TfL pulls out of tram discussion at Peckham Community Council

From ‘Alfred’s Peckham’ on http://alfredbanya.blogspot.com/

I turned up to the Peckham Community Council meeting last night ready to press Transport for London (TfL) on the urgent need for a comprehensive review of depot site options along the proposed tram route. Along with many others who turned up to hear TfL talk aboout their planned tram route consultation, I was extremely disappointed to learn that TfL decided not to turn up. Councillor Tayo Situ, Chair of the Peckham Community Council demanded that officers write to TfL and ask for an apology.

Last Monday a TfL representative was met with a large turnout of residents who asked very searching questions about the tram at the Nunhead and Peckham Rye Community Council. Perhaps the experience frightened them off? The good news however was that I was given ample opportunity on behalf of Peckham Vision to present the three key proposals that we had previously presented to the Nunhead and Peckham Rye Cmmunity Council that:
a) site 63P be considered a strategic site of major importance for the devlopment of Peckham town centre
b) the community council agrees to explore the establishment of a joint working group with Nunhead and Peckham Rye Community Council on the tram project and associated developments and report back to the next meeting
c) the community council ask the council executive to use its position on the Cross River Partnership to press for a comprehensive review of tram depot options, including traffic impact assessment on Peckham.
These were all agreed.

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