The effective Loughborough Junction Action Group is working with the Council on ways to reduce traffic in the area, the most worrying of which is the closure of Loughborough Road. This is the latest email from the Group:
This year Lambeth Council is holding Car Free Day inLoughborough Junction on Sunday 21 September, from 12-5pm. The event will be held under the bridge onLoughborough Road (close to the junction with Coldharbour Lane) and in Wyck Gardens. There will be food, music and lots of information about walking and cycling and a chance to visit the Loughborough Farm.
There will also be a chance to comment on public realm improvements planned for the junction of LoughboroughRoad and Coldharbour Lane and proposals to change the traffic arrangements including closing LoughboroughRoad to through traffic and reducing associated rat runs. LJAG supports proposals that reduce the level of traffic and increase the levels of walking and cycling through our community.
Lambeth Council intends implementing these proposals on an experimental basis for six months to establish the impact they have on local road use and the convenience of people living in the area. The consultation period for these proposals begins on Sunday 21 September at Car-Free Day and will continue until 5pm on 22 October. The plans will be available to inspect throughout the period at the Loughborough Centre, 105 Angell Road, SW9 7PD from 10am to 6pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and there will be a “Meet the Team” event from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday 1 October. The plans and consultation documents will also be available online.
It will be difficult to assess the impact on the area with the current Oval Quarter building works and implementing such a major scheme at the same time as a huge redevelopment is surely foolhardy at best. we strongly urge you to participate in the consultation and make your feelings known.