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: email@example.com
Developers are trying for the sixth time to get planning permission to build flats on the site of the West Norwood Tennis Club on the corner of Cheviot Road and Knights Hill . The plans include some sport & gym facilities.
A group of local residents are campaigning to get the Tennis Club renovated and open to the whole community. They have got the site listed as an Asset of Community Value. The group have outline plans, sources of funding and volunteers lined up. For details email Dan: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the fourth attempt by developers to get planning permission to develop the tennis club site. Previous plans have been strongly opposed by local residents and these new plans are scaled down from the developer’s first proposal to build 60 flats on the site.
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: email@example.com
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.”
Developers are making a third attempt to get their plans approved for housing on the West Norwood Tennis club site.
Their latest plans are for a 6 storey building on Knights Hill with 52 new homes and 5 parking spaces. This time the plans will retain the tennis club with 2 courts and rebuild the club house & squash courts as part of the housing block 24 homes will be “affordable” home for rent and 28 homes for sale. The proposal is for 21 flats with 1 bedroom , 23 with 2 bedrooms and 8 with 3 bedrooms.
Sunday 7th August is open day at The West Norwood Tennis Club. Come along between 12noon and 3pm to find out more about the club. The bar will be open!
This is a chance for people to meet club members, see the facilities and hear about the current set-up and future plans. You can also find out about the offer for non-members to use play tennis on the club courts for £5 per person on days the club is open. Usual opening days and times are Wednesday and Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday from 11.30am – 3pm.
The club is at 128 Knights Hill SE27 0SR (by Cheviot Road)
Residents frequently ask local councillors about playing tennis at the club. Cllr Mike Smith met with the club members recently and the club decided to hold this open day. All welcome to drop by on Sunday 7th August.
Plans to replace the existing West Norwood Tennis Club buildings off Cheviot Road with a six-storey mixed use building were turned down by the council on the 3rd December 2010. The developers have appealed against the council decision and a public hearing will take place on Tuesday 26th July at the South London YMCA, King George’s House, 40-46 Stockwell Road, London SW9 9ES. If you wish to speak at the hearing you must let the Planning Inspector know at the very start of the hearing . It is expected to last for two days. The reference of the appeal is APP/N5660/A/11/2144277.
For more details contact Sarah Dickens at Lambeth Planning, Phoenix House, Wandsworth Road, London SW8 2LL or telephone 020 7926 1248. Local councillor Jane Pickard is co-ordinating the views of local residents – contact Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org .
To see details of the original planning application look at the Public Access database on Lambeth‘s web site http://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/publicaccess/ and quote ref 10/01836. The council’s reasons for refusing this planning application are given in the decision notice on the database