Colliers Wood revamp gets green light from the council

Wimbledon Guardian: Transport for London imagines a renovated Colliers Wood town centre. See full plans at http://bit.ly/1gpqb8n Transport for London imagines a renovated Colliers Wood town centre. See full plans at http://bit.ly/1gpqb8n

Sweeping improvements to Colliers Wood town centre are now in motion after a £250,000 windfall was approved by cabinet.

The money, generated through a levy paid by developers to Merton Council, will go towards the Connecting Colliers Wood project - a partnership between Transport for London (TfL), the Mayor of London and the council.

Residents can expect improved pedestrian access, cycle routes, cycle parking facilities and better links to Wandle Park.

Lighting and pavement improvements around Donald Hope Library in the high street have also been proposed.

Councillor Nick Draper, Colliers Wood ward member, said: "There's been two informal consultations. The project has had an amazingly good response."

Formal consultation on technical works must take place before plans go through, but the money for the project has been secured.

Full plans are expected to be completed by March 2015, with works taking place alongside the development of the Brown & Root tower, due to start in April.

Allocation of funds was approved at a cabinet meeting on Monday.

The project has already secured a £282,000 investment from TfL and a £1.599 million grant from the Mayor of London's Regeneration fund.

The council has also agreed to put aside an extra £301,000 to support the project.

 

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2:43pm Wed 12 Mar 14

alphabeti says...

Colliers Wood is horribly congested and views dominated by the tower The roads are inadequate for the amount of through traffic and everything is routed around self same tower. It seems to me the obvious thing to do is to bulldoze it, route the road(s) through the space and use the periphery for pedestrians and cyclists. Everyone would benefit especially the residents of Colliers Wood who would no longer be blighted by one of London's ugliest buildings.
Colliers Wood is horribly congested and views dominated by the tower The roads are inadequate for the amount of through traffic and everything is routed around self same tower. It seems to me the obvious thing to do is to bulldoze it, route the road(s) through the space and use the periphery for pedestrians and cyclists. Everyone would benefit especially the residents of Colliers Wood who would no longer be blighted by one of London's ugliest buildings. alphabeti
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12:44pm Thu 13 Mar 14

tjames says...

you would think theres an election coming up?

have you seen the results in south wimbledon--what a mess
you would think theres an election coming up? have you seen the results in south wimbledon--what a mess tjames
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