• Norwood Forum

Proposed Aldi supermarket on Knight's Hill: plans rejected

Lambeth Council's Planners have rejected plans for a proposed Aldi supermarket at the site adjacent to and south of 107 Knight's Hill, SE27.

The development would have seen a Class E retail unit at ground floor, with flexible commercial / industrial floorspace at the first floor level, alongside access, car parking, landscaping and associated works.

The main reasons for refusal were:
1. The proposed retail use is not supported within a Key Industrial Business Area (KIBA) and a Locally Significant Industrial Site (LSIS), where only industrial and light industrial uses are appropriate.
2. The proposed 43 car parking spaces significantly exceed the maximum threshold as set out in the Lambeth Local Plan
3. The proposed development has the potential to unacceptably impact the safe operation of the local highways due to the proposed access and intensification of the use.
4. Insufficient information on appropriate green infrastructure/landscaping to mitigate for the loss of existing trees, other greenery and habitats.

You can read the reasons in full here.