Neighbourhood improvements for popular shopping parade

Published: Thursday 20th September 18

Wandsworth Common’s popular Bellevue Road is to benefit from a range of streetscape improvements after local residents and businesses backed a series of council proposals.

Work will begin before the end of this month to implement a comprehensive improvement scheme for this busy parade of shops, bars and restaurants following a public consultation earlier this year.

Bellevue Road as seen from the common

The benefits will include the introduction of new high quality York stone pavements, new street trees, more cycle parking, better street lighting, additional pedestrian safety measures, improved anti-theft security for motorcycles  and the removal of redundant street furniture.

These improvements will be implemented to the stretch of Bellevue Road between Trinity Road and St James’s Drive. 

Transport spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said: “These plans have been drawn up following some very positive feedback from business and the local community.

“The changes will make a real difference to the look and feel of Bellevue Road, making it much more attractive for residents, shoppers and visitors.” 

The scheme will cost  £440,000 and is being funded by a levy on housing developers in the area to fund improvements that benefit the wider community. 

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So housing developers just add this levy to the selling prices, making the flats even more expensive. This is CIL levy is a con and people need to realise it. Its not the developers who will shoulder the cost.

24 September 2018

What about introducing a cycle lane on this road - its so dangerous with numerous drivers using their mobile phones in traffic illegally. The edge of the Common would be perfect.

24 September 2018