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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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Plans for West Norwood town centre

Click to view leaflet as a pdf.

Developers are  exhibiting to the public their plans for the old laundry site off Lansdowne Hill on Monday 2nd September between 4pm and 8pm at the Church Hall in St Lukes Church SE27 0DT.

The planning committee turned down the developer’s first plans (18/00580) in April 2019 . The developer, Leyton Clubs,  has now come up with a new planning application. They plan a 6-7 storey building with 51 flats and a separate 4 storey office block  between Waylett Place, Wakeling House & Easton House on York Hill estate & Lansdowne Hill. See map below:

To see the new plans in detail use ref: 19/02840 at the Lambeth Planning portal

See our earlier posts:

19/3/18

26/10/17

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Country Show 20th and 21st July

This year’s big day out at the Lambeth Country Show 12noon to 8pm is over this weekend  21st & 22nd July at Brockwell Park SE24 . Bring friends & family too. There is something for everyone! Disability access details : https://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/accessibility/

The Main stage hosts  musicians– Bukky Leo & Black Egypt , Vanessa Haynes, MF Robots, Imagination, Dawn Penn, SISTA Women in Reggae, Denis Alcapone, Twinkle Brothers & General Levy.

‘Flower walkers’ from the show in 2016

Activities include entertainments, farm animals, health & well being, flower show, sports, technology, performances, crafts, over 200 market stalls,  food & drink and of course show piece entertainments at the Arena. New for this year is Longbow Archery and Crossbows, Ancient Artillery, Warrior Training and Medieval Sword School.

To avoid single use plastics there is £2 deposit ( returnable) on reusable cups.  Lots of free water fountains.

This year there are safety searches at  4 entry points (Herne Hill , Lido, Tulse Hill, Norwood Road). Last entry 7.30pm. Avoid queues at peak time 3pm to 5pm. Entry is free and un-ticketed.

To get to the Country Show  please walk, cycle or travel by public transport ( 68 or 196 bus from West Norwood) . The only parking is for Blue Badge holders who apply in advance. Cycle parks inside Herne Hill & Tulse Hill entrances.

For full details see web site: https://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/ or download the app for i-phone or android – search for Lambeth Country Show 2019.

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Water diversions

Norwood Road is closed for northbound traffic following another burst water main early today by the Co op near Tulse Hill station. Thames Water are awaiting the arrival of a large pump this evening (10th July) before they can start work on the burst pipe.

They hope the emergency repairs will be completed and the northbound lane should be reopened on Sunday 14th July.

 

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In the meantime all northbound traffic is diverted along Avenue Park Road.

 

bus diversion

Buses are too tall for the Thurlow Park Road rail bridge and therefore diverted along Thurlow Park Road and Croxted Road back to Norwood Road.

For details call Thames Water on 0800 714 614 quoting ref 31315053.

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Plans for Norwood Park

20190630_165911.jpgIf you visit our local park for its amazing views, dog walking, tree planting, play areas, one o clock club, outdoor gym or café why not find out more about the plans for the park this Monday 1st July 7pm at The Hope?

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The Friends of Norwood Park are a group of local residents who have a say on how the council runs the park and get involved in future plans.

 On Monday 1st July  at 7pm all are welcome to attend the annual general meeting of the Friends of Norwood Park at The Hope, 49 Norwood High Street SE27 9JS and meet the council’s Parks team   http://www.friendsofnorwoodpark.co.uk/

 See our earlier post 11/3/19

 

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315 bus diversion from Tues 28th May

Thames Water have changed their Norwood Rd plans so that from Tuesday 28th May the 315 bus can continue to run up York Hill as usual.

Only the RETURN journey to West Norwood will be the long way round via Leigham Court Rd , Crown Lane and Knights Hill. So the bus will not run eastbound from St Peters church via Canterbury Grove, Chartham Grove, Royal Circus & down York Hill.

This arrangement is due to last for 5 months until 23rd October.

A big thank you to everyone who sent back the councillors survey given out on the 315 bus and those who spoke to Thames Water at the public meetings. We have managed to persuade Thames Water that the 315 bus must keep running up York Hill as it is a lifeline for many people living near the top of the hill – and especially for bringing shopping home from West Norwood.

To contact Thames Water about any problems with their Norwood Road works please telephone 0800 316 9800 option 1 and quote BB279802.

See our earlier posts:  3/5/199/4/1915/3/19, 23/1/19

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Developers regenerate Norwood High St

Property developers are kick starting the regeneration of Norwood High Street with an 8 storey building (pictured) on the run-down site next to Travis Perkins. Norwood High Street Their plans are for 19 flats with a children’s play space on the roof. And business space in the basement , ground and first floor.

Cycle parking is located inside the building but there are no vehicle parking spaces on the site . Two nearby existing parking spaces will be converted into disabled parking bays.

At this stage none of the 19 flats are specified as affordable.

To comment by 13/6/19  on these plans for 81-89 Norwood High Street SE27 5JS  look at Lambeth’s Planning portal [https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-applications/search-planning-applications ] and quote planning application 19/01404.

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