Lorries could be banned from travelling through Magdalen Road unless they have a "legitimate reason to be there."

Wandsworth Council is asking residents if they want to ban the vehicles from driving through the road which links Earlsfield with Wandsworth Common.

Transport spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said: “It’s important residents in Magdalen Road take part in this consultation and tell us what they think.

“Our view is that extending the wider area’s lorry ban to Magdalen Road makes sense, but we must first ask local people to have their say.”

The consultation could see heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) weighing more than 7.5 tonnes banned from travelling down the street.

The ban would apply 24 hours a day to all large lorries unless they had a legitimate reason to be there, such as making a genuine delivery to an address or a coach carrying pupils to and from one of the nearby schools.

Refuse lorries and other essential vehicles like fire engines would be permitted.

The proposed change has been drawn up in response to feedback from local people who were asked in autumn for their views on banning HGVs from entering a swathe of quiet residential streets in an area of the borough known as the Magdalen Road estate.

This ban, which is now proceeding, will prevent HGVs using streets bounded by Magdalen Road, Trinity Road, Burntwood Lane and Garratt Lane as a cut through.

In order to prevent residents in Magdalen Road suffering the effects of any displaced HGV traffic, the plan is to now extend the exclusion zone to include their street too.

The consultation ends on March 24, to take part click here.