Category Archives: Lambeth Council

GNK on Norwood High St

GNK is a builders merchants at 80 Norwood High St SE27 9NW and due to its growing success has become too big for the limited size of its current site.
Local residents and Lambeth council have been concerned at the impact on pedestrian safety and traffic on Norwood High St due to the way vehicles enter & leave the premises. Excessive parking on Norwood High St itself often reduces this busy B232 road to one lane of traffic at many times of the working day.

Over the years the council tried to get GNK to implement the conditions of their original planning permission 10/02101 which do not permit reversing out of the site nor parking on the Norwood High St. Customers and delivery trucks are required to park off-road & on the site and turn and leave the site in forward gear.

In July 2020 the council refused GNK planning application 20/01734 to remove the condition preventing vehicles reversing into Norwood Rd. GNK have now appealed the council’s refusal to the independent Planning Inspector.  To comment on the appeal (make a representation) go to:
https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/ and quote ref 3258370  before Monday 18/1/21.

For more information on the planning history of the site please go to Lambeth’s planning portal
https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/ and quote the address.  20/01734 has details of the appeal.

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No symptom covid-19 testing

Testing site prepared in Brockwell Park

Free rapid ‘lateral flow test’ are available from Monday 4th January  at Lambeth Town Hall SW2 1RW for adults who live or work in  Lambeth and who may have Covid-19 but have no  symptoms. The result is texted or emailed to you the same day.

You must book an appointment in advance and provide contact details including an email address and mobile phone number. Book here. More rapid testing sites in marquees will open soon in Brockwell Park and Blenheim Gardens.

There are local testing sites for people who have any covid-19 symptoms (a fever, a new continuous cough,  loss or change in sense of smell or taste). The results from these PCR tests take a few days as the tests are processed in a lab. Book a PCR test  here: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

For more details see this post on the Love Lambeth website.

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Curnicks Lane

Planned flats

Developers have submitted another planning application to build seven bedsits and three 1-bed flats on the former workshops in Curnicks Lane SE27 0UT between Chapel Rd and Linton Grove.

Existing workshops

You can see the plans & comment by inputting ref 20/04185/P20 at the Lambeth Planning portal. Deadline for comments is Wednesday 6th January.

This planning application is being made under the new brownfield site rules.

To be eligible for the new rules the site must previously have been in use as Class B1 (office, research or light industrial). Last month the developers submitted planning application 20/03846 to prove to the council that the last use of this site was light industrial (B1c).

The government is continuing to cut back on planning rules and give the council and  local people less say over developers plans. This is one of the first planning applications in Lambeth made under the new brownfield site permitted development rights. If the developers submitted a standard planning application they would have to meet Lambeth’s agreed policies on minimum size of homes, children’s play space etc.

See our previous post 17/9/2019

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A slot machine centre for West Norwood?

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.

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37 Hainthorpe Rd – 1 Dodbrook Rd Developer appeals planning refusal

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:
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/planning-for-the-future/planning
-for-the-future.

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What happens to our rubbish?

Paper for recycling

The waste in our bins is collected by Lambeth council and taken to Smugglers Wharf SW8 and processed for reuse, recycling or for turning into energy.

The next virtual tours ( on Zoom) of the plant at Smugglers Wharf are on Thursday 26th  Nov at 1pm and Wednesday 2nd Dec at 6pm . This is a chance to see how our rubbish is processed and put to further use.

To book you place see: https://wrwa.gov.uk/schools-adult-groups/online/

Western Riverside Waste Authority run Smugglers Wharf for the boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea , Lambeth and Wandsworth

@WRWA

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Parks survey

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:

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKLAMBETH/bulletins/2a28b08

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Black History month 2020

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.”

@BHMLambeth

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Can you run a baby & toddler group?

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.

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Safer Streets for Schools

Schools start to go back next Wednesday. And the council is developing a temporary scheme to help with social distancing on the journeys to and from school.

The road outside selected schools will be closed for 1 hour 30 minutes – twice each school day. These timed road closures will be at the start and the end of the school day: 7.45am to 9.15am and 2.15pm to 3.45pm during school term time.

Julians School

In Norwood the schools taking part in the scheme in September are:

  • Elm Wood SE27 9RR : Carnac St closed from Hamilton Rd to Clive Rd
  • Hitherfield SW16 2JQ: Hitherfield Rd closed from Mount Nod Rd to Leigham Vale.
  • Julian’s SE27 0JF : Wolfington Rd closed from Casewick Rd to Knights Hill St
  • Luke’s SE27 0DZ , Linton Grove closed between Basil Gardens and Elder Rd

More schools are expected to join the scheme in coming weeks.

To provide feedback and for more information see:
https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/parking-transport-and-streets/streets-and-roads/school-streets

Transport for London (TfL) is increasing bus services to help with safer journeys to school.
https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/media/press-releases/2020/august/tfl-urges-children-to-walk-cycle-and-scoot-to-school-to-help-children-safely-return-to-the-classroom

We are still waiting to see when the government requires TfL to replace the free children and youth fares. The new fares are expected to be 50% of adult fare so 75p fare for most trips.

To support the campaign for free fares for children sign this petition here.

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