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Neighbours alarmed by Galliard Homes’ 15-storey tower plan for Leegate centre

Local groups have raised concerns about plans to build towers of up to 15 storeys in a new development to replace the Leegate centre. The run-down shopping centre has been scheduled for redevelopment for many years, and has recently been bought by Galliard Homes after its previous owners, St Modwen, failed in its plans to transform […]

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Tribunal cancels Lee Green low-traffic neighbourhood fine because of poor signage

A tribunal has told Lewisham Council to cancel a penalty charge issued in Lee Green’s low-traffic neighbourhood because of indaquate signage. Local resident Oliver Du Sautoy was slapped with a fine for going through a camera-enforced barrier at the junction of Northbrook Road and Manor Park. He argued that the particular modal filter, where Northbrook […]

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Hills and Vales: Use cameras, not planters, to close roads, ambulance chiefs told Greenwich Council

The London Ambulance Service called for Greenwich Council to use cameras rather than planters for its low-traffic neighbourhood in some of the borough’s most affluent streets, correspondence between the two bodies reveals. Documents revealed under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that neither the ambulance service nor the London Fire Brigade objected to the closure […]

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TfL bailout: ‘First Manchester, now Tories are coming for us’, Greenwich Council leader says

Greenwich Council leader Danny Thorpe has accused Boris Johnson’s government of “bringing a sledgehammer” to negotiations with cash-strapped Transport for London – saying the Conservatives had “finished with Manchester” and were “coming for us”. The Financial Times revealed last night that the government had threaten to take direct control of Transport for London unless Labour […]

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Drivers fined £3m for breaking Lewisham Council’s low-traffic neighbourhood rules

Lewisham Council has handed out more than £3 million in fines to drivers ignoring its controversial “low traffic neighbourhood” in Lee Green and Hither Green.  The scheme, which set out to stop rat-running in residential roads between the A20 and the South Circular Road, was brought in under Covid-19 emergency transport measures in June. It has […]

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Lee Green’s low traffic neighbourhood to be partly rolled back to ease jams

Lewisham Council has set out changes to its first low traffic neighbourhood, in Lee Green and Hither Green, to help relieve traffic congestion in neighbouring areas.    The changes include allowing vehicles, except HGVs, through the camera-enforced barrier in Manor Lane and adjusting the existing cameras on Ennersdale Road and Dermody Road to allow vehicles to travel one-way west to east.   It’s also […]