Regents High School Redevelopment Proposed Highway Works

Closed 1 Jul 2014

Opened 1 Jun 2014

Results expected 31 Jul 2014

Overview

We are seeking your views on the Council’s proposals to improve road safety on the streets surrounding the new secondary school currently being redevelopment in Somers Town on both Chalton Street and Charrington Street, NW1.

The works to the new school building will require changes to the highway as all pupils will enter and exit the school from Chalton Street.

Council’s traffic engineers have undertaken site visits and following discussion with the BSF officers have arrived at a number of changes to the road layout which will help meet the needs of the school and improve safety for pupils as they travel to and from the school. The proposals for changes to the road will also benefit residents in the area.

The proposed changes, shown on the plan attached, include the following: 

  • Remove two vehicular crossovers from Chalton Street and provide one vehicular crossover on Charrington Street.
  • Build out the footway outside and opposite the school’s new main entrance located on Chalton Street where it meets Cranleigh Street. This will help provide informal crossing points and more space on the footway on the school side.
  • Repave the footway area outside the school on Chalton Street.
  • Provide and install on-street cycle parking on Chalton Street.   
  • Remove speed cushions and Install a new raised junction table on Chalton Street where it meets Aldenham Street. This will provide a level crossing point which will help parents with children in buggies and wheelchair users cross the roads more easily.
  • The proposal will result in relocation of resident parking spaces. This will result in no net loss in resident parking spaces.

Please note that there will be no loss of residents’ parking as a result of this scheme.

What Happens Next

Officers will consider all responses and make recommendations which will be submitted in a report to the Assistant Director, Environment and Street for his approval in June 2014. The majority of the proposals will be funded from budget set aside for the redevelopment of the school, with the remainder from Transport for London.

Areas

  • King's Cross
  • St Pancras and Somers Town

Audiences

  • Businesses
  • Councillors
  • Emergency services
  • Local groups and organisations
  • Residents
  • Statutory Groups

Interests

  • Transport and streets