Cycleway 4 and proposed changes to Lower Road gyratory and Rotherhithe Movement Plan

Waiting for an internal review by Southwark Borough Council of their handling of this request.

Rotherhithe Area Housing Forum

Dear Southwark Borough Council,

On 10th November 2017 you responded to Southwark Council Information request reference: 844380 which is at
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m...

Request Part A:

Can you please send us the following about the section of Cycleway 4 included in the Rotherhithe Movement Plan

(1) A list of meetings you have held or attended with TfL, Southwark council councillors, property developers or their representatives

(2) Documents or emails setting out any comments, suggestions views you hold about the proposals provided by TfL, Southwark council councillors, property developers or their representatives

Request Part B:

Can you please send us the following about the proposals for "Lower Road Gyratory" included in the Rotherhithe Movement Plan and "gyratory" includes Rotherhithe Old Road, Lower Road, Bush Road, Rotherhithe New Road and Hawkstone Road and Cope Street

(1) A list of meetings you have held or attended with TfL, Southwark council councillors, property developers or their representatives

(2) Documents or emails setting out any comments, suggestions views you hold about the proposals provided by TfL, Southwark council councillors, property developers or their representatives

Public Interest
This request is in the public interest because delivering Cycleway 4 at Surrey Quays is dependent on Southwark Council's Rotherhithe Movement Plan which does not comply with Southwark Council policy, Canada Water Area Action Plan or Mayor Of London's policies. In 2017 TfL's proposals were rejected by Southwark with Cllr Mark William's writing:
"We are aware that it is TfL’s intention to commence formal consultation in September on CS4. Unfortunately, we cannot accept the impact on the local highway network – which goes against our policies, and in particular the increased journey time for buses, increased congestion leading to increased air pollution, and the impact on residential streets like Southwark Park Road. Without an holistic and longer term approach to the transport issues in the area we regret to inform you that we will not be able to support the proposals for CS4 in its current form".
The Rotherhithe Movement Plan will increase pollution in residential streets (that are already polluted), make bus time longer, remove zebra crossing, increase pedestrian journey times, ensure that motor traffic dominates Lower Road / Rotherhithe Old Road / A2208 gyratory and Bush Road and so on. Traffic flow will increase in Rotherhithe Old Road which is already congested and polluted and that is against the The Canada Water Area Action Plan Policy 8: Vehicular traffic "Our objective will be to reduce traffic flows on Rotherhithe Old Road" and "simplify the network for all users, make the network more efficient, create a safer,
more attractive environment for pedestrians and cyclists and make sure that
the reliability and frequency of buses is not affected."
“4.3.17 Using the model, we have prepared a comprehensive transport strategy for
this area. Our proposals aim to simplify the gyratory system making it less
complicated for all users. Our testing shows that reintroducing two-way traffic
on Lower Road substantially reduces traffic flows on Rotherhithe Old Road
which has the potential to significantly improve the environment for residents."
It is in the public interest to know and understand how the Rotherhithe Movement Plan were produced and why a public authority is proposing to breach its own AAP and policies.

Yours faithfully,
Rotherhithe Area Housing Forum

Jamie Corner, Southwark Borough Council

Southwark Council - Information request

Our reference: 1112245

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Chief Executive Office, Southwark Borough Council

Southwark Council - Information request

Our reference: 1112245

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Dear Rotherhithe Area Housing Forum,

 

Re: Your request for information: 1112245

 

Thank you for your request for information that was received on 28 August
2019, in which you requested:

 

On 10th November 2017 you responded to Southwark Council Information
request reference: 844380 which is at
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m...
Part A:

 

Can you please send us the following about the section of Cycleway 4
included in the Rotherhithe Movement Plan

 

(1)       A list of meetings you have held or attended with TfL, Southwark
council councillors, property developers or their representatives

 

(2)        Documents or emails setting out any comments, suggestions views
you hold about the proposals provided by TfL, Southwark council
councillors, property developers or their representatives

 

Request Part B:

 

Can you please send us the following about the proposals for "Lower Road
Gyratory" included in the Rotherhithe Movement Plan and "gyratory"
includes Rotherhithe Old Road, Lower Road, Bush Road, Rotherhithe New Road
and Hawkstone Road and Cope Street

 

(1)       A list of meetings you have held or attended with TfL, Southwark
council councillors, property developers or their representatives

 

(2)        Documents or emails setting out any comments, suggestions views
you hold about the proposals provided by TfL, Southwark council
councillors, property developers or their representatives

 

Your request has been considered with under the Environmental Information
Regulations (EIR) 2004.

 

Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding to your request.

 

In response to it, we are able to provide the following information:

 

Lower Road and cycleway 4 are integrated; therefore Part A and B are
combined.

 

Attached is a list of meetings that go back to 2017, when work restarted
on this project

 

With regards to Q2 attached are TfL comments on the two spreadsheets and
e-mail. No views are held from Councillors or Developers.

 

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Environmental Information Regulation 2004, where we are obliged to
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Rotherhithe Area Housing Forum

Dear Southwark Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Southwark Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Cycleway 4 and proposed changes to Lower Road gyratory and Rotherhithe Movement Plan'.

We thank you for the response. Part (1) of the request asked for "A list of meetings you have held or attended with TfL, Southwark council councillors, property developers or their representatives"
You kindly provided a list of meetings. Sally Crew attended meetings on 14th December 2017 and 13th
February 2018 with TfL according to TfL correspondence (published on your website for the CWM planning application. Also attending these meetings were British Land & DP9. These meetings are not on the list provided although CW4 was discussed at these meetings.

Please could you check the meeting list you provided is complete?

As for the other information requested given TfL may have spent over £300,000 on Mott MacDonald's work - we do not know how much Southwark Council paid yet - we expect further information requests to be made later on that we help Southwark provide more for Part (2) which we are not asking to be internally reviewed.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Rotherhithe Area Housing Forum