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Westminster council to rethink Oxford Street plans

Following the controversial decision to scrap plans to pedestrianise Oxford Street last month, Westminster City Council is due to meet to discuss proposals for the London shopping landmark next week.

The council’s cabinet is due to meet on 9 July, according to City AM, to consider setting out the next steps for transforming the area.

They are expected to look at committing £727,000 - made up from £327,000 of the council’s own revenue and £400,000 from the local implementation plan allocation - to enact changes in the district.

The council scrapped the original pedestrianisation plans last month after the two public consultations highlighted that Westminster residents did not support the proposals, with concerns raised over accessibility to and from the region.

Readers' comments (2)

  • At risk of repetition:

    The Mayor's plan was massively bold and pragmatic: full marks to him for putting his weight behind it.
    Wake up Westminster and produce an alternative plan fast that is going to ensure that Oxford Street becomes the world's best shopping destination.
    Under Westminster's stewardship it is a polluted, congested, cramped, unpleasant mess.
    We all - residents, businesses, shoppers and tourists alike - deserve far better...

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  • Yes, Oxford Street is a mess but the idea that the neighbouring streets like Wigmore Street could absorb the volume of busses and traffic was a dangerous fantasy.

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