Entrance to old laundry from Lansdowne Hill
A property developer called Leyton Clubs Ltd has come up with plans for 52 new flats and new offices/shops on the old laundry site off Lansdowne Hill.
On Tuesday 31st October there is an opportunity to see an exhibition of the plans & meet the project team – just drop in between 3.30pm and 7.30opm to the Salvation Army, 246 Norwood Road SE27 9AW. The developers have not yet submitted a planning application . This will give everyone a chance to comment formally on the plans.
Map of proposed new buildings
The old laundry building
Two key development sites in West Norwood are up for sale. One is the old laundry site off Lansdowne Hill and the other is the group of workshops behind Texaco garage. These properties are thought to be connected with Tesco. GL Hearn are handling the sale – offers due by 21st May. For details see: http://glhearn.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/Property%20Details/LansdowneHill-and-YorkHill-WestNorwood.pdf
The council’s Local Plan has guidance on potential future uses of land in Site 18, the area along Norwood Road between Lansdowne Hill and York Hill . A mix of housing and retail are the most likely uses. For more information see page 201 of Places & Neighbourhood section of the Local Plan at : http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/Lambeth_Local_Plan_Proposed_Submission_261113-2_Part_11_Streatham_Clapham_Stockwell_Norwood.pdf
The last master plan for West Norwood was published in 2009 and much has changed since then. So the council will be updating the Master Plan over the next few months. Look out for events to have your say!
Cllr Jackie Meldrum admires green vertical garden
The latest fashion in gardens is living green walls. See this example, using recycled tyres, close to the rail bridge on Lansdowne Hill.