Tag Archives: Knollys Road

Plans for Knollys Goods Yard

wp_20160630_17_04_30_richDevelopers have submitted planning application 16/04089 to widen the access to Knollys Goods Yard. This triangular shaped land is surrounded by railway tracks and has only one access point by Cameron Place SW16 2HQ, off Knollys Road.  The plan is to turn the narrow one-way entrance, pictured above,  into two-lanes with a raised pavement for pedestrians [see picture right]knollys-bridge

For more information and to comment on the planning application quote ref 16/04089 on the Lambeth Planning Portal   Deadline for comments is 30th November.

Developers are working on plans to develop a new neighbourhood in Knollys Goods Yard with work spaces and new homes. To attend a workshop discussing this new neighbourhood contact 020 7234 3337.  There will be a public consultation event early in 2017.

Leave a comment

Filed under Environment, Lambeth Council, Planning, Transport

New block for Knollys Road

knollys new buildDevelopers are planning to demolish the semi –detached houses at 73-79 Knollys Road SW16 2JN ( next to Tina Court) and replace with 20 flats and 3 houses by building in the large back garden. The plans also include an underground car park. The council is due to decide on the plans before the end of August.

To see more details and comment on the plans type in  ref 15/02701 at Lambeth Planning Portal: http://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/

Leave a comment

Filed under Environment, Housing, Lambeth Council, Planning, West Norwood

25 new homes for Knollys Road

KnollysDevelopers 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:

http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-applications-and-policies/comment-on-a-planning-application

The deadline for on-line comments is Tuesday 14th October.

Leave a comment

Filed under Housing, Lambeth Council, Planning

Local Policing

 Knights Hill police team , councillors & Val Shawcross

The Knights Hill police team , councillors & Val Shawcross

The introduction of local policing by Ken Livingstone, with a dedicated local team out and about in every neighbourhood , has been welcomed by residents throughout London. The teams have been a success and helped  create  safer neighbourhoods and reduce  crime.

Responsibility for policing in London lies with, the London Mayor . Police borough commanders are worried the massive cuts in public spending expected next year will have an impact on police numbers on the ground. We  will  post the latest news on this web site.

If you live between Elder Road, Crown Dale, Leigham Court Road, Knollys Road and Norwood Road (in Knights hill ward) your local team is the Knights Hill Safer Neighbourhood Team based at Gipsy Hill police station. Last weekend the police team met up with local ward councillors and Valerie Shawcross, our elected representative on the London Assembly. You can email Valerie about London and policing matters  at  Val@valshawcross.com.

For more information on the Knights Hill police team  see http://www.met.police.uk/teams/lambeth/knightshill/index.php. Contact the team by email  KnightsHill.snt@met.police.uk or by telephone  020 87212618  or 07920 233844. Of course in an emergency always call 999.

If you would like to know more about policing matters in your local area you can sign up to receive regular  email/text  alerts at   http:///www.communitysafe.gov.uk. Email is free and text messages should cost no more than 10/12p per message. You can opt in or out of the service at anytime.

Leave a comment

Filed under Crime, Labour Councillors, Police

Leigham Court Road roadworks update

Road works

Road works disupting traffic flows

Gas mains throughout much of south London are being replaced as they have reached the end of their life. As the mains are usually under the roads there is a great deal of traffic disruption.

Southern Gas has been working on replacing the gas mains along Leigham Court Road since July 2009. Work is due to be finished by 19th March but  problems elsewhere could delay the finish until  June 2010. To ensure there is progress on the Leigham Court Road works Lambeth Highways has asked Southern Gas to always have at least three people working on the mains replacement during the working day.

Southern Gas claim they do not have enough gas engineers  to cope with all the urgent gas leaks in south London and keep three people working on the Leigham Court Road mains replacement. Unfortunately there have been a large number of gas leaks over this winter and the gas engineers have to be diverted to work on the urgent repairs. For example there are several gas leaks and a mains water leak in  Coldharbour Lane  in Brixton where work is in hand for 6 weeks to repair these.

There are plans to close Knollys Road over the May 2010 bank holiday  – to fix the broken water mains near the Leigham Court Road end of  Knollys Rd.

Leave a comment

Filed under Labour Councillors, Traffic, Transport, West Norwood

Knollys Road re-opens at last!

Knollys Road closure

Knollys Road closure

The junction of Knollys Road with Leigham Court Road is  re-opening  to traffic on Monday 7/12/09.  Traffic has been diverted along Broxholm Road and Glennie Road for the last 5 months. The road has been closed since the summer July  so Southern Gas can relay gas pipes along Leigham Court Road.

The re-opening date was brought forward following a meeting on 19/11/09 of businesses,  local councillors, traffic engineers, & residents with Southern Gas.

Vale Newsagency & the Post Office on Leigham Vale and Terra Firma Landscapes & Premier Sheds at Knollys Road  garden centre  have stayed  open for business but noticed a  drop in passing trade.

Leave a comment

Filed under Labour Councillors, Local Business, Traffic, West Norwood