Category Archives: Environment

Controlled parking zone for West Norwood town centre

The council is planning a controlled parking zone (CPZ)  for West Norwood’s town centre. An informal public consultation is due to start in July 2023 on the new West Norwood Central CPZ.

Implementation in December 2024. The attached map suggests how a CPZ might look for West Norwood town centre ( coloured green). The one hour 30 minutes free parking bays should be retained.

Other parts of Norwood are due for a CPZ a year later.

For more details of the new CPZ programme for the south of Lambeth see:  https://moderngov.lambeth.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?ID=8323

Two thirds of the borough of Lambeth is now a CPZ – where residents pay for a permit to park in the CPZ where they live. There is usually an hourly charge, typically £3.94 an hour, depending on the CPZ, for parking in marked non-resident parking bays. Diesels pay more. Details of Lambeth’s parking schemes are here: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/parking

The aim of CPZs is to reduce parking stress for local residents and businesses.

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Old laundry demolished

The old laundry site

The Brooks laundry building, off Lansdowne Hill, closed over ten years ago and has been derelict ever since. The derelict building has now finally been flattened to make way for new buildings.

Planning permission was agreed in September 2019 to build 51 residential flats in a part 6 and part 7 storey block on the laundry site. The plans include a separate 4 storey office building.

The flats are to include 11 homes at social rent and 5 shared ownership homes. 5 flats are required to be fully accessible to residents using a wheelchair.

Proposed new flats

To see the plans in detail use ref: 19/02840 at the Lambeth Planning portal  https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/

The SADPD planning policy changes do not apply to any planning applications yet. Comments on the SADPD policy changes for a tall tower in the West Norwood town centre’s Site 18 are still being considered. For SADPD details see https://westnorwoodnews.com/2022/04/05/update-on-major-developments/

See our previous posts on the Laundry site

31/8/19

19/3/18

26/10/17

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LTN west of Leigham Court Road

Artist drawing outside Julians School

Streatham Wells LTN proposed map Have your say on the plans to trial the streets between Leigham Court Road and Streatham High Road SW16 as a Low Traffic Neighbourhood in 2023. This LTN is to be called Streatham Wells LTN.

Through traffic will go around the area marked by Leigham Court Rd, Streatham High Rd and Streatham Common North. See map:[ pdf ]

To look at and comment on details of the proposed scheme please go to: https://beta.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/streatham-wells-low-traffic-neighbourhood-0  The deadline for comments is 12 noon on Friday 23rd December.

The “Street Improvements” section includes plans to widen the pavement on Leigham Court Rd near Dunraven School and opposite the petrol station – removing parking from #153-213. A raised crossing is proposed for St Julians Farm Road opposite Julians school.

Reducing traffic in LTNs make the LTN area into a safer, healthier and more pleasant place for walking and cycling. Rat running traffic through the roads east of Leigham Court Road ( eg Knollys Road, Broxholm Road, Canterbury Grove, Leaf Grove ) may reduce too.

See our earlier post 14/11/2021

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Knollys Yard developers workshops

The developer, Ecoworld, is running three community workshops on their ambitious plans for new housing in the Knollys Yard triangle also known as site 19. Over the summer, during three walkabouts, local residents told Ecoworld about some of their initial concerns.

The community workshop sessions are

  • Saturday 10th Sept 10.30am to 1pm  – design & new bridges into the site
  • Monday 19th Sept 6pm to 8pm –public space & new bridges into the site Cancelled due to Queen Elizabeeth II funeral.
  • Monday 3rd Oct 6pm to 7pm – employments & workspace to be held at Elmgreen School SE27 9BZ

Other sessions will be in the Scout Hut on High Trees road SW2 3PU between the High Trees Community Centre amd Fenstanton primary school

For more information on the proposed development off Knollys Road see our earlier posts on :

 

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Have your say on a new play ground for Norwood Park

The playground in Norwood Park near Salters Hill needs new equipment and repairs. If your family use the park please have a look at the online consultation. Its your chance to help choose what should be the new play ground.

Go to:

https://beta.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/have-your-say-salters-hill-playground-norwood-park?medium=email&source=GovDelivery

Deadline for the survey is Sunday Sept 11th

Norwood Park is well worth a visit .. and has a Friends Group:

https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofNorwoodPark/

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Norwood High St closed by Thames Water burst

The one way system outside West Norwood Library SE27 9JX  is closed for about a week so Thames Water can fix a burst water main.

Burst in road outside the library

Southbound traffic traffic along Norwood High Street will be forced to use other local routes.

Southbound bus routes are affected. The southbound 68 bus terminates at Tulse Hill station stop and the northbound 68 is not picking up from the Perran Road stop.

The 2, 196, 432 and 468 southbound are diverting along Christchurch Rd to Streatham High Road, Leigham Court Road  and then to Crown Point before continuing their onward journey. The 2 returns to West Norwood via Elder Road .

432 on diversion along Christchurch Rd

The West Norwood bound 315 diverts along Leigham Court Rd  to Crown Point and down Knights Hill.

Apart from the 68, northbound buses are using their normal route.

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ALDI consultation

Aldi wants to build a store on Knights Hill beside the Big Yellow Box Storage Company. They have organised two consulation events at the Baptist Church on Thornlaw road – Thursday 21/7 4pm to 7pm and Saturday 23/7 10.30am to 1.30pm.

The next stage will be a formal planning application and another chance to have a say.

The site is in West Norwood’s KIBA (Key Industrial Business Area). It is the council’s policy to concentrate retail businesses in the Norwood Road shopping street.

See previous post 26/3/17

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Glennie-Broxholm temporary one-way system

Glennie Road

Glennie Road and Broxholm Road are a one-way road system for the duration of the roadworks by G.Network over the summer. G.Network are installing fibre optic cable under the road to provide faster broadband  to homes.

Over the years many residents have requested a one way system for Glennie and Broxholm as these roads have parking on both sides and leave little room for the through traffic- which can be very busy, particularly in early evenings.

Broxholm Road

These roadworks are a useful test of how a one way system might work in the long term. Traffic is temporarily flowing west to east along  Glennie Road and flowing east to west from Royal Circus along Broxholm Road.  Highways engineers tell us one of the disadvantages of one way systems is that vehicles tend to speed up.

Please let your local councillors know how the temporary one -way system works for you, as a pedestrian, cyclist or driver, by emailing Cllr Ibtisam Adem iadem@lambeth.gov.uk

There is a major programme underway across the UK for private companies to install fibre optic cable for broadband connection to the internet. The government plans for everyone to have access to the internet by December 2025  when land line telephone numbers will transfer online. For more information see here .

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Update on major developments

Marina Ahmad AM & Cllr Jackie Meldrum at Site 19

The 6 week public consultation on the policy to rebuild the heart of West Norwood town centre (Site 18) and of Knollys Goods Yard ( Site 19) ended on 22nd Feb.

In light of the potential ‘transformative impact’ nature of these site policies your local Labour councillors asked for these two sites to be withdrawn from the policy-making process. Councillors want a more detailed consultation with residents and businesses on the future of these two important sites to ensure the special character of West Norwood is respected.

Local people are not opposed to new buildings.  But there was tremendous opposition to the proposal for a tall tower in the town centre and 3 tall towers on Knollys Rd.  Many people are angry at the lack of public engagement while the plans were drawn up.

As the policies are part of a statutory process councillors submitted detailed queries and comments for Site 18 (pdf) and for Site 19 (pdf).

After the consultation ended the GLA agreed a large grant to help develop Site 19. It is published here.

The next step is for all the comments to be considered by the council and a revised policy published in winter 2022/23 for a further round of public consultation. The plans then go to the London Mayor to ensure a fit with the London wide plan. The council will formally adopt the site policies in winter 2023/24. For details see Lambeth’s 13/12/21  “Regulation 18 draft Site Allocations Development Plan Document” report.

See our previous posts

12/2/22

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10/1/22

 

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Waylett Place – Developers of part of Site 18

Developers are meeting the public, on Zoom, this Wednesday 23/3 evening 7pm to 8pm or Thurs 24/3 7pm to  8pm to discuss their plans to redevelop the old car workshops at 1-5 Waylett Place SE27 9AE which are next to B&Q.

The proposal at this stage is for 30 new homes over 7 storeys – plus ground floor employment space.

To book a  Zoom session to meet the developers, Woolbro Homes, go to:

https://waylettplace.com/

This is the first specific site out for informal consultation following the Site 18 West Norwood town centre online consultation, which ended only a month ago on 22/2/22. The developers hope to submit a formal planning application this summer 2022.

See our earlier posts

12/2/22

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