Decision details

Proposals for improvements to the Orpington cycling and walking network

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Environment and Community Services

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decision:

(1)  The outline proposals for a safe and segregated cycle facility on Crofton Road (A232) be approved to enable officers to undertake public consultation and subsequent construction of the scheme.

 

(2)  Authority be delegated to the Executive Director of Environment and Community Services, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder, to make minor amendments to the Locksbottom to Orpington Station scheme as necessary.

Reasons for the decision:

As part of a long term plan to develop a network of local cycling and walking routes enabling modal shift to reduce congestion, proposals have been developed to improve conditions for cycling and walking in and around Orpington. Once completed, the proposals will provide safe cycle routes linking Orpington to Locksbottom, Green Street Green, Petts Wood and

St Mary Cray as well as onwards to Bomley and Beckenham via the Quietway network. The routes will also serve to provide a link to the Cray Valley and employment opportunities along the A224 (Sevenoaks Way).

 

Approval is provided for public consultation and construction of the first phase of these works - the cycle route from Locksbottom to Orpington Station (as supported by the Environment PDS Committee, including a suggested amendment to the route design from the Chairman of the Committee prior to the PDS meeting on 12th  July 2017).

 

Authority is also delegated to the Executive Director of Environment and Community Services, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder, to make minor amendments to the Locksbottom to Orpington Station scheme as necessary.

Publication date: 07/08/2017

Date of decision: 07/08/2017

Effective from: 15/08/2017

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