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Petitioning MP for Richmond Park Zac Goldsmith MP (MP for Richmond Park) and 26 others

Stop the planning and construction of the proposed Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge and the unnecessary expenditure of £43 million pounds on this project. This money can be put to better use.

Explanation:

Wandsworth Council are pushing forward with a bridge between Nine Elms and Pimlico and have hired Colander Associates to operate a design competition www.nepbridgecompetition.co.uk.

The proposed bridge is not yet live. Let’s keep it that way. TFL’s initial feasibility studies estimated time savings, compared with crossing the existing bridges, of around 7 minutes for pedestrians, and 1 minute for cyclists.

The two existent bridges of Chelsea and Vauxhall are about 1 mile apart.

 

The proposed Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge would cause:

1.  The catastrophic loss of Pimlico Gardens & Shrubbery, the only riverside garden square in London;

2.  The loss of amenity in St George’s Square gardens, the only significant public green space and play area in Pimlico, to the detriment of residents from the whole of Pimlico;

3.  A threat to the existence of Westminster Boating Charity, a longstanding youth charity in Pimlico;

4.  The loss of and damage to many high value mature trees in both gardens;

5.  An estimated 9000 cyclists and/or 9000 pedestrians crossing over the bridge every day, ruining the tranquil character of St George’s Square and causing disruption to residents across Pimlico;

6.  Vehicle traffic congestion on Grosvenor Road backing up along the embankment to Vauxhall Bridge, Millbank, Lupus Street, Chelsea Bridge and beyond, with associated noise and pollution;

7.  Congestion at Pimlico Underground Station during peak hours.

This petition was delivered to:
  • MP for Richmond Park
    Zac Goldsmith MP (MP for Richmond Park)
  • Nick Calder
  • Siân Berry
  • Caroline Pidgeon
  • Zac Goldsmith
  • Wandsworth 9 Elms Opportunity Manager
    Mark Hunter (Wandsworth 9 Elms Opportunity Manager)
  • Lambeth Planning Development Control
    David Joyce (Lambeth Planning Development Control)
  • MP Richmond and Mayoral Candidate for London
    Zac Goldsmith (MP Richmond and Mayoral Candidate for London)
  • Mayor of London
    Sadiq Khan
  • Boris Johnson MP
  • Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
    Greg Clark
  • Deputy Mayor for Policing and mayoral candidate for London
    Stephen Greenhalgh
  • MP Tottenham and Mayoral Candidate for London
    David Lammy
  • MP Tooting and Mayoral Candidate
    Sadiq Khan
  • MEP and Mayoral Candidate for London
    Syed Kamall
  • London Assembly and Mayoral Candidate for London
    Andrew Boff
  • London Assembly and Mayoral Candidate for London
    Caroline Pidgeon
  • Camden Councillor and mayoral candidate for London
    Siân Berry
  • Philippa Roe
  • Executive Director Development, Enterprise and Environment GLA
    Fiona Fletcher-Smith
  • MP Vauxhall
    Kate Hoey
  • MP for Westminster
    Mark Field
  • MP for Battersea, Balham, Wandsworth
    Jane Elllison
  • Warwick Ward Councillor
    Nickie Aiken
  • Warwick Ward Councillor
    Jacqui Wilkinson
  • MP Dulwich and West Norwood and Mayoral Candidate
    Dame Tessa Jowell
  • Scrutiny Manager
    Ian Williamson

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