Planning applications in West Norwood

There is considerable interest from developers wanting to invest in sites across West Norwood

To help local people keep up with developers’ plans we are listing  all the planning applications for planning permission and appeals against council decisions in the West Norwood area on this web site: https://westnorwoodnews.com/local-planning-applications/

These lists are for information only.

Everyone is entitled to comment on planning applications for permission from the council to build new buildings or refurbish existing ones. To look at the details of a planning application and comment online go to https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/ and search on the planning reference.

If the council refuses planning permission, the applicant has up to 6 months to submit an appeal and get the independent Planning Inspector to take a fresh look at the application. To look at and comment on an appeal go to: https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/

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Windsor Grove metal recycling turned down – Latest update 27/7/21

Protest outside town hall

After a lengthy meeting on the 13th July ending at 10.45pm councillors on Lambeth’s  Planning Committee agreed to refuse permission for the application 20/01066 to create a mega metal-recycling facility in Windsor Grove SE27 9NT. But the detailed reasons and the formal decision will be deferred to the next meeting.

West Norwood residents turned up with placards outside the town hall in Brixton before the meeting started at 7pm on Tuesday evening tonight.  The committee of cross-party councillors heard strong objections from residents, business, Helen Hayes MP  and local councillors . Helen Hayes handed in a petition with 5,500 signatures from people opposing the plans.

There is widespread opposition to the plans throughout the West Norwood community. Such a mega site would require a hundred super heavy trucks and vans going to and from the site each day: causing more air pollution, more noise and more traffic congestion in West Norwood’s narrow streets. A big thanks to Norwood Action Group for their regular newsletters over the last year and to  the #ScraptheYard campaign

Watch this space!

The meeting to finalise the decision was held on Tuesday 27th July and the planning application was unanimously refused by councillors. The reason for refusal was : The impact of the increased noise, traffic & pollution will impact on the  amenity of the area.  

See our previous posts on Windsor Grove:

20/1/21

19/5/20

7/12/19

To see other West Norwood planning applications and appeals, check our planning pages – updated monthly.

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More changes proposed to councillor wards

Proposed ward changes

The Boundary Commission is consulting on new proposals for changing wards in West Norwood – deadline 29th July . There are now three wards  propose each with three councillors.

The current Thurlow Park ward is expanded to include St Martins estate and named West Dulwich & St Martins.

Gipsy Hill ward expands a few streets north of the cemetery and  keeps its name. Knights Hill takes in the area around Harpenden Rd and is renamed West Norwood.

For more details see: https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/greater-london/greater-london/lambeth

To comment email  reviews@lgbce.org.uk  by Thursday 29th July

See our earlier posts:

5/3/21

27/7/20

The deadline for commenting on moving residents of Knights Hill & Gipsy Hill wards into the east part of Croydon North constituency currently represented by Steve Reed MP is 2nd August 2021. See our post 17/6/21

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No water in your taps?

The leak at Park Hall Road

Last night there was a water main burst in Park Hall Road burst last by The Rosendale pub SE21 8BZ. The map shows the areas within orange lines without a water supply this morning. Thames Water are re directing water to try to restore water supply today. They promised supplies of  bottled water at  The Aspire Centre SE21 8EH. The burst water main will take a few days to fix and traffic will be disrupted including the 322 bus.

Disrupted water supply areas

If you need to contact Thames Water urgently please call 0800 316 9800

https://www.thameswater.co.uk/network-latest/se21-burst-main-24th-june-2021

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Settled status for EU citizens

The deadline for EU citizens living in the UK to apply for SETTLED STATUS is Wednesday 30th June  Settled status gives EU citizens the right to continue living here as part of our community, work, study, access services and travel abroad.

The applications are FREE and are online: https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families.  EU citizens must apply even if they have lived in the UK for many years and have permanent residence papers. Parents should apply on behalf of their children.

For vulnerable EU citizens or those who need help with online systems see: https://www.gov.uk/help-eu-settlement-scheme

Local support organisations in Lambeth include: Thames Reach Charity  07436 273 612  EUSSadvice@thamesreach.org.uk

Please check with your EU friends, family members and neighbours, that whatever their age, years in the UK or country of birth –  they have applied for Settled Status. We do not want to see another Windrush deportation scandal.

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Crown Dale GP Practice

The GP building in Crown Dale is closed for refurbishment & extension till April 2022. It will reopen with more facilities & more services.

Crown Dale recently merged with Tulse Hill and the new combined practice, Northwood, will run from both sites. Whilst Crown Dale is closed all services are based at Tulse Hill. The combined practice has extended opening hours to provide mainly online and telephone access during lockdown.

To contact the practice see their web site: https://northwoodgrouppractice.co.uk/

Planning application 20/01079 has full details of the extended building at Crown Dale (pictured). It will include a new multi-purpose community room for classes organised by external organisations such as yoga, tai chi, exercises classes and Macmillan coffee mornings. Use Lambeth’s planning portal to see the planning application.

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Two MPs for West Norwood?

The Boundary Commission is proposing to split West Norwood into two constituencies – with an MP for Streatham and an MP for Norwood. The proposed divide is along Norwood Road , between Thurlow Park ward and  Knights Hill & Gipsy Hill wards . The proposed Norwood borough constituency ( pictured) is composed mostly of Croydon neighbourhoods and stretches from West Norwood through Norbury, Thornton Heath & Norwood Junction station to Black Horse Lane.

The proposals are at the consultation stage with a deadline of 2nd August. The Boundary Commission will present their recommendations to parliament in July 2023.

For details and how to comment see:

https://www.bcereviews.org.uk/node/6485?postcode=SE270UW

The Boundary Commission is keeping the same number of MPs across the UK (650) but each constituency is to have  between 69,724 and 77,062 parliamentary electors. London will get two more MPs up from current 73. The Commission says it tries to minimise disruption and take into account local ties, geographic factors and council boundaries.

Earlier plans to change constituencies in 2013 and 2018 were dropped. Will the Boundary Commission get it right this time?

In the meantime we are still waiting for the Boundary Commission to decide on new ward boundaries for Lambeth. See our earlier post  5/3/21

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Traffic delays & 322 bus diversion

This week’s Thames Water road diversions include no right turn from Robson Road onto Norwood Road for larger vehicles, temporary traffic lights and one lane outside Tescos.

All larger northbound traffic from Robson Road, including the 322 bus, will turn left and go around the one way system past the bus garage.

The diversion starts on Monday 26th July for 5 days to Friday 30th July so Thames Water can do works at this road junction.  The works will include a few days waiting for the concrete to set hard enough to re-tarmac.

The Canterbury Grove closure remains in place with the 315 bus diverted via Crown Lane.  See our earlier post at  https://westnorwoodnews.com/2021/05/24/thames-water-delays/

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London Election Results

Labour’s Sadiq Khan was re-elected as London Mayor last month and Marina Ahmed was elected as our representative for Lambeth & Southwark on the London Assembly.

We can contact Marina at Marina.Ahmad@london.gov.uk on twitter  @LabourMarina or facebook https://www.facebook.com/LabourMarina/

For more information on the London Assembly see: https://www.london.gov.uk/

The London wide turnout for this lockdown election on 3/5/21 was 42%. Of the 25 London Assembly representatives 11 are taken by Labour.

Details of the election result are at:  https://www.londonelects.org.uk/im-voter/election-results/results-2021

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Thames Water delays

Pyrmont Grove and Ivymount Road closure

Thames Water started  replacing water mains in the streets around Royal Circus SE27 from 25th January 2021 by closing Broxholm Road. Unfortunately  the works at Broxholm Road took twice as long as planned. The road was finally due to be re-opened to through-traffic last weekend 23/5/21 after 4 months of closure.

Sections of Canterbury Grove have been closed since 15th February.  The 315 bus is now diverted the long way round via Knights Hill, Crown Lane and Leigham Court Road whilst the section between Pyrmont Grove  and Ivymount Road (pictured) remains closed till  20tH June.

In addition:  St Julians Farm Road closed on 26th April for emergency works by Thames Water – with no date yet for completion. (pictured)

St.Julians Farm Road closure

Having three through-routes from Leigham Court Road to Knights Hill/Norwood Road closed at the same time is having a major impact on traffic at busy times.

Knollys Road, Glennie Road and Egremont Road have all been severely impacted. And there is increased traffic on Leaf Grove, Cheviot Road, Roxburgh Road and Lakeview Road.    

Thames Water is a key utility company and is permitted to do what is required to invest in our local  infrastructure. Your local councillors have requested the council only gives permission for one planned road closure at a time.

Please look out for a new letter, requested by your local councillors,  from Thames Water outlining the changes to their plans. Their last letter was delivered in January and talked about a five month programme of works . Residents will be living with disruption for another few months at least – as  clearly Thames Water will take much longer to finish.

See our earlier posts: 27/2/21, 16/1/21

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