After a lengthy meeting on the 13th July ending at 10.45pm councillors on Lambeth’s Planning Committee agreed to refuse permission for the application 20/01066 to create a mega metal-recycling facility in Windsor Grove SE27 9NT. But the detailed reasons and the formal decision will be deferred to the next meeting.
West Norwood residents turned up with placards outside the town hall in Brixton before the meeting started at 7pm on Tuesday evening tonight. The committee of cross-party councillors heard strong objections from residents, business, Helen Hayes MP and local councillors . Helen Hayes handed in a petition with 5,500 signatures from people opposing the plans.
There is widespread opposition to the plans throughout the West Norwood community. Such a mega site would require a hundred super heavy trucks and vans going to and from the site each day: causing more air pollution, more noise and more traffic congestion in West Norwood’s narrow streets. A big thanks to Norwood Action Group for their regular newsletters over the last year and to the #ScraptheYard campaign
Watch this space!
The meeting to finalise the decision was held on Tuesday 27th July and the planning application was unanimously refused by councillors. The reason for refusal was : The impact of the increased noise, traffic & pollution will impact on the amenity of the area.
To support the local campaign to keep the Royal Mail sorting office & parcel pick up point for SE27 in SE27 please join Helen Hayes at a protest this Saturday 9th September – at 2.30pm outside 4 Windsor Grove SE27 9LS.
This is our last chance, following on our petition and protest in April, to tell Royal Mail we want to keep the SE27 sorting office local and in SE27! Royal Mail are due to make a final decision this month on whether to move the SE27 sorting office to Blenheim Road SE20 8AA 19 near Penge.
Following the June 8th general election our Labour MP for Dulwich & West Norwood is again Helen Hayes who received 39,096 votes, a massive 28,156 ahead of her nearest rivals. The Tories got 10,940, the Lib Dems 4,475 , the Greens 1,408 and two independents 121 & 103 votes. Candidates who get less than 5% of the total votes lose a £500 deposit.
In 2015 Helen was first elected to parliament with 27,772 votes and since then has gained an excellent reputation as hard working local MP.
The prime minister unexpectedly called a snap general election for June 8th. Nearly 1 million extra people have registered to vote since the election was called. See: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2017-39837917 People who are British, Commonwealth or Irish citizens are entitled to vote for MPs in general elections
Lambeth sent out poll cards last week to everyone who registered to vote a while ago. If you registered recently you should get a poll card soon. But the easiest way to make sure you are registered to vote is to register or re-register online at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote It takes just a few minutes and you just need your NI number.
Monday 22nd May is the deadline to register in time for the June 8th general election.
If you would prefer to vote by post you must get a signed form to Lambeth council, Olive Morris House SW2 1RD by 5pm on Tuesday 23rd May. The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday 31st May.