Category Archives: Environment

Policy for planning application decisions

The Lambeth Local Plan  sets out the vision, strategic objectives and policies for development of  the built environment development in Lambeth. The Plan covers matters from telephone boxes to housing, work places, town centres, infrastructure (such as health facilities and schools), transport, environment and historic buildings. Together with the London Mayor’s it forms the statutory basis for deciding on planning applications.

The council is now starting  a 2 year process to update the 2015 plan. The first stage – ending on 4th December 2017 – is consulting on the issues to be reviewed.

To have your say see the online survey at: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/lambeth-local-plan-review-2017

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More phone boxes

Proposed new box

In Focus Public Networks, part of  JCDecaux who are in the outdoor advertising business, are registered as an electronic communications network provider. They want to install a new phone box outside Pizza Hut at 24 Knights Hill SE27 0HY .

The proposed new box is just metres away from a BT phone box outside the Post Office!

To comment on the new phone box planning application use planning ref 17/04799  before 4th December  at:  Lambeth Planning Portal

Licensed electronic communications network providers have statutory powers through OFCOM and section 106 of the Communications Act 2003. The planning application has to consider siting and appearance rather than installation of the box itself.

Also see our earlier post on BT phone boxes 8/11/17

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Obsolete phone boxes

Obsolete phone box on Norwood Road

BT has installed hundreds of public phone boxes in our borough but most are now just cluttering our streets. Few public phone boxes are required as nearly everyone has a mobile phone. The old boxes are vandalised , dirty and their main current purpose is to carry advertising. BT are proposing to replace some of the obsolete phone boxes with a New York style kiosk – for gigabit wi-fi enabling free phone calls, mobile charging & downloading. The kiosks include advertising to bring in an income.

Proposed InLinkUK kiosk

The first InLinkUK kiosk proposed for West Norwood would replace the obsolete box outside Knowles at 294 Norwood Road SE27 9AF.

For details see planning application 17/04903 via Lambeth planning portal: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-applications/search-planning-applications

 

To get broken BT public phones fixed please email with location details to customer.serv.payphones@bt.com

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Ready to go electric?

Casewick Road

Electric vehicles are here already and are expected to become wide spread over the next few years. They will make a huge difference to air quality in our city neighbourhoods.

Ubitricity, a start-up based in Germany, is carrying out a small pilot to enable Lambeth residents to charge their vehicle in their own street. Charging points have been installed in a number of lamp posts across the borough – including the top end of Casewick Road.

If you are planning to use an electric vehicle soon – why not take part in the pilot? Email Ubitricity direct at customersupport@ubitricity.com

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Love this station?

West Norwood station

Local resident commuters are forming a Friends of West Norwood Station group to try and improve the state of the environment at the station. First meeting at 7pm on Wednesday 1st November at The Great North Wood 3 Knights Hill SE27 0HS .

For more info see the facebook group: here

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Old Laundry site proposals

Entrance to old laundry from Lansdowne Hill

A property developer called Leyton Clubs Ltd has come up with plans for 52 new flats and new offices/shops on the old laundry site off Lansdowne Hill.

 

On Tuesday 31st October there is an opportunity to see an exhibition of the plans & meet the project team – just drop in between 3.30pm and 7.30opm to the Salvation Army, 246 Norwood Road SE27 9AW. The developers have not yet submitted a planning application . This will give everyone a chance to comment formally on the plans.

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Map of proposed new buildings

 

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Open House 16th & 17th September

Clock Museum

This coming weekend is a great opportunity to visit, for free,  buildings & places, most not normally open to the public, across London.

In West Norwood we have our Clock Museum at 6 Nettlefold Place, SE27 0JW on Saturday 11am to 6pm – tours every hour. And 90 minute tour of  the cemetery  on Saturday 2pm, 2.30pm and 3pm – meet at main gate  on Norwood High Street SE27 9JU

See details of over 800 of sites and download the  app from https://openhouselondon.org.uk/

@OpenHouseLondon

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