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London Fire Brigade FOIs

Here you'll find links to correspondence between the London Frie Brigade and the Royal Borough of Greenwich concerning delay caused by low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs), cycle lanes and other road infrastructure, obtained by Freedom Of Information (FOI) requests. 

West Greenwich Neighbourhood Management scheme

8 July 2020

The Royal Borough of Greenwich wrote to all emergency services for the first time to advise it was looking to implement 'modal filters' (LTNs) across West Greenwich and Lee Green. It asked for all feedback to be provided in less than two days.

The London Fire Brigade higlighted concerns over the use of modal filters, stating physica barriers were like to cause delays.

 

They went on to request more time to evaluate the plans.

 

Read the FOI here

West & East Greenwich Neighbourhood Management scheme

16 October 2023

The Royal Borough of Greenwich wrote to all emergency services for the first time to advise it was looking to implement 'designs' (LTNs) as part of it new West & East Greenwich Neighbourhood Management project. It asked for all feedback to be provided within seven days.

The council's email can be viewed at the bottom of the document linked to below, and was - perhaps of deep concern - the first time emergency services had been made aware of the scheme. Given that the council's first stage of the consultation process had begun in February of that year and the second and final stage of the consultation had already closed, and questions must be asked.

In its correspondence, the council acknowledged that emergency services vehicles would be required to make detours as a result of the planned implementation of the scheme.

Responding to the council on 24 October 2023, the London Fire Brigade confirmed it 'completely agreed' with the London Ambulance Service (LAS), stating 'hard-stops of any nature have a detrimental impact on appliance attendance times.'

The council look to implement the West & East Greenwich Neighbourhood Management scheme during the sumer fo 2024. 

 

Read the FOI here

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