Norwood High Street is part of the West Norwood town centre for planning application decisions – which means it should mainly be retail ( A1 use) . Many of the shops on Norwood High Street north of Windsor Grove and Rothschild Street are not prospering and there are many closed up shop premises.
In the draft Local Plan the council is proposing to turn part of Norwood High Street, south of the railway bridge to Windsor Grove and Rothschild Street, into a Creative Enterprise Zone – CEZ. This would encourage any new developments to have creative industries on the ground floor and maybe flats above. The CEZ does not affect the shops around the Chapel Road – Gipsy Road junction.
There are a range of other proposed local changes to policies in the draft Local Plan eg policy PN7 West Norwood and ED3 Knollys Goods Yard
The council’s policies used to assess planning applications are all published in the Local Plan which contains a full range of policies covering the whole borough eg affordable housing, schools & open space.
The Local Plan is being updated and the latest draft is published for consultation See: https://love.lambeth.gov.uk/lambeth-local-plan-oct-2018/
Deadline is 17th December. Comments can be made to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Filed under Employment, Environment, Housing, Jobs, Lambeth Council, Local Business, Parking, Planning, Shopping, Traffic, Transport, West Norwood
All are welcome to drop in to see the council’s plans to improve our local residential streets in Knights Hill ward on Monday 10th December between 3.30pm to 7pm at Macintosh Court, 269 Leigham Court Road SW16 2SB. A paper feedback survey will be available at this event.
Safety improvements are proposed for Glennie & Broxholm Rd and Knollys Rd, York Hill & Royal Circus and Knights Hill, Cheviot Road, Roxburgh Rd , Bewlys Rd , Leaf Grove & Lakeview Rd . And to the zebra by West Norwood station, to Devane Way and Thornlaw Road. There is an upgrade proposed to the green space at Tivoli Road- Holderness Way junction.
In March 2018 there was a strong response to the council’s request for ideas on how to improve our Norwood streets. Speeding traffic is a high priority for residents of Knights Hill ward. These ideas have been investigated and developed into plans and the council is now looking for final feedback before turning these plans into action in 2019.
For details see: Lambeth website
You can complete the survey online here – deadline Friday 28th December.
See our earlier post 21/3/18
For several weeks clean water has been running out of the road where Norwood Road meets Robson Road. Eventually Thames Water started the repair on 29th October and say its due to be completed on Friday 2ndNovember. In the meantime traffic cannot turn right out of Robson Road onto Norwood Road and nor can traffic turn right into Robson Road from Knights Hill.
Water is also leaking out of Norwood Road at the junction of Avenue Park Road since the summer. Councillors have chased up Thames Water several times – the repair will involve a road closure and be carried out at night ( ref 5011 577 836) – but no repair date has been set yet.
It is clear that despite the fine imposed by OFWAT this summer Thames Water are still struggling to reduce leaks: https://www.ofwat.gov.uk/pn34-18-ofwat-confirms-package-payments-penalties-thames-water-following-leakage-failures/
With winter coming there will be more leaks and more icy trips & slips. Leaks can be reported 24/7 on 0800 714 614 or use the Thames Water online form: https://www.thameswater.co.uk/help-and-advice/Report-a-problem/Report-a-problem
Thames Water are shutting a small section of Canterbury Grove for a few days starting Thursday 13th September. The road closure means a diversion for traffic including the 315 bus.
The delayed road resurfacing works for Royal Circus are due Thursday 27th September for 2 days. The 315 bus will be diverted between 8am and 5pm.
When these roads are closed the 315 bus will be diverted up Knights Hill along Crown Lane and down Leigham Court Road.
See our earlier post 8/8/18
Streetworks is the local community led project to improve the pavements and make West Norwood’s main shopping street more attractive to local people & visitors. https://www.streetworks.london/
Norwood Action Group has organised a public meeting at 7pm on Monday 10th September at Chatsworth Baptist Church in Chatsworth Way SE27 9HN to look at the results of the Streetworks project and the future of our shopping street. All welcome to come and have a say.
Town centres have always been retailing centres but the shift to online shopping means town centres are shifting towards more services to survive. With many independents providing a wide range of services already West Norwood is in better position than many places to take action to ensure the town centre remains the heart of the local community.
If you can find it online – Robert Peston’s 3 part History of Shopping is worth watching.
SGN engineers are still trying to find the source of the gas leak near Tulse Hill station SE27 today when 17 homes were evacuated.
In the meantime Norwood Road from Station Rise to Elmcourt Road is completely close to traffic and pedestrians. Traffic is diverted via the South Circular and Lancaster Avenue.
#432 bus is diverted via Streatham to Crystal Palace. #2 buses stop at the Tulse Hill one way system.
For details see: https://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/news/local-news/live-updates-west-norwood-homes-1961683 @CroydonAd
For travel updates check : @SGNgas @TfL bus alerts and see https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/buses/bus-service-changes
Royal Circus SE27 is due to be resurfaced on Thursday & Friday this week. And next week York Hill by Cambrian Close SE27 0BS is due to be closed for about 5 days from Monday 13thAugust for more water works .
Look out for road diversion signs and 315 bus diversions. When the roads are closed the 315 bus will be diverted up Knights Hill along Crown Lane and down Leigham Court Road.
Stop press: Royal Circus works now postponed for several weeks.