An Update on the Diamond Jubilee Bridge

Work is due to begin on the Diamond Jubilee Bridge between Fulham and Battersea.
 
For a number of years now, there has been a proposal to create a new link between the north bank of the River Thames at Imperial Wharf and the south bank at Battersea in the form of the Diamond Jubilee Bridge. Work is due to commence later this month, with piling planned for the Battersea bank from 27 June.
 
The previous Conservative administration of Hammersmith & Fulham Council approved the plans for the Diamond Jubilee Bridge in November 2013, with Wandsworth Council having approved them earlier that year, in June. A steering committee has now been set up by Jane Ellison, Member of Parliament for Battersea, which had its first meeting this week on Wednesday, 8 June. In addition to Jane Ellison and her staff, the committee includes Member of Parliament for Chelsea & Fulham Greg Hands’s staff, local Conservative Sands End ward councillors Robert Largan and Jane Law, representatives from Wandsworth Council and Transport for London, as well as the project’s architects and engineers.
 
Speaking in response to the first meeting of the steering committee, Member of Parliament for Chelsea & Fulham, Greg Hands said: “I’m keen to keep my constituents posted on the Diamond Jubilee Bridge, which will link Imperial Wharf in my constituency with Battersea, and I’d like to thank Jane Ellison MP for her ongoing hard work on this initiative.
 
“I am aware, however, from the Meet Your MP event I held at Imperial Wharf last October, that a few of my constituents are concerned about the proposed footbridge.  I hope that Hammersmith & Fulham Council will keep local residents informed about these proposals and any expected impact. I know that the three Conservative Sands End ward councillors, Robert Largan, Jane Law, and Steve Hamilton are keeping a close eye on this project, and I urge residents to get in touch with them if they are concerned.”