Planned pedestrianisation of London's Oxford Street scuppered by Westminster Council
Joseph Delves 8 Jun 2018 Council torpedos plan citing largely positive public consultation. 'This will be seen as a betrayal,' says Mayor Kahn Westminster council has withdrawn support for the proposed pedestrianisation of Oxford Street in London, effectively killing off the idea. The news was revealed in a letter sent to residents on Thursday 7th June, following a public consultation, by Conservative Council leader Nickie Aiken. 'We believe there is a very strong democratic mandate that the pedestrianisation scheme that was under consideration is not what local people want,' Aiken said in the letter. 'As a result, Westminster City Council has taken the pedestrianisation of Oxford Street off the table for good.' Citing the recent local council elections as evidence of public opposition, the decision was taken despite the majority of public responses to Transport for London and Westminster City Council’s two consultations being in favour of some form of ...
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