Connaught Village Green public space consultation
What we consulted on
The proposals aim to improve the public spaces and pedestrian accessibility by creating an enlarged outdoor space for the community with greening, seating and widened pavements, that help reduce traffic dominance and prioritise walking and cycling.
Westminster City Council and the Hyde Park Estate have developed a proposal to improve the public space at the junction between Connaught Street and Kendal Street. This will increase green space and provide more pedestrian accessibility.
Summary of the proposals
The scheme proposes the following improvements:
- Create a new green space at the heart of Connaught Village with biodiverse planting, outdoor seating, and new paving in natural stone. This would be achieved through removing three parking bays at end of Kendal Street cul-de-sac.
- Improved crossings with a raised table and shorter crossing distances to increase pedestrian comfort.
- Update the north-south cycle link via Titchborne Row to encourage pedestrian and cycle travel, reduce emissions and improve air quality.
- Widen the footway at the southern side of Connaught Street (between the junction of Albion Street and Kendal Street) with a loading pad, two trees, cycle stands and potentially increase outdoor dining space (subject to pavement licenses).
- Part of Kendal Street to be made one-way south-west bound to narrow the crossing distance and reduce the risk of vehicles driving over pavement corners.
- Provide a place for residents to socialise with additional seating and have access to free drinking water.
- Support local businesses through creating a more attractive place to visit, shop and enjoy.
- 13 additional cycle parking stands added to Connaught Street, bringing the total number to 18.
Latest plan and proposed scheme layout
View the latest pdf drawings which outline the current proposed scheme layout and plans:
What happens next
The consultation period ended on Sunday 2 April. All responses will be carefully reviewed and results of the consultation will be reviewed for consideration.
If a decision is made to go ahead with the proposed scheme, then we will progress the designs to a detailed level with a view to implementing the scheme.
Subject to consultation feedback, the following is the tentative timeframe:
- Consultation analysis, April 2023
- Initial design, May to August 2023
- Detailed design, September to November 2023
- Work starts, January 2024
Frequently asked questions
Published: 10 March 2023
Last updated: 24 April 2023