Friday, 26 April 2013
Work has began on the next phase of Streatham High Road to remove the central reservation
The next phase of work on the High Road has begun, following the removal of the central reservation and the replacement with trees a couple of years ago in the area between Becmead Avenue and Woodbourne Avenue. (You can see the full plans in the Streatham Master Plan ). Exploratory holes are now being dug to see whether there is enough space in the central area to plant trees, away from utilities that lie underneath.
The new works will cover the area from Woodbourne Avenue (and the Kwik Fit garage) to Streatham Hill Station. This should be designed to match what already exists between Streatham Odeon and Kwik-fit. It is, as yet, unclear what trees will be used, although we have reassurances that there will be trees. We hope to have a clearer idea once we have discussed this with TFL at the beginning of May. We will keep you informed.
The five trees outside the Odeon, which were knocked down by a traffic collision (see Jonathan's earlier blog on this) will apparently not be replaced until towards the end of this year.
To find out more about the trees already planted and the company which carried it out, click here