From TFL website LINK
The affected section of the 223 route
Route 223 extension to Eastman Village
We are proposing to extend route 223, so that it terminates at the new Eastman Village Kodak housing development on Harrow View in the London Borough of Harrow. We want to hear your views on our proposals. Our public consultation is open, and you have from 24 April to 4 June 2023 to have your say on the suggested extension.
Your views are important to us. On this page you can find out more about our proposals, how these may impact you, and how you can have your say.
London’s bus network is our most affordable, accessible and available form of public transport and offers the main sustainable alternative to cars for those journeys that can’t easily be walked or cycled. It is also London’s most flexible mode of public transport, and we continuously review and adapt the bus network to ensure that services reflect changing customer needs.
Following the Mayor’s announcement that the Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) will be expanded London-wide in August, we are undertaking a number of bus consultations across outer London to strengthen alternatives to private cars and maximise the benefits of expanding the ULEZ.
This includes proposing adjustments to existing bus routes to ensure services are operating in areas where our customers need them most and considering where else the network should serve, and in areas where emerging redevelopment is bringing new homes and building new communities.
These proposals relate to route 223 in the Harrow and Wealdstone Opportunity Area.
What is proposed
Route 223 currently operates between Wembley Central and Harrow Bus Station. We are proposing to extend the route, so that it no longer terminates at Harrow Bus Station, but instead continues its route along Harrow View, terminating next to the new Eastman Village development on the former Kodak factory site.
The proposed extension would serve over 3,200 new homes, as well as homes and businesses along Harrow View. The extended route would create new journey opportunities to locations such as Pinner and Hatch End and would create new interchange opportunities. We believe that the proposals will help to make the Eastman Village development, employment, health care and the wider community more accessible, as well as improving journey times. You can find our Equalities Impact Assessment (EqIA) in the Documents Library, which explains the potential impacts in more detail.
How you can find out more
We have provided more information to help you respond, and we want this consultation to be accessible for everyone. Visit the Document Library for:
- A map of the proposed extension section only
- An overview map of route 223 with proposed extension
- Our initial Equalities Impact Assessment document
- A copy of our consultation survey in case you would prefer to respond in writing
- An Easy Read version of our proposals
- An Easy Read version of our survey
- A copy of our bus stop poster with QR code
- A copy of our consultation flyer
We also have a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section which we will keep updated throughout the consultation.
If you need to translate this page into another language, please use the ‘select language’ button in the bottom-left hand corner of this page.
Connecting with London’s deaf community on our consultations
To enhance how we engage and consult with London’s deaf community, we are trialling a British Sign Language (BSL) consultation conversation service for this consultation. This service will allow the TfL consultation lead to have a two-way BSL translated discussion on any aspect of this consultation with a BSL speaker.
To request a BSL consultation conversation, please contact us at email@example.com and we will be in contact to arrange this at a convenient time. Following this trial we will evaluate the service to determine if this is something we are able to offer on other consultations in the future.
What happens next
The proposals are subject to the outcome of our consultation. Once the consultation ends on Sunday 4 June 2023, we will spend time considering all the responses we received and will prepare a consultation report.
The consultation report will help us reach a decision about whether we extend route 223 to the Eastman Village. A copy of the report will be published later this year. It will be available to everyone that takes part in the consultation and a copy will be published on our website.