Decision details

Crystal Palace and South Norwood Low Traffic Neighbourhood

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Sustainable Croydon

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


As set out in the Part A report.


1.    Subject to Spending Control Panel agreeing to the spending of ring fenced grant funding to implement an Experimental Low Traffic Neighbourhood at Crystal Palace and South Norwood ‘Experimental LTN’ by the making of an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (Experimental TRO) to operate for up to 18 months, to:

a.    prohibit access and egress by motor vehicles (other than certain exempt vehicles) at the following locations:

                                          i.    Sylvan Hill at the common boundary of Nos.11 and 13

                                        ii.    Lancaster Road junction with Goat House Bridge

                                       iii.    Fox Hill junction with Braybrooke Gardens

                                       iv.    Stambourne Way junction with Auckland Road

                                        v.    Bus gate introduced at the common boundary of Nos. 86 and 84a (Auckland Road Surgery) Auckland Road

b.    These restrictions to be enforced through Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera technology.

c.    The restrictions shall not apply in respect of:

                                          i.    a vehicle being used for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes;

                                        ii.    anything done with the permission of a police constable in uniform or a civil enforcement officer;

                                       iii.    a vehicle being used for the purposes of a statutory undertaker in an emergency, such as the loss of supplies of gas, electricity or water to premises in the area, which necessitates the bringing of vehicles into a section of road to which the order applies;

                                       iv.    buses;

                                        v.    licensed taxis

                                       vi.    Dial-a-Ride vehicles;

                                      vii.    vehicles to which a valid exemption permit has been provided.

d.    Introduce two disabled persons Blue Badge parking bays outside Nos 84 and 86 Auckland Road.


2.    Instruct officers to continue to seek to work with those in Bromley Council to mitigate effects predicted to arise from the Experimental LTN in certain residential access streets in Bromley and to address concerns about potential effects on air quality.


3.    Delegate to the Director of Public Realm the authority to vary the provisions of the Experimental TRO including the exemptions to the restrictions.


4.    In relation to Equality, agree:


a.    that the equality implications of the recommended Experimental Traffic Regulation Order have been the subject of careful consideration in compliance with the Council’s obligations under sections 1 and 149 of the Equality Act 2010;

b.    nevertheless there should be further equality impact analysis including through focused engagement with the members of groups with protected characteristics potentially most affected by the proposed change in and around the area of the Experimental LTN during the operation and any change of the Experimental TRO;


5.    Ensure that a recommendation on the future for the Experimental LTN be brought to the Traffic Management Advisory Committee at the appropriate time if considered desirable prior to the expiry of the Experimental TRO and in any event as soon as is practicable after 12 months of the experimental order being in place.

Reasons for the decision:

As set out in the Part A report.

Alternative options considered:

As set out in the Part A report.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 23/02/2021

Date of decision: 23/02/2021

Issue status: The decision is currently being reconsidered

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