Environmental PDS Committee 5 October

Kent House Station Approach, Beckenham

We are pleased to report that the making up of Kent House Station Approach from the Kings Hall Road side was recommended with Transport for London bearing the whole cost of the works.

The roundabout will remain in place although this may be slightly smaller.  There will be consideration to increase the number of cycle racks.  Local councillors and the West beckenham Residents’ Associaiotn had supported the proposal and have campaigned for many years about the difficulties with that road surface.

 New Beckenham Station Car Park Extension

The council are proposing to extend the New Beckenham Station Car Park.

Kathy Bance voiced the views of the local residents who will be most affected by having a car park at the end of their gardens.  They are worried about possible loss of privacy and the inconvenience from fumes, noise, lighting and that the rear of their property would be vulnerable.  We would lose the natural habitat that has formed in this tiny oasis over past years.  The car park is proposed to alleviate the parking problems in surrounding roads so when this comes to planning we hope that  these concerns have been addressed and mitigated against.

Proposed Governance of Crystal Palace Park

We are supporting proposals to set up a Trust (not for profit organisation), which will take forward plans for the redevelopment of Crystal Palace Park.  The Statutory use of the park will be reviewed in full and time lines and regular meetings would be scheduled.

The Executive agreed to review the composition of the Executive Board with a view to increasing the number of local ward councillors.  The Trust would also try to engage councillors from other local boroughs who would be expected to make some financial contribution to the park.

Kathy Bance put forward our views that Bromley council should give a legacy to the Park or a capital grant (or at least an interest free loan) to help the Trust get started.

 Budget

Labour councillors have repeated our opposition to the phased deletion of School Crossing Patrols a sum of £233 for the year 2012/2013.    Also the phased closure of the public conveniences.

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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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