Transport for London (TfL) encourages and facilitates collaborative working approaches towards managing major developments and associated interventions. Bringing together developers and contractors and all those impacted by the works (residents, cycle groups, public transport representatives, the police and businesses) has helped to deliver a transparent balanced working process where all involved give input into mitigation methods to reduce the impacts.
TfL along with many of London’s Boroughs set up and manage numerous working groups across the capital where there are multiple developments under construction and/ or going through the planning process. These groups include: Planning teams, highway and environmental teams, bus operators, traffic signal teams, cycle and pedestrian groups, local business and residents, Police, developers, designers, contractors and consultants.
Working groups can be set up to run weekly (dependent on scale), monthly or quarterly and are a good method to bring people together.
There are many positive outcomes that can be realised from being part of a working group. This can include: cost savings, programme achievement, safety improvements, reduced pollution and learning from others.
Please click ‘Go To Resource’ below for an article covering the plans to manage the major planned works for the Croydon town centre regeneration.
‘How to set up a working group and understanding the dynamics’ can be found in the PDF below.
Working Group Benefits
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