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/
Category Archives: Traffic
The council has proposed ideas to improve our streets in all 3 West Norwood wards ( Gipsy Hill , Knights Hill & Thurlow Park) . To comment go on line to: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/housing-and-regeneration/regeneration/our-streets-the-neighbourhood-enhancement-programme
Or come along to the Salvation Army Hall at 246 Norwood Road SE27 9AW on Saturday 24th March between 12noon and 3pm , or to Kingswood Primary School, 188 Gipsy Road SE27 9RD between 1pm and 4pm.
The ideas include: controlling traffic in Glennie & Broxholm Roads, traffic calming on Auckland Hill, road humps on Robson Road. Please suggest other projects too!
Deadline for comments is Friday 6th April.
The south circular – Christchurch Road & Thurlow Park Road is proposed as the southern boundary of a new Ultra Low Emission Zone – ULEZ in October 2021. To have your say by 28th February on this proposal see: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/environment/air-quality-consultation-phase-3b/?cid=airquality-consultation
In a ULEZ to avoid paying a £12.50 daily charge diesel cars & vans will have to meet the Euro 6 standard for NOx and particulates; petrol cars & vans will have to meet Euro 4 NOx; and motorcycles & scooters will have to meet Euro 3 NOx . The daily charge for lorries and buses exceeding Euro 1V is £100.
A central London ULEZ will start operating in just over a year’s time in April 2019. It will cover exactly the same area as the Congestion Charge Zone and the current T-charge zone which is charging £10 a day for vehicles not meeting the Euro 4/V1 standards.
The Low Emission Zone (LEZ) across most of Greater London 24/7 has been operating since 2008. It charges the most polluting heavy diesel vehicles but London’s air is not clean enough – hence the need for Ultra Low Emission Zones.
To check the emission level of your vehicle enter the registration number here: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/vrm-checker-ulez
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.
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
Please note there is also no truth in the mischievous twitter account suggesting a sex club for the site!
London Mayor Sadiq Khan is cleaning up London’s bus routes. In West Norwood our #2, #415 and #249 buses are some of the cleanest with Euro VI Hybrid engines. The #3 and #68 are new routemasters and have Euro VI engines.
Some of the older buses #417, #432 and P13 with Euro V diesel engines are retrofitted with ad blue to reduce nitrogen oxides and thus to meet Euro VI standard.
Your Labour councillors are campaigning for all West Norwood buses to have clean engines. To support our campaign email Florence Eshalomi, our representative on the London Assembly Florence.Eshalomi@london.gov.uk
The council works with the Mayor on cleaning up London and helps to clean up our air by promoting electric cars & charging points, more cycling and more street trees. Householder need to rethink wood burning stoves too. And we can all campaign to make sure the Conservative Brexit keeps Europe’s tough pollution controls.
Thames Water is carrying out emergency sewage repairs 5 metres deep. The works site is opposite Pratts & Payne SW16 1HJ.
For more details call Thames Water waste team 0845 9200 800 quoting ref 0042/79 QKYS.
Initial investigations by the police suggest the woman was crossing the road when she was struck by a several vehicles which did not stop. Two drivers have been interviewed by the police.
Anyone with information or dashcam footage is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Merton on 020 8543 5157 or via @MetCC. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.