Category Archives: Planning

71 day diversion from York Hill for 315 bus

315 going up York Hill

When Thames Water start digging up Norwood Road to lay  a new water main they plan to close York Hill and Lancaster Avenue for 71 days. The 315 bus will be on diversion the long way round to Leigham Court Road via Knights Hill and Crown Lane.

As well as taking passengers to Streatham the 315 is a vital lifeline to many older people living in the streets  around  the top of York Hill.  This part of the route is hail and ride and does not have bus stops with diversion information. Please mention this important change to the 315 bus service to any neighbour who relies on this bus to get to and from West Norwood.

Thames Water are now expected to start their road works just after the May bank holiday. They will post leaflets and hold public meetings as soon as they can confirm a start date.

The start date has slipped from the one in our earlier post 15/3/19

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Norwood road works start 23rd April

Update 27.3.2019: It seems that the meetings mentioned below have been postponed. Still awaiting an update on this.

Thames Water will begin digging up Norwood Road on Tuesday 23rd April – just after the Easter bank holiday. The works will be done in sections starting at Tulse Hill station end. The works cause traffic disruption for over 7 months in West Norwood’s main shopping street.

To find out more please meet the people planning the project from Thames Water, the council and Transport for London between 1pm and 4pm on Monday 1st April at West Norwood Library, Norwood High Street SE27 0JX  or in the evening at Salvation Army, Norwood Rd SE27 9AW  on Tuesday 2nd April 5pm to 8pm .

These works are the third part of a £14m project to replace our local trunk water mains installed in 1870.

See our earlier posts:

23/1/19

25/3/17

7/2/17

18/10/16

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Barclays Bank to close in June

west-norwood-barclays-e1551454032330Local Barclays bank customers received a letter today saying their branch will be closed on 21st June 2019. They are told to go to 136 Streatham High Road SW16 1BN instead.

Cllr Jane Pickard (pictured with the letter)  said:

“Barclays is the last bank in West Norwood and a vital part of the mix of services in our main shopping street providing banking for local businesses and residents. The Barclays ATMs are always busy giving us access to cash 24/7. We cannot afford to let it close.”

Local Labour councillors have started a campaign to stop the closure. Sign the petition here.

And write to Barclays – their business case for the closure is set out here.

Local people were furious when West Norwood’s Nat West branch closed in October 2012 – the building eventually re-opened as Pedders Estate Agents.

See our earlier posts  5/11/12  & 6/11/13

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Future of Children’s Centres in West Norwood

Due to central government cuts the council is forced to make changes to our
childrens centres for families with under-5s . Lambeth wants to keep as many
centres open as possible and has proposals to run 18 centres from September
2019 onwards.

In the West Norwood area the council plans to keep Bentons Lane SE27 9UD
(Kingswood) & Hitherfield SW16 2JW open full time and Crown Lane SW16 3HX &
Rosendale SE21 8LR open half days. Cherry Tree at Barston Rd SE27 9HE will
continue its childcare service under Rosendale school.

To have a say over these proposals see the details are in this booklet:
https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/co-childrens-centre-consultat
ion_0.pdf

And come along to one of the ten parent/carer consultation events, with a
free crèche, across the borough.

The nearest local events are:
Tuesday 8th January  1.30pm to 3pm at Brockwell One O’clock Club near
Arlingford Rd SW2 2TA
and
Monday 14th January 11am to 1pm at Rosendale Children’s Centre,  Rosendale
Road SE21 8LR

There is also an online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/K28FXN3

Deadline is Sunday 18th February

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Uplift for Norwood High Street?

Norwood High Street is part of the West Norwood town centre for planning application decisions –  which means it should mainly  be retail ( A1 use) . Many of the shops on Norwood High Street north of Windsor Grove and Rothschild Street are not  prospering  and there are many closed up shop premises.

In the draft Local Plan the council is proposing to turn part of  Norwood High Street, south of the railway bridge to Windsor Grove and Rothschild Street, into a Creative Enterprise Zone – CEZ. This would encourage any new developments to have creative industries on the ground floor and maybe flats above.  The CEZ does not affect the shops around the Chapel Road – Gipsy Road junction.

There are a range of other proposed local changes to policies in the draft Local Plan eg policy PN7 West Norwood and ED3 Knollys Goods Yard

The council’s policies used to assess planning applications are all published in the Local Plan which contains a full range of policies covering the whole borough eg affordable housing, schools & open space.

The Local Plan is being updated and the latest draft is published for consultation See: https://love.lambeth.gov.uk/lambeth-local-plan-oct-2018/

Deadline is 17th December. Comments can be made to: localplan@lambeth.gov.uk

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Improving our local streets

All are welcome to drop in to see the council’s plans to improve our local residential streets in Knights Hill ward on Monday 10th December between 3.30pm to 7pm at Macintosh Court, 269 Leigham Court Road SW16 2SB. A paper feedback survey will be available at this event.
Safety improvements are proposed for Glennie & Broxholm Rd and Knollys Rd, York Hill & Royal Circus and Knights Hill, Cheviot Road, Roxburgh Rd , Bewlys Rd , Leaf Grove & Lakeview Rd . And to the zebra by West Norwood station, to Devane Way and Thornlaw Road. There is an upgrade proposed to the green space at Tivoli Road- Holderness Way junction.
In March 2018 there was a strong response to the council’s request for ideas on how to improve our Norwood streets. Speeding traffic is a high priority for residents of Knights Hill ward. These ideas have been investigated and developed into plans and the council is now looking for final feedback before turning these plans into action in 2019.

For details see: Lambeth website

You can complete the survey online here – deadline Friday 28th December.

See our earlier post 21/3/18

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Our Kind of Norwood

Help shape the future of West Norwood by attending the Norwood Planning Assembly AGM and visioning event on Wednesday 25th April at 7pm at Portico Gallery 23 Knights Hill SE27 0HS. For details see:  https://www.norwoodplanning.org/

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