Decision 10th July 2020
Camden Council is planning to implement four new schemes.
To allow for more space for pedestrians and cyclists, the scheme proposes timed closures to motor traffic on the following roads around Seven Dials:
- Monmouth Street, between Shaftesbury Avenue and the Dials;
- Neal Street, between Shorts Gardens and Monmouth Street
- Earlham Street, between the Dials and Tower Street (with an ‘except for access’ exemption) and;
- Mercer Street, at its junction with Shelton Street (with an ‘except for access’ exemption).
- The timed closure period would be 10:00am to 6:00pm, seven days a week, except for Earlham Street, which would operate 7.00am to 7.00pm, Monday to Saturday
A full closure to all motor traffic is proposed at Monmouth Street (south) between Tower Street and Shelton Street. This closure would be full time, not time-limited as per those above.
The closed area at the southern end of Monmouth Street will be utilised as a public cycle storage area by installing Sheffield cycle stands and designated as an area for Dockless Bicycle Hire
The timed closures will be controlled by droppable bollards and concertina- style extending barriers operated by Shaftesbury PLC’s Seven Dials security team.
The estimated cost of implementing the proposal would be £20,000 and would be fully met by Shaftesbury PLC.
Coinciding with the scheme, essential gas works are planned on Monmouth Street north and at the junction of Monmouth Street and Neal Street. The gas works are programmed to commence in mid-July 2020 and finish in September 2020, but these works can proceed in tandem with this report’s proposals
See the details on Camden’s website where you can download the officer’s Report