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NEWS FROM FLORENCE ESHALOMI AM: Decision to approve new tube entrance on Greet Street incredibly disappointing for local residents

In response to Lambeth Council planning committee’s decision to approve plans for a new Southwark tube station entrance to be built on Greet Street, local London Assembly Member, Florence Eshalomi AM, said:

“Local residents will be incredibly disappointed with this decision, especially after the lack of engagement they have received from TfL.

“With the footfall on Greet Street about to dramatically increase, residents of Tait House have raised significant concerns about the security of their windows and balconies, which sit directly over the pavement next to the site of the new station entrance.

“Whilst it is positive that TfL have agreed not to open the entrance during night tube operating hours, residents will need further assurances that the appropriate security measures will be put in place to mitigate this issue.

“A new tube entrance is simply not necessary when there is a more straightforward solution to easing congestion through ensuring that all three station escalators are operating at peak times, as opposed to only two”.

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