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.
West Norwood will soon have Lambeth’s first Older Persons Shared Ownership (OPSO) housing in Lambeth. The scheme allows existing owner occupiers to buy 75% of their own independent flat with options for extra care only if required. OPSO can suit older people wishing to downsize but stay in their local area. Owner occupiers are not eligible for rented council or housing association sheltered housing.
The view from the garden of the completed new development
Work has started on the demolition of the Cheviot Gardens older people’s housing blocks. Residents worked with Notting Hill Housing Association to design the new scheme which as well 84 new homes for older people , including 18 for ownership/sharedownership, will become a community hub for older people in the West Norwood area. The centre will provide services such as cafe, hairdresser, activity room and a room for special events. It is due to complete in 2015. For details of the planning application enter 13/03141 on http://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/
The council is working on plans with residents of Cheviot Gardens sheltered housing and Notting Hill Housing Trust to replace the unsuitable current homes. The new scheme incorporates gardens, restaurant, hairdresser, laundry with a mix of homes built to “extra-care” standard for people aged over 55 to rent and some to buy.
To see the plans drop in at Cheviot Gardens SE27 0SU ( next to the Tennis club) on Wednesday 29th August between 1pm and 8pm . Designers will be there to answer questions & hear your views.
A planning application will be made soon and this will give a further chance to comment on the proposals.
Cheviot Gardens sheltered housing scheme needs to be rebuilt to provide comfortable & modern homes for older people. Architects have worked with residents of Cheviot Gardens on ideas for the rebuild and now neighbours are invited to see and comment on the plans drawn up so far .
Cheviot Gardens SE27 0SU (close to the tennis club on Cheviot Road) will be open on the evening of Thursday 9th February 7pm – 9pm.
In a few months time a planning application will be made for the rebuild of Cheviot Gardens – and then there will be an opportunity to formally comment on the plans.