Hackbridge Regeneration Scheme (1)

MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Out of a recent survey of 840 local residents, 802 answered that the junction was more dangerous as a result of recent work. Is this not contrary to the principles of OLF funding?


Answer for Hackbridge Regeneration Scheme (1)

Answer for Hackbridge Regeneration Scheme (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

One of the principles of OLF investment is that there should be meaningful consultation with local people. At Hackbridge there were 3 rounds of consultation and the project has benefitted from the feedback set out in over 1,200 written responses and from the involvement of a project board with wide stakeholder representation.

The project is an innovative one and there are a range of views about the success of the changes that have been delivered. Sutton council is aware of the safety concerns of some people. The scheme has also received positive feedback from many local people and local businesses.

Safety is a paramount concern and I am aware that Sutton Council has carried out the safety audits that are required and that no fundamental concerns have been raised. Some changes have been recommended and those are to be implemented.

However, as a result of the public feedback, I asked my officers to meet with representatives from Sutton Council to consider the safety concerns that have been raised about the scheme.  My officers are satisfied that the safety concerns are being addressed. They also agreed that the Council would work to communicate the findings of the safety reviews with members of the local communities.