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KFC challenges Lambeth planning refusal

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

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KFC refused planning permission

489 -491 Norwood Road

To help promote healthy eating the council has turned down KFC’s planning application to turn disused premises at 489-491 Norwood Rd SE27 9DJ (next to Adarshi Pharmacy) into a restaurant & take away.

Lambeth has a policy of refusing planning permission for any new hot food takeaway within 400 metres or 10 minutes walking of a school. Three such applications have been refused in Norwood & four elsewhere in the borough. To date only one decision has been over turned by the independent Planning Inspector – on condition the opening hours were from 5pm.

For more details see our earlier post 2/5/17 or use ref 17/01574 at Lambeth Planning Portal.

Lots of information online about fast food eg : Daily Mail

The NHS says 13 year olds need about 2300 nutritional calories a day. [See: NHS site]

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Volunteering for Home-Start

Could you help struggling parents in Lambeth build better lives for their children ? At Home –Start volunteers befriend and visit local families for a few hours a week. The families need help for a variety of reasons eg a disabled child or postnatal depression.

Home-Start runs free comprehensive training schemes for potential volunteers. The aim is to support parents to grow in confidence, strengthen their relationship with their children and widen their links to the local community

Bolu Heather is the Volunteer Coordinator at the charity and says volunteers gain a huge amount from their working with Home –Start. For some volunteers the experience at Home-Start leads to new paid job opportunities.

To find out more about becoming a volunteer see: http://www.homestartlambeth.co.uk/being-a-volunteer

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A new bigger KFC for West Norwood

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.

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Chapel Road Site

Current site

Cashco have new proposals to build a cash & carry warehouse, offices to let and 26 homes on the neglected corner site of Knights Hill and Chapel Road. You can see the plans and meet the developers on Wednesday  29th March between 3pm &  8pm at the Fire station  210 Knights Hill SE27 0QA

For more details and to comment online see: www.njlconsulting.co.uk/ norwood

Cashco intend to  submit a formal planning application later this year – this will give another opportunity to comment formally on the plans.

Proposed new development

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Have a say on Norwood’s Master Plan

vwnth-consultation-octoberLast 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.

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Lidl for Norwood

New Lidl from Beulah Hill

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
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