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Two more LTNs coming to Walthamstow after positive feedback from residents

Waltham Forest Council says it aims to address “ongoing concerns” about traffic and “improve the look and feel” of the areas, reports Josh Mellor, Local Democracy Reporter

Traffic will be restricted on both ends of Pennant Terrace by modal filter traffic enforcement cameras
Traffic will be restricted at both ends of Pennant Terrace (credit Google)

Two new low-traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) are set to be created in Walthamstow following a public consultation.

The schemes are designed to encourage more walking, cycling or use of public transport by preventing cars from travelling through residential areas.

Waltham Forest Council has announced that it is now finalising technical designs for two “improvement schemes” covering residential zones north of Forest Road, following a consultation last year.

In an update leaflet sent to residents, the council said it is aiming to address “ongoing concerns” about traffic and “improve the look and feel” of the areas.

The Lloyd Park scheme will see five new modal filters – traffic enforcement cameras – preventing through-traffic, alongside a range of “green infrastructure” and traffic calming measures.

A smaller scheme covering an area between Blackhorse Lane and Forest Road will also see two side road entrances blocked off to motor vehicles.

The public consultation held in November and December last year saw 48% of residents comment positively about the scheme overall, 44% negatively and 6% neutral.


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However, the proposed modal filters in both schemes had similar levels of positive and negative feedback, at about 45% each.

The council originally proposed nine modal filters, but following the feedback from 550 consultation respondents, two in the Lloyd Park scheme have been shelved and two in the Blackhorse Lane scheme have been swapped for ‘no entry’ restrictions.

Noticeably, two filters on Brettenham Road and Peryn Avenue have been dropped, and may be replaced with other “speed reduction measures, junction improvements, tree planting and green infrastructure”.

One of the proposed filters, in Monoux Grove, may be installed in the future pending the findings of a review “to assess the impact of the revised scheme”.

Once designs are complete, the council will implement experimental traffic management orders, lasting 18 months.

The first six months of those orders will be a further statutory consultation period, before the council makes a final decision on whether to make the changes permanent.

For full details of the LTN scheme:
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enjoywalthamforest.co.uk/work-in-your-area/higham-hill-and-lloyd-park-area

If you will be affected by this scheme and want to share your views:
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