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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 .

For details see:  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/waste#planning-for-londons-waste

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Artists Open House this weekend

This Saturday and Sunday ( 5th & 6th October) Lambeth artists & crafts people open their studios to visitors  10am to 6pm. Free entry.

Our local artists in West Norwood include:

Megan Dowsett, Martin Grover, Wendy Horler  and Liorah Tchiprout.

For details  see; http://www.lambethopen.com/

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October is Black History month

Lambeth Libraries have partnered with Black Cultural Archives, St Martins Community Centre and many others to create a fantastic programme of events for Black History month this October.

Locally we have:

  • Sun 6th 1.30pm to 4pm. Drumming workshop at St Lukes church SE27 0DT and poetry, prose & song at West Norwood Library SE27 9JX
  • Wed 9th 7pm Rising above Brokenness – meet authors of books on mental well being at  Upper Norwood Library SE19 1TJ
  • Sat 12th 11am to 6pm Black Hair Day at West Norwood Library SE27 9JX – meet authors, hairdressers , watch a movie.
  • Wed 23rd 2.30pm Make your own African Drum at Upper Norwood Library SE19 1TJ
  • Wed 23rd 2.30pm Anancy/Ananse/Anansi Adventure for over 5’s at West Norwood Library SE27 9JX

All welcome. For details of  these and many more mostly free events see:    [  https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/lambeth-black-history-month-brochure-2019.pdf  ]

#BHM19

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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.

@lblcountryshow

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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.

 

turn left at av park rd - Edited

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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