Coulgate Street improvement plans revealed

With construction work at 180 Brockley Road due to begin on Monday, the plans for improvement work on Coulgate Street, which would be part-funded by the developers, have been made available online. Lewisham Council writes:

Lewisham Council is consulting on plans to improve Coulgate Street, on the eastern side of Brockley Station. 

The proposed scheme is designed to improve the environment for pedestrians by laying new paving (and widening some sections of the current footway), planting some trees and removing clutter. Other measures include restricting traffic to one-way (from Brockley Cross southwards to Foxberry Road) and providing some short-term parking for customers of local shops.

The Council is consulting on its proposals until 24 October, with the intention of implementing the finalised plans - subject to final approval from Transport for London, who have funded their development so far - during early 2015. To have your say on the proposals, contact

It's not the part-pedestrianisation or shared-surface scheme once imagined, but it would tidy up a chaotic part of our town centre and form a nicer link between a pretty set of flower beds outside the station and the cafes opposite. More parking for bikes, less parking for cars and wider, smarter pavements. A bit conservative, but nonetheless a big improvement.