West Ealing Liveable Neighbourhood FAQS – April 2018.
What is a Liveable Neighbourhood (LN)?
1.Transport for London (TfL) has released £114million of funding to improve local environments across London through the ‘Liveable Neighbourhoods’ (LN) programme. The programme will fund schemes that involve changes to town centres and their surrounding residential areas to directly improve conditions for walking and cycling. These schemes will improve air quality and increase local people’s activity levels whilst reducing traffic dominance and supporting businesses by making local town centres more attractive.
Ealing is one of only 7 London boroughs to have received funding in the first funding round.
2. Why is LN funding available?
The Mayor’s Transport Strategy sets out a vision for making active and sustainable transport the most appealing and practical choice for 80% of journeys in London by 2040 using the Healthy Streets Approach. TfL’s LN programme has been created to fund projects in boroughs that will help deliver that vision, making streets more attractive, healthier and safer for walking, cycling and using public transpo
3. What is the West Ealing Liveable Neighbourhoods (WELN) programme?
The proposals for WELN programme centre on projects in West Ealing that aim to reduce traffic and encourage walking, cycling and the use of public transport. This will include comprehensive improvements along the Broadway and to parallel quieter routes, reduced rat-running in the adjoining residential areas and new walking and cycling routes, including links to the new Elizabeth line station.
4. What area does the WELN scheme cover?
Most of the physical interventions and programme expenditure will be taking place in the Core & Outer Area outlined in the map below. However, accompanying behavioural campaigns will reach a wider audienc
5. How much will the scheme cost and how will it be funded?
The scheme will be designed to the amount of funding available. TfL have released £132,000 for the feasibility study over 2018/19. Providing the feasibility study demonstrates the benefits expected, TfL have agreed to contribute up to £6.5 million to the scheme. The remainder of the scheme will be match funded by the London Borough of Ealing using S106 and Capital funding pots. The funding bid estimated that the scheme will cost £8.6 million in total.
6. How long will the scheme take?
The scheme will take 3 years to be completed.
7. Will the scheme cover Jacobs Ladder, Deans Garden and other specific locations?
The original bid included plans to look at Jacobs Ladder and Deans Garden and these will be explored in the feasibility study. However, the final decision as to whether these and other specific locations are included in the scheme will lie with TfL as the primary funder, as well as potentially Network Rail and/or other stakeholders.
8. Will car parks be included?
Anything related to increasing or encouraging private vehicle transport will not be included in the scheme or approved by TfL.
9. Considering the council motion on Making Uxbridge Road Safe, will segregated cycle lanes be included in the scheme?
Segregated cycle lanes will be investigated as part of the feasibility study.
10. How does the scheme link to Crossrail?
The WELN will link closely with West Ealing Station CCM improvements around the new Crossrail station although the programmes are separately funded and managed.
11. Is safety being embedded into the scheme?
By involving the Police & Safer Neighbourhood teams throughout the programme, safety is being embedded into the scheme. This is also be part of the feasibility study consultant’s brief.
12. How will local people be involved in the WELN programme?
Local people will be involved through the Stakeholder Management Group (SMG) and the programme of consultation activity to be designed and delivered by the feasibility study consultant, SDG, based on recommendations from Sustrans.
13. What is the governance structure of the WELN programme?
The programme governance is made of a Steering Group, Programme Management & Technical Group and SMG. As the primary funder, TfL will have to be consulted and give their approval before we can start construction.
- 1. The Steering Group
- To provide strategic management and overview of the programme
- Secure corporate and strategic stakeholders’ support and funding
- Guide strategic programme development, design and delivery
- Ensure compliance with corporate aims and objectives
- 2. Programme Management & Technical Group To effectively manage the programme and:
- Implement decisions and direction from the Steering Group
- Ensure delivery in accordance with programme control documents
- Receive & review reports and recommendations from consultants, contractors, other suppliers and/or their representatives
- Debate and decide key technical issues
- Receive reports and feedback from the Stakeholder Group
- 3. Stakeholder Management Group
- To provide an effective forum to:
- Implement decisions and direction from the Steering Group
- Disseminate information from the Programme Management & Technical Gr
- Engage with stakeholders and obtain their input, feedback & support
- Guide and inform the stakeholder management strategy
14. What role will the SMG take?
The SMG will:
- 1. Meet quarterly to discuss stakeholder communication and engagement issues, and convene special meetings for urgent matters as required.
- 2. Receive, comment on and discuss information about development, design iterations and delivery of the programme from the Programme Management & Technical Group.
- 3. Provide a two-way communication channel with residents, business and other members of the public to assist with gaining support and successful delivery of the programme, and invite guest speakers to attend as required.
- 4. Guide and advise the Programme Management & Technical Group about the consultation plan for the programme.
- 15. Will electric car charging points be included in the designs?
Electric vehicle charging points are being looked at across the borough through a separate project. There will be consideration of electric vehicles through the WELN feasibility study.
- 16. How will local businesses be involved in the programme?
Local businesses will be involved through the West Ealing Business Improvement District & through consultation activities and co design workshops to be designed by the feasibility study consultants, SDG.
- 17. Will the project explore interchange between different modes of transport?
Yes. The LN programme ambition is to encourage walking, cycling and public transport. Interchange between different modes of transport will be central to this.
- 18. Could a new bus route be considered which goes north–south across the Lido Junction linking Tesco in Perivale to West Middlesex Hospital?
TfL is responsible for planning new bus routes and then consults local authorities on their proposals. Local people can ask TfL directly for new bus routes.
- 19. Will a map be developed to help communicate the WELN programme to the community?
The council and feasibility consultant, SDG, will be developing resources to engage the community as the programme develops.