Impact of Coulsdon Inner Relief Road

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2002-10-16
Session date: 
October 16, 2002
Reference: 
2002/0145
Question By: 
Andrew Pelling
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
Ken Livingstone

Question

Residents are concerned that snarled-up traffic which queues back up to the old Purley Town Hall north of Coulsdon will still be there after the Coulsdon inner relief road is built. Could you give me some reassurances to pass on that the new junction at the north of the Coulsdon inner relief road will relieve this environmentally destructive traffic queuing? .

Answer

Answer for Impact of Coulsdon Inner Relief Road

Answer for Impact of Coulsdon Inner Relief Road

Answered By: 
Ken Livingstone

The Coulsdon Town Centre Improvement Scheme is designed to divert through traffic away from the town centre so that the existing Brighton Road through Coulsdon can be improved to the benefit of town centre users. The scheme is not intended to increase the capacity of the A23 corridor. However, the new northern junction will have sufficient capacity to accommodate predicted levels of southbound traffic. As this traffic will no longer be restricted by the congestion in the town centre, queues of traffic approaching Coulsdon from the north should be very significantly reduced. .