The streets connecting Great Chapel Street and Dean Street form an important part of the local community and in consideration of this, Westminster City Council is considering the potential for public realm improvements
Public Realm Proposals
Retaining the current restrictions on vehicle movement has the potential to transform the area and bring many benefits to the local community. By making a section of the highway car-free, we can provide a healthier and safer environment for pedestrians, cyclists and other vulnerable road users. This is an opportunity to consider how we can improve the local environment and we would like your comments with regards to road usage once the current building works are completed.
Between 15th February and 8th March 2023 we invited residents, businesses and other members of the local community to get in touch with us through our questionnaire on retaining the existing restriction of vehicles. Your input has been essential in helping to shape the final proposal.
Have your say
Westminster City Council held a consultation between 15th February and 8th March 2023.
We’ll use the responses to improve the proposals further before they are put before cabinet members at Westminster City Council and Camden Council. Subject to Traffic Management Order consultation and cabinet member approval, delivery of the route is hoped to start in late spring-summer 2023.
Sections of Great Chapel Street and Dean Street in the City of Westminster, London, have been subject to Crossrail works since 2006. The project recently completed one of the largest engineering projects in Europe, introducing the Elizabeth Line which now connects the East and West of the city. During the construction works, Sections of Great Chapel Street and Dean Street were partially closed to traffic to enable the introduction of the new underground station.
The Crossrail works have had a significant impact on the area with the introduction of new shops and businesses, as well as increased transport links and the opportunity for the regeneration of the area, with the construction of new buildings and the refurbishment of existing ones.
The completion of the Crossrail project marks a new chapter in the history of Great Chapel Street and Dean Street. With the area now reopen to pedestrians, there is an opportunity to consider how this space can be best utilised. We are exploring the potential for improving sections of Great Chapel Street and Dean Street, and consider how this could further benefit the local community.
Latest plan and proposed scheme layout
Please use the button to download the latest pdf (1.99 MB, 1 page) which outlines the current proposed scheme layout and plans.
Now that the consultation has ended, we are analysing all responses to make recommendations for introducing an ‘Experimental Traffic Management Order’ (ETMO). This ETMO would allow all parties to observe movement through the local area and given the roads have been ‘vehicle free’ for over a decade, the ETMO allows consideration what other demands may come to light.
Now that the consultation has ended, we are analysing all responses to make recommendations for introducing an ‘Experimental Traffic Management Order’ (ETMO).
This ETMO would allow all parties to observe movement through the local area and given the roads have been ‘vehicle free’ for over a decade, the ETMO allows consideration what other demands may come to light.
Depending upon the consultation outcome and observations during the ETMO WCC would make changes to the surface, signage etc in keeping with a high quality public realm.