Lambeth Council have closed a number of roads around Loughborough Junction on an “experimental basis” for 6 months. That includes closures in Loughborough Road, Barrington Road, Calais Street, Padfield Road, Lilford Road and Gordon Grove. These closures are causing enormous difficulties for both local residents and those travelling within the borough. For example, Loughborough Road was used by 13,000 vehicles each day according to the council and those vehicles will now have to find alternative routes.
The aim of the scheme is to enable “public space improvements”. The council did consult local residents but only 633 people responded. Over 750 people signed a petition organised by Loughborough Estate Tenants and Residents Association against the closures. The Brixton Society have also called the consultation “fundamentally flawed” and neither anyone living outside the affected zone nor we were consulted – in other words a lot of the road users were ignored.
More information is present here: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/housing/regeneration/loughborough-junction-what-you-need-to-know
Please send your objections to Barbara Poulter at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is of course a typical example of the degradation of the road network in London of late, supported by councils such as Lambeth, and the Mayor, who take little notice of the impact these closures have on the day to day life of those who live or work in the area.
Postscript: there is a petition launched by local residents against these proposals – see here: https://www.change.org/p/lambeth-council-reverse-the-loughborough-junction-road-closures-now . Please sign it!