday lunch. At one point on the main road running up to the restaurant near Honor Oak station, a massive white van had simply parked slap in the middle of the pavement, I mean right on it.

It was just the perfect width to completely obliterate the pavement completely forcing all pedestrians to walk into the busy main road, I saw a poor woman with a pushchair tring to get her pushchair off the pavement down the kerb and along the road towards oncoming traffic, before having to heft it back up the kerb the other side. Bloody white vans!

Ed said...

I really want CPZ and pedestrian friendly, maybe one way, rather than full pedo.

Matt-Z said...

No one wants Brockley to go fully pedo.

Welcome to 2010 said...

At least it would keep the skateboarders off the streets ;)

Pavement Avenger said...
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Headhunter said...

I very much welcome the pedo-ing of Coulgate St I just hope that it doesn't drive the white vans and D&M van hire vans to be dumped on streets like Manor Ave (my street), UBR and others nearby...

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Anonymous said...

if it is pedestrianised it would be a good place for a regular farmers market.

Ed said...

You can have a market without full pedestrianisation; indeed we have them already. You just need a council permit etc to shut the street temporarily.

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