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/
Tennis Club site on Knights Hill
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.
To see the details and comment on the plans use ref 16/01650 at Lambeth’s planning portal : http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-applications/search-planning-applications
Dan outside locked club gates
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: email@example.com
The latest plans for a new tennis club and 36 new homes on the corner of Cheviot Road and Knights Hill have been submitted to Lambeth council. To see the plans and comment online (before 12th February) quote 14/06822 on Lambeth’s Planning database: http://lambeth.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-applications-and-policies/viewing-current-planning#viewing-plans-online—the-planning-applications-database.
Proposed view from Knights Hill
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.
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.”
The privately owned West Norwood Tennis Club at 128, Knights Hill, SE27 0SR welcomes non-members to play but is not taking new members.
The Club is open on Saturday mornings between 11.30am and 2.30pm and Sunday lunchtimes between 12pm and 3pm. During the summer the Club is also open on Wednesday evenings between 5-8pm.
Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings are Club times when members have priority use of the courts. Fees are £5 per person per hour.
For more details call 020 8670 4592 during Club opening times.
For the third time developers appealed to the independent Planning Inspector after Lambeth council refused their bid to build homes on the West Norwod Tennis Club.
A hearing took place in March at which residents & Cllr Jane Pickard supported the council’s refusal.
The planning Inspector agrees with the council and has dismissed the appeal:
“the benefits of the proposed development for 52 homes would not be outweighed by the harm from loss of outdoor space and the scale of the building.”
See the Inspectors report below
Cllr Jane Pickard at tennis club gate
Developers are appealing against the decision by Lambeth council to refuse planning permission to build 52 flats on the site of West Norwood Tennis Club on the corner of Cheviot Road and Knights Hill.
If you want the Planning Inspector to take your views into account the deadline is Friday 1st February.
You can do this online by quoting ref APP/N5660/A/12/2187818 at : https://www.planningportal.gov.uk/planning/appeals/online/search
To see detail of the planning application refused by Lambeth quote 12/02129 at: http://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/
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.
To see the detailed plans look at the web pages for the Planning Applications Database on Lambeth Council’s web site http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/HousingPlanning/Planning/PlanningApplicationsDatabase.htm quoting planning application ref 12/02129.
Paper copies of the plans can be seen at Brixton library SW2 1JQ. By the end of this week there should be copies in the temporary West Norwood library at 16 Knights Hill SE27 0HY.
If you want to comment on the plans the closing date is Friday 3rd August. Email any comments to email@example.com quoting the planning application ref 12/02129
West Norwood Tennis Club
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.
West Norwood Tennis Club
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