The weekend of 22nd & 23rd September is London Open House – a chance to visit great architecture for free throughout London. In West Norwood we can visit:
Cheviot Gardens 36 Cheviot Rd SE27 0SU 1pm to 5pm
36 St Faith’s Road SE21 8JD 10am to 5pm. Tours on the hour 11am to 4pm
The Clockworks 6 Nettlefold Place, SE27 0JW 10am to 6pm . Hourly tours
West Norwood Cemetery Norwood High Street SE27 9JU 1pm to 5pm Tours at 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm meet inside main cemetery gate
South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road, SE24 9AQ 1pm-to-5pm
Crystal Palace Subway Crystal Palace Parade SE19 1LG 10am to 5pm
For details of 100’s of buildings across London open for Open House see: https://openhouselondon.org.uk/
Or download the free app for i-phones or Android
Or pick up a booklet in the library
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Help shape the future of West Norwood by attending the Norwood Planning Assembly AGM and visioning event on Wednesday 25th April at 7pm at Portico Gallery 23 Knights Hill SE27 0HS. For details see: https://www.norwoodplanning.org/
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Site today at Waylett Place
Developers have submitted a formal planning application for 51 new homes and a new office block off Lansdowne Hill to replace the derelict ex-laundry building. The plans show the housing block as 6-7 storeys high and the office block as 4 storeys. There are 5 parking spaces. And two new stepped footpaths into York Hill estate. The new scheme includes 20% affordable housing: five 3-bedroom homes at social rent and four 1or2-bedroom homes at intermediate rent.
New flats seen from York Hill Estate
To comment on these plans use ref 18/00580 at Lambeth Planning portal.
See our earlier post 26/10/17.
Saturday 3rd March is a chance to see private developer’s plans for blocks of 100’s of flats at Knollys Goods Yard. An earlier exhibition took place in December and local councillors have asked the developers to provide a model of their plans at Saturday’s event. It is at The Railway pub SE27 9BW between 11am and 3pm . Free refreshments will be available.
The council published plans to maintain the current usage of Knollys GoodsYard in October 2017
Cllr Jackie Meldrum at December exhibition
See our earlier posts 14/11/16, 27/11/17 , 11/2/18
Cllr. Jane Pickard at the Knollys Road entrance
Developers want to build a new car-free “urban village” of over 500 homes to rent in West Norwood on a site with only one entrance – from Knollys Road.
They have already submitted a planning application to tunnel under the railway line at Knollys Road by Cameron Place. The developers are now talking about a foot bridge 10 metres high at the Leigham Vale end of the site.
Constructing tunnels & bridges is very costly and means the new high density “village” is unlikely to meet Lambeth council’s target of 40% affordable homes.. The developers want to include some business space and make the whole site vehicle free.
Developers sketch of 9 storey housing
The private sector developers have employed a PR company which is claiming that a waste or recycling facility, industrial estate or haulage depot could be opened at Knollys Yard. Lambeth Council has no plans to do this.
The Network Rail owned site, located between three raised railway tracks, is currently used by scaffolding companies. The council is reviewing its planning policies, known as the Lambeth Local Plan and is considering whether to extend its policy of protecting existing employment sites (known as Key Industrial & Business Areas – KIBAs). Contrary to the claims on the PR company campaign, a KIBA does not mean that the site would be occupied by heavy industries. Of course any proposal for significant new business or industrial development at Knollys Goods Yard would require planning permission, full public consultation, and detailed analysis of the impact on traffic and neighbours.
There will be further public consultation on Lambeth Local Plan review later this year. For more details see: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/lambeth-local-plan-review-2017
See our earlier posts 14/11/16, 27/11/17 on Knollys Goods Yard
Please note there is also no truth in the mischievous twitter account suggesting a sex club for the site!
If you rent privately in West Norwood why not drop in to Knowles ( 294 Norwood Road SE27 9AF) at 7pm on Thursday 25th January.
A new group is being set up for private renters to share experiences and ideas on how to improve the private rented sector. And someone from Generation Rent , the national campaign organisation for private renters.
London’s housing crisis means more and more people are private renters putting up with rising rents, high letting agent fees, overcrowding, rogue landlords, poorly maintained homes, rent hikes & unfair evictions.
Labour councillors believe that private renting must improve. By coming together we have a louder voice to campaign for better standards. Join local Councillor Anna Birley at the first meeting of West Norwood’s new private renter group. If you cannot make this meeting get in touch and complete a simple survey at: http://thurlowparklabour.org/post/169770662017/join-our-meeting-on-improving-the-private-rented
There is increased interest from the private sector to invest in West Norwood. A public meeting is taking place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 28th November at the Salvation Army SE27 9AW for local people to discuss the latest plans including :
Norwood Road between Lansdowne Hill & York Hill and the old Laundry site; Knollys Goods Yard; Chapel Rd/Knights Hill corner & Norwood High Street.