On Tuesday evening the Southwark Planning Committee approved plans to construct an Inner Track and Multi Use games Area (MUGA) and floodlighting at the Herne Hill Velodrome.
Construction will begin on these very soon with a view to completing them by the annual Good Friday Race Meeting when the cycling season kicks off.
The inner track and MUGA are designed to be used for weekday activities for schoolchildren. The lighting will enable the track to be used for winter weekday training up until 9pm (with no Derny bike or PA systems used during these extended hours). Other cycling activities will continue as at present throughout the year.
Residents have not been able to see a local example of the floodlighting and have expressed their disappointment at this to the trustees but planners have accepted a performance condition which will ensure that the light spillage meets the strict requirements set.
BRRA and TRRA were represented by Tyrrell Evans, Sue Badman and Louise Wood who expressed our pleasure that the site is being developed for cycling use by local community representatives and our intention to continue to develop the close and regular resident liaison with the HHVT through our Code of Conduct.