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Support sought for £2.5m Beckenham town centre revamp

Fri 28 September 2012, 1:17 pm

A bid has been lodged with Transport for London (TfL) that could see funding put in place for a £2.5 million package of work to improve Beckenham town centre.

The concept designs propose pedestrian-friendly improvements to High Street that include enhanced crossings, widened pavements and new and improved street lighting.

A contribution of £1.68 million from TfL has been sought for the work, with the funding described as a “first step” in the scheme, which would also see better parking and loading provision alongside other measures designed to promote a “village identity” for Beckenham.

The remainder of the £2.5 million cost would come from council match-funding and an earlier investment of  £250,000.

The council said the bid had been the result of close working with local stakeholders and was designed to “support the future economic vibrancy of the centre”.

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