The London Fire Brigade has been granted permission for its plans for a brand new 3 bay fire station on Knights Hill. The independent planning inspector listened to arguments from local people and councillors but decided “ in a finely balanced decision… the need for a replacement fire station… outweighs the loss of residential accommodation and the projected additional noise levels”.
The building at 210 Knights Hill is owned by Maudsley Hospital and is currently squatted. The building will be demolished to make way for the new fire station.
We will post any further news on the timetable and plans for the existing fire station on Norwood Road as soon as we get it.
For details of the planning application quote ref 10/02504 on Lambeth Council web site‘s planning pages .
3 responses to “New fire station for West Norwood to go ahead”
Completely stupid decision.
Is there any way of complaining to the independent planning inspector? This is a dreadful site for a fire station and I am worried about traffic congestion and road safety, bearing in mind there are bus stops and a crossing regularly used by school children right next to the site. It appears local residents opinions have been ignored totally!
Is this the reason why the traffic flow down in West Norwood is being looked at again?