Results of Dobell Road consultation mean road will not be closed

Greenwich Council have decided to extend the no parking restrictions at the junction of Dobell Road and Well Hall Road following a consultation with residents in the area.  Other options for the junction were imposing a ‘no right turn’ or blocking the road off completely.

 

The full report and decision can be found at http://committees.greenwich.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?id=2426 but a summary of the consultation responses is below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Option 1

 

In favour of the scheme 199 (59.6%)

Not in favour of the scheme 78 (23.4%)

Did not give an opinion 57 (17.0%)

 

Option 2

 

In favour of the scheme 75 (22.5%)

Not in favour of the scheme 202 (60.5%)

Did not give an opinion 57 (17.0%)

 

Option 3

 

In favour of the scheme 92 (27.5%)

Not in favour of the scheme 205 (61.4%)

Did not give an opinion 37 (11.1%)

 

Many of the responses considered that while there was too much traffic using Dobell Road, the options offered by the Council would simply displace traffic onto surrounding roads.  The Council’s Highways Department admitted that this was true and that Dunvegan Road (for example) would see increases in traffic of up to 782% at peak hours.

 

Eltham North Councillors wrote to many residents to urge them to respond to the consultation and Cllr Spencer Drury said “I am extremely pleased that the Council has chosen to respect the outcome of the consultation.  In situations like this I think it is vital to let residents decide the best way forward.”

 

“As part of the response to the consultation I have written once again to the Council to request the installation of one or two speed tables on Archery Road (including at the junction of Dobell Road and Archery Road).  This has been a long-term priority for local residents and I will keep pushing for this, although the Council seems unwilling to allocate any funds to this.”

 

“I am increasingly finding the Council’s evasive responses indefensible, as they have allocated funds to a range of projects over the last few months but can’t find a relatively small sum of money for a speed table in this area.  They really do need to look more closely at their priorities.”