Yes after all those earlier missed deadlines Knowles of Norwood is opening tomorrow!
All the Knowles bar team are working flat out to get the pub open sometime between 6pm and 7pm on Thursday 26th November. Named after the original premises in Knights Hill ( now Otter Trading) Knowles will be the first new pub in West Norwood for very many years. Pop in to meet Dave, the bar manager, and see how the old Co-op at 294-296 Norwood Road SE27 9AF ( close to York Hill) has been transformed into a spacious pub by Antic. Bar food will be provided by Oh My Dog!
Tesco got permission for its plans to adapt the derelict Rose & Crown pub on Crown Lane into a Tesco Express on Wednesday 15/9/10. They intend to open the shop in December 2010
After 2 hours of talking at Lambeth’s Planning Committee local businesses & residents, supported by Cllr Jane Pickard, finally extracted a concession from Tesco. Tesco will now have to submit their transport plans for the shop to the council for approval. Over 800 residents signed a petition opposing changing the pub into another Tesco. A smaller number of local residents do support Tesco’s plans.
Unfortunately the planning laws mean any pub can become a shop without planning permission from the council & local community. The Closed Pubs web site says 25 pubs are closing every month – their web site keeps a list of these lost pubs http://www.closedpubs.co.uk
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 email@example.com 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.
When Scandals took over the business from Southern Pride in Norwood High Street residents asked local councillor Jackie Meldrum for help. Although the building backs on to industrial land it does have residential neighbours who want a good night’s sleep and there had been problems in the past. Jackie advised residents to write to Lambeth Council with their concerns about the licence for late night music, dancing and alcohol.
And last week councillors on Lambeth’s Licensing committee listened to local residents and finally agreed a licence for Scandals on condition that the hours of operation were reduced to closing at 1am on weeknights and 3am on Friday and Saturday nights.
For more information about Scandals see their web site: http://www.clubscandals.co.uk
Businesses are important to the future of West Norwood and will be welcomed particularly if they take on empty premises and get on well with their neighbours!
To find out how licensing works check out Lambeth’s web site
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
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.
Last week planning permission was granted by Lambeth councillors to turn the derelict( near Wolfington Road junction) shop at 13-19 Knights Hill into a new pub.
Max Alderman of Antic Ltd (www.antic-ltd.com ) says it will be called Knowle’s of Norwood after the name of the original shop on the site. Knowle’s of Norwood will be a day and evening, family friendly, bar and restaurant similar to Jam Circus in Brockley – another area in south London popular with families.
The pub is expected to open in late February/March 2010 . The next step is to apply to Lambeth council for a licence which will be advertised for 28 days and then be decided at a meeting of the Licensing Committee. Watch this web site for details.
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.