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 .

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2 responses to “Windsor Grove scrapyard

  1. Local Resident

    The site was not derelict. It was an operational car breakers yard until Southwark Metals acquired it. I should know as we local residents are already subjected to really noisy machinary operating 6 days a week. The increase in noise and air pollutiion if the Southwark Metals plan goes ahead will hugely significant, as they propose an increase of tonnage from 100 tonnes to 35000 tonnes a year. This scale of operation is not sutable for this small site which closely borders 2 schools, a housing estate and a row of residential flats and houses.

    Also worth noting that Southwark Metals are developing two much needed and protected waste sites, one in Lambeth and one in Southwark, into (mostly) luxury flats. So their activities are resulting in an overall loss of waste sites in South London.

  2. Deirdre Ann Quinn

    I am against this because of the noise, pollution effecting the residents and adjacent school, also effecting the narrow roads and traffic of West Norwood high street, we already have a recycling Centre with heavy articulated lorries that cause enough disruptions to our environment and roads as it is and i don’t feel it’s fair and i unjust to continually disregard our health and well bein g within the south district surely this should been placed in a non residential area for school and vulnerable adults, we have a large group are elderly people in the com munity, please understand that the development planes.

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