26 January 2015

Two days left to have your say on Crossrail 2 and Wandsworth Common

Dan Watkins has done a comprehensive roundup of what the current Crossrail 2 proposals mean for the local area. He says:

"By way of a summary, the route enters Tooting on the Longley Road end of Tooting High Street, travels north close to the high street up to Hebdon Road, veers west a little underneath Springfield Hospital and directly underneath the Burntwood Lane/Trinity Road junction, before passing under Wandsworth Common all the way up to the Spencer Park Rd / A3 junction.
It is entirely underground through our area, but there are 4 areas of surface interest (‘ASIs’) where access shafts will be built to help with construction, ventilation etc. It was clear from the public meeting that these are the main areas of controversy for our area, with residents wishing to minimise disruption and loss of green space.
The 4 ASIs are:
  •          Just behind Tooting Broadway station (on the south side)
  •          Next to Tooting Market, on Totterdown Street
  •          On Trinity Fields (on the Burntwood Lane / Trinity Road junction)
  •          Next to Skylark CafĂ© in Wandsworth Common. "

Draft route of Crossrail 2

The consultation is on "safeguarding" the relevant land above and below ground - ensuring that any planning applications will be able to accommodate the planned development. It is open until midnight on Wednesday 28th January.

Local group 'Save Wandsworth Common' has concerns about the impact on Wandsworth Common and Trinity Fields. They have set up a website where you can submit an email objection to the scheme. Remember though that this consultation is about how the sites are reflected in planning. Consultation about exactly where infrastructure is placed will follow later in the year.

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