Cllr Pickard at the Tennis Club gates
Developers want to build 32 new homes on the Tennis Club site at the corner of Cheviot Road & Knights Hill SE27 0SR. Due to the lack of open space and sports facilities locally – Lambeth’s planning rules mean the tennis club must be retained as part of the new build.
More details of the management arrangements for the proposed new tennis club are now available on the council Planning database – quote ref 16/01650 at https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/ . 500-700 paying members are anticipated with courts open 10am to 9pm. A gym, squash courts & sports hall are also part of the plans.
Lambeth’s Planning Committee will meet on Tuesday 21st March 7pm at the Karibu Centre, Gresham Road SW9 7PH to make the final decision. THIS MEETING IS NOW POSTPONED.
See our posts on 15/4/16 , 22/7/15 and earlier.
Developers are trying again, for a fifth time, to get planning permission to build 36 flats and new tennis facilities on the site of the Tennis Club in Cheviot Road SE27 0SR. Check out the details and comment, using ref 15/03867 at http://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/
The fourth planning application 14/06822 was refused and the developers are appealing to the independent Planning Inspector to reverse Lambeth council’s decision. The arguments for and against the council decision will be heard in public by the Planning Inspector on Tuesday 4th August from 10am in the town hall in Brixton. The appeal ref is APP/N5660/W/15/3028118 and details are at: https://acp.planningportal.gov.uk/ViewCase.aspx?caseid=3028118
Norwood Action Group ( NAG) have successfully campaigned to get the site listed as an Asset of Community Value and want to see the tennis club run for the benefit of the local community. For more information see NAG’s web site: http://norwoodactiongroup.org/actions.php?s=nag-campaign-to-rescue-tennis-squash-and-social-club.
And see our earlier posts 23/1/2015, 12/8/2014, 7/9/2013, 10/4/2013, 1/2/2013, 11/7/2012 and more..
UPDATE: Cllr Pickard and other local residents spoke against the plans at the hearing on 4th August and the developers lost their appeal, for the fourth time.
The application to develop the Tennis Club site at the corner of Cheviot Road ( see our post dated 23/1/15 ) has been recently refused by the council. The main reason for refusal was the negative impact on older people’s homes in the Cheviot Gardens – now under construction. For details see the Decision Notice for application 14/06822 via Lambeth Planning Portal http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-applications-and-policies/viewing-current-planning
The council also turned down plans for the tyre shop site at the corner of Thurlow Park Road & Norwood Road ( see our post dated 8/9/2014). For details of the Decision Notice input 14/04151 to the Planning Portal. The planned 28 homes were considered to be too small with poor natural light & not enough privacy.
Sonia Winifred at the Tennis Club gate
Developers are holding an exhbition on Thursday 21st August of their latest plans for the Tennis Club site. Drop in between 7pm and 9pm to the Tennis Club at 128 Knights Hill SE27 0SR – on the corner with Cheviot Road.
It is expected these plans will be submitted to Lambeth as a planning application very soon when there will be opportunities to comment formally. For details email: firstname.lastname@example.org
An earlier planning application for 52 homes in a building up to 6 storeys high was rejected by the Planning Committee and by the independent Planning Inspector in 2013.
Sonia Winifred says ” If you are in London on 21st August do try to see these plans and talk to the developers about the new homes. The tennis club has been an irreplaceable resource for the community.”
Cllr Jane Pickard looking at the existing outdoor tennis courts
Developers latest plans for the West Norwood Tennis Club are for 58 flats in a six-storey block at 128 Knights Hill SE27 0SR on the corner with Cheviot Road. Half the flats are to be for sale and half for rent as ‘social’ housing. A small gym, two squash courts and two tennis courts are included in the plans. Local residents are petitioning the council against the scheme.
Details of the planning application (ref 10/01836) can be seen at West Norwood Library or on the Lambeth web site
If you would like to comment on the planning application quote ref 10/01836 and email email@example.com or write to TPAC at Phoenix House SW8 2LL.
A planning application (ref 07/00438) was refused in July 2007 for 60 flats in a 9-storey block, 4 houses and a 3-storey sports facility on the same site and the appeal refused in May 2008.
Enquiries about membership of the Tennis Club can be made at the club house – entrance on Cheviot Road.