TfL consults on road changes on London Rd and Norbury Ave

In the light of three recent Controlled Parking Zone consultations  the Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee (JPC) will now be looking at proposals for changes to parking and roads.

Road changes

Michelle Wildish, Consultation Officer, Transport for London, has informed the local Councillors of road changes along London Rd.

‘We are proposing changes to the footways on the A23 London Road between its junctions with Acacia Road on the west side and Norbury Avenue on the east side. We also propose to shorten the existing parking and loading bays on Norbury Avenue, by Norbury Park.

The changes intend to improve the shared-use pedestrian and cyclist area of the footway between Acacia Road and Norbury Avenue as part of our Quietways programme – a London-wide network of high-quality, well-signed cycle routes predominantly using back streets with lower traffic flows.

The changes would make it easier for cyclists to cross London Road as they continue their journey on Quietway 5, which runs from Waterloo to West Croydon.

To find out more and let us know what you think, please visit our website at

The consultation runs until Monday 26 September 2016.’

Ian Plowright, Head of Transport at Croydon Council then

sent an email to local Councillors:

‘TfL has since confirmed that the wording in the email:

make it easier for cyclists to cross London Road as they continue their journey on Quietway 5, which runs from Waterloo to West Croydon’

is an error, and that the Quietway ends at London Road (at least unless/until a solution for Norbury Avenue is ever found which is acceptable to both local people and TfL).  The text on the TfL consultation page (at the end of the link in the email) was corrected yesterday.  However I checked the website a little earlier today and there was a link still on it described as a map of the route of the Quietway from Waterloo to West Croydon.  I have asked that the link and map be removed.

I understand that TfL also wrote to 120 properties.  I have asked for a copy of the letter and the list of addresses to be sent to me.

If you have any questions etc, please do not hesitate to contact me.’

Editorial comment: This is an issue that residents along Norbury Avenue will want to be considering and submitting their views individually, and collectively through Norbury Avenue and Thornton Heath Residents Association.


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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