Proposed changes to the loading and parking bays on Lordship Lane between Melford Road and the South Circular Road

Closed 31 Aug 2016

Opened 7 Jul 2016

Results Updated 3 Nov 2016

We consulted local residents, businesses and stakeholders in July and August about proposals to revise parking and loading bays on Lordship Lane near the junction with the A205 South Circular Road.

We received a total of nine responses, with no objections. Three members of the public showed full support and three indicated partial support. London TravelWatch supported the proposals and the Metropolitan Police and the Fire Brigade said they had no objections.

We will therefore proceed with these changes in late 2016 or early 2017.

Please click here to view the consultation summary and responses to the issues raised (PDF)


We are proposing changes to the parking and loading provision on Lordship Lane near the junction with the A205 Dulwich Common (the South Circular Road). This stretch of road is managed by TfL as part of the Transport for London Road Network.

A review identified that traffic can be delayed when the parking bay on the northbound side is in use in busy periods. This has an impact on the reliability of the bus routes along this road and increases journey times for bus passengers.  

We therefore propose to relocate this bay to the southbound side, and make other changes which would make better use of the kerbside space in this area. This would ease the pinch point and improve the reliability of local bus services.

What we proposed

We proposed to make the following changes:

  • Remove the parking bay on the northbound side of the road, with alternative parking provided on the other side of the road
  • Split the 24 metre southbound loading bay into a 14 metre loading bay and 9.9 metre parking bay
  • Replace the 7 metre southbound loading bay with a parking bay
  • Remove the 9 metre southbound parking bay and extend the bus stop cage
  • Resurface the bus lane, which has suffered some damage

The map below summarises these proposals.

Please click here to view a larger map (PDF)


  • Southwark


  • Anyone from any background


  • Parking bays