by Dundonald Lib Dems on 26 May, 2021
The Dundonald ward councillors attended a meeting on Monday night with the Council on their review of the closure of Graham Road for the hotel construction works. You may remember that they had agreed to do this 9 months into the building works.
The Council officers feel that it would be dangerous to have cranes lifting frames over nearby roads as they build higher. And in their eyes that means the safest thing to do is to allow Barnes Construction to continue this work from Graham Road – meaning the road closure will stay in place for a while longer. In 3-4 months there will be a further review, where it’s expected that the Portakabins will be moved from the road to on site. The Council were keen to emphasise this was an ongoing conversation and not a one-off decision.
We didn’t get too much detail, but there is also a new working group between the Council, Transport for London and construction companies on issues around and lessons for future building projects of similar scales.
The Council have agreed to distribute a newsletter with more information about their approach to this decision, and we are broadly confident that they will agree to a public meeting to discuss their reasoning with residents directly.
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