A new bigger KFC for West Norwood

489 -491 Norwood Road

KFC propose to move into the two storage premises at 489-491 Norwood Road SE27 9DJ and have submitted a planning application to the council. West Norwood has had a KFC for some years at 527 Norwood Road SE27 9DL which closed at the beginning of February. These new premises will be much bigger allowing for up to 30 customers to eat in the restaurant at any one time as well as serving takeaway hot food.

KFC have to get planning permission to change the premises from storage use to a restaurant & take away. As they are proposing to sell hot food after 11pm they will also need a Night Café licence. The council has a policy to prevent new hot takeaways opening premises within 400 metres of a school. As the nearest school, Elmgreen, is nearly 500 metres away , this policy does not apply in this case.

To see more details and to comment on the planning application go to the Lambeth Planning portal https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/ and use reference : 17/01574 . The closing date is 29th May.


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3 responses to “A new bigger KFC for West Norwood

  1. There’s a lot of angst in the local community about this, residents who live nearby aren’t happy that there’s going to be yet another fried chicken takeaway and one that will be open until the early hours. The smell and noise will badly affect the quality of people’s lives. There’s already been 56 objections – as of May 5 – and it’s rising every day. I’m a journalist, but sadly there’s barely a newspaper covering the area which is voicing the huge concerns of the local residents, so it’s surely upto the councillors to speak to people who will be affected by this change of trade and other businesses in the area – and raise these concerns with the council before it’s too late and we’re dumped with yet another fast food chain on our doorstep.

    • AbuZan21

      A lot of angst my ar*e. KFC has been on Norwood Road since the early 90’s; was in fact the FIRST chicken shop in the area and is merely moving to a larger location. The word on the street is that the individual who started this rant, wanted the shop(s) for themselves.

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