New Beckenham Station car park extension plans in AQMA

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1261
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Transport for London is potentially contributing £100k towards Bromley Council's plans to extend New Beckenham Station car park by 70 spaces on former council allotments. Do you share my concern that by expanding the car park, more traffic movements will be generated, leading to further deterioration of local air pollution in this designated 'Air Quality Management Area'?

Answer

Answer for New Beckenham Station car park extension plans in AQMA

Answer for New Beckenham Station car park extension plans in AQMA

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL provides Local Implementation Plan (LIP) funding support to each London borough to enable it to discharge its Transport Strategy responsibilities. As such, TfL co-ordinates the overall LIP programme but each project is delivered by the boroughs based on local priorities.

At New Beckenham, I understand the London Borough of Bromley is looking to implement improvements to the station car park to address safety and access problems arising from commuter parking in neighbouring residential streets and also to encourage use of the National Rail station. This scheme would aim not to generate more traffic in this area, but rather to manage a local traffic and parking problem and hence may contribute to reducing air quality locally, albeit marginally.

However, I understand that these proposals are subject to planning consent that was deferred earlier this year by the Council pending further enquiries. Consequently, it is unlikely that there will be further progress on implementing the scheme until later in the current financial year.