The Stakeholders: Norwood Forum, Norwood Planning Assembly, Station to Station BID, Norwood Action Group and Local Councillors have been ‘briefed’ by Lambeth Council's Development Team in a one hour meeting and that is all the public engagement that Lambeth are prepared to do. We do not consider this sufficient for such radical proposals for our neighbourhood. We shall be campaigning vigorously to have Site 18 and Site 19 removed from this Draft.
Read on for the full story and find out how to get involved - with suggestions on what to say here
Group of Residents?
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Lambeth Planning is consulting on 14 development sites across Lambeth, with two in West Norwood: 'Site 18' - which is the area between Lansdowne Hill and York Hill and is proposed to include an approx. 11 storey tower block, and 'Site 19', the triangle of industrial land off Knollys Road between the railway lines where three tower blocks are proposed - the highest approx. 22 storeys.
We have been given just six weeks to comment on plans for these two local sites that, if they were ever built, would have a huge impact on Tulse Hill and West Norwood town centres. These developments would change forever the nature of our neighbourhood. Lambeth says the sites are expected to come forward within the 15-year plan period of the Lambeth Local Plan 2021. The deadline to comment is now fast approaching - 11pm 22 February 2022.
Whatever happened to these fine words from Lambeth Council?
'2017 Masterplan: Moving Forward: A Collaborative Approach to Delivery
Or even the outcome of this consultation in 2018
- ignoring all the consultation that has gone before
- lack of new consultation - especially to take into account the impact of Covid-19 on how we live our lives
- the scale and visual impact of the proposed tower blocks
- the loss of character and sense of place
- lack of ambition - environmental, architectural and use (what about this project built in Barking and Dagenham?)
- pressure on services and infrastructure
- where realistically do our local 'dirty' businesses move to - the scaffolders, the car repair garages?
- affordable housing allocation
- access to Site 19.
More on this story and how to make your voice heard can be found here
The Stakeholders are preparing a joint response and will also be commenting as individual organisations as well. We strongly encourage everyone to make their own comments.
Please get involved.
Views will need to be submitted by by 11pm on 22 February 2022. You can comment in the following ways:
Commonplace Site 18
Commonplace Site 19
Post: Lambeth Council, Planning Policy and Strategy, PO Box 734, Winchester, SO23 5DG.
We highly recommend email.