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Golden Lane Bike project - results of resident consultation at Zoom

June 27, 2022 from 7pm to 8pm
Come to a zoom presentation on Monday 27 June from 7pm to 8pm In response to the pandemic, 2020 saw a major move towards encouraging cycling and walking in the City of London and across the capital. As an alternative to public transport and car use, making the most of the fresh air suddenly became very attractive. Golden Lane residents created an initiative to encourage increased cycling and walking. A grant application was made for funding to encourage cycling; refurbish existing bike sheds; add new public bicycle racks and create a set of safe and secure places for cycle storage. The grant application was made to the City of London Community Infrastructure Fund. The application was successful and detailed planning has now started to implement the project. Over the spring extensive resident consultation has taken place to establish the best approach to…See More
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June 27, 2022 from 7pm to 8pm
Come to a zoom presentation on Monday 27 June from 7pm to 8pm In response to the pandemic, 2020 saw a major move towards encouraging cycling and walking in the City of London and across the capital. As an alternative to public transport and car use, making the most of the fresh air suddenly became very attractive. Golden Lane residents created an initiative to encourage increased cycling and walking. A grant application was made for funding to encourage cycling; refurbish existing bike sheds; add new public bicycle racks and create a set of safe and secure places for cycle storage. The grant application was made to the City of London Community Infrastructure Fund. The application was successful and detailed planning has now started to implement the project. Over the spring extensive resident consultation has taken place to establish the best approach to…See More
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GLERA AGM at Community Centre

June 18, 2022 from 2pm to 3pm
All residents are invited to the GLERA AGM Saturday 18 June @ 2 pm in the Community Centre Come along and meet your neighbours and elect the GLERA committee for the coming year. GLERA is the official vehicle for making representations to the City on behalf of residents. Under the GLERA umbrella the committee has:Engaged with the City over the windows replacement/refurbishment programme and other major worksLiaised with the residents’ associations in the Barbican and Middlesex Street to present a united front to the CityHad discussions with the City about adjusting everyone’s service charges to reflect changes on the EstateHad discussions with the City about rewriting leaseholder’s leases to reflect changes on the EstateArranged the hustings for the Council electionsGLERA is also able to apply for grants for resident lead projects. There's been success with:City of London Stronger Communities grant of £2,900 which funded the Summer Picnic along with the Christmas Sing Out Again,…See More
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You may be aware that last week the government announced that it was allowing construction work to continue until 9.00pm weekdays and all day Saturdays.
I have managed to secure the following statement form the City of London Corporation.

We understand residents’ concerns on the impact of the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Robert Jenrick’s, statement advising local planning authorities to review applications from contractors for an extension to site working hours. The City Corporation has robust procedures in place for considering any request and can see that, in the current circumstances, any extension of working hours for noisy activities at construction sites in residential areas would have an impact on residents in their homes. Under our current policies, applications for extended hours to enable social distancing on sites very near residences are unlikely to be approved.


At the City Corporation, construction arrangements are generally restricted by planning condition requiring construction to be carried out in accordance with an approved Scheme (to be based on the Code of Practice for Deconstruction and Construction Sites approved by Planning and Transportation Committee and Port Health Committee in March 2019).


The Code of Practice specifies working hours restrictions and allows for variations to hours where approved by Environmental Health Officers in the Pollution Control Team. This Code seeks to protect residents from undue disturbance.


The mechanism for developers to seek variations to specified hours under the Schemes approved pursuant to planning conditions is therefore by making a variation request to the Pollution Control Team in accordance with the Code of Practice and approved Scheme.


For the moment, it is proposed that the Pollution Control Team continue to process applications as they do currently. Further consideration will be given as to what weight to place on the ministerial statement and how that may modify approvals, noting that as the Schemes are approved pursuant to planning conditions, primacy will be given to adopted planning policy including DM 15.7 requiring site noise to be minimised to limit disturbance.


The Port Health & Environmental Services Committee and Planning and Transportation Committee will be consulted about any potential changes to normal practice.


Any variations to the above will only be in exceptional circumstances and if the City Corporation perceives there to be a significant impact to residents, then residents will also be consulted by the contractor.


We hope that goes some way to reassure residents that any application for extended working hours made by any construction site would be reviewed fairly and considerately with due regard for the impact on local residents, noise, dust and vibration, and in accordance with the directive in the Ministerial Statement.

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