Have your say on Lambeth Bee Roads

Lambeth Bee Roads is a series of proposed greening projects to convert grassland and tarmac alongside roads into meadows, rain gardens, and wildflower planting. The Bee Roads will be on land managed by Lambeth housing and highways. We are interested in your opinions and your help on the Lambeth Bee Roads. Please share your views by completing our online survey. The consultation runs from 24 November to 19 December 2021.

Open date: Wednesday, 24 November 2021 at 12.00pm Close date: Sunday, 19 December 2021 at 11.59pm Type: Consultation Neighbourhood: Lambeth wide Category:
  • Environmental services

Please note this consultation is closed

The Proposal

We would like to create a series of new habitat which begins to link together existing sites for wildlife, and helps to manage rainwater, while improving the borough for local people.  Please have a look at our initial overview of Lambeth Bee Roads projects to see the proposed locations, and planting methodology.

These are the first 12 areas we have identified:

Three Major rainwater and planting projects:   

1.  Atkins Road in front of La Retraite School, build out, and planting*   

2.  Tulse Hill Rain Garden – rain garden and planting on pavement in front of Tulse Hill Estate 

3.  St Matthews Estate, Rush Common, Rain Ponds and wildflower planting to create a countryside walk through      housing land alongside Effra Road, A204 north of Crownstone Road, opposite Currys.   

Five highway areas of short grass alongside roads converted to wildflower meadow: 

4.  Clarence Avenue: between roundabout and south circular  

5.  Thornton Road: in front of St. Bede’s School;  

6.  Thornton Road/Clarence Avenue roundabout: short area at junction to King’s Avenue  

7.  Covington Way, alongside the Rookery: 

8.  Durning Road: circular and crescent roundabouts 

9.  Park Hill: next to IQRA school

Two areas of woodland planting on roadside Housing Land:  

10.  Mostyn Road alongside Myatts Fields South Estate 

11.  Tulse Hill south circular one way system, backing onto Deronda Estate

*Atkins Road Build out and planting is a frontrunner project, so not included in this formal consultation.  We would still like to know if you would like to get involved in planting.

12.   Other grassland areas suggested by the public

Lambeth Bee Roads is centred in community partnerships. Working together we are bidding for grant funds for staff and resources to implement these projects. If funds are secured, the projects will be delivered through 2022 and 2023.  

A Rain Gardens is a planted area designed to collect rainwater from roofs or roads when there is a downpour. It helps prevent flooding downstream. You may also hear Sustainable Urban Drainage (SUDS). 

For more information see reimagining rainwater in social housing for guidance.

The projects all support the Council’s Pollinator Action Plan and Green Infrastructure Strategy :

How to respond

We are interested in your opinions on the Lambeth Bee Roads, whether you like the projects, if you have any other suggestions, there will be lots of opportunities to get involved locally in delivery of these.  If there is any detail we should be aware of, and if you would like to help with delivery.

Please share your views by completing our online survey:

Bee Roads Survey

For further information please contact Parks@lambeth.gov.uk