Admiral are in the slot machine business and have applied for planning permission to turn the empty Ladbrokes betting shop, on the one-way system at Tulse Hill, into an “adult gaming centre” for over-18s.
Both betting shops & adult gaming have the same planning use – “sui generis” – so there is no change of use.
What the planning decision will take into account is matters such as: an active shop front adding to the vibrancy of the area around Tulse Hill train station; any impact on transport; any impact on crime & anti-social behaviour; any impact on “amenity” or character of the area and immediate neighbours.
To comment on this application before the decision is made please go online to the Lambeth Planning portal and use ref 20/02984 for 172-176 Norwood Rd SE27 9AZ. The decision is due to be made at the end of December.
Over 20% of the adult gaming centres in the UK are part of Luxury Leisure Talarius which uses the Admiral brand. Admiral say they offer the ultimate gaming experience, showcasing the best casino and classic slot games available on both the most technologically advanced slot machines and traditional “fruit machines.”
Local Labour councillors from Thurlow Park ward have already objected to Admiral’s planning application.
If Admiral get the go-ahead they will also need to advertise when they apply for a gambling license. This licensing process gives local people 28 days to comment.
Dodbrooke – Hainthorpe corner
Developers were refused planning permission by Lambeth council to demolish the building at the corner of Hainthorpe Road SE27 0PL and Dodbrooke Rd and build a block 8 flats and 5-bedroom house.
The developer has asked the Independent Planning Inspector to review this decision.
To comment on the developer’s appeal you must submit comments or “representations” to the Planning Inspectorate by 5pm on Wednesday 2nd December. Log into the planning inspectorate website at https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk and then search for the case using reference number 3259238.
All of the application and appeal documents are available on the Council’s planning database. To view them, go to https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/ and search for reference number 19/04189/FUL.
A planning application for 4 flats and a detached 4-bed house was approved in 2018 for the same site.
The government is keen to loosen the Planning rules and give more say to developers. For more details see:
Every year the council asks residents what they think about our local parks. During 2020 lockdown and social distancing parks have been the best place for exercise, relaxation and the place to meet friends and family.
Our local parks include: Knights Hill Wood, Norwood Park, St Luke’s church, Streatham Common and Tivoli Park.
To have a say and suggest improvements to your favourite local park please fill in this quick survey by Saturday 31st October:
October is Black History month and this year Lambeth Libraries have drawn up a brilliant programme of mainly online activities.
There is something for everyone in the programme – just check out the brochure and book the sessions in advance that you want to attend here.
Cllr Sonia Winifred said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about and celebrate African Caribbean Heritage and Culture, which influence and enrich all our lives.”
The council is looking for an organisation to take a 10-year lease on the One O’clock Club building in Norwood Park SE19 1EA (near the café off Salters Hill). The service must run at least three “stay and play” sessions a week for children under-five and their parent/carers.
To see the building please book a 10 minute site visit on Thursday 1st October 11am to 1pm OR 2pm to 4pm on Monday 5th October.
For details see ‘norwood park call for proposals’.(pdf)
Deadline to submit a tender with a 3 year business plan is midday Sunday 11th October.
Cllr Winifred by our pool
West Norwood Leisure Centre is back with a wide range of activities: gym, swimming, classes. Every activity has to be booked to keep us safe with social distancing .
Children’s swimming lessons start again in September.
Opening hours are now 6.30am to 9pm Mon- Wed; 6.30am to 8.30pm Thurs-Fri; and 8am to 5.30pm weekends.
To book its easiest to use the Better GLL app: https://www.better.org.uk/news/download-the-better-uk-app
Or try the web site: https://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/london/lambeth/west-norwood-health-and-leisure-centre
If you are not online drop by the leisure centre in Devane Way off Knights Hill SE27 0DF (opposite West Norwood train station ) and the staff at reception will book you in.
To check the social distancing rules see: attached (pdf file)
Our SE27 Royal Mail parcel collection point and sorting office is still here and Royal Mail seem to be renovating the building!
Picking up parcels is now easier than before as new 30 minutes free parking spaces have recently been installed by Lambeth council outside!
Labour councillors & our MP have been campaigning since 2017 with residents to keep our local parcel point open.
See our earlier posts:
Climate change has become a climate crisis. Lambeth council has committed to be carbon neutral by 2030 and under Cllr Holland’s leadership the council is setting up a Citizens Assembly to develop recommendations on the actions we need to take together as the community of Lambeth.
To input your initial ideas to shape the Assembly discussions see the Climate Hub at : https://lambethclimateaction.commonplace.is/.
Delivering environmentally sustainable policies requires a significant degree of consensus from residents & businesses and cannot just be done through enforcement. The Citizens Assembly on the Climate Emergency will be a key process for gaining wider support for urgent new actions & policies. It involves bringing together a wide range of views from representatives of the diverse communities that make up our borough.