Amhurst Park Improvement Scheme has been improved
By Sophie_RT | Tuesday, February 01, 2011, 01:31
The controversial proposals to change the road structure at Amhurst Park in Stamford Hill have been amended to try and get locals on side. A survey put out by Hackney Council in November along with a drop-in session the week before Christmas showed a whopping 84.5% objection from participants. This per centage got even higher when it came to the issue of changing parking facilities and adding a bus lane.
There will be plenty of road works ahead for residents of Stamford Hill this spring, as the Amhurst Park Streetscene Improvement Scheme kicks in
The Council took on board the strong resistance to the plans and have now made various alterations including the relocation of bus stops along the main road, cycle and pedestrian-friendly amendments to the streets, more lighting and the removal of unnecessary road furniture such as superfluous signage and railings.
The project is set to go underway next week and take - "weather permitting" - around three months to complete. But are the new plans any better than the previous proposals, or simply a half-hearted gesture at obeying the wishes of us local residents?
For more details on the scheme, please visit the Hackney Council website.
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