ESSA has supported a number of NCIL applications after a call for projects for Round 2 of Neighbourhood CIL was launched by the Council in February with a closing date of 4th April. Projects needed to address one or more of the Council’s priority areas including streetscape and community safety. With the support of Councillor James Husband, a greening application has been approved and we have supported another application to repair an arch at Lexham Mews.
At the moment RBKC (& TfL) are to look into if any more trees can be planted along Pembroke Road. If not, and if there is space planter troughs may be installed that will also off set traffic fumes (especially along Red Route areas). They will also look at Cromwell Crescent & Warwick Gardens.
We also asked for a planting trough just by the entrance to St Barnabas School, off Earl's Court Road. There is consideration for a speed reminder unit (not enforcement) on Warwick Gardens. The corner of Warwick Gardens & Pembroke Road could be enhanced as well and we arehoping to see about 15 new trees, some planting containers and other greening measures in the months ahead, watch this space.
The residents of Lexham Mews also decided to apply for funding to address the streetscape as The Lexham Mews arch, re-built in 2006 after it was demolished by a lorry, and is now badly in need of repair.
Over time the brickwork has been damaged by over-height vehicles. The arch is also showing signs of water ingress causing unsightly staining and efflorescence.