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Oxford Street 'at risk' as pedestrianisation scrapped

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has warned that London’s Oxford Street risks ’losing its reputation’ as a shopping destination unless pedestrianisation goes ahead.

Khan criticised Westminster City Council for dropping plans ‘with no attempt to compromise’, the Guardian reports.

Plans to scrap the scheme were revealed after Westminster City Council wrote to residents on 7 June informing them that the project did not have sufficient backing.

In the letter it said: “We believe there is a very strong democratic mandate that the pedestrianisation scheme that was under consideration is not what local people want. As a result, Westminster City Council has taken the pedestrianisation of Oxford Street off the table for good.”


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