The council is consulting on controls over dogs. The draft scheme specifies where dogs must be on a lead , areas dogs are not allowed, out of control dogs, picking up dog mess and number of dogs per dog walker.
Check the draft scheme to see if your local park or play space is covered: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/have-your-say-dog-control-lambeth There will be a dedicated Parks Enforcement Team. Once the scheme is formalised as a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) police officers can also issue fixed penalty notices.
The closing date for consultation on the scheme is Sunday 26th March .
Dog mess see: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/environmental-services/report-offence/report-dog-fouling
Concerns about a dog please email email@example.com
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Aldi 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
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
West Norwood is to remain in its current constituency Dulwich & West Norwood in latest proposals from the Boundary Commission.
The deadline for commenting on this version is 5th December.
For more details see:
There was strong local opposition to earlier plans to split West Norwood into two constituencies
See our previous post 17/6/21
The developer, Ecoworld, is running three community workshops on their ambitious plans for new housing in the Knollys Yard triangle also known as site 19. Over the summer, during three walkabouts, local residents told Ecoworld about some of their initial concerns.
The community workshop sessions are
- Saturday 10th Sept 10.30am to 1pm – design & new bridges into the site
Monday 19th Sept 6pm to 8pm –public space & new bridges into the site Cancelled due to Queen Elizabeeth II funeral.
- Monday 3rd Oct 6pm to 7pm – employments & workspace to be held at Elmgreen School SE27 9BZ
Other sessions will be in the Scout Hut on High Trees road SW2 3PU between the High Trees Community Centre amd Fenstanton primary school
For more information on the proposed development off Knollys Road see our earlier posts on :