Council says details will be made public later this week
Many of the LTNs in Ealing borough have been controversial
Ealing Council has confirmed that it intends to announce the dates of consultations on the borough’s remaining Low Traffic Neighbourhood schemes (LTNs) later this week.
On becoming leader of the council Peter Mason pledged to hold ‘Controlled Parking Zone style’ consultations on individual LTNs in the borough 'keeping schemes that work and are supported, and removing those that do not'.
At the same time he announced the immediate scrapping of LTN21 in West Ealing and Hanwell due to major roadworks taking place nearby in the borough of Hounslow.
He said that people living in LTNs should be the ones that determine whether the trial schemes are made permanent and it is understood that the consultations will be open just to residents within the scheme and those on bordering roads.
The council are looking to have the consultation responses collated and assessed by September when a decision will be made.
Councillor Gary Malcolm, the Leader of Ealing Liberal Democrat Group said, “The Liberal Democrats have successfully pressed the Council to consult ASAP so that people’s views can be known sooner. It is good that the Council will consult people including those residents who also border the LTNs. The vast majority of people giving their views on LTNs on the Council’s Commonplace website show that Ealing residents are strongly against LTNs. Liberal Democrats will continue to campaign against LTNs and for as many people as possible to have their say.”
When asked at a recent council meeting about the consultation exercise Cllr Deirdre Costigan, the cabinet member responsible for LTNs said, “We (the Council) need to work with people”.
It is understood that only LTNs will be subject to a consultation at this time with other measures, such as the access restrictions in Fisher’s Lane in Chiswick being reviewed when lockdown restrictions end.
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June 23, 2021