Aldgate Road Network

Meeting: 
MQT on 2002-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2002
Reference: 
2002/0713
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Without fettering your planning role, do you welcome the principle of creating a green space at Aldgate by re-engineering the road network?

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Answer

Answer for Aldgate Road Network

Answer for Aldgate Road Network

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I do welcome the opportunity to improve the environment at Aldgate. I understand that a single developer now owns much of the developable land in the vicinity of the Gyratory. The developer is exploring options with TfL and Tower Hamlets Council to regenerate the area. These include removing the Gyratory and creating a pedestrian piazza in Braham Street. However, these ideas are at a very early stage.Aldgate Gyratory is of course an important junction on the Inner Ring Road, catering for large and complex traffic movements, including buses, and the challenges in achieving a workable arrangement should not be underestimated. .