Some items of interest to residents in the Kings Hall area.
After many complaints, the council are taking the unusual step of proposing to make up and adopt the approach Road to Kent House Station from Kings Hall Road. The project relies on funding from Transport for London and wouldn’t in any case be until the 2012/13 financial year. However, if it gets the go-ahead this would be a considerable improvement for all those who use the station.
There are also plans to extend the car park at New Beckenham Station. We first raised this possibility a couple of years ago as an alternative to the Copers Cope Parking Scheme. There is a spare plot of council owned land behind the houses in Kings Hall Road, stretching as far as the Bridge Lane properties. The council are now taking up the idea. The new car park would help reduce pressure on street parking. The funding would come partly from within the council and be paid for from parking income. Those living adjacent to the proposed extension will be consulted. Both these proposals will be discussed at the Environment Scrutiny Committee on Tuesday 4th October. Cllr Kathy Bance is our representative on that committee. If you have any views on this issue, do contact her. The Committee papers can be found on the Bromley web site: http://cds.bromley.gov.uk/mgConvert2PDF.aspx?ID=3880&T=10
And, the Mayor of London has finally signed off the plans for the Kings Hall Sports Ground development. Bromley are now able to issue the legal notices and the developers have told us they hope to start on the site by November.