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 20th 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/
Developers are trying again, for a fifth time, to get planning permission to build 36 flats and new tennis facilities on the site of the Tennis Club in Cheviot Road SE27 0SR. Check out the details and comment, using ref 15/03867 at http://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/
The fourth planning application 14/06822 was refused and the developers are appealing to the independent Planning Inspector to reverse Lambeth council’s decision. The arguments for and against the council decision will be heard in public by the Planning Inspector on Tuesday 4th August from 10am in the town hall in Brixton. The appeal ref is APP/N5660/W/15/3028118 and details are at: https://acp.planningportal.gov.uk/ViewCase.aspx?caseid=3028118
Norwood Action Group ( NAG) have successfully campaigned to get the site listed as an Asset of Community Value and want to see the tennis club run for the benefit of the local community. For more information see NAG’s web site: http://norwoodactiongroup.org/actions.php?s=nag-campaign-to-rescue-tennis-squash-and-social-club.
And see our earlier posts 23/1/2015, 12/8/2014, 7/9/2013, 10/4/2013, 1/2/2013, 11/7/2012 and more..
UPDATE: Cllr Pickard and other local residents spoke against the plans at the hearing on 4th August and the developers lost their appeal, for the fourth time.
Developers plan to demolish the 4 homes at 73-79 Knollys Road, between Traemore Court and Tina Court, and build a 5 storey block of 22 flats with 3 houses at the back. The proposal is for six 1-bedroom, twelve 2-bedroom and seven 3-bedroom homes and will include up to 40% shared ownership / rent to housing association. There is off road parking for 20 cars. All the homes are to be built to Passivhaus the most energy efficient standard.
To see the details of the planning application quote 14/04615 on Lambeth’s planning portal:
The deadline for on-line comments is Tuesday 14th October.
Developers propose to demolish the snooker club & offices above Iceland at 348-352 Norwood Road SE27 9AA and rebuild as 5 three bedroom and 4 two bedroom maisonettes. The shop will remain.
To see the plans input ref 14/ 00782 on Lambeth’s council planning applications database: http://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications. Email any comments to email@example.com quoting ref 14/ 00782
A decision is due by early April.
Cllr Jane Pickard looking at the existing outdoor tennis courts
Developers latest plans for the West Norwood Tennis Club are for 58 flats in a six-storey block at 128 Knights Hill SE27 0SR on the corner with Cheviot Road. Half the flats are to be for sale and half for rent as ‘social’ housing. A small gym, two squash courts and two tennis courts are included in the plans. Local residents are petitioning the council against the scheme.
Details of the planning application (ref 10/01836) can be seen at West Norwood Library or on the Lambeth web site
If you would like to comment on the planning application quote ref 10/01836 and email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to TPAC at Phoenix House SW8 2LL.
A planning application (ref 07/00438) was refused in July 2007 for 60 flats in a 9-storey block, 4 houses and a 3-storey sports facility on the same site and the appeal refused in May 2008.
Enquiries about membership of the Tennis Club can be made at the club house – entrance on Cheviot Road.