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Turney Road news update – lots happening!

Dear Neighbours,

New Building on SCST Dulwich Sports Ground

After the planning hearing last Tuesday, and before the closure of the consultation period on Saturday 27th, several residents wrote to Southwark with new material objections.   A response from the Council is awaited.

Dulwich Car Park Public Consultation

Southwark Council are currently carrying out a consultation on parking proposals in the Dulwich Park car park.

The proposals include:

·         Making the existing blue badge (disabled) bays mandatory

·         Enforcement against dangerous or obstructive parking

   The introduction of a 4 hour time limit for parking (except disabled bays)

Southwark are not proposing any parking charges (but parking tickets will be issued for overstayers).
To view the proposed car park layout, please visit:
 For further information and to complete the online questionnaire, please visit:

 Southwark invites responses via their online questionnaire by 15 August 2013..

Contact is:

Paul Gellard
Transport and Projects Officer
Public Realm Projects (Parking Design)
Environment and Leisure
Floor 3, hub 1
Southwark Council
160 Tooley Street
PO Box 64529
London, SE1P 5LX

Thames Water Topographical Surveys for Surface Water Management continue in the Village Area

You may have seen the Survey teams out in Turney Road on Monday taking measurements and leaving their yellow hieroglyphics on the pavement.

Just a reminder esp for new people on our list:

Southwark in common with local authorities across the UK is now charged with developing plans to manage surface water flooding that in recent years has become an issue in many areas of the UK including London.  Storms and flash floods along with exceptional rainfall have led to episodes of surplus surface water which cannot be handled efficiently by the sewers and drains.  The Southwark Drainage and Flood Management team have taken a lead on this and sought funding from DEFRA for specific projects across the borough to alleviate flood risks arising from surplus surface water.

One such area is Herne Hill and Dulwich,  and Southwark has now been awarded DEFRA grant-in-aid funds to develop proposals for alleviation measures in our green spaces, specifically in the parks and some sports clubs to stop excess surface water flowing across the parks and towards Herne Hill.   Local sports clubs and park pitches endured weeks of waterlogging over the past winter which meant unplayable surfaces, lost revenues and serious impacts on the performance of local sports teams.

The Southwark team will now be working with local stakeholders on a detailed design of the alleviation measures and planning a public consultation on their proposals.    In the meantime teams of surveyors from Thames Water and associated consultant firms will be conducting topographical surveys of the Village area, parks and sports clubs, so don’t be surprised to see them around.

The work will continue for a few more weeks.

DEFRA Minister visits water management projects in the Herne Hill Area

Turney Road (Lambeth) saw a visit from DEFRA Parliamentary Under Secretary Lord de Mauley last Wednesday 24th July.  Lord de Mauley was hosted by the London Wildlife Trust who are co-ordinating community engagement on water management projects for DEFRA in the Herne Hill and Dulwich Area.  The minister visited Brockwell Park, some green projects in Herne Hill, and also the Rosendale Allotments where local amenity groups and Thames Water presented the Herne Hill Flood Alleviation projects which are proposed for the Dulwich Parks.

Network Rail – Bridge Closures.  NOTE FOR DIARIES

Neighbours should have received a letter from Network Rail advising of the replacement of railway bridges in Croxted Road and Rosendale Road 18-19 January 2014 and the Village Way Bridge from 15-16 February 2014.  Croxted and Rosendale Roads (bridge sections) will be closed to all vehicle traffic from Saturday 11 January to Sunday 26 January 2014, and Village Way closed to all vehicle traffic from Sat 8 February to Sun 23 February 2014.  There will be a consultation session on Thursday 7 November 16.00-19.30 hours at All Saints Church, Rosendale Road.  There will be a second session on 14th November 2013 from 16.00 – 19.30 hours (venue to be confirmed). Further information will follow on the arrangements for pedestrian access around the bridges during the full road closures as well as a traffic management plan for the area.    Some enabling works are due to take place in the next couple of weeks (July/August) which may restrict traffic during this time.

Link to maps and photos of bridges at

Kind regards

Sue Badman

For Turney Road Residents’ Association

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