Category Archives: West Norwood

Norwood Road night-time closures

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.

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Controlled parking zone for West Norwood town centre

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.

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Knights Hill reopen today

Traffic running normally today

Traffic is flowing northwards along Knights Hill again today. Shops in West Norwood are open for business – just in time for last-minute Christmas shopping in our local shops.

Previous closure

Due to a burst watermain last Sunday the road was closed causing massive disruption to residents and businesses.  Northbound buses were diverted by Streatham Common and Streatham High Road as Leigham Court Road was also closed due to a burst water main!  Homes had no water supply for several days.

To apply for compensation from Thames Water see: https://stationtostation.london/claim-your-road-works-compensation/

Please let us know how the watermain burst and / or the road closure affected you or your business – email jmeldrum@lambeth.gov.uk

Councillors will be meeting Thames Water early in the new year to agree on improvements for dealing with emergency road works and to demand Thames Water invests more in its mains pipes.

West Norwood has already had years of disruption from Thames Water installing new mains in Leigham Vale and Norwood Road.  See our many earlier posts including : 23/1/2019 7/2/2017

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ALDI planning application

aldi knights hil viewAldi have submitted a planning application to open a shop and car park on the corner of  Knights Hill and  Chapel Road SE27.

See the details and comment online quoting planning ref  “22/04095” at Lambeth Planning Portal

It is not likely to be approved as the site is in  Lambeth’s Key Industrial Business Area (KIBA) which only permits industrial work spaces (not retail uses) . It would also be a large retail unit outside the West Norwood shopping centre – its nearer to its competitor Lidl at Crown Point than Norwood Road’s shopping street.

See our previous post

19/7/22

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Old laundry demolished

The old laundry site

The Brooks laundry building, off Lansdowne Hill, closed over ten years ago and has been derelict ever since. The derelict building has now finally been flattened to make way for new buildings.

Planning permission was agreed in September 2019 to build 51 residential flats in a part 6 and part 7 storey block on the laundry site. The plans include a separate 4 storey office building.

The flats are to include 11 homes at social rent and 5 shared ownership homes. 5 flats are required to be fully accessible to residents using a wheelchair.

Proposed new flats

To see the plans in detail use ref: 19/02840 at the Lambeth Planning portal  https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/

The SADPD planning policy changes do not apply to any planning applications yet. Comments on the SADPD policy changes for a tall tower in the West Norwood town centre’s Site 18 are still being considered. For SADPD details see https://westnorwoodnews.com/2022/04/05/update-on-major-developments/

See our previous posts on the Laundry site

31/8/19

19/3/18

26/10/17

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LTN west of Leigham Court Road

Artist drawing outside Julians School

Streatham Wells LTN proposed map Have your say on the plans to trial the streets between Leigham Court Road and Streatham High Road SW16 as a Low Traffic Neighbourhood in 2023. This LTN is to be called Streatham Wells LTN.

Through traffic will go around the area marked by Leigham Court Rd, Streatham High Rd and Streatham Common North. See map:[ pdf ]

To look at and comment on details of the proposed scheme please go to: https://beta.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/streatham-wells-low-traffic-neighbourhood-0  The deadline for comments is 12 noon on Friday 23rd December.

The “Street Improvements” section includes plans to widen the pavement on Leigham Court Rd near Dunraven School and opposite the petrol station – removing parking from #153-213. A raised crossing is proposed for St Julians Farm Road opposite Julians school.

Reducing traffic in LTNs make the LTN area into a safer, healthier and more pleasant place for walking and cycling. Rat running traffic through the roads east of Leigham Court Road ( eg Knollys Road, Broxholm Road, Canterbury Grove, Leaf Grove ) may reduce too.

See our earlier post 14/11/2021

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Have your say on a new play ground for Norwood Park

The playground in Norwood Park near Salters Hill needs new equipment and repairs. If your family use the park please have a look at the online consultation. Its your chance to help choose what should be the new play ground.

Go to:

https://beta.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/have-your-say-salters-hill-playground-norwood-park?medium=email&source=GovDelivery

Deadline for the survey is Sunday Sept 11th

Norwood Park is well worth a visit .. and has a Friends Group:

https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofNorwoodPark/

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Norwood High St closed by Thames Water burst

The one way system outside West Norwood Library SE27 9JX  is closed for about a week so Thames Water can fix a burst water main.

Burst in road outside the library

Southbound traffic traffic along Norwood High Street will be forced to use other local routes.

Southbound bus routes are affected. The southbound 68 bus terminates at Tulse Hill station stop and the northbound 68 is not picking up from the Perran Road stop.

The 2, 196, 432 and 468 southbound are diverting along Christchurch Rd to Streatham High Road, Leigham Court Road  and then to Crown Point before continuing their onward journey. The 2 returns to West Norwood via Elder Road .

432 on diversion along Christchurch Rd

The West Norwood bound 315 diverts along Leigham Court Rd  to Crown Point and down Knights Hill.

Apart from the 68, northbound buses are using their normal route.

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Summer of Food and Fun

This summer’s  holiday programme has over 50 fun physical activities to choose from  – and food is included.  Summer of Food & Fun is aimed at local families with children & young people aged 4 to 16  and eligible for free school meals.

For details of all summer activities across Lambeth see:  https://beta.lambeth.gov.uk/summer-activities-around-lambeth

Summer of Food & Fun activities in Norwood are:

  • Upper Norwood Library Hub Summer Camps For Children at Westow Hill SE19 1TJ age 5-11 details here
  • Karate/ Fitness Training And Self Defence Classes at Elmgreen School SE27 9BZ age 7-18 details here 
  • Central Hill Fit And Fun Summer Activity Programme at Lunham Rd SE19 1AA age 10-19 details here
  • Rathbone Summer Fit And Fun Activities Programme at Old Library SE27 0HY age 11-19 details here
  • BIG Summer 2022 Holiday Football Programme at Rosendale Playing Fields SE21 8LW age 6-16 details here

     

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Our bus stop back in Brixton!

The bus stop for West Norwood bound buses ( 2, 3, 196, 432) is back in Brixton town centre – outside Barclays bank .  Over 1,100 people signed a petition to get the bus stop back.

But check out Tory bus cuts in central London  – including the 45, 59 and 159 that  run in Lambeth. Deadline for consultation is  Sunday 7/8/22 . For  details see:
To oppose the bus cuts sign the petition here:
See our previous post: 26/11/21

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