Issue - meetings

Sutton Station Gateway

Meeting: 26/11/2015 - Environment and Neighbourhood Committee (Item 24)

Sutton Station Gateway

A presentation on the lessons learnt from the Sutton Station Gateway project.

Minutes:

The Senior Economic Regeneration Officer, Daniel Doris gave a presentation about the Sutton Station Gateway project which was now complete. He outlined the main changes that took place under the project, the main aim of which was to open up the side entrance to Sutton Station. Other improvements included removing street clutter such as barriers on the pavement, repositioning the bus shelters, and introducing 120 new bicycle lock-up spaces. Transport for London was expected to install Legible London signage in the week commencing 30 November to make the town centre more accessible from the Station.

 

Councillor Richard Clifton spoke in place of the Chair of the Project Board, Councillor Simon Wales. He highlighted the popularity of the opening of the side entrance and commended all involved in the project for delivering within time and budget.

 

The Chair commented that this was a good example of partnership working with a range of bodies such as TFL, Network Rail and Southern Trains. The Sutton Station Gateway project was well received, and officers were congratulated on its success.  However, Councillor Tony Shields noted his dissent about the removal of the formal crossing to a new position slightly further down on Brighton Road, and the introduction of a courtesy crossing at the station entrance.