Cllr. Jackie Meldrum in front of new KFC site
Kentucky Fried Chicken have won planning permission to open a restaurant seating 30 people and a takeaway at 489-491 Norwood Road SE27 9DJ beside Ardarshi chemist. The Independent Planning Inspector has overruled Lambeth council and approved the planning application decision including opening hours to 3am on Fridays & Saturday night.
KFC is one of the most popular fast food chains in the UK with about 900 stores. It was forced to close over half its branches this month due to problems with chicken distributor. See: Guardian article
KFC closed its smaller premises at 527 Norwood Road about a year ago.
For details of the new premises use ref 17/01574 and 18/00497 at Lambeth Planning Portal
West Norwood has had a KFC for some years at 527 Norwood Road SE27 9DL which closed at the beginning of February. These new premises will be much bigger allowing for up to 30 customers to eat in the restaurant at any one time as well as serving takeaway hot food.
See our earlier post
17/9/17 and 17/8/17 and 2/5/17
A woman was struck by a vehicle just before 7am last Monday 11/12/17 outside Ladbrookes on Norwood Road SE27. Sadly she died as result of her injuries.
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.
There is increased interest from the private sector to invest in West Norwood. A public meeting is taking place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 28th November at the Salvation Army SE27 9AW for local people to discuss the latest plans including :
Norwood Road between Lansdowne Hill & York Hill and the old Laundry site; Knollys Goods Yard; Chapel Rd/Knights Hill corner & Norwood High Street.
KFC has many loyal customers
Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) want to have a restaurant & take away in West Norwood at 489 -491 Norwood Road SE27 9DJ. However the council refused KFC planning permission and KFC have now appealed the council’s refusal.
Lambeth refuses planning permission for any new hot food takeaway within 400 metres or 10 minutes walking of a school. To date only one similar refusal has been over turned by the independent Planning Inspector – on condition the opening hours were from 5pm. KFC want to open 10.30am to 3am on Saturdays and 11am to 1am on Sundays. Weekday hours are not indicated but KFC say they will employ 35 staff so they would have extensive opening times.
Details of the appeal documents are on Lambeth planning portal if you use reference 17/01574 at https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/search.do?action=simple&searchType=Application
Many people have strong views about KFC either way. If you want to comment for or against the appeal ( make a representation) quote ref 3178462 by 4th Oct 2017 at : https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/myportal/
See our earlier posts 17/8/17 and 2/5/17
489 -491 Norwood Road
To help promote healthy eating the council has turned down KFC’s planning application to turn disused premises at 489-491 Norwood Rd SE27 9DJ (next to Adarshi Pharmacy) into a restaurant & take away.
Lambeth has a policy of refusing planning permission for any new hot food takeaway within 400 metres or 10 minutes walking of a school. Three such applications have been refused in Norwood & four elsewhere in the borough. To date only one decision has been over turned by the independent Planning Inspector – on condition the opening hours were from 5pm.
For more details see our earlier post 2/5/17 or use ref 17/01574 at Lambeth Planning Portal.
Lots of information online about fast food eg : Daily Mail
The NHS says 13 year olds need about 2300 nutritional calories a day. [See: NHS site]
The plans for the new pavements, under construction, on Norwood Road & Tulse Hill Station Rise can be seen online at: http://www.streetworks.london/documents. Works are due to be finished by the end of this year.
Cyclists asked for changes near Elmcourt Road and there is an opportunity to see & comment on the revised plans to improve cycling in Norwood Road on Wednesday 21st June between 6pm to 7pm at Bon Velo bike shop 495 Norwood Road SE27 9DJ.
StreetWorks is a community-led project to improve Norwood Road between Robson Road and Tulse Hill station (and in the longer term the one-way system at Tulse Hill) with funding from Transport for London and supported by Lambeth council.
Norwood Road southbound, from Tulse Hill station to Elmcourt Road, will be closed from the evening of Monday 12th June till 30th July . This closure is for Thames Water to complete its work to reline the water mains for our local area.
Southbound traffic from Brixton & Herne Hill will enter West Norwood via Lancaster Avenue. Southbound buses from Herne Hill ( 196, 322, 468, 690 & N68 ) will diverted along Croxted Road to Thurlow Park Road to turn into Lancaster Avenue. Buses from Brixton ( 2, 432, X68 & N2) will divert along Rosendale Road to Thurlow Park Road before turning into Lancaster Avenue . These bus diversions are expected to add 15 minutes to the journey time. A decision is yet to be made on whether the 68 bus should divert via Rosendale Road or end its route at Tulse Hill station. For details check: https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/
Leigham Vale remains closed to traffic. A small section of Palace Road from Perran Road to Norwood Road will also be closed .
Norwood Road northbound will remain open. And pedestrians will have access at all times.
For more information contact Thames Water quoting ref BB 210376 by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone anytime 0800 3169800 .
See our earlier posts: 13/4/17 & 7/2/17