Council abandons LTN plans after public opposition

Southwark Council in London is reported to have scrapped plans to introduce a Low Traffic Neighbourhood in its borough after it was “bombarded” with “angry protests.”

The Telegraph reports the council’s plans to create the LTN between Turney Road and Dulwich Village was abandoned after two-thirds of residents responding to a consultation objected to the idea.

It says the council’s portal for views on various designs for changing the junction was overwhelmed with 600 comments saying they “don’t support the Turney Road closure”, eclipsing the backlash for the second most unpopular design, at just over 300 comments.

The report says Clive Rates, an anti-LTN campaigner in Dulwich, said it was “a victory for local residents and businesses” following months of criticism that the borough’s existing LTNs are causing shops to close and creating mass congestion on the roads that remain open.

(File picture – Croydon Council)


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