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Greenwich’s Tories to hold public meeting on low-traffic neighbourhoods

Greenwich’s Conservative councillors are to hold an online public meeting next weekend about low-traffic neighbourhoods – and are demanding “proper consultation of communities across the borough” about the schemes. Low-traffic neighbourhoods have been introduced with government funding to cut rat-running in residential areas and to encourage walking and cycling in the wake of the pandemic. […]

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Hills and Vales: You need to compromise, angry low-traffic zone residents told

Residents in Greenwich borough’s only low-traffic neighbourhood have been told they have to “compromise” over plans to allow traffic to run through their area during the morning rush house. Sarah Merrill, the cabinet member for transport, told BBC Radio London that residents and drivers needed to “find a way to share our space respectfully”. 853 […]

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Planters to be replaced by cameras in west Greenwich’s low-traffic neighbourhood

Planters in Greenwich borough’s only low-traffic neighbourhood are to be replaced by cameras after “alarming” feedback from emergency services, the town hall’s new cabinet member for transport has said. Sarah Merrill said that using cameras could allow flexibility for future low-traffic neighbourhoods to only be in operation for certain times of the day, and would […]

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Greenwich Council asks Royal Parks to reopen Greenwich Park to through traffic

Greenwich Council has asked if Greenwich Park can be re-opened to traffic each morning to deal with persistent congestion in the area following the lifting of lockdown resources. Sarah Merrill, the new cabinet member for transport and sustainability, said that a “cocktail” of circumstances – including the council’s own low-traffic neighbourhood in west Greenwich and […]

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Controversial plan for 63 flats on Blackheath Hill gets green light from Sadiq Khan

London mayor Sadiq Khan has declined to intervene in plans for a controversial development of 63 flats on Blackheath Hill, on the border of Lewisham and Greenwich boroughs. Developers GS8 and Vabel plan to demolish the Blackheath Business Estate to build two blocks of nine and seven storeys, along with a four-storey workspace building.   Lewisham’s strategic planning committee – its equivalent […]

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By-election in low-traffic neighbourhood as Greenwich West councillor steps down

Greenwich West councillor Mehboob Khan has confirmed that he is standing down, meaning there will be four council by-elections held alongside the mayoral poll in May. Khan’s resignation also means a by-election in the one council ward where a low-traffic neighbourhood has been introduced, causing strong disagreements among locals. While Khan has been a councillor […]

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Westcombe Park residents should be able to drive through traffic blocks, ward councillors say

Two councillors have called for local residents to be allowed to drive through proposed road closures planned for streets between Greenwich Park and the Blackwall Tunnel approach. Conservative Geoff Brighty and Labour’s Leo Fletcher, who both represent the Blackheath Westcombe ward, spoke as their colleagues on Greenwich Council’s highways committee recommended an existing low-traffic neighbourhood […]