Consultation underway on series of measures to boost Battersea High Street

Published: 9 February 2018

People living in Battersea are being canvassed for their views on a set of proposals designed to revitalise and smarten up their high street.

The council has launched a public consultation on plans to improve the southern section of Battersea High Street between its junctions with Battersea Park Road and Simpson Street.

The proposed environmental improvements have been drawn up in response to requests from local residents and businesses who want the high street improved and better facilities introduced for its small street market and also for pedestrians and cyclists.

Under the plans the high street would remain essentially vehicle free but with better paving, less street furniture and a dozen new trees.

Parking provision would be retained for the existing businesses but relocated to provide improved space for pedestrians and cyclists.

Highways and transport spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said: “We want local businesses and residents to tell us what they think. We believe these plans will improve the high street and make it safer and more attractive for pedestrians and cyclists, but it’s important local people give us their views.”

And Cllr Kim Caddy, Wandsworth’s cabinet member for employment, skills and business development added: “Local businesses have been calling for the high street to get a facelift and we’ve listened to what they’ve told us and drawn up a set of proposals we hope will meet with their approval.

“Our aim is to improve the look and feel of the high street, encourage shoppers to visit and support its economic growth and activity.”

To find out more please visit https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/wandsworthecs/battersea-18/ For more information call (020) 8871 8467 or email HDTS@wandsworth.gov.uk.

The consultation closes on February 28.