Welcome to Norbury Watch

I  created this blog as a way of bringing together details of news and issues about the the Norbury area of the London Borough of Croydon, given the growing number of community and other types of organisations active in the area and the events they run, and the wide range of issues of concern to residents.

Sean Creighton: sean.creighton1947@btinternet.com

I am a member of the Love Norbury Planning and Transport Committees and Chair of the Norbury Community Land Trust. I research and publish on aspects of Norbury’s history. I also run a blog site on Croydon event, issues and news:

https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com

and write for Croydon Citizenhttps://thecroydoncitizen.com

Four Residents Associations work together through the Love Norbury Partnership

Love Norbury also has the Knitting Norbury Together group.

A range of activities are offered by: 

local faith groups

Norbury Mums (https://twitter.com/norburymums)

the Allotments Society

Friends of Norbury Park: fnorpark@outlook.com

Friends of Norbury Hall Park: http://norburyhallpark.org.uk

Manor Farm Reserve group

British Legion club

Norbury Bowling Club

Norbury Park Lawn Tennis Club: https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/NorburyParkLTC

Cassandra Learning Centre

Norbury Park Residents Association:

https://norburyparkresidentsassociation.wordpress.com

Having been registered Norbury Community Land Trust is preparing ways to publicise its aims and seek members.

Norbury is divided into two electoral wards along the railway line with two Councillors each:

Norbury & Pollards Hill:

 

Norbury Park:

sherwan.chowdhury@croydon.gov.uk

Norbury is in Croydon North Parliamentary constituency. The MP is Steve Reed

https://www.stevereedmp.co.uk

Updated 29 June 2018

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Norbury events & news at 14 September

This Sunday. Friends of Norbury Hall Park Fun Day and Pollards Hill event

https://norburywatchblog.wordpress.com/2018/09/08/pollards-hill-norbury-hall-park-events-16-september

FNHP Fun Day

Tuesday 18 September. 12noon – 2pm. Police/Community Drop in Surgery

Norbury LPT base, 1342-1344 London Road

Saturday 22 September. St. Philip’s Church International Evening

 St Pilios International

Saturday 22 September. 10am-3pm. Big Green event in Norbury Park

See poster at

https://norburywatchblog.wordpress.com/2018/09/04/norbury-events-news-at-4-september

Friends of Norbury Park and Love Norbury will have stalls.

Tuesday 25 September.   2.30 – 3.15pm. The 1888 London Match Girls’ Strike and Annie Besant

Talk by Liz Robson on this historic movement, ‘one of the most important events in the history of labour organisation in any country’.

Norbury Library

Admission: Free. Advance booking required at 0203 700 1011 or norburylibrary@croydon.gov.uk

Thursday 27 September. 3-5pm. Police Youth Surgery

Norbury LPT base, 1342-1344   London Road

Tuesday

Saturday 6 October. Coffee Morning at Norbury Library

NGRA Coffe

Organised by Norbury Green Residents Association. All welcome.

Saturday 6 October. NGRA Quiz Night

NGRA Quiz

Saturday 13 October.  9.30am – 4.30pm. Book Swap

Norbury Library

Bring any of your own books you’ve finished with and swap them for a new one to enjoy.  For adults and children.

Saturday 20 October.  2.30pm.  A History of Sport in Norbury

Illustrated talk by local historian David Clark on sport in Norbury over the past 150 years, featuring horse racing, boxing, cricket, tennis, football, golf and bowls.

Norbury Library

Admission: Free, advanced booking required at 0203 700 1011 or norburylibrary@croydon.gov.uk

Friday 2 November. Firework Display

Norbury Park Lawn Tennis Club will be on

Food etc.

If anyone is interested in helping out, please contact enquiries@norburyparkltc.co.uk

Saturday 3 November. 11am. 1918: 100 Days to End the Lousy War

Illustrated talk by Nick Dobson.

The press towards final Allied victory in 1918 started in mid-July and continued for roughly 100 days until the signing of the Armistice. It is the story of success on the Western Front achieved by the much-maligned generals in the face of obstruction from the Government.  It is a seldom-told story of unparalleled victories for the British Army.

Norbury Library

Admission: Free, advanced booking required at 0203 700 1011 or norburylibrary@croydon.gov.uk

Healthier Lifestyles

Thursdays 27 September, 25 October, 29 November & 20 December   1:30 – 3.30pm

For adults 50+. Have a chat, a healthy snack, a health check and some exercise.  Sessions include weight management, healthy eating advice, blood pressure monitoring and an exercise taster.  Why not bring a friend?  Run by Age UK.

Norbury Library

Admission: Free. No booking required

Crime Statistics Norbury & Pollards Hill Ward 4-10 Sept

Other Theft 4 Sept LONDON ROAD
Non Crime Fraud 5 Sept STANFORD ROAD
GBH POLLARDS HILL SOUTH
Robbery Person 7 Sept LONDON ROAD
ABH 8 Sept LONDON ROAD
Theft from Motor Vehicle 9 Sept CRAIGNISH AVENUE
Common Assault NORBURY CRESCENT
Possession of  Cannabis 10 Sept POLLARDS HILL NORTH

Electoral Commission Decides Norbury to be in new Parliamentary Constituency at next legally required General Election

Norbury and other wards i will be leaving Croydon North constituency to join wards in other Boroughs while still remaining part of Croydon Council’s area. Croydon will be reduced from 3 to 2 constituencies. For discussion see

Boundary changes put Labour MP Jones’ seat under threat

Planning Applications week beginning 10 September

None

Planning Approvals Week beginning 10 September

2 Downsview Gardens– single storey rear & side extension

1347 London Rd –  single storey rear & side extension

45 Maryland Rd (GPDO) – single story rear extension

191 Norbury Crescent (LP) – dormer and roof changes

2 Pollards Hill East– 2 storey extension with dormer windows

206 Norbury Crescent (18/0341/FUL) Refused

2 storey side & rear extension and conversion to 4×1 bed & 1x2bed houses. Reasons for refusal:

‘1 The proposed development would involve the loss of a three bed home (as originally built) and the development would thereby conflict with Policy DM1.2 of the Croydon Local Plan 2018.

2 The development would result in sub-standard accommodation by reason of all four 1-bed units being under the National Housing Space Standards and a lack of private amenity space and would thereby conflict with Policies SP2.6 and DM10 of the Croydon Local Plan 2018, 3.5 of the London Plan (consolidated with alterations since 2011), the Housing Supplementary Planning Guidance to the London Plan (March 2016) and the DCLG Technical Housing Standards (March 2015).

3 The proposal would be detrimental to the amenities of the occupiers of adjacent property to the north west by reason of undue overlooking, loss of privacy and visual intrusion and would thereby conflict with Policy DM10 of the Croydon Local Plan 2018, 7.6 of the London Plan (consolidated with alterations since 2011) and Supplementary Planning Document No. 2: ‘Residential Extensions and Alterations’ (SPD2)

4 The applicant has failed to demonstrate that adequate provision can be made for refuse storage within the site and the development would thereby conflict with Policy DM13 of the Croydon Local Plan 2018.

5 The applicant has failed to demonstrate that the increased residential use would be appropriate within Flood Zone 2 and has also failed to provide sufficient mitigation measures to safeguard future occupiers against flood risk. The development would therefore fail to comply with The National Planning Policy Framework (July 2018), the National Planning Practice Guidance, Policies 5.12 and 5.13 of the London Plan (Consolidated with Alterations since 2011) and Policy SP6.4 of the Croydon Local Plan 2’

Love Norbury Planning Committee objected because this conversion into 5 flats is overdevelopment, does not meet the mix of homes the Council seeks, and does not contain a three bedroom family size unit, and appears to involve the loss of an original three bedroom house.

Peace History 

The latest part of my series on the history of peace and anti-war activities in Croydon since 1816 has been posted on Croydon Citizen

thecroydoncitizen.com/history/croydons-peace-ballot-italian-invasion-abyssinia

 

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Objections mount to block of flats at Norbury Station

Railway site picture 1

Objections are beginning to be put on the Council’s planning register against the scheme for a block of 12 flats on the former car lot site at Norbury Railway Station.

Local Ward (Norbury Park) Councillors Sherwen Chowdury and Alisa Flemming have submitted objections are requested referral to the Council’s Planning Committee if the Planners want to approve it. Residents at 2240, 3145, 318, 321, 324 & 341 Norbury Ave, 56 Beatrice Ave and 13 Pollards Hill East. I have submitted in one on behalf of the Board of the Norbury Community Land Trust (which I Chair), as it had wanted to buy the site to turn into a public communal garden.

18/04047/FUL | Construction of a four-storey building comprising of 12 flats (1 x 4 bedroom, 4 x 3 bedroom, 5 x 2 bedroom and 2 x 1 bedroom residential units wit balconies above 1 x commercial unit 218sq.m floorspace ( Use Class B8 storage and distribution) on the ground floor with associated parking ( for 7 cars), bicycle and refuse storage area; vehicle crossover, pedestrian footpath improvements, new landscaping including communal garden.

The proposed communal garden is for the use of the residents on  the block.

Norbury Community Land Trust objections states:

The Norbury Community Land Trust objects to this application as contrary to a decision of a Planning Inspector that the site is open space.

The Trust sought to purchase the site from the then owner who failed to respond to discuss the proposal. The Trust’s aim was to turn the site into a community garden compatible with it being an open space.

The Trust remains open to buying the site in the event of rejection of the planning application, if need be with the help of a CPO by the Council, and idea that was discussed with the Council Leader.

Love Norbury Planning Committee interim objection states:

The Love Norbury Planning Committee objects to this application on the grounds that it is contrary to the Planning Inspector who declared the site to be an open space and therefore should not be built on.

The application is in any case overdevelopment.

The Committee requests on behalf of its member Residents Associations that the application be referred to the Council’s Planning Committee.

The Love Norbury Planning Committee will submit a detailed critique of the plan next week.

The Committee is finalising its detailed objection and has asked the Love Norbury Residents Associations Committees to consider the draft.

The main elements of its objection are:

(1)      it is over development

(2)      it fails to contribute to the meeting the Council’s target of 50% of new homes being 3+bedrooms.

(2)      its  mass is out of character with the Railway Station building

(3)      it is too large in scale for the location

(4)      it does not provide inadequate private and communal amenity space.

(5)      it is inappropriate for the location of warehousing

(6)      it is contrary to the views of an Planning Inspector and the Council that it is local open space.

Finally it  is in conflict with aspects of the Government’s new revised National Planning Policy Framework and the Council’s Croydon Local Plan 2018.

To see the application documents please go to:

http://publicaccess2.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=consulteeComments&keyVal=PDGLO6JLHJA00

Plans for flats back in 2002 and 2003 were rejected as over development.

 

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Pollards Hill & Norbury Hall Park events 16 September

PHRA logo

Sunday 16 September. 2-6pm. PHRA 30th birthday party

Friends of PHRA welcome.

Bring all the family—Bring food to share, if you can—bring a folding chair or a blanket

Activities and events will include:

Free food table – please contribute from your national cuisine  – Can we sample the best dish you make?’

Refreshments and free hot drinks from the urn

Band and disco

Raffle with great prizes

Puzzle sheet for groups to work on through the afternoon

Face painter

Children’s activities – large games, board games,, chalk art

Dog Show at 4 pm and visiting dogs from Pets as Therapy

Announcement of Treasure Trail winners

 

FNHP Fun Day

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How can we improve transport around and through Norbury?

Council consultation

The Council is reviewing its plans for improving transport in Croydon. It has an on-line survey to enable residents to  have their say and help shape the plans  (the ‘Local Implementation Plan’).

‘We want to use your views to make transport greener, cleaner, healthier and more sustainable for the future.’

This is in line with the London Mayor’s vision of how transport will improve in London over the next three years (2019-2022).

The online survey can be found here:

www.croydon.gov.uk/LIP

Love Norbury Transport Committee

In June the Love Norbury Transport Committee submitted to the Croydon Council Passenger Transport Committee a detailed note on the views it has been developing, which can be seen here.

It is asking the Love Norbury Residents Associations to discuss improving transport in Norbury and providing them with this note as background.

Love Norbury Committee 30 May Transport Committee report

Your views are welcome. Please email them to the Committee Chairman: sean.creighton1947@btinternet.com

The Committee is open to any resident or worker in Norbury who wishes to take part. If you are interested please let Sean know.

Network Rail has no plans to improve the Railway Station

In response to a Freedom of Information request (FOI2018/00929) submitted by Sean, Network Rail has admitted that it has no plans to improve any aspect of Norbury Railway Station.

The Committees of the Love Norbury Residents Associations are being asked for their views on what action should be taken  in response for the Committee consider and set in motion.

Meanwhile your views would be appreciated.  Please send them to sean.creightn1947@btinternet.com

Platform gaps

1) Reducing the gaps between the train doorways and the platforms particularly on sections of platforms 1 and 3. There are currently no plans in our next Control Period (CP6)1 to reduce the gap between the train and the platform at Norbury Station. We usually take the opportunity to look at this when the platform is due for renewal as this is the most cost effective way of carrying out this work.

Lifts

2) Providing a lift to help older people, people with physical disabilities, and parents with buggies, and people with heavy luggage get up and down from the platforms. Unfortunately there are no plans to improve mobility access to the platforms. Currently in place, there is step-free access via steep ramps to all platforms and step-free access to the ticket office.

Graffiti

3) Remove graffiti. We do not hold information for this part of your request because Southern Railway is the Station Facility Owner and they are responsible for anything within the lease area, including graffiti. Whilst Southern are not subject to FOI, you can contact them on their website: https://www.southernrailway.com/help-and-support/contact-us. Network Rail is funded by government in five year blocks, called Control Periods. Further information can be found on our website: https://www.networkrail.co.uk/who-we-are/publications-resources/our-plans-for-thefuture

Water leakage – bridge

4) Stop water leaking down the railway bridge and improve its appearance, including discussing with Croydon Council improvements to the lighting. Some works have been instructed such as repairing and partially renewing the guttering. There are no plans to improve its appearance as it is considered to be good. With regards to lighting, this is something London Borough of Croydon would be responsible for. You can make an FOI request to them by emailing FOI@croydon.gov.uk.

Former car lot site

5) Repurchase or CPO the site next to the station on Norbury Avenue. We have no plans to repurchase the site next to the station on Norbury Avenue.

Environment improvement

6) Improve the building environment around the station. We currently have no plans or funding to improve the building environment around the station.

Empty barber’s shop

7) Re-let the empty barber’s shop or demolish it to open up the space for people entering and coming down the station entrance alley. We currently have no future plans for this building.

Improvement costings

8) Has Network Rail undertaken any feasibility and costings for improving the station and its environment? We have not undertaken any feasibility or costings for improving the station. Norbury station had significant works carried out in various areas in CP4 (2009-2014).

Future funding

9) Does Network have works for Norbury Station included in its next request for capital funding approval from the Department of Transport? As advised above, there are no plans for this location within CP6 (2019-2024).

10) If the answer to 9 is NO, what is the timetable for preparing and submitting a bid for capital funding from the Department of Transport that improvements to Norbury Station could be included in? We have no plans to bid for funding for Norbury Station in the next control period.

 

 

 

 

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Planning Refusals at 8 September

The number of planning applications being refused in Norbury has increased over the summer. Any resident or property owner considering putting in an application is advised to look at the reasons for refusal in case it is relevant to their project.

1 Abingdon Road (18/02562/HSE)

Erection of third storey rear extension above exisitng two storey rear extension.

http://publicaccess2.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=P90Y97JLHU300

The development would be detrimental to the amenities of the occupiers of adjoining property by reason of its size and siting resulting in visual intrusion and would thereby conflict with Policies DM10 of the Croydon Local Plan 2018, 7.6 of the London Plan (consolidated with alterations since 2011) and Supplementary Planning Document No 2 on Residential Extensions and Alterations (adopted by the Council on the 6 December 2006). 2 The development would be out of keeping with the character of the locality by reason of its appearance, design, massing and size and would thereby conflict with Policies SP4.1, DM10 of the Croydon Local Plan 2018, and 3.5, 7.1, 7.4, 7.5 and 7.6 of the London Plan (consolidated with alterations since 2011).

11 Florida Road (18/03382/HSE)

Erection of third storey rear extension above existing two storey rear extension.

http://publicaccess2.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PBLL07JLLU000

The development would be detrimental to the visual amenity of the street scene and the character of the building by reason of its size, massing and dominant appearance

Effect on the character of the building and the visual amenity of the street scene 5.1 Policy 3.5 of the London Plan requires housing development to be of the highest quality. Policies 7.1, 7.4, 7.5 and 7.6 of the London Plan state that development should make a positive contribution to the local character, public realm and streetscape. It should incorporate the highest quality materials and design appropriate to its context. Policy DM10 of the Croydon Local Plan requires the siting, layout and form of new development to respect the character and appearance of existing areas. Policy SP1.1 indicates that the Council will require all new development to contribute to enhancing a sense of place and improving the character of the area. Policies SP4.1 and SP4.2 of also require development to be of a high quality which respects and enhances local character. 5.2 The dormer extension would span less that two thirds of the width of the rear roof slope which is in accordance with SPD2. Also due to their scale, the rooflights are considered acceptable in terms of appearance. 5.3 The alteration to the roof of the single storey rear extension is minor in scale and would not have a detrimental impact on the townscape. 5.4 SPD2 states that two storey side extensions should have the ridgeline of the roof set down from the main ridgeline. The proposal does not meet this criteria. The extension to the roof height would not appear subordinate to the main dwelling and would result in an overdominant appearance within the streetscene and introduce a roof form not characteristic of the street. The extension would not respect the character of the area and therefore contravenes DM10 of the Croydon Local Plan. 5.5 The first floor extension to the rear would result in the removal of the existing hipped roof to a flat roof form. The introduction of a flat roof form at first floor level would not be in character with the locality and would not respect or enhance the local character as set out by DM10.

Effect of the proposal on the amenities of the nearby occupiers 5.6 Policy 7.1 of the London Plan indicates that in their neighbourhoods, people should have a good quality environment. Policy DM10 of the Croydon Local Plan requires the Council to have regard to the privacy and amenity of adjoining occupiers. Policies SP4.1 and SP4.2 seek to respect and enhance character, to create sustainable communities and enhance social cohesion and well-being. 5.7 The first floor rear extension would not project any further than the existing extension. It would extend further across the rear towards number 13 but it would retain a good level of separation. Due to the scale of the dormer and siting on the roof, the proposal would not therefore appear overly dominant when viewed from adjoining properties and would respect sunlight, daylight and outlook. The proposal is therefore acceptable in terms of neighbour amenity.

2A Green Lane Gardens (17/05718/FUL)

Erection of 4-bed detached dwelling.

http://publicaccess2.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=OZIKEEJLHH900

The development would result in a contrived and incongruous development which would harm the character and appearance of the street scene and would thereby conflict with Policies SP4.1 and DM10 of the Croydon Local Plan 2018, 3.5, 7.1, 7.4 and 7.6 of the London Plan (consolidated with alterations since 2011) and Supplementary Planning Document No 2 on Residential Extensions and Alterations (adopted by the Council on the 6 December 2006).

Being appealed. Appeal statement on planning register.

26 Hillcote Avenue (18/03246/HSE)

Alterations, demolition of garage, erection of single storey and first floor side/rear extensions and erection of a roof dormer extension in rear roof slope and installation of dormer window/rooflight on the front/side roof slope.

http://publicaccess2.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PB1E7ZJLL5300

The proposal would not respect or positively respond to the character, scale and original integrity of the host building and architectural rhythm of the pair of semi-detached houses or surrounding area, and would be detrimental to the appearance of the surrounding area by reason of its design and size and would thereby conflict with Policies DM10 and SP 4.1 of the Croydon Local Plan 2018 and 7.4 and 7.6 of the London Plan (consolidated with alterations since 2011)

3 Kensington Avenue (18/02659/FUL)

Alterations and extension to existing rear roof to create a second floor rear extension and use as 2 two bedroom units.

http://publicaccess2.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/files/454AED1FC70366C95D16A2FE12F17B90/pdf/18_02659_FUL-REFUSED__PR__FULL_-_DEC_NOTICE-2343664.pdf

 

1 The development would provide a poor standard of accommodation by reason of inadequate floor area for the Top Floor Flat as well as lack of private amenity space and would be contrary to policies SP4.2, DM10.4 and DM10.6 of the Croydon Local Plan 2018, Policies 3.5 and 7.6 of the London Plan (consolidated with alterations since 2011), the Housing Supplementary Planning Guidance to the London Plan (March 2016) and the DCLG Technical Housing Standards (March 2015). 2 The development would be out of keeping with the visual character and appearance of the building and its townscape by reason of its bulk, scale and roof form and would thereby conflict with Policies SP4.1 and DM10.1 of the Croydon Local Plan, London Plan Policies 3.5 and 7.4 and Supplementary Planning Document Note 2 (adopted by the Council on the 6 December 2006).

33 Kensington Avenue  (18/02443/HSE)

Alterations and extension to existing rear roof to create a second floor rear extension and use as 2 two bedroom units.

http://publicaccess2.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=P8RJT0JLHBU00

1 The development would be out of keeping with the visual character and appearance of the building and its townscape by reason of its bulk, scale and roof form and would thereby conflict with Policies SP4.1 and DM10.1 of the Croydon Local Plan, London Plan Policies 3.5 and 7.4 and Supplementary Planning Document Note 2 (adopted by the Council on the 6 December 2006). 2 The development would be detrimental to the amenities of the occupiers of adjoining property by reason of its size and siting resulting in overbearing and visual intrusion and would thereby conflict with Policies SP 4.2 and DM10.6 of the Croydon Local Plan, Policy 7.6 of the London Plan 2015 and Supplementary Planning Document No 2 on Residential Extensions and Alterations (adopted by the Council on the 6 December 2006). 3 The development would result in sub-standard accommodation by reason of inadequate floor area for the upper floor flat and would thereby conflict with Policies SP2.6 of the Croydon Local Plan, Policy 3.5 of the London Plan 2015, the Housing Supplementary Planning Guidance to the London Plan (March 2016) and the DCLG Technical Housing Standards (March 2015). 4 The development would result in the net loss of a three bedroom home and the loss of small family dwelling and would thereby conflict with Policy DM1.2 of the Croydon Local Plan

2 The development would be detrimental to the amenities of the occupiers of adjoining property by reason of its size and siting resulting in overbearing and visual intrusion and would thereby conflict with Policies SP 4.2 and DM10.6 of the Croydon Local Plan, Policy 7.6 of the London Plan 2015 and Supplementary Planning Document No 2 on Residential Extensions and Alterations (adopted by the Council on the 6 December 2006). 3 The development would result in sub-standard accommodation by reason of inadequate floor area for the upper floor flat and would thereby conflict with Policies SP2.6 of the Croydon Local Plan, Policy 3.5 of the London Plan 2015, the Housing Supplementary Planning Guidance to the London Plan (March 2016) and the DCLG Technical Housing Standards (March 2015). 4 The development would result in the net loss of a three bedroom home and the loss of small family dwelling and would thereby conflict with Policy DM1.2 of the Croydon Local Plan

Appeal submitted. Appeal details on planning register

1A Northwood Road (18/03030/FUL)

Alterations, erection of first floor extension and change of use from (class A1) to (class C3) to provide 4 flats.

http://publicaccess2.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/weeklyListResults.do?action=firstPage

1 The proposal, by reason of its scale, massing, siting and overall proportions would result in an unsightly, intrusive and incongruous form of development with lack of architectural articulation. The proposal would therefore fail to integrate successfully within the immediate surroundings and would be detrimental to the Green Lane street scene, contrary to Policies 7.4 and 7.6 of the London Plan 2015 and Policies SP4 and DM10 of the Croydon Local Plan 2018. 2 The proposal would create a poor standard of accommodation for potential occupiers of the building by reason of poor layout and design and would be contrary to Policy 3.5 of the London Plan and Policies SP2 and DM1 of The Croydon Local Plan (2018). 3 The proposals would introduce direct mutual overlooking to No. 3 Northwood Road. No. 1 and 3 Northwood Road would also suffer from overlooking and loss of privacy onto their rear garden spaces due to the location of the windows of habitable rooms on the first floor rear elevation the proposed development. The proposed development would thereby conflict with Policies SP2.6 and DM10 of the Croydon Local Plan 2018, 3.5 of the London Plan (consolidated with alterations since 2011), the Housing Supplementary Planning Guidance to the London Plan (March 2016) and the DCLG Technical Housing Standards (March 2015).

 

 

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Planning Applications at 8 September

Excluding LDCS and GPDOs

Norbury & Pollards Hill Ward

17 Bishops Park Road (18/03415/HSE)

Demolition of existing detached garage and erection of single storey detached outbuilding.

http://publicaccess2.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PBN24IJLLY900

Fire Station 1321 London Road (18/03919/FUL)

Replacement of existing manual access gates with motorised access gate.

http://publicaccess2.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PD3JOTJLGUJ00

Jane comment: The only possible disadvantage to this I can imagine might be mechanical noise impacting the first house in Norbury Court Road next to the gateway.  Otherwise it is surely an operational improvement. How lucky we are still to have a fire station.

1485 – 1489 London Road  (18/04276/ADV)  – Co-op

Installation of 1 X Internally illuminated fascia (The Co-op Logo only illuminates), 4 X non-illuminatad fascias, 1 x internally illuminated Co-op projector, 1 x Internally illuminated Co-op logo, 2 X non-illuminated wall mounted flat aluminium panels

http://publicaccess2.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=PE6DBJJLIR100

A detailed discussion will be posted in the next few days.

31 Pollards Hill North (18/04265/HSE)

This is a retrospective application for a small patio extension at the rear of residence.

http://publicaccess2.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PE63Z7JLIPZ00

71 Northborough Road (18/03702/HSE)

Erection of single storey side/rear extension

http://publicaccess2.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PCFDSEJLFOH00

Land Adjoining 1 Sherlock Close (18/03746/FUL)

Demolition of existing garages, erection of 2 storey building with accommodation in roof space to provide 1 no. two bedroom and 2 no. one bedroom flats and associated bicycle storage.

http://publicaccess2.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PCIXXPJLFUY00

Norbury Park Ward

  • Consultation end date post 10 September

29 Briar Ave (18/04282/HSE)

Erection of a hip to gable roof extension, dormer extension in rear roof slope and roof lights in front roof slope – No special link

Consultation end  23 September

89 Briar Avenue  18/03722/FUL

Demolition and erection of a two storey side extension (maintaining access to rear), single storey rear extension, extension of existing dormer and an additional roof light to the front roof slope

http://publicaccess2.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PCH1WAJLFRR00

Consultation end 12 September

89 Christian Fields (18/03750/HSE)

Erection of two storey rear extension

http://publicaccess2.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PCJ0KHJL0DU00

Consultation end date 12 September

18 Crescent Way(18/04029/HSE)

Main and side roof alterations, hip to gable roof extension, erection of roof dormer in rear roof slope and rooflights in front roof slope

http://publicaccess2.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PDG13TJLHFI00

Consultation end 22 September

15 Highbury Avenue (18/04189/HSE)

Erection of porch and single/two storey side/rear extension

http://publicaccess2.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PDV0YKJLI9M00

Consultation end 22 September

  • Consultation dates ended but still open for comment

73 Carolina Road (18/03122/HSE)

Demolition and erection of a single storey side and rear extension

http://publicaccess2.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PANVHKJLKHJ00

Consultation end date 5 August

2 Downsview Gardens (18/03103/HSE)

Erection of a single storey side and rear extension |

http://publicaccess2.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PAM0TTJLKE900

Consultation end 29 August

80 Green Lane (18/03187/HSE)

Alterations, Demolition of side extension, Erection of single storey rear extension

http://publicaccess2.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=dates&keyVal=PAX4T0JLKVC00

Consultation end date not given

219 Green Lane (18/03902/HSE)

Demolition of existing conservatory and erection of single-storey rear extension and raised terrace

http://publicaccess2.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PD2WSAJLGRC00

Consultation  end 6 September

17 Groveland Avenue (18/03607/HSE)

Demolition and erection of a two storey side extension and single storey rear extension

http://publicaccess2.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/weeklyListResults.do?action=firstPage

Consultation end date 16 August

85 Norbury Hill  (18/03016/HSE)

Erection of a two storey side and rear extension, dormer extension in the rear and front roof slope, alterations to the roof form and demolition and erection of chimneys

http://publicaccess2.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PABLO1JL0DU00

Consultation end 31 August

87 Norbury Hill objects

30 Virginia Road (18/03512/HSE)

Alterations, two storey side/rear extension and single storey rear extension

http://publicaccess2.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PBYI9FJLMH700

Consultation end 23 August

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Norbury events & news at 4 September

 

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‘The Daleks have arrived” – Fairview Rd. (c) John Humphries

Tuesday 11 September. 1-3pm. Police Community – Have a Say Day

Norbury LPT base, 1342-1344 London Road

Friday 14 September.  Daytrip to the seaside – To Margate!

Norbury Village Residents Association coach trip to Margate. Non members of NVRA welcome. £15. Please contact Ann Creighton for details ann.creighton@btinternet.com

Sunday 16 September. 11am – 2pm. Family Fun Day. 

Norbury Hall Park. Bring a picnic and be prepared: mini Olympics, scavenger hunt, natural arts and crafts, plant a bulb, building a bug hotel, design a poster competition, well-being and fitness for all, and more!

Organised by Friends of Norbury Hall Park.

Tuesday 18 September. Noon-2pm. Police Community Drop in Surgery

Norbury LPT base, 1342-1344 London Road

TCV Nobrury Park

St Pilios International

NGRA GM

Wednesday 26 September. 7-9pm. Manor Farm Nature Space Annual General Meeting

Norbury Pub Function Room, 1300 London Road.

New members welcome especially people wishing to be new active Committee members, who will be elected at the meeting.

Contact manorfarmnaturespace@gmail.com

Thursday 27 September. 3-5pm. Police Community Youth Surgery

Norbury LPT base, 1342-1344  London Road

NGRA Quiz

Sunday 25 November. Love Norbury Xmas Fayre.

Full details to be announced.

News

Friends of Norbury Park

Committee members planted the trough with Alpines on Friday 31 August.

4-bed house on market for £3.5m

https://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/news/croydon-news/four-bedroom-house-norbury-sale-1948663

Block of flats proposed for former railway station car lot site

http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/16588937.plans-submitted-to-build-12-high-quality-flats-next-to-norbury-station

The application is being considered by the Love Norbury Planning Committee on 10 September.

Other planning news will be subject to a posting by the end of this week.

Crime Figures 28 August – 3 September

Other Theft 28 August LONDON ROAD
Theft from Motor Vehicle   POLLARDS HILL EAST
Burglary Residential   SEMLEY ROAD
Theft of Motor Vehicle 30 August NORBURY CRESCENT
Common Assault NEWLANDS ROAD
Other Theft 31 August LONDON ROAD
ABH 2 Sept LONDON ROAD
Possession of Cannabis 03 Sept LONDON ROAD

 Love Norbury and Co-op funding

Please have a look at this site

http://lovenorbury.org.uk/category/news

to see how you can help increase Co-op Community Fund contributions to Love Norbury.

David Clark’s A History of Norbury

David’s pamphlet, published by Streatham Society has been reprinted. Well worth the price of £6. Orders can be placed through sean.creighton1947@btinternet.con, as can Sean’s

What Happened in Norbury. An Introductory Chronology, and Norbury History Newsletter No.2, at £1 each.

The latter contains details of William Coles, Norbury farmer and slave owner; aspects of Norbury 1908-1912; Kath Stobart, Jazz Saxophonist; Norbury Trading Estate; and Why Pollards Hill needs special protection.

Croydon events and news

If you are interested in knowing about aspects of Croydon events and news please have a look at my latest Croydon posting at:

https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2018/09/03/croydon-events-news-at-3-september

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