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Bonkers Blog October 2016

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27 October (Part 1) - Delays everywhere

Wilton RoadTwo weeks ago Bexley Council announced that the start of its Public Realm improvements around Abbey Wood station would be deferred until May 2018, that’s more than six months after the new station will open for North Kent line services.

Last night Greenwich Council announced to local traders that its Public Realm improvements to Wilton Road, Abbey Wood which were due to have started this week will not now commence until the first week in January. A change of mind on the paving to be used caused a supply problem.

The previous clear statement (recorded) that the kerb lines would be moved resulting in a slighter narrower carriageway has been withdrawn. Nothing will change; it would have been nice to see some equalisation of the footpath widths.

The public exhibition that had been promised to be in place by the middle of this month is still not on view but the material was delivered to the Abbey Arms and Able Estates (opposite the demolished Harrow Inn) yesterday so should make an appearance very soon.

If you have already seen the images here you may be disappointed, the two artist’s impressions (click the associated image) is augmented only by a plan view.


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