Mini Hollands (1)

MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Question By: 
Richard Tracey
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Will you publish for each borough that was a winner or runner up for a mini Holland cycling scheme how much money has now been awarded?


Answer for Mini Hollands (1)

Answer for Mini Hollands (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has agreed programmes of work for the three successful mini-Holland boroughs of Enfield, Kingston and Waltham Forest to a total value of £92.5 million. This is the total amount that will be released to the boroughs over the lifetime of their mini-Holland projects. The breakdown of the £92.5 million for the three boroughs is as follows:

       Royal Borough of Kingston                                   £32.77m

       London Borough of Enfield                                   £30m

       London Borough of Waltham Forest                     £29.69m

TfL will release funding for the mini-Hollands to the boroughs incrementally using the same process that is used for funding for LIPs Major Projects, which is well understood by the boroughs.  The funding is released in three phases:

Phase 1: Feasibility, preliminary design and consultation

Phase 2: Detailed design and consents

Phase 3: Construction

Initial funding was allocated to the three boroughs to commence with staff recruitment, scheme design and consultation for the financial year 2014/15, and this was made up as follows:

       Royal Borough of Kingston                                    £700,000

       London Borough of Enfield                                    £700,000

       London Borough of Waltham Forest                      £500,000

Since the funding packages were awarded, work on delivering improved cycling facilities within the three mini-Hollands boroughs continues to progress, and TfL has approved a further spend of £25.16 million to progress with design and construction in all three of these boroughs in 2015/16.

In addition, the London Boroughs of Richmond and Ealing were allocated up to £110,000 and £155,000 respectively for the financial year 2014/15 for development of the Twickenham and Ealing town centre schemes on the same basis.

TfL and the Cycling Commissioner wrote to the rest of the unsuccessful mini-Holland boroughs in October 2014, describing what elements of their mini-Holland bids could be progressed under the Quietways budget. This was further discussed with the boroughs at a Quietways workshop on 17 October 2014.

Substantial funding has also been set aside to develop other "big-ticket" items in eight boroughs that include:

       A segregated cycle route along part of the A316, which previously formed Cycle Superhighway 9 in Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow

       A superhighway type scheme in Barking

       New cycle crossings of the A406 North Circular Road at Neasden and near Ilford, the latter subject to agreement with LB Redbridge

       A new cycle 'superhub' at Abbey Wood station and better links from there to Thamesmead

Inception meetings are now being organised with each of the boroughs to progress this work. 

Furthermore, some boroughs that were unsuccessful in their mini-Hollands bids are still having elements of their programmes supported by TfL by other means, for example, the flagship element of Merton's mini-Holland programme, the improvements at Wimbledon Town Centre, is being funded under the LIP Major Scheme programme, and TfL has allocated £200,000 from this programme in 2015/16 to progress the required feasibility and design work.