Developers plan to demolish the grotty corner on Thurlow Park Road opposite the Tulse Hill Hotel and build 43 new homes in a block up to 7 storeys high. The proposal for the new block is for eight 3-bedroom homes, twenty seven 2-bedroom homes and eight 2- bedroom homes. 17 of the flats are to be affordable.
The site is close to Tulse Hill rail station and many bus routes so there is no off-road parking except for 2 disabled bays and plenty of cycle parking.
To see the plans in detail, comments from Thurlow Park ward Labour councillors & other residents and to submit an online comment go to Lambeth’s planning portal https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-applications/search-planning-applications and quote ref: 19/03669
This Saturday and Sunday ( 5th & 6th October) Lambeth artists & crafts people open their studios to visitors 10am to 6pm. Free entry.
Our local artists in West Norwood include:
Megan Dowsett, Martin Grover, Wendy Horler and Liorah Tchiprout.
For details see; http://www.lambethopen.com/
Lambeth Libraries have partnered with Black Cultural Archives, St Martins Community Centre and many others to create a fantastic programme of events for Black History month this October.
Locally we have:
- Sun 6th 1.30pm to 4pm. Drumming workshop at St Lukes church SE27 0DT and poetry, prose & song at West Norwood Library SE27 9JX
- Wed 9th 7pm Rising above Brokenness – meet authors of books on mental well being at Upper Norwood Library SE19 1TJ
- Sat 12th 11am to 6pm Black Hair Day at West Norwood Library SE27 9JX – meet authors, hairdressers , watch a movie.
- Wed 23rd 2.30pm Make your own African Drum at Upper Norwood Library SE19 1TJ
- Wed 23rd 2.30pm Anancy/Ananse/Anansi Adventure for over 5’s at West Norwood Library SE27 9JX
All welcome. For details of these and many more mostly free events see: [ https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/lambeth-black-history-month-brochure-2019.pdf ]
Developers want to turn the empty workshops on Curnick’s Lane, off Chapel Rd, into 10 bedsits or flatlets. These will probably be for private rent.
They have applied for ”permitted development“ approval to turn the light industrial buildings into homes. The council has to make a decision within 56 calendar days or the permission is automatically given. The only basis for objections must be on flooding, pollution or transport grounds. To see details of the proposals use ref 19/02821 at Lambeth’s planning portal: https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/
Once the change of use from industrial to residential is agreed the developers will have to apply for planning permission in the normal way to make any changes to the outside of the building eg add any new windows and door ways. Comments and objections can then be made in the normal way.
The Tory government uses permitted development rights to relax planning regulations so that developers can bypass local planning policies such as minimum size of homes or provide affordable housing as part of the development or pay a contribution to the cost of local schools and other public services. These permitted development rights to convert light industrial buildings into residential are temporary rights for a period of three years from November 2017. There is a good summary of permitted development rights here.
Permitted development rights were given temporarily to convert office blocks into homes in May 2013. The government made office to residential permitted development permanent from April 2016.
Lambeth council is currently updating its local planning policies in consultation with local people . The next stage of consultation will be towards the end of this year:
Kaymac are building 21 new homes on the site of 73-79 Knollys Road SW16 2JP. They plan to close Knollys Road on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st September to allow the large crane to be taken off site.
Knollys Road will also be closed to install a sewer connection for the new homes for one to two weeks starting early October.
For more information call Kaymac 020 7354 1110
See our earlier post 9/6/15
The weekend of 21st and 22nd September is a chance to visit over 800 buildings in London not normally open to the public. Open House weekend also includes walks & tours. A few need booking in advance. Visits free.
See locations at https://openhouselondon.open-city.org.uk/ . Or download the app: [ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.opencity.openhouse ]
Locally in West Norwood we have:
Cheviot Gardens extra care housing , 36 Cheviot Rd SE27 0SU 1pm to 5pm
Clockworks, clock museum, at 6 Nettlefold Place SE27 0JW 10am to 5pm
West Norwood Cemetery Norwood High St Road SE27 9JU Tours 2pm and 3pm
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road SE24 9AQ 1pm to 5pm