Following publication of the independent ‘Roads Task Force’ (RTF) report in July 2013, the Mayor of London requested that Transport for London (TfL) and the London boroughs look again at long established road improvement proposals and how they might be implemented.
The main reason for withdrawal was that Transport for London (TfL), in consultation with the Council wanted to look again at their long standing A205 road improvement proposals. These road proposals involved relocating the A205 South Circular to the rear of Laurence House and the Catford town centre local plan no longer supported this approach.
The Council say they remain committed to the comprehensive regeneration of Catford. The Catford programme team have undertaken a market exploration exercise to engage with developers, architects and consultants to gather ideas and information about the best way to bring the development opportunities within Catford to the market and to ensure that the Council and community see their aspirations for the town centre met.
Work on several key schemes is still on-going:
- The refurbishment of Catford Broadway is well underway and on target for completion in spring 2014
- Planning permission has been granted for the redevelopment of the former Catford Greyhound Stadium, and work on-site is expected to commence within the coming months
- The decant of Milford Towers is progressing well, with around two thirds of secure tenants now moved out.
See the Council’s Planning section for more information and frequently asked questions.