Category Archives: West Norwood

Streatham Hill trial LTN consultation

The council is consulting on whether to make the Streatham Hill Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN)  permanent. Have your say by completing this online survey. The deadline is midday Sunday 19th December.

You can request a paper copy of the survey, before Sunday 28th November, by phoning 07999 405 331.

The aim of the LTN is to reduce traffic and improve the environment in the local area. To see details of the trial scheme look at:  https://streathamhilllowtrafficneighbourhoodproposals.commonplace.is/

Monitoring of the trial shows that traffic has reduced by 6,100 vehicles a day. Traffic has increased by 7% on Leigham Vale. Cycling has increased and air quality outside schools is within legal limits.

If the LTN is made permanent there will be improvements planned to boundary roads to improve cycling and walking, road layouts, signal timings, and green screens at schools

See our earlier posts: 14/11/21

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Missing bus stop for West Norwood buses

Residents have started a petition to restore the missing bus stop in Brixton town centre for the 2, 432, 415 and N2 buses.

The bus stops in Brixton were temporarily re-arranged during covid 19 lockdown and the stop for buses to Tulse Hill & West Norwood disappeared so passengers now have to walk to the next stop on Effra Road. This bus stop is often very crowded & by a narrow busy pavement. It is too far for many disabled people and a struggle for anyone carrying heavy shopping.

To support the petition, deadline Jan 30th 2022, please go to:

https://moderngov.lambeth.gov.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?ID=528&RPID=54235120&HPID=54235120

Our representative on the London Assembly Marina Ahmed is also talking to Transport for London about the missing bus stop –  contact Marina directly by emailing marina.ahmad@london.gov.uk or twitter @LabourMarina

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Windsor Grove appeal – deadline 14th Dec

Cllr Meldrum in Windsor Close

Developers are appealing to the Independent Planning Inspector against Lambeth’s refusal of planning permission in July 2021 for a mega–metal recycling centre in Windsor Grove.

Local people are encouraged to take part in the Planning Appeal and any comments must be in writing and reach the Inspector by 14th December 2021. The Inspector will take account of all previous comments submitted for the refused planning application  ref 20/01066.

Residents can also attend the Inspector’s enquiry hearing scheduled to start on 1st March 2022.

To see details of the appeal use the search menu quoting ref ‘3285463’ at: https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/  To make a comment fill in the ’make representation” box.

Local people strongly oppose the mega-metal recycling centre at Windsor Grove for many reasons but in particular as it is far too close to housing in Windsor Close (see photo) and the increased traffic from vans & heavy trucks visiting the site is totally unsuited to West Norwood town centre. Southwark Metals intend to recycle over 10% of London’s waste metal at this West Norwood site.

See our earlier posts:

13/7/21

20/1/21

19/5/20

7/12/19

To see other West Norwood planning applications and appeals – updated monthly – check our planning pages: https://westnorwoodnews.com/local-planning-applications/

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Thames Water close Ivymount Road

Ivymount Road SE27 is due to be closed to traffic for 6 weeks until just before Christmas so Thames Water can replace the water mains. See letter to residents here.

Later this month works will also start on new water mains under Royal Circus road which will be reduced to one lane of traffic. The 315 bus will continue to use Canterbury Grove and York Hill. In the new year 2022 Thames Water will close Pyrmont Grove for about 4 weeks. Thames Water hope to finish their water mains replacement project in the streets around Royal Circus by March 2022!

Please continue to report other unplanned seeps, leaks & bursts to Thames Water online at: https://www.thameswater.co.uk/leak/

See our previous posts: 24/5/2116/1/213/1/21

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October is Black History month!

This year Lambeth libaries and others are putting on a fantastic wide range of events – online and face to face – so there is something for everyone. Check out the brochure and book through eventbrite.

In West Norwood there are two children events in West Norwood Library SE27 9JX at half term:

  • Tuesday 26th October at 2.30pm a workshop with Venessa Taylor author of Baller Boys
  • Saturday 30th October at 2pm Serlina Boyd talks about her new book – Cocoa Girl Awesome Hair

And between 10am and 5pm Saturday 9th October a pop-up market of art, fashion jewellery, hair & skin care in the library – cinema community hall.

Our local councillor Sonia Winifred, Lambeth cabinet member for equalities & culture  says: “Please take this wonderful opportunity to learn about and celebrate African Caribbean Heritage and culture which is influencing and enriching our lives”

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Starting secondary school in 2022

Children born between 1/9/2010 and 31/8/2011 must apply for a secondary school place in 2020  by Sunday 31st October 2021. See details and online application form for Lambeth schools here.

Many schools have an extra  “supplementary information form” that is sent direct to the school by a date before the 31st October.

The test day for schools using an admission test is on Saturday 13th November.

Deadline for primary school admissions is  15th January 2022

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Thames Water close Gipsy Hill

Gipsy Hill road is closed to all through vehicles for 42 days so Thames Water can replace its old pipes with blue plastic piping .

At the same time SGN is replacing its  old pipes with yellow plastic ones.

The road should open again on 1st September.  In the meantime the 322 bus is diverted along Crystal Palace Parade via College Road to Dulwich Wood Park road and then re-join Gipsy Road at the roundabout.

For more details contact Thames Water on 0800 316 9800 quoting job 7000 5629

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Planning applications in West Norwood

There is considerable interest from developers wanting to invest in sites across West Norwood

To help local people keep up with developers’ plans we are listing  all the planning applications for planning permission and appeals against council decisions in the West Norwood area on this web site: https://westnorwoodnews.com/local-planning-applications/

These lists are for information only.

Everyone is entitled to comment on planning applications for permission from the council to build new buildings or refurbish existing ones. To look at the details of a planning application and comment online go to https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/ and search on the planning reference.

If the council refuses planning permission, the applicant has up to 6 months to submit an appeal and get the independent Planning Inspector to take a fresh look at the application. To look at and comment on an appeal go to: https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/

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Windsor Grove metal recycling turned down – Latest update 27/7/21

Protest outside town hall

After a lengthy meeting on the 13th July ending at 10.45pm councillors on Lambeth’s  Planning Committee agreed to refuse permission for the application 20/01066 to create a mega metal-recycling facility in Windsor Grove SE27 9NT. But the detailed reasons and the formal decision will be deferred to the next meeting.

West Norwood residents turned up with placards outside the town hall in Brixton before the meeting started at 7pm on Tuesday evening tonight.  The committee of cross-party councillors heard strong objections from residents, business, Helen Hayes MP  and local councillors . Helen Hayes handed in a petition with 5,500 signatures from people opposing the plans.

There is widespread opposition to the plans throughout the West Norwood community. Such a mega site would require a hundred super heavy trucks and vans going to and from the site each day: causing more air pollution, more noise and more traffic congestion in West Norwood’s narrow streets. A big thanks to Norwood Action Group for their regular newsletters over the last year and to  the #ScraptheYard campaign

Watch this space!

The meeting to finalise the decision was held on Tuesday 27th July and the planning application was unanimously refused by councillors. The reason for refusal was : The impact of the increased noise, traffic & pollution will impact on the  amenity of the area.  

See our previous posts on Windsor Grove:

20/1/21

19/5/20

7/12/19

To see other West Norwood planning applications and appeals, check our planning pages – updated monthly.

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More changes proposed to councillor wards

Proposed ward changes

The Boundary Commission is consulting on new proposals for changing wards in West Norwood – deadline 29th July . There are now three wards  propose each with three councillors.

The current Thurlow Park ward is expanded to include St Martins estate and named West Dulwich & St Martins.

Gipsy Hill ward expands a few streets north of the cemetery and  keeps its name. Knights Hill takes in the area around Harpenden Rd and is renamed West Norwood.

For more details see: https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/greater-london/greater-london/lambeth

To comment email  reviews@lgbce.org.uk  by Thursday 29th July

See our earlier posts:

5/3/21

27/7/20

The deadline for commenting on moving residents of Knights Hill & Gipsy Hill wards into the east part of Croydon North constituency currently represented by Steve Reed MP is 2nd August 2021. See our post 17/6/21

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