Thames Water started replacing water mains in the streets around Royal Circus SE27 from 25th January 2021 by closing Broxholm Road. Unfortunately the works at Broxholm Road took twice as long as planned. The road was finally due to be re-opened to through-traffic last weekend 23/5/21 after 4 months of closure.
Sections of Canterbury Grove have been closed since 15th February. The 315 bus is now diverted the long way round via Knights Hill, Crown Lane and Leigham Court Road whilst the section between Pyrmont Grove and Ivymount Road (pictured) remains closed till 20tH June.
In addition: St Julians Farm Road closed on 26th April for emergency works by Thames Water – with no date yet for completion. (pictured)
Having three through-routes from Leigham Court Road to Knights Hill/Norwood Road closed at the same time is having a major impact on traffic at busy times.
Knollys Road, Glennie Road and Egremont Road have all been severely impacted. And there is increased traffic on Leaf Grove, Cheviot Road, Roxburgh Road and Lakeview Road.
Thames Water is a key utility company and is permitted to do what is required to invest in our local infrastructure. Your local councillors have requested the council only gives permission for one planned road closure at a time.
Please look out for a new letter, requested by your local councillors, from Thames Water outlining the changes to their plans. Their last letter was delivered in January and talked about a five month programme of works . Residents will be living with disruption for another few months at least – as clearly Thames Water will take much longer to finish.
Thames Water is spending around £5m relining the Leigham Vale water main and surrounding works. As the mains are underneath our roads the roads have to be closed to traffic to access the pipes. Leigham Vale remains closed to through traffic till the end of July 2017.
The section of road from the Leigham Vale – Knollys Road roundabout to Leigham Court Road is now one way and closed to eastbound traffic for the next 4- 6 weeks. So all our east – west streets off Leigham Court Road are likely to have increased traffic , particularly Rosedene Avenue / Mt Nod Road and Canterbury Grove.
Developers have submitted planning application 16/04089 to widen the access to Knollys Goods Yard. This triangular shaped land is surrounded by railway tracks and has only one access point by Cameron Place SW16 2HQ, off Knollys Road. The plan is to turn the narrow one-way entrance, pictured above, into two-lanes with a raised pavement for pedestrians [see picture right]
For more information and to comment on the planning application quote ref 16/04089 on the Lambeth Planning Portal Deadline for comments is 30th November.
Developers are working on plans to develop a new neighbourhood in Knollys Goods Yard with work spaces and new homes. To attend a workshop discussing this new neighbourhood contact 020 7234 3337. There will be a public consultation event early in 2017.
Developers are planning to demolish the semi –detached houses at 73-79 Knollys Road SW16 2JN ( next to Tina Court) and replace with 20 flats and 3 houses by building in the large back garden. The plans also include an underground car park. The council is due to decide on the plans before the end of August.
Developers plan to demolish the 4 homes at 73-79 Knollys Road, between Traemore Court and Tina Court, and build a 5 storey block of 22 flats with 3 houses at the back. The proposal is for six 1-bedroom, twelve 2-bedroom and seven 3-bedroom homes and will include up to 40% shared ownership / rent to housing association. There is off road parking for 20 cars. All the homes are to be built to Passivhaus the most energy efficient standard.
To see the details of the planning application quote 14/04615 on Lambeth’s planning portal:
The Knights Hill police team , councillors & Val Shawcross
The introduction of local policing by Ken Livingstone, with a dedicated local team out and about in every neighbourhood , has been welcomed by residents throughout London. The teams have been a success and helped create safer neighbourhoods and reduce crime.
Responsibility for policing in London lies with, the London Mayor . Police borough commanders are worried the massive cuts in public spending expected next year will have an impact on police numbers on the ground. We will post the latest news on this web site.
If you live between Elder Road, Crown Dale, Leigham Court Road, Knollys Road and Norwood Road (in Knights hill ward) your local team is the Knights Hill Safer Neighbourhood Team based at Gipsy Hill police station. Last weekend the police team met up with local ward councillors and Valerie Shawcross, our elected representative on the London Assembly. You can email Valerie about London and policing matters at Val@valshawcross.com.
If you would like to know more about policing matters in your local area you can sign up to receive regular email/text alerts at http:///www.communitysafe.gov.uk. Email is free and text messages should cost no more than 10/12p per message. You can opt in or out of the service at anytime.
Gas mains throughout much of south London are being replaced as they have reached the end of their life. As the mains are usually under the roads there is a great deal of traffic disruption.
Southern Gas has been working on replacing the gas mains along Leigham Court Road since July 2009. Work is due to be finished by 19th March but problems elsewhere could delay the finish until June 2010. To ensure there is progress on the Leigham Court Road works Lambeth Highways has asked Southern Gas to always have at least three people working on the mains replacement during the working day.
Southern Gas claim they do not have enough gas engineers to cope with all the urgent gas leaks in south London and keep three people working on the Leigham Court Road mains replacement. Unfortunately there have been a large number of gas leaks over this winter and the gas engineers have to be diverted to work on the urgent repairs. For example there are several gas leaks and a mains water leak in Coldharbour Lane in Brixton where work is in hand for 6 weeks to repair these.
There are plans to close Knollys Road over the May 2010 bank holiday – to fix the broken water mains near the Leigham Court Road end of Knollys Rd.
The junction of Knollys Road with Leigham Court Road is re-opening to traffic on Monday 7/12/09. Traffic has been diverted along Broxholm Road and Glennie Road for the last 5 months. The road has been closed since the summer July so Southern Gas can relay gas pipes along Leigham Court Road.
The re-opening date was brought forward following a meeting on 19/11/09 of businesses, local councillors, traffic engineers, & residents with Southern Gas.
Vale Newsagency & the Post Office on Leigham Vale and Terra Firma Landscapes & Premier Sheds at Knollys Road garden centre have stayed open for business but noticed a drop in passing trade.