‘Boris Bikes’ are coming to Fulham after two docking stations were approved in Hurlingham Road.
Twenty-seven bikes will be installed near the bowling green and a second station with 21 bikes will be put up further east, opposite a building known as Field Cottages.
The applications have caused concern for some local residents who say the first terminal will impact on the Grade II Listed buildings, known as The Vineyard and the associated Stable building.
The plan was originally given permission in February last year but neighbours threatened to apply for a judicial review and the council agreed to quash the decision. But Transport for London came back with a second application and was given then green light at a planning meeting last week, with building now set to commence subject to the green light from the Planning Inspectorate.
In total, the council received 27 objection letters, with residents also questioning the demand for the scheme and the potential for noise and disturbance. But the local authority dismissed the fears and says it is committed undertaking a cycling revolution in the borough in line with the Mr Johnson’s capital-wide vision.
Council transport chief Victoria Brocklebank-Fowler said: “The scheme is immensely popular and the majority of our residents are fully in favour of the bikes coming to the borough. We look forward to seeing the bikes across H&F from this autumn.”
TfL said it conducted ‘a thorough site selection process’ and believes Hurlingham Road is ‘a suitable location’.