Ecclestone Place Proposed Event Day Road Closures

Closed 10 May 2019

Opened 12 Apr 2019

Overview

In relation to the on-going event day traffic management in the area around Wembley Stadium, Brent Council has had to revise its traffic management arrangements accordingly.

In August 2017, the Football Association (FA) announced that Tottenham Hotspur would play all their home games at Wembley whilst their new stadium in northeast London underwent construction. Since this period, we have seen a steady increase in traffic circumventing the closure of the Triangle by entering Wembley Hill Road via Ecclestone Place. This brought vehicles into direct contact with the heavy pedestrian flow exiting the stadium post event on route to Wembley Central Station. The presence of these vehicles also impeded the egress from the Red Car Park.

The closure is required to allow the safe flow of pedestrians along Wembley Hill Road post event to return to Wembley Central Station. The closure will be in place for approximately 60 minutes post event. During these times CSAS accredited marshals will control traffic at the closure point on High Road Wembley allowing access to residents and businesses only.

Since November 2018, Brent Council has closed Ecclestone Place under an Emergency order made under Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. The Council propose to include the Ecclestone Place scheme within the stadium permanent order made under Section 6 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. The closure will only be implemented when required on an event by event basis.

Why We Are Consulting

The Council has received complaints about Taxis, Uber and Mini Cabs entering and parking at the location to drop-off and pick-up on Wembley Event Days. These vehicles cause congestion and obstruct residential access/egress in the area.

The Council has closed Ecclestone Place at the junction with the Harrow Road under an emergency traffic order for a number of past events and propose to include this closure in the permanent traffic order for Wembley Events. Resident and Business access will be maintained.

Details are shown in the drawing number WSTM-02 shown overleaf.

The Scheme is proposed as permanent measure on Stadium Event Days, which will:

  • Reduce congestion pre and post event.
  • Reduce noise brought about by vehicles and their customers
  • Improve road safety for all other road users particularly the vulnerable road users and pedestrians.

What Happens Next

Results will generally be available within one month of the closing date.

Areas

  • Wembley Central

Audiences

  • All Residents
  • Businesses
  • Councillors / MPs
  • Voluntary and community organisations

Interests

  • Consultations