Unfortunately the bid submitted by Bromley Council and their appointed design consultants (East) for funds from Transport for London’s (TfL) Local Implementation Plan Major Schemes programme has been unsuccessful. Beckenham will not be awarded any funding for major town centre improvements. We understand that the scheme design submitted to TfL was acceptable, however TfL felt that given how many bids there were and the fact the London Borough of Bromley already has a major scheme funded by TfL in progress (BromleyNorthVillage) other boroughs should be looked at first. Beckenham can resubmit its bid for 2014/15 as TfL’s funding ofBromleyNorthVillage will have finished by then.
There is some good news, TfL have awarded some funds towards realigning the junction at Southend Road/Rectory Road/Albemarle Road/High Street. Plus there is still £200,000 from Bromely Council to do some smaller scale town centre improvements in Beckenham.
We will keep you updated as we find out more.