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:
Norwood’s Children Centre is up and running after lockdown with most activities now based at 18 Benton’s Lane SE27 9UD just off Gipsy Rd .
‘Stay and play’ and other face to face sessions are social distancing so you have to book your place on 020 3409 0704. Other “virtual” activities are one to one telephone calls and some group sessions are via facebook.
For details of the Norwood Children’s Centre programme see [attached pdf]
Please phone 020 3409 0704 for advice on what sessions might best suit your child.
Lambeth’s Family Information Service online directory has lots more information on a wide range of activities and services for children:
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.”
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.
Cllr Winifred by our pool
West Norwood Leisure Centre is back with a wide range of activities: gym, swimming, classes. Every activity has to be booked to keep us safe with social distancing .
Children’s swimming lessons start again in September.
Opening hours are now 6.30am to 9pm Mon- Wed; 6.30am to 8.30pm Thurs-Fri; and 8am to 5.30pm weekends.
To book its easiest to use the Better GLL app: https://www.better.org.uk/news/download-the-better-uk-app
Or try the web site: https://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/london/lambeth/west-norwood-health-and-leisure-centre
If you are not online drop by the leisure centre in Devane Way off Knights Hill SE27 0DF (opposite West Norwood train station ) and the staff at reception will book you in.
To check the social distancing rules see: attached (pdf file)
The Park Tavern
The Park Tavern on Elder Road SE27 9ND has been a pub since 1867.
Developers now want to turn it into 5 flats – four 2-bed room flats & one 1-bedroom flat.
Lambeth has a policy of keeping pubs as important community asset. However if the developer can prove the business is no longer viable a change of use can be considered. See policy ED8 in the Local Plan.
The Park Tavern was rebuilt in the 1920’s and is also part of the Elderwood Conservation area since 1976.
To see details and comment on the planning application use ref: 20/01945 at Lambeth’s planning portal .
West Norwood Feast markets are back for real on 2nd August this Sunday 10am to 4pm. Come along and support our local independent businesses.
Things have changed around a little since last year and Feast is now on three sites: Food Fair at St Luke’s Church , Artisans’ Market at Chatworth Way and Village Green in Devane Way SE27 0DF . Due to social distancing there is no picnicing in St Luke’s Gardens.
For details see: https://westnorwoodfeast.com/feast-is-back-sunday-2-august/
Early this week Thames Water finished their mains water project on Norwood Road and have now left the area free of diverted buses, extra traffic lights , cones and one lane roads. We have almost forgotten what it’s like to be free of road works as Thames Water started digging up Norwood Road in May 2019 and before that roadworks on Leigham Vale from 2016.
Thames Water has offered the local community £2,000 compensation for the disruption to our town centre. One suggestion is to produce and distribute a business /service directory to all the households surrounding West Norwood to encourage people to return to their local shopping centre and local traders.
Replacement of our trunk water mains is important infrastructure work BUT it will not reduce the numerous leaks in our local roads and pavements. Please continue to report these to Thames Water: https://www.thameswater.co.uk/contact-us/report-a-problem/report-a-problem-online or phone 0800 714 614 or facebook/twitter @thameswater
The original Thames Water Authority was privatised in 1989 and is now owned by Kemble Water Holdings. The largest shareholders are:
Canadian pensions group OMERS , BT Pension Scheme , the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, the China Investment Corporation and the Kuwait Investment Authority.
See our recent earlier posts:
Our local shops are re-opening after lockdown – with social distancing . To keep West Norwood town centre thriving let’s all make our local shops our first choice!
We have a fantastic range of retailers and services in West Norwood – have a look at the business directory online and see what’s on offer.