Tennis club site
Developers are making a sixth attempt to build flats on the site of the West Norwood Tennis club. The council has turned down their plans 5 times and each time the developers have appealed to the Independent Planning Inspector who supported the council.
The council is likely to recommend accepting the sixth version of the plans (including 32 new homes, a gym, squash & tennis courts) to the Planning Committee on Tuesday 20th June 7pm at the Karibu Centre, Gresham Road SW9 7PH.
proposed view from Knights Hill
Local councillors and a group of residents remained opposed to the plans . Many people want to keep tennis courts on the site but think the proposed tennis club may be too small to be financially viable. As the development is car-free there are also concerns that extra parking by new residents & any club users will add to the pressures of parking in Cheviot Road and nearby streets. Please get in touch with Cllr Pickard if you intend to attend the Planning Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
More details of the new homes and the management arrangements for the proposed new club are on the council Planning database – quote ref 16/01650 at https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/
Cllr Jane Pickard at the York Hill stop
A proposal to extend the 315 bus route to Peabody estate ( near Tulse Hill station) means the 315 bus would no longer travel to Norwood High Street, Ernest Avenue and Knight’s Hill, including the stops for West Norwood Station and the present terminus at Cheviot Road.
The Mayor of London’s Transport for London (TfL) is now consulting on these proposed changes and there is a chance to see the plans and speak to TFL on Thursday 2nd July between 3pm and 8.30pm at Aspire Centre, 1 Park Hall Road SE21 8EH ( at end of Robson Road) and Thursday 16th July 3pm to 8.30pm at The Portico Gallery, 23c Knights Hill SE27 0HS.
More details and an online survey are at: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/route-315
Monday 10th August is closing date for this formal consultation
Cllr Jane Pickard at coffee van
Blossom runs Wildebeest Coffee Van , a mobile coffee shop, and she has coffee on sale in the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre for a trial period between 9am and 3pm Monday to Thursdays. Also look out for the Wildebeest van at street markets http://www.wildebeestcoffeevan.co.uk/
Newly elected councillors Jane Pickard , Jackie Meldrum & Sonia Winifred at the count.
All 3 West Norwood wards( Gipsy Hill, Knights Hill & Thurlow Park) now have 3 Labour councillors each. Following the elections on 22nd May, with a 32% turnout, Lambeth council has 59 Labour councillors, 3 Tory councillors and one Green councillor.
For details of the results see:
Cllr Pickard at Crystal Palace park
Plans are moving ahead to rebuild a replica of the Crystal Palace in Crystal Palace Park. Jane Pickard was at the consultation event on Saturday 1st March in the park. Jane said “If these ambitious plans are realised they will have a major impact on residents of West Norwood. The extra traffic will have to be carefully managed.”
There is a short online survey at: http://www.thelondoncrystalpalace.com/survey.html
Six renowned architects have already been shortlisted to work up more detailed plans.
The architects are:
David Chipperfield Architects http://www.davidchipperfield.co.uk/
Haworth Tomkins Architects http://www.haworthtompkins.com/
Marks Barfield Architects http://www.marksbarfield.com/#/projects/
Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners http://www.rsh-p.com/rshp_home
Zaha Hadid Architects with Anish Kapoor http://www.zaha-hadid.com/ and http://anishkapoor.com/
Jane Pickard & Sonia Winifred at proposed Lidl site
Lidl applied to Croydon council for planning permission to turn the former car show room on Beulah Hill into a Lidl store. But the application was turned down on 6th February . Croydon wanted the building to be smaller and fit in better with the Norwood Grove Conservation Area. There are other concerns about the lack of detail on managing traffic using the car park entrance on Crown Lane.
Lidl may appeal agains the Croydon decision or re-apply with new plans. For details of the scheme quote ref 13/03146/P at http://planning.croydon.gov.uk/DCWebPages/AcolNetCGI.gov?ACTION=UNWRAP&RIPNAME=Root.PgeResultDetail&TheSystemkey=137755
Antic’s long awaited bar will give West Norwood’s evening economy a real boost. Last November Lambeth council gave planning permission for a family friendly bar and restaurant at 294-296 Norwood Road -in the site of This That and The Other store. Taking account of the flats above and nearby, the maximum opening hours were set as 9am to 11pm Sunday to Thursday and 9am to midnight on Friday and Saturday.
Jane Pickard & Sonia Winifred at Knowles site
Lambeth’s licencing committee will decide on the Antic’s licence details early in March.
If you have any views on the licence please get in touch with Labour Action team members Cllr Jane Pickard email@example.com or Sonia Winifred firstname.lastname@example.org