Major improvements to Putney High Street

Putney High Street is to see major changes to improve traffic flow, pollution and make it safer and more attractive as Conservative Councillors approved plans to give the High Street a radical revamp. The plans were drawn up following consultation with local people who were asked what changes were needed.

£640,000 will be spent in Phase One and a variety of improvements will be made. However, the report also contains additional measures which will be introduced as money becomes available.  These include further improvements to the cycle network, relocating the taxi rank, installing more public art, creating more open spaces and enhancing bus stops.

The Council’s Community Services spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said: “We have been working on this for some time and I’m pleased Phase One has been agreed though there’s lots more we would like to do. Some funding is in place and we are working to secure more”.