Restoring south terrace
Bromley council has responsibility for Crystal Palace park and is consulting on a Regeneration Plan to create a long term sustainable business model for the park. (The London Mayor is responsible for the National Sports Centre in the park) Bromley wants to improve & increase usage of the park, generate some capital receipts and create income generating activity.
The council will decide on the plans this summer following an extensive consultation programme. To see the latest versions of the plans drop in to the Crystal Palace Information Centre by Penge Gate SE20 8DT on Friday 19th May 2pm to 6pm or Saturday 20th May between 10am and 2pm.
£2.4m of improvements are underway – including conservation of the dinosaurs, the sphinxes, south terrace steps and a new skate park & new café.
For more information see: http://www.crystalpalaceparkregeneration.com
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 11th 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/
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.
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
This weekend is the last chance to comment on the proposal Knights Hill ward moving to Streatham & Mitcham.
The Boundary Commission has received a huge number of comments objecting to Knights Hill ward splitting away from the other West Norwood wards . They are now asking for comments on the comments!
Deadline for this secondary consultation is this Sunday 26th March
There is a chance to see the building plans for the new Gipsy Hill secondary school and rebuilt primary school at Glenbrook before the planning application is submitted. Drop in to Glenbrook school in Clarence Avenue SW4 8LD this Friday 10th March between 3.30pm and 8pm or on Saturday 11 March between 10am and 1pm .
Despite best efforts to find a temporary site the new Gipsy Hill secondary school will not be opening this September 2017. new opening date will be agreed as soon as possible. For details see: http://www.gipsyhillschool.london/357/about-us/welcome-from-our-headteacher
See our earlier posts: 3/1/17 & 17/10/16 ,
Works are now under way to repave Norwood Road. The community-led Streetworks project came up with the design plans to change and improve Norwood Road following a series of workshops with local people.
The project is funded by Transport for London (TfL) who have set aside £7m to upgrade Norwood Road in West Norwood and the one-way system (gyratory) at Tulse Hill over a period of 5 years.
To find out more about what is happening and the next steps for changing the Tulse Hill one-way system do come along to one of the workshop style public meetings on Tuesday 28th Feb 6.30-8.30pm at City Heights Academy 3 Abbots Park SW2 3PW or on Tuesday 7th March
6.30-8.30pm at the Salvation Army 246 Norwood Rd SE27 9AW http://streetworksN2T.eventbrite.com
See our earlier posts 23/6/16, 9/2/16 and more.