Lebanon Road survey results

LebanonFirstly I would like to thank everyone who responded to the survey regarding Lebanontraffic on Lebanon Road. Almost a quarter of residents took part and overwhelming voted for Lebanon Road to become one way (87%). The preferred option was Option B, which would prevent traffic turning into the road from Addiscombe Road (see diagram).

I have since met with the council officers, residents and fellow councillors, Cllr Sean Fitzsimons and Cllr Patricia Hay-Justice, to discuss the survey results. The main conclusions were:Lebanon

  • The Council has a policy of not introducing further traffic calming measures such as speed humps of chicanes.
  • The Council has issues with restricting heavy goods vehicles, as this is difficult to enforce.
  • There were concerns about how any changes would affect the other roads.
  • There was support for the one-way system.
  • The Council like the idea of a ‘plug,’ which would prevent traffic turning into Lebanon Road from Addiscombe Road but keeps the road two way after the first few metres (these are used on other roads in the area).

Based on the survey results and having listened to the residents and officers it appears the preference would be for Lebanon Road to become one-way. If the council agree to this then a formal consultation process will take place with all residents before any work commences.

I will keep pressure on the council but if you support the idea of a one-way system then further representations from residents would also help. There is some money available for Local Improvement Plans, so this could go to improving our road.

The council officers responsible for traffic, Clive Whittle (Senior Engineer) and Mike Barton (Strategic & Technical Manager) will be attending the Addiscombe Neighbourhood Partnership meeting on Wednesday 13th October 2010 at 7:30pm at Ryelands Primary School, Albert Road, South Norwood SE25 4QL. If you are free then this may also be a good opportunity to raise the traffic issues on Lebanon Road with them.

Your Councillors hold a surgery on the second Saturday of the month at the Sir Phillip Game centre on Moorland Road (10:30 until 12noon) but you can of course contact me on 020 8819 5597 at any time and I will arrange to meet with you.

About Cllr Mark Watson

Mark has lived in Addiscombe for almost 25 years, first in Oval Road and now in Lebanon Road, and was first elected in 2002 as your local councillor. As a founding governor he helped transform Ark Oval Academy into an excellent local school and as a trustee of the Sir Phillip Game youth centre he has worked for better facilities for our young people. Additionally he has campaigned on local issues including support for local businesses, reducing traffic on residential roads, cleaner streets and supported residents opposing inappropriate planning applications. As the Cabinet Member for Equalities he set up of the Family Justice Centre in Croydon, which works to protect families, children and woman from harm.
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