Cllr Pickard at entrance to Knollys Goods Yard
Developers have plans to build a new village on Network Rail’s site at Knollys Goods yard off Knollys Road close to Cameron Place SW16 2HQ. They are giving local people a chance to see their proposals between 11am and 3pm on Saturday 2nd December at the Salvation Army, 248 Norwood Road SE27 0AW . Their ambitious plans include 500 homes at market rents, workspaces and a new footbridge to Leigham Vale.
A decision on planning application 16/04089 to widen the road access to Knollys Goods Yard will be delayed until any decision on a planning application for Knollys Goods Yard
See our earlier post: 14/11/16
Work has started on designing St Luke’s car park improvements . The works have to be done very carefully – removing the existing tarmac and making sure no graves are disturbed. Then a proper road base will be laid down as a foundation for the surface tarmac. Dropped kerbs on the churchyard driveways, off Knights Hill, are due to be installed at the same time.
This is one of the last remaining improvements under funded by The Outer London Fund. Apparently Network Rail have relented and are considering installing one coloured panel under the bridge near Tulse Hill station. See our post on May 9th 2014 for details.
Engineers at Croxted Road bridge
Network Rail is carrying out important repairs to Croxted Road and Rosendale Road rail bridges this month. Both roads will be closed to traffic, in the immediate vicinity of the bridges, from Saturday 11th January. Works although dependent on the weather are scheduled to be completed and the roads re-opened late on Sunday 26th January. The number 3 bus will divert via Burbage Road whilst Croxted Road is closed.
Apart from the weekend starting on the evening of Friday 17th January through to the morning of Monday 20th January pedestrians will still have access under the bridges whilst works are going on. Network Rail have arranged for a shuttle bus service during the weekend the bridges are closed to pedestrians.
These major works will cause disruption for much of January but will leave the bridges in a safer condition for many years . The works also incorporate improvements: removal of the columns currently obstructing the pavement and sealing in the roof to stop pigeons roosting.
For further information please contact Network Rail 08457 114 141.
Rosendale Road rail bridge
Early in 2014 Network Rail will be upgrading their bridges going over Croxted Road and Rosendale Road. To enable the works to be done and carry out these repairs parts of the roads closest to the bridges will be closed to traffic from Saturday 11th January to Sunday 26th January 2014. Traffic will be diverted for those 16 days. There will be a footpath for pedestrians under the bridges – except for the weekend of the 18th and 19th of January.
On Thursday 7th November 2013 Network Rail are at All Saints Church, Lovelace Road SE21 8JY between 4pm to 7.30pm to answer queries and provide more details.
Please contact Network Rail on 08457 11 41 41 if you need further information .
Labour Candidate Jane Pickard on the litter strewn bridge
Labour campaigner Jane Pickard was shocked at the state of the foot bridge over the railway at Canterbury Grove. The bridge hasn’t been swept during the bad weather and so the litter has turned into a soggy mush. So this week Jane met with one of the West Norwood Street Inspectors who promised to get the walkway of the bridge cleared up and all the litter removed from under the bridge steps.
Jane says: “The footbridge is a litter blackspot, especially the area underneath the steps. As a resident of Thurlby Road, I do use the bridge and will be checking to make sure it doesn’t get this bad again.”
Network Rail are responsible for clearing the litter beside the track using litter picking teams specially trained to work close to trains. The Labour Action team has asked for a litter pick to be done soon – before spring when the weeds will growing all over the litter.