New Beckenham Station car park extension - more traffic

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-06-19
Session date: 
June 19, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1881
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

With reference to your answer to 1261/2013 you state that Bromley Council's scheme of expanding the New Beckenham Station car park 'would not aim to generate more traffic in this area'. However, Bromley Council's own Environment Health Division (minutes of Plan Sub-Committee No.3, 12 March 2013) states that the additional 70 car park spaces will encourage 'car use through increasing convenience and availability of parking spaces'. Can you please explain how this scheme fits with your London Plan planning policy 6.1a of discouraging car travel? Will you also ask TfL to urgently review its decision to fund this scheme?

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Answer for New Beckenham Station car park extension - more traffic

Answer for New Beckenham Station car park extension - more traffic

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In respect of TfL funding, I can confirm that £23,000 of LIP funding was used by LB Bromley to develop a design and undertake consultation for New Beckenham car park extension in 2012/13. However, the borough has advised the proposals remain subject to planning consent, which was deferred at committee pending further enquiries.

Bromley is welcome to come back to TfL seeking support at some point in the future, although such a proposal will need to be considered against the London Plan policies, as well as those contained in my Transport Strategy.