Decision details

Two-way operation on Aldwych and creation of "Meanwhile Strand" as part of the wider Strand Aldwych public realm scheme

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business and Planning, Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

The report will be seeking the following approvals:
- approval to proceed with implementation of the proposals on Aldwych as part of the wider Strand Aldwych public realm scheme.
- approval to commit the funding to allow the implementation of the proposals on Aldwych

Decision:

That the Cabinet Member for Business and Planning agreed:

 

1.1         That the implementation of the proposed public realm improvements on both the Aldwych and the Strand as set out in section 4 and shown in the Background papers of this report be approved

1.2         That capital expenditure of £18,090,232 to carry out the implementation stage of the proposals of the Aldwych and Meanwhile measures on the Strand be approved. All costs to be funded by WCC funding covered in the Capital Strategy approved by Full Council on 4th March 2020.

1.3         That the Director of City Highways be delegated authority to approve minor modifications as necessary to the approved scheme, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Business and Planning and the Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways.

That the Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways agreed:

1.4         That approval to modify and make traffic regulation orders in accordance with the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984, necessary to accommodate the new two-way traffic movement on the Aldwych and associated highway improvements be approved.

 

1.5         That the Director of City Highways be delegated authority to approve minor modifications as necessary to the approved scheme, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Business and Planning and the Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways.

 

1.6         That the Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways concurs with the decisions of the Cabinet Member for Business and Planning to the extent that these are within his terms of reference

Reasons for Decision

To allow the implementation of the two-way traffic movement on the Aldwych and “Meanwhile Strand” as a first phase of the full Strand Aldwych scheme.  The scheme will achieve the project’s objectives to: support the area’s economy, improve air quality, improve links for walking and cycling, improve the public realm, support culture, education and innovation, and facilitate better and safer movement of traffic.  

 

Stuart Love, Chief Executive,

Westminster City Hall,

64 Victoria Street

LONDON SW1E 6QP

Publication Date:

11 December 2020

Implementation Date:

 

18 December 2020 at 5pm

 

Publication date: 11/12/2020

Date of decision: 11/12/2020