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Community oppose Tesco Express on Crown Lane

Campaign to oppose Tesco Express

Campaign to oppose Tesco Express

Tescos want to open a Tesco Express in December 2010  on the site of the Rose & Crown pub at 4  Crown Lane . The pub closed over a year ago.

Local residents and businesses are opposed to having  another Tesco’s in the neighbourhood. There are 9 local shops in the immediate area of Crown Point that are likely to be badly affected by a new Tesco. Do let local councillor Jane Pickard know what you think about another Tesco. Jane’s email is JPickard@lambeth.gov.uk

This proposal  is similar to the Tescos on the  former Jack  Stamps pub at 551 Norwood Road . Planning laws do allow pub premises ( use A4)   to change into a shop (use A1)  without the need for a planning decision.

Tescos have applied for planning permission ( ref 10/ 01604)   to  alter the existing  ground floor rear extension  – raising the flat roof, remove the  external staircase and balustrade, blocking up of an existing door and window at first floor level. See Lambeth council web site for details.

It is not too late to send in comments to Lambeth  Planning. Write to Andrew Byrne at Phoenix House SW8 2LL  or email planning@lambeth.gov.uk quoting the planning ref 10/ 01604.  Your local councillors have asked for the decision on the planning application to be taken in public where there will be another opportunity for residents and local businesses to put their views forward.

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Pubs Update

Councillors gave planning permission for  a new pub at 13-17 Knights hill – to be called Knowles of Norwood, which is the original shop name and still incorporated into the tiles of the entrance. The owners need to get a licence specifying the hours they can sell alcohol & have music etc. To see details of the licence application check out the council’s web page.
The deadline  for  comments is Wednesday 20th January 2010 Attached photo – Jackie Meldrum reading licence notice displayed outside 13-17 Knights Hill

Councillors gave planning permission for  anew pub at 13-17 Knights hill – to be called Knowles of Norwood, which is the original shop name and still incorporated into the tiles of the entrance. The owners need to get a licence specifying the hours they can sell alcohol & have music etc. To see details of the licence application check out the council’s web page:

The deadline  for  comments is Wednesday 20th January 2010

Cllr Jackie Meldrum reading licence notice displayed outside 13-17 Knights Hill

Southern Pride is re-opening as Scandals club and councillors will decide on the details of their alcohol and entertainment licence at a meeting on Tuesday 19th January at 7pm in the Town Hall in Brixton.

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New pubs in West Norwood

Proposed pub site

Jane Pickard & Emmaus staff outside the proposed new pub

The derelict shop at 13-19  Knights Hill, between Emmaus and the new Ladbroke’s betting shop , applied for planning permission to become a bar-restaurant in summer 2008. The final decision will be made on Wednesday 16th December 2009 at Lambeth’s planning committee at 7pm  in Lambeth Town hall . For details of the committee papers see: http://tinyurl.com/yah4558

These meetings are open to the public who may speak in favour or against the proposals.

The shop has been derelict since it was last used as a Job Centre about 10 years ago.  The owners plan a pub similar to Westow House at 79 Westow Hill, The EDT in Lordship Lane and Jam Circus in Brockley Road. See their web site for details : http://www.antic-ltd.com.

And the  new owners of Southern Pride on Elder Road are applying  for a licence under the name of Scandals Bar & Club  http://www.clubscandals.co.uk/index.php.   For details of the licence see http://tinyurl.com/ycxxkd4
Closing date for public ‘representations’ is 28th December 2009.

We still wait to see what happens to The  Gipsy  Queen on Norwood High Street and The Rose & Crown on Crown Lane  which both remain closed.

If you comment on either of these developments please do copy in  Cllr Jackie Meldrum at jmeldrum@lambeth.gov.uk

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West Norwood Business Club

Norwood Road shops

In early November local entrepreneurs from across West Norwood met for the second West Norwood Business Club.  The meeting, held at the Kahvah café on Norwood Road, involved lively networking sessions and valuable speeches and advice on the issues facing local business owners.

A wide range of businesses were represented, from industrial services to creative industries.  This shows the vibrancy of the business and wider community in West Norwood and underscores the opportunity for Lambeth to promote the area as a business and cultural hub, to help realise the area’s economic potential.

The business club heard from 3 expert speakers, giving valuable and practical advice such as how to secure a business loan during the recession, when many commercial banks are reluctant to provide finance, even to profitable businesses.

You can find out more about the West Norwood Business Club and about future meetings by emailing Huw Morgan-Thomas, Lambeth’s Enterprise Officer, at hmorgan-thomas@lambeth.gov.uk or by calling 020 7926 2471.

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