Westminster Labour Councillors continue to oppose plans for a proposed pedestrian bridge from Nine Elms to Pimlico, following the unveiling of three possible locations for its landing point in SW1.
All of the three proposed optionswill cut into what little green space exists in Pimlico and bring pedestrians and cyclists directly on to busy main roads, raising safety concerns.
What’s more, the western-most option proposes landing right by Churchill Gardens estate – resulting in a huge impact on residents living there, increasing demand for parking, and higher footfall and bike traffic, in and around the estate.
Churchill Ward Labour councillors Shamim Talukder and Andrea Mann said:
“There is widespread opposition to this bridge among Pimlico residents, and we will continue to fight for those residents and oppose these plans.
“This bridge a developer-driven, expensive vanity project and all of the proposed landing sites in Pimlico will impact on local residents’ lives in a very real way. We are particularly concerned about the new landing point which is being proposed right by Churchill Gardens estate.
“Plans for the bridge have been entirely led by its developers and Wandsworth Council. But any scheme needs to have the full backing of residents on bothsides of the river and bothlocal authorities. Those responsible for the bridge have so far failed to show they have either.”
Steven Saxby, Labour’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Cities of London and Westminster, said:
“It is very hard to imagine how the proposed bridge will benefit local residents, indeed it would almost certainly impact negatively on Pimlico. The last thing we need is a bridge to link more and more empty luxury flats, rather we need to protect and extend the provision of social homes.”
We encourage local residents to have their say on the proposed plans and make their views known during the consultation period.You can do so at the public exhibitions listed below. The information displayed at these exhibitions and an online questionnaire will also be available on the Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge websitefrom Monday 5 November 2018.
Saturday 3 November, 10am to 3pm
Park Court Clubroom, Battersea Park Road, Doddington Estate, SW11 4LD
Tuesday 6 November, 3pm to 8pm
Bolney Meadow Community Centre, 31 Bolney Street, SW8 1EZ
Wednesday 7 November, 3pm to 8pm
St George’s Patmore Church, 11 Patmore Street, SW8 4JD
Friday 9 November, 3pm to 8pm
110 Rochester Row, SW1P 1JP
Saturday 10 November, 10am to 3pm
Westminster Boating Base, 136 Grosvenor Rd, SW1V 3JY