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ALDI planning application

aldi knights hil viewAldi 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



Filed under Lambeth Council, Local Business, Parking, Planning, Planning Applications, Shopping, Traffic, West Norwood

Lidl for Norwood

New Lidl from Beulah Hill

New Lidl from Beulah Hill

Lidl are building a new store at the top of Knights Hill on the site of the old car show room. Demolition started in July and the store should open by January 2018.

The new building building at 409-411 Beulah Hill  SE19 3LQ will include nine 2-bed flats above the shop and 38 off-road parking spaces. For details see Croydon planning portal: http://publicaccess.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/search.do?action=simple&searchType=Application

The original planning application ref 14/04434 was refused in February 2015 and approved on appeal in May 2016. A new planning application, ref 16/0381,7 covering minor changes is being processed –  deadline for comments is 1st September 2016.

See our earlier posts: 4/11/15,  11/11/14, 21/2/14, 21/10/13
@LidlUK  @loveSE19


Filed under Employment, Housing, Jobs, Lambeth Council, Parking, Planning, Shopping

Lidl appeal against Croydon planning refusal

Lidl site from Crown Lane

Lidl site from Crown Lane

In February 2015 Croydon council refused a planning application from Lidl to replace the former car showroom at the corner of Beulah Hill and Crown Lane. Croydon said Lidl’s plans were “ detrimental to the visual amenities of the streetscene, by reason of its unacceptable scale, appearance, siting, massing & overall design and insufficient landscaping & boundary treatment”

Lidl has now appealed against Croydon’s decision. You can comment on the appeal before Thursday 26th November by quoting ref 3087239 at the Planning appeal portal: http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/planning/appeals/online/search

Details of Lidl’s plans can be seen by quoting ref 14/04434/P at http://publicaccess.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications .

And see our earlier posts dated 11/11/14 and 21/2/14.


Filed under Environment, Planning, Shopping

Lidl at Crown Point

Proposed shop front on Beulah Hill

Proposed shop front on Beulah Hill

Lidl has submitted new plans for 9 flats and a supermarket on the empty car showroom site close to the corner of Crown Lane/ Beulah Hill. The main shop entrance will be on Beulah Hill SE19 3HD. The plans include a 38 space car park with an entrance on Crown Lane.

Previous plans were refused by Croydon counciI – see our posts on 21/10/13 and 21/2/14.

To see or comment on the new plans in detail quote ref 14/04434/P on Croydon council’s planning portal:



Filed under Parking, Planning, Shopping, West Norwood

Lidl gets thumbs down

Jane Pickard & Sonia Winifred at proposed Lidl site

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


Filed under Local Business, Planning, Shopping

Lidl at Crown Point

Former car showroom

Former car showroom

A planning application has been submitted to Croydon council by Lidl to open a store on the site of the former SG Smith Volkswagen car showroom on Beulah Hill.

Residents and local Croydon & Lambeth councillors are particularly concerned about the impact on traffic as Lidl’s trucks would be joining trucks for both the local Tesco and GKN builders merchants which are already causing difficulties on busy Crown Lane.

To see and comment  on the plans quote ref 13/03146 on :  http://publicaccess.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=_CROYD_DCAPR_137755

The closing date for comments is Thursday 31st October.

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Filed under Environment, Labour Councillors, Local Business, Shopping, Traffic, West Norwood