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Better Oxford Street Campaign calls for consultation response opposing pedestrianisation

TfL have now launched their consultation on Oxford Street pedestrianisation. The weight of their guidance on the subject appears to lean heavily in favour of closure, if not 24 hours at least for most of the day, opening late evening to allow for deliveries at night time, so that it can be claimed as "partial closure”.

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Oxford St Consultation - Significant implications for Marylebone

A consultation on the future of Oxford Street has begun. This “Transformation” project is aimed at improving the street and helping to cope with the predicted increase in visitors with the arrival of Crossrail. It is, however, taking place in the light of the Mayor’s wish to pedestrianise Oxford Street, initially from Orchard Street to Oxford Circus, with the rest to follow soon afterwards. We have previously expressed great concern at the potential for such a scheme to blight our area with much of the traffic that presently uses Oxford Street.

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Off street car parking lost due to increasingly higher alternative use values

Off street car parking lost due to increasingly higher alternative use values

Westminster City Council are considering letting the top level (50,000 square feet) of Cavendish Square car park for other uses. A large prime West End underground space for around £30 per square foot (£1.5m per annum). Unfortunately, this is too expensive for the new Marylebone library which is now planned for the Seymour Centre. The council is offering the top level of the three-tier car park to a range of occupiers. Commercial space above ground in the area can cost as much as £100 per square foot. We understand that a number of uses are being looked at, including a gym, restaurant, bar, museum, health centre, or a depot for an online retailer of logistics firm. It has vehicle access, a staircase, a lift, 78 light wells and a central ceiling height of 2.7m.

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The Future of Oxford Street - Your Views Please

The Future of Oxford Street - Your Views Please

Monthly meetings are being held on the future of traffic on Oxford Street involving Transport for London, Council officials and representatives of residents groups in the West End Community Network, including the Marylebone Association. Data is being gathered on traffic flows and modelling is under way to examine the possible effects of changes to Oxford Street on the wider area. An initial public consultation is planned for April, followed by another later in the year. There is widespread concern amongst residents and businesses that any form of pedestrianisation will cause increased congestion and further damage to air quality in the residential streets of the West End. Please let us know your views to feed into these early discussions. Use the comment facility below this article to send us your views

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Air Quality Marylebone - Engine "idling" vehicles fines starting 4th February 2017

Repeat offenders who leave their vehicle engines "idling" run the risk of being slapped with a fixed penalty notice (FPN).

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Air Quality Marylebone - Diesel based parking surcharge for visiting vehicles

Westminster City Council is set to trial emissions-based charging for visiting diesel vehicles parking within Marylebone parking Zone F

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