KFC has many loyal customers
Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) want to have a restaurant & take away in West Norwood at 489 -491 Norwood Road SE27 9DJ. However the council refused KFC planning permission and KFC have now appealed the council’s refusal.
Lambeth refuses planning permission for any new hot food takeaway within 400 metres or 10 minutes walking of a school. To date only one similar refusal has been over turned by the independent Planning Inspector – on condition the opening hours were from 5pm. KFC want to open 10.30am to 3am on Saturdays and 11am to 1am on Sundays. Weekday hours are not indicated but KFC say they will employ 35 staff so they would have extensive opening times.
Details of the appeal documents are on Lambeth planning portal if you use reference 17/01574 at https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/search.do?action=simple&searchType=Application
Many people have strong views about KFC either way. If you want to comment for or against the appeal ( make a representation) quote ref 3178462 by 4th Oct 2017 at : https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/myportal/
See our earlier posts 17/8/17 and 2/5/17
This weekend ( 15th & 16th July) is Lambeth Country Show weekend in Brockwell Park SE24 Free entry 12noon to 8pm.
Fantastic range of activities – something for everyone!
And of course the vegetable character competition – late entries accepted on Saturday morning [see pic below] .
For full details see: http://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/
There is no public car parking, except for blue badge holders, and most visitors walk or travel by bus to get there.
489 -491 Norwood Road
KFC propose to move into the two storage premises at 489-491 Norwood Road SE27 9DJ and have submitted a planning application to the council. West Norwood has had a KFC for some years at 527 Norwood Road SE27 9DL which closed at the beginning of February. These new premises will be much bigger allowing for up to 30 customers to eat in the restaurant at any one time as well as serving takeaway hot food.
KFC have to get planning permission to change the premises from storage use to a restaurant & take away. As they are proposing to sell hot food after 11pm they will also need a Night Café licence. The council has a policy to prevent new hot takeaways opening premises within 400 metres of a school. As the nearest school, Elmgreen, is nearly 500 metres away , this policy does not apply in this case.
To see more details and to comment on the planning application go to the Lambeth Planning portal https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/ and use reference : 17/01574 . The closing date is 29th May.
Last chance to have a say on the Master Plan for West Norwood before its turned into a report this October. The report will outline plans for the future of shopping, housing and business in West Norwood town centre. Hundreds of people have already input to the Master plan – many online via https://westnorwoodandtulsehill.commonplace.is/
On Thursday October 6th at St Lukes Church SE27 0HS you can see the latest plans and speak to the team who have been working on the Master Plan for months.
There will be other opportunities – at West Norwood Feast on 22nd October and an exhibition in St Lukes Church from 3rd to 17th October.
Filed under Arts, Churches, Community / voluntary, Employment, Environment, Housing, Jobs, Lambeth Council, Leisure, Libraries, Local Business, Parking, Parks, Planning, Shopping, Traffic, Transport, West Norwood
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
How would you like to see West Norwood in 5 to 10 years time? The council is updating its Masterplan for the West Norwood & Tulse Hill town centre area.
The Masterplan will be a guide for new developments in businesses, homes and services.
Drop in to the West Norwood Leisure Centre in Devane Way SE27 0DF ( opposite West Norwood train station) on Thursday 7th July between 4pm and 8pm. See the ideas from the first set of Masterplan consultation events and meet the people working on the Masterplan project.
In the meantime, until Monday 1st August, you can input suggestions by
See our earlier posts: 6/4/16 and 17/5/16
Filed under Community / voluntary, Employment, Environment, Housing, Jobs, Lambeth Council, Local Business, Planning, Shopping, Traffic, Transport, West Norwood
Campaigning for Sadiq Khan in West Norwood
The important elections for London Mayor are only a few weeks away. Make sure you have a right to vote on May 5th
Online registering is very easy and takes only a few minutes – you just need your NI number. See https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting , is the Labour candidate. Sadiq’s priorities for ordinary Londoners are affordable Housing , affordable Transport & effective Policing. For more information see his manifesto http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/themes/569cb9526a21db3279000001/attachments/original/1457451016/x160668_Sadiq_Khan_Manifesto.pdf?1457451016.
And follow Sadiq on twitter @SadiqKhan
Filed under Community / voluntary, Crime, Education, Employment, Environment, Health, Housing, Jobs, Kids, Leisure, Libraries, Local Business, Parking, Parks, Planning, Police, Schools, Shopping, Transport