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Have your say on the Beam Parkway scheme, South Hornchurch's proposed multi-million pound road project

PUBLISHED: 12:00 21 June 2018

An artist's impression of Cherry Tree Lane, following the proposed multi-million pound project. Picture: Havering Council

An artist's impression of Cherry Tree Lane, following the proposed multi-million pound project. Picture: Havering Council

Havering Council

A public consultation has launched asking for residents' views on a multi-million pound project to transform an area.

An artist's impression of Spencer Road, following the proposed multi-million pound project. Picture: Havering CouncilAn artist's impression of Spencer Road, following the proposed multi-million pound project. Picture: Havering Council

Over the next few weeks, Havering Council wants to hear people’s opinions on the proposed changes to New Road [A1306] in South Hornchurch, through a series of consultation events and exhibitions.

Having secured £4.5m worth of funding from the Mayor of London and £1.8m from Transport for London for the project, the local authority hopes to “enhance New Road into a greener and more pleasant place” as well as improve safety.

While the Beam Parkway scheme is part of the Rainham and Beam Park Housing Zone, it is separate to housing developments in the area.

New Road is currently a single carriageway east of Cherry Tree Lane and to the west of the junction, there is a dual carriageway which is often subject to road safety issues.

An artist's impression of the Beam Parklands crossing with lighting, following the proposed multi-million pound project. Picture: Havering CouncilAn artist's impression of the Beam Parklands crossing with lighting, following the proposed multi-million pound project. Picture: Havering Council

The plans would introduce new parks and landscaping along the length of the New Road, with easier access to the historic Rainham Village and Beam Reach Country Park.

Cabinet member for environment, Councillor Osman Dervish said: “I encourage everyone to have a look at these exciting plans for regenerating this part of Rainham and South Hornchurch and to pass on your views which are important to us.

“There is a now a greater awareness of the impact that transport has on well-being and so we encourage people to walk, cycle and use public transport where possible to improve health and reduce air pollution.

“This scheme will greatly support that ambition as well as enhance the area for residents for years to come.”

The consultation events will take place on Tuesday, July 3, at the Mardyke Centre, Rainham, from 5.30-8.30pm, Thursday, July 5 at South Hornchurch Library, Rainham, from 2-5pm and once again at the library on Saturday, July 7, from 10am-1pm.

The consultation will close on Sunday, July 22.

Residents can also share their views by post, sending it to Lauren Gee, Beam Parkway consultation, Town Hall, Main Road, Romford, RM1 3BB.

For further information about the Beam Parkway scheme, visit here

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