London Bridge station

by Anood Al-Samerai on 17 October, 2011

Over the last few months Liberal Democrat councillors have been working with our Leader on the London Assembly, Caroline Pidgeon, to raise concerns from residents and businesses about Network Rail’s plans to redevelop London Bridge station.

While most local people welcome plans to improve the station, there are a number of serious concerns about traffic management, cycle parking, protecting existing businesses and local heritage. It is the job of elected representatives to make sure that Network Rail addresses these issues and responds to local residents, not just commuters.

We were, therefore, delighted to be able to hold a public meeting last week which was extremely well attended. Residents were able to put questions and concerns to Network Rail and everyone was able to make their views clear.

Liberal Democrats are especially keen to make the most of the opportunity to promote and encourage the creative vibrant businesses we have in our community around the railway arches. In the next couple of weeks Caroline Pidgeon and I will be meeting again with businesses to support their negotiations with Network Rail.

If anyone hasn’t yet given their views in the planning process, you can find further information and details of how to submit representations on Southwark Council’s website.

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