Developments in Kings Hall Road and New Beckenham Station?

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.

Could the New Beckenham Station car park be extended?

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:

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.

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This blog is maintained by Cllr Kathy Bance MBE, Cllr Peter Fookes and Cllr Kevin Brooks, the Labour Party councillors for Penge & Cator ward on Bromley Council.
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1 Response to Developments in Kings Hall Road and New Beckenham Station?

  1. Jenny Coleman says:

    Dear Kathy,
    Only just saw the meeting was the 4th.

    My only comment is that it seems ridiculous to increase paid parking places in the area. Copers Cope and surrounding roads with meters are empty as commuters choose not to use them when roads close by have free parking with no restrictions, Reddons, Aldersmead, Kings Hall to name a few.. It is the same problem in Cedars, Elm Road,and the Clock house area which are emtpy throughout the day.
    .Cllr Smith promised residents in my area that he would reduce the parking fees in Copers Cope to alleviate pressure on surrounding roads This never happened. What is the point of introducing more paid parking spaces when people do not use the existing ones. The only way it would work would be to introduce 1 hour restrictions in surrounding roads at the same time so people are forced to use the paid parking bays, thus alleviating congestion on residential roads.

    Before the introduction of more controlled parking surely their should be of an audit of existing shemes in Clock Houe/Copers Cope. It would be a waste of tax payers money to introduce more controlled paking if the existing controlled parking does not work or generate income. Why as a Borough are we facilitating and encouraging more people to drive into our borough? Please pass on my comments.


    Jenny Coleman


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