Cllr Maria Kay responsible for housing
Lambeth council has drafted two new important Housing policies out for consultation now – deadline Monday 20th Nov.
Have your say about the future of housing In Lambeth by completing an online survey: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/have-your-say-lambeths-new-housing-strategy-2023-2030
There are drop in sessions at the Civic Centre in Brixton SW2 RW on Tuesday afternoons 2pm to 4pm from 17th Oct to 14th November. And interactive workshops. To book a workshop or drop in please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The council is also consulting on its banding policy for allocating permanent council homes. Background here: [pdf] Complete this online survey: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/have-your-say-housing-allocation-policy-review
Cllr Maria Kay explains the thinking behind these proposals: https://love.lambeth.gov.uk/lambeth-launches-consultation-into-new-housing-strategy/
West Norwood station
The rail companies have plans to close Ticket Offices at most stations across the country. The plan is for multi-skilled station staff to provide “Ticket Assistance” instead -and help travellers use the ticket machines. Our local nearby stations: West Norwood, Gipsy Hill, Streatham Hill, Tulse Hill will all be affected. Ticket Offices at major stations like Victoria, Waterloo & Clapham Junction are also to be closed.
To see the closure plans for Southern and Thameslink click on the links below:
To have a say you must send your comments to TravelWatch by Wednesday 26th July. TravelWatch will make recommendations on the consultation. For details go to:
You can also send your comments by email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by free post to RTEH-XAGE-BYKZ, London TravelWatch PO Box 5594, Southend-on-Sea SS1 9PZ.
Transport for All have a sample template letter you can personalise and send to TravelWatch:
Lakeview Rd – Greenhurst Rd end
Lakeview Road will be closed for roadworks during weekdays 8am to 6pm from Thursday 20th July to Monday 31st July . The road will re-open for the evenings and at weekends.
Vehicles left obstructing the road works will be moved and parked nearby. Drivers need to find alternative routes and parking spaces during the times of the road works. Access to and from the streets off Lakeview Road can be arranged in advance by speaking to the site supervisor.
Lakeview Rd – Knights Hill end
Truslove Road will be closed between Tuesday 1st August and Monday 7th August on weekdays 8am to 6pm.
Please send any questions to the Highways team by email: HIPresurfacing@lambeth.gov.uk or by phone 020 7926 9000 #4 and #3
The resurfacing of Lakeview Road and Truslove Road is part of Lambeth council’s Highways Improvement Programme.
Two new controlled parking areas (CPZ) are proposed for the Streatham High Road end of Leigham Court Road. The deadline for comments is midday Monday 26/6/23
Firstly there is a plan to extend the existing Streatham Hill CPZ up to Leigham Vale ( yellow area on the map). To see details and comment go to: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/streatham-wells-area-proposed-cpz-stage-1-consultation
Secondly a new CPZ is proposed for Streatham Wells between Leigham Ct Rd , Valley Rd , Crown Lane and Streatham High Rd ( pink area on the map). The controlled parking times are likely to be Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
Most of the bays will be shared with residents who buy a permit and visitors. Visitors can either buy a full day permit or pay by the hour using their smart phone. To see details and comment go to: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/streatham-wells-area-proposed-cpz-stage-1-consultation Or telephone 020 7926 6799 for a paper survey & mention Streatham Wells CPZ.
The proposed Streatham Wells Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) covers much of the same area as the CPZ. The results of the LTN consultation are published online in 118 page report (linked at bottom of this webpage).
The LTN proposal has been updated following the public consultation. See “Summary of recommendations” on page 37 of the above report.
See also our previous post 23/11/22
Proposals for a Controlled parking zone ( CPZ) and some no-through roads in the area between Norwood Rd & Rosendale Road and South Circular & Robson Road are out for an informal public consultation.
On Saturday 22nd April 10am to 4pm engineers will be at the West Norwood Library SE27 9JU to discuss the plans, hear your views and answer questions. The plans can also be seen on request at West Norwood Library.
To see full details of the plans & comment go online: https://westdulwich.commonplace.is/
The free 1 hour parking bays off West Norwood shopping street remain. Pay by phone parking is proposed throughout the area. Passing places on Robson Road are proposed to make the 322 bus route easier. The days of the week and the hours of parking enforcement are still at discussion stage.
There are eight road closures planned including: Chatsworth Way by the church; Chestnut Road by Barston Road junction and Carston Road by the south circular. A parklet by Eastmearn Road junction with Rosendale Road is one of the other street improvements in the plans.
The deadline for comments is Sunday 7th May
See our earlier posts:
Sunday 2nd April 10am to 4pm is the return of West Norwood Feast Festival for 2023.
Music, food, shopping, meet up with friends – something for everyone.
Pictured is Helen Hayes MP & Cllr Ibtisam Adem at 2022 April Feast.
Check out all 4 sites where Feast activities are taking place:
- St Lukes Church Gardens SE27 0DT
- West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre gardens SE27 0DF
- Outside Library -Picture House SE27 9JU
- Chatsworth Way SE27 9DJ
Feast Festival is run by local volunteers on first Sunday of each month from April to December.
For more details see: https://westnorwoodfeast.com/
The swimming pool at West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre (WNHLC) is due to reopen in July 2023. The men, women and families change areas are due to reopen by early April. Other services at WNHC such as the Knights Hill GP surgery and most leisure activities continue to operate as usual.
The WNHLC and surrounding park is funded via a private finance scheme with the NHS. The structure of the building, and so the repairs, are the responsibility of the private finance company . Last year unfortunately faults were identified in some parts of the building and the swimming pool and change areas had to be closed temporarily.
From 1st April 2023 Lambeth council is running its leisure services “in-house” as “Active Lambeth” and ending its contract with Better GLL. Existing Better memberships and direct debits will be transfered automatically but you should receive a notification email about the transfer. For more details see: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/active-lambeth
The local West Norwood community objected strongly to 3 tall towers 12-20 storeys high in Knollys Goods Yard ( site 19) pictured right when the council proposed new development policy plans for 14 sites across Lambeth. Last week Cllr Danny Adilypour decided to drop Knollys Goods Yard from the next stages of the formal policy process.
Cllr Adilypour’s letter to the local community can be read here.
Danny Adilypour visiting Waylett Place in Site 18
Hundreds of local people and businesses also objected to the demolition of the heart of West Norwood’s town centre ( Site 18) and its replacement with 12 storey tower. In his letter Cllr Adilypour says he has asked for the Site 18 boundaries to be redrawn and to exclude housing at the Lansdowne Hill and York Hill ends of the site .
Cllr Adilypour took on responsibility for regeneration and town planning in May 2022. Since then he has been listening to the West Norwood community who want improvements and more new homes but not tall towers. The next consultation stage of the development policy plans will be published in summer 2023.
The council has delayed plans to 2024 to improve buildings on Norwood High Street -from St Luke’s church to Gipsy Road.
See our previous posts:
West Norwood’s main shopping street will be closed to traffic at night-time 9pm to 6am from Monday 9th January to Saturday 21st January. Norwood Road between Chestnut Road and Avenue Park Road is being resurfaced over 10 working days. Everyone is requested not to park in Norwood Road during the works.
There are no works or road closures on Saturday or Sunday nights.
Buses & through traffic using Norwood Road will be diverted, mainly along Leigham Court Rd and the South Circular road. Best places to catch a night-time bus will be near West Norwood Bus Garage or Tulse Hill one way system. Other local vehicles can use some of the side streets. See details of diversions here [Word file] or here [pdf]
If you have any queries about (for example about noise, parking, access or delivery) about the night-time road closures please email HIPresurfacing@lambeth.gov.uk or contact Ringway Jacobs, the contractor, on 0845 646 0059.
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.