Tram Strategy (Supplementary) [3]

Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

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Can I follow that up? I spent a day walking potential routes , and it is very striking that there are acres and acres of car park, and the development of that area, which is quite central to London, is vastly under developed. Now I hear what you are saying as you are talking about the importance of the business case for tram schemes based upon volumes of people, but do you think there would be scope for boosting the regeneration cases for light rail schemes if there was more joined up working between the London Development Agency (LDA), TfL and the councils? For example, if you could, under the local planning framework, bring forward detailed regeneration proposals for the destinations along the tram links, that would presumably make the regeneration case for trams a much less hit and miss affair, which is what I was reading from what you were saying.

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Answer for Tram Strategy (Supplementary) [3]

Answer for Tram Strategy (Supplementary) [3]

Answered By: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

It would, and let us see what we can do. Primarily, for the business case, you need existing volumes, and happily, in inner South East London there are already large existing volumes.