Paddington Public Realm Strategy
Westminster Council has published its Public Realm Strategy for Paddington, concentrating on the interface between the Paddington Opportunity Area and the areas to the north of Harrow Road and the Westway.
Whilst not a statutory document, it explores a series of opportunities to better connect Paddington Central, Paddington Basin and Merchant Square with surrounding older neighbourhoods, providing safe spaces for pedestrians and cyclists.
The strategy focuses on a number of locations including Royal Oak and Edgware Road stations, Warwick Avenue, Stone Wharf, the canalside, Bishop’s Bridge and Paddington Green. Work to date is drawn from extensive community engagement undertaken by the Council in 2020.
Work to improve Bishop’s Bridge, initially funded through Neighbourhood CIL, is being taken forward, with ideas to improve the appearance being developed by The Paddington Partnership and highway proposals to improve safety and access being worked up by the Council.
You can read the strategy here. Each zone will move into more detailed design and consultation stages, which will be updated on Westminster’s dedicated Paddington web page.