Primary education

Roads around Streatham primary school to be closed

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Lambeth Council plans to permanently close roads around a Streatham primary school during morning and evening pick up and drop-offs.

The move to shut streets around Immanuel and St Andrew CE primary school follows a trial between March and July after concerns were raised about road safety, rat-running and parking issues.

Lambeth Council deputy leader with responsibility for Environment and Clean Air, Claire Holland, said: “Having timed road closures around the school’s immediate surroundings means that children travelling to school will breathe in less toxic air and be able to do so more safely.

"It’s important that we act now and urgently to start making positive change and realise how harmful pollution is to people living in our borough and in London as a whole,’’ she said.

While barriers are currently being used, the authority plans to use Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras from October.

During certain times, access to the road will only be granted to blue badge holders and emergency vehicles.

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