Royal Oak: victory for local people
Thank you – we did it!
Royal Oak public meeting
We did it!
TfL caves in face of local opposition.  Ahead of our planned protest outside TfL’s offices later today and our 6,470 strong petition, TfL has announced today it is no longer pursuing the option of a coach station at Royal Oak.  However, we will still be delivering our petition at 5.00 pm to TfL to enforce the local opposition to these moves and leave no room for doubt.
Councillor Emily Payne says ‘This is great news and testament to the relentless hours our local community has spent fighting these plans.’
Councillor Richard Elcho commented ‘This is a wonderful outcome. We are pleased to see TfL adopting a pragmatic approach that takes into account the views and health of Londoners.’
While TfL are no longer considering a coach station at Royal Oak they are considering a mixed use development at the site. As these plans progress councillors Richard Elcho and Emily Payne will continue to represent you and any concerns you have about the development.
This was a community effort with thousands of people signing the petition and contributing to the fight against this. Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word, galvanised local groups, leafleted, collected signatures and smiled at us as we stood outside leafleting! 
Kind regards,
Councillors Richard Elcho and Emily Payne