Windsor Grove scrapyard

Southwark Metals are developing plans to modernise the derelict scrapyard at the bottom of Windsor Grove SE27 9NT off Norwood High Street and next door to the Royal Mail SE27 sorting office.

Before they submit a planning application Southwark Metals want to consult local people and are holding an exhibition next week at St Luke’s church SE27 0DT. All welcome to drop in and have a say on Monday 9th December 5pm to 8pm or Wednesday 11th December 11am to 3pm

Cllr Jackie Meldrum visited the Southwark Metals site, off Old Kent Road SE15, in the summer ( pictured) as they want to move their business to West Norwood. Old Kent Road is part of the A2 and the

Cllr Jackie Meldrum at Southwark Metals

main London to Dover road and much busier than West Norwood.  So there are concerns about increased  traffic accessing the proposed site for a metal recycling centre in Windsor Grove.

Waste sites, including scrapyards, are protected in London as there are so few of them and London’s waste keeps growing .

For details see:  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/waste#planning-for-londons-waste

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Thurlow Park Rd corner

Developers plan to demolish the grotty corner on Thurlow Park Road opposite the Tulse Hill Hotel and build 43 new homes in a block up to 7 storeys high. The proposal for the new block is for eight 3-bedroom homes, twenty seven 2-bedroom homes and eight 2- bedroom homes.  17  of the flats are to be affordable.

The site is close to Tulse Hill rail station and many bus routes so there is no off-road parking except for 2 disabled bays and plenty of cycle parking.

To see the plans in detail, comments from Thurlow Park ward Labour councillors & other residents and to submit an online comment go to Lambeth’s planning portal  https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-applications/search-planning-applications    and quote ref: 19/03669

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Starting Secondary School Sept 2020

Children born between 1/9/2008 and 31/8/2009 must apply for a secondary school place in 2020  by Thursday 31st October. See details and online application form for Lambeth schools at https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/school-admissions/secondary-school-admissions-202021

Many schools have an extra  “supplementary information form” that is sent direct to the school by a date before the 31st October.

The test day for schools using an admission test is on Saturday 9th November.

Deadline for primary school admissions is  15th January 2020.

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Artists Open House this weekend

This Saturday and Sunday ( 5th & 6th October) Lambeth artists & crafts people open their studios to visitors  10am to 6pm. Free entry.

Our local artists in West Norwood include:

Megan Dowsett, Martin Grover, Wendy Horler  and Liorah Tchiprout.

For details  see; http://www.lambethopen.com/

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October is Black History month

Lambeth Libraries have partnered with Black Cultural Archives, St Martins Community Centre and many others to create a fantastic programme of events for Black History month this October.

Locally we have:

  • Sun 6th 1.30pm to 4pm. Drumming workshop at St Lukes church SE27 0DT and poetry, prose & song at West Norwood Library SE27 9JX
  • Wed 9th 7pm Rising above Brokenness – meet authors of books on mental well being at  Upper Norwood Library SE19 1TJ
  • Sat 12th 11am to 6pm Black Hair Day at West Norwood Library SE27 9JX – meet authors, hairdressers , watch a movie.
  • Wed 23rd 2.30pm Make your own African Drum at Upper Norwood Library SE19 1TJ
  • Wed 23rd 2.30pm Anancy/Ananse/Anansi Adventure for over 5’s at West Norwood Library SE27 9JX

All welcome. For details of  these and many more mostly free events see:    [  https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/lambeth-black-history-month-brochure-2019.pdf  ]

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Curnicks Lane development

Curnicks Lane

Developers want to turn the empty workshops on Curnick’s Lane, off Chapel Rd, into 10  bedsits or flatlets. These will probably be for private rent.

They have applied for ”permitted development“ approval to turn the light industrial buildings into homes. The council has to make a decision within 56 calendar days or the permission is automatically given. The only basis for objections must be on flooding, pollution or transport grounds. To see details of the proposals use ref 19/02821 at Lambeth’s planning portal:     https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/

Once the change of use from industrial to residential is agreed the developers will have to apply for planning permission in the normal way to make any changes to the outside of the building eg add any new windows and door ways. Comments and objections can then be made in the normal way.

The Tory government uses permitted development rights to relax planning regulations so that developers can bypass local planning policies such as minimum size of homes or provide affordable housing as part of the development or pay a contribution to the cost of local schools and other public services. These permitted development rights to convert light industrial buildings into residential are temporary rights for a period of three years from November 2017. There is a good summary of permitted development rights here.

Permitted development rights were given temporarily to convert office blocks into homes in May 2013. The government made office to residential permitted development  permanent from April 2016.

Lambeth council is currently updating its local planning policies in consultation with local people . The next stage of consultation will be towards the end of this year:

[https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/have-your-say-on-the-draft-revised-lambeth-local-plan-october-2018]

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Knollys Road closed 20th & 21st September

Kaymac are building  21 new homes on the site of 73-79 Knollys Road SW16 2JP. They plan to close Knollys Road on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st September to allow the large crane to be taken off site.

Knollys Road will also be closed to install a sewer connection for the new homes for one to two weeks starting early October.

For more information call Kaymac 020 7354 1110

See our earlier post 9/6/15

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