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London borough faces judicial review over major cycle lane scheme

Campaigners have launched judicial review proceedings against the London Borough of Enfield over proposals for a major cycle lane scheme.

Save Our Green Lanes said it had served court papers on the council as part of a formal legal challenge to the A105 (Green Lanes) cycle lane scheme, from Enfield Town to Palmers Green.

Costas Georgiou, chairman of the Green Lanes Business Association, said: “Save Our Green Lanes has repeatedly raised concerns about the negative impacts of the proposed Cycle Enfield scheme for the A105. Enfield Council’s own consultants have stated that the proposals will have adverse effects on residents’ parking, the viability of businesses, air quality, traffic congestion, bus journey times, bus passenger and disabled pedestrian safety, as well as emergency services response times.”

Georgiou claimed that Enfield did not provide key documents during the consultation, which would have demonstrated such adverse impacts. "After these documents were published, the council has not engaged with people in any meaningful way."

He added: "We have been left with no option but to start judicial review proceedings in the High Court."

A spokesman for Enfield Council told This is Local London: "The council has just received notification that a judicial review has been issued. The council does not consider it appropriate to comment as the matter is before the court”.

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