The Camberwell Society

Society for those living, working or interested in Camberwell

The Camberwell Society monitors developments proposed for all forms of transport serving the area and campaigns for improvements. The Society places official responses to consultations on all transport subjects where there is clear benefit for all members. The Society reserves its position where members’ interests are divided.

The blog below is intended to alert members to changes that are planned or proposed.

Champion Hill Trial Closure - Plan for it to be Permanent

Southwark Council are proposing to make permanent the one way closure of Champion Hill. The monitoring report of the trial can be downloaded here. The report concludes that for the monitoring dates the morning peak time traffic in Grove Lane has increased by 130 vehicles/hr, a clear dis-benefit for residents there. It also concludes that the trial has resulted in a net reduction of 200 vehicles/hr crossing the area which is a clear benefit to other residents and potentially will lead to a slight reduction in traffic related pollution around Dog Kennel Hill School.

Southwark Council are offering no mitigation for the residents of Grove Lane if the one way trial is retained.

The original purpose of the trial was to find a way that traffic levels in Champion Hill could be reduced sufficiently to allow it to be designated as part of Quietway 7. This Quietway has problems with routing as Camberwell Grove (part of the proposed route) is not a cycle friendly road, especially the up hill slog on the southern side of the bridge. The Council also propose to make changes to the cycle priorities at the Dog Kennel Hill traffic lights.

The consultation is open for comment until 15 March here.

Champion Hill Trial Closure - Plan for it to be Permanent
Southwark Council are proposing to make permanent the one way closure of Champion Hill. The monitoring report of the trial can be downloaded ...
Litter at The Station
Many members have complained about the litter in the bushes behind the railings on Champion Park, It is very unsightly, We have shown the ...
Denmark Hill Station - Entrance and Platform Access Upgrades
NetworkRail say they have completed detailed design of the proposed new entrance. Two of the Camberwell Society committee members have been ...
NetworkRail Commences Work on Recommendations in GLA Report "Broken Rails"
The Broken Rails report by Caroline Pidgeon and Florence Eshalomi of the GLA found that South London was not well served by rail, suggesting ...
Broken Rails
The GLA published a report in November 2018 calling for improved rail services in London. The report was published by the Transport ...
Williams Report on Rail Services
Keith Williams chair of the Rail Review gave an update at Bradford in July this year. The update reported on the listening phase of the ...
Denmark Hill Station - Entrance and Platform Access Upgrades
Network Rail have been successful in securing funding for the detailed design of the proposed second entrance on Windsor Walk. Architects ...
Denmark Hill Station - Network Rail Apply for Next Stage Funding for New Entrance
NetworkRail have now presented their Outline Buisness Case (OBC) to the DfT for funding to take the project to detailed design. The OBC ...
Heathrow Expansion Consultation
Heathrow have published their formal consultation for the proposed airport expansion. The consultation is wide ranging and seeks answers on ...
Denmark Hill Station - Entrance and Platform Access Upgrades
The Camberwell Society attended a meeting at Network Rail's (NR) offices in Southwark on Monday 3rd June to hear about the intentions for ...
Traffic Study
Southwark have commenced a study on the traffic flows and elimination of "rat-running" between Rye Lane and Grove Lane. The Council ...
Electric Vehicle Lamp-post Charging Points
Southwark Council have received 103 requests across the borough for charging points. Of these approximately 14 are from Camberwell. They ...
Camberwell Traffic Management Study
The Camberwell Society have been advised that the study that was promised at the time of re-opening the Camberwell Grove bridge is "being ...
Champion Hill One Way Trial
The consultation on the trial one way system for Champion Hill returned a 57% favourable response. Accordingly Southwark Council have ...
Denmark Hill Station - Entrance and Platform Access Upgrades - February Update
NetworkRail report that their preliminary option study has identified 7 options for ways to improve the congestion. They are proceeding to ...
Aircraft Flight Path Routing Consultation
Heathrow have launched a consultation on flight path routing to minimise noise disruption. This follows on from a previous consultation ...
Update on Denmark Hill Station Access
Over the holiday period Thameslink has been preparing to start a one way circulation system at the station. It is planned to start ...
TfL Central Bus Route Curtailment
Thank you to members who responded to the Society's email and made a submission to TfL.TfL are attempting to save money by truncating and ...
Denmark Hill Station - Entrance and Platform Access Upgrades
The Camberwell Society has been campaigning for improved access at Denmark Hill Station for several years. Finally there appears to be some ...