Plans to fix a "bottleneck" cycle route in Colliers Wood have been approved.

Transport for London put in a planning application late last year that would see the reconstruction of the archway connecting Station Road and Merantun Way.

TfL said its reasoning for redesigning the listed building was largely a safety issue.

"The current cycling facilities here are substandard and do not satisfy the guidance outlined in the London Cycling Design Standards and this affects the safety of both pedestrians and cyclists," a statement attached to the application said.

"To address and alleviate the conflict between pedestrians and cyclists here and improve the safety of all users, a new opening in the existing wall is proposed as well as new surfacing and a

widening to the road crossing between the Station Road and Merantun Way cycle paths."

In the application, TfL gave two proposals for a new route. The proposed option was an pier opening without a height restriction, where as option B was a two entry archway opening.

Works by TfL must begin within three years.