This Saturday – Clean Up Day
Progress with Police Station
A number of residents have been wondering about what is happening with the police station.
It appears there is a new owner, who has been able to borrow money from Octopus Property (£5.26m) and Cogress, a private equity firm (£1.9m) to fund the cost of the works. The builder is seeking approval for the way in which it intends to discharge the planning conditions.
The sale price of the flats are expected to be between £272k and £465k.
(Source re-loans. BDaily news bulletin blog)
Gym proposed for former Lahore Restaurant
The building that houses the former Lahore Kebab House is just over the border in Lambeth. The Lahore was closed following action against it for employing illegal labour, is subject to a planning application to convert the ground floor and basement into a 24 hour 7 day a week gym, which will not be staffed later evenings through to early morning. The Love Norbury Joint Planning Committee has objected on the grounds of the danger of crime against and safety of users when the gym is not staffed, possible noise adversely affecting residents in the block, and lack of need for a gym given Nuffield’s further along London Road.
604-10 Streatham High Rd
Lambeth is also where bordered up properties are in the circle of land that crosses the Borough boundary. A planning application proposes a block of 22 flats with no car parking and no way provision for deliveries. A number of residents have opposed it on grounds of over stretched car parking in nearby side streets, similar to the problems faced in Norbury, especially from commuters. The Love Norbury Joint Planning Committee has also objected on the grounds of overdevelopment in an increasingly dense cluster of new housing blocks in the triangle of Green Lane, Hermitage Lane and Streatham High Rd/London Rd.
1361 London Rd – raising the roof
The owner of 1316 London Rd was granted planning permission last year to turn the inside upper floors from storage to flats. He then was refused permission to build an extra floor. He then applied to raise part of the roof to give the flat in it a higher ceiling. The Joint Planning Committee opposed it on the grounds that the 2016 approval was allowing further overdevelopment of the area between London Rd and Sherlock Close. It requested referral to the Council’s Planning Committee if the officers wanted to approve it. Following discussions with the officers the JPC has withdrawn the referral because the former have agreed to tougher conditions about construction methods and materials which will have to be shown to be complied with prior to a start of works on site. The JPC has made its point and does not want to prevent the future occupants of the roof flat to be in lower standard accommodation.
Socialising on 24 September
One of the purposes of events run by resident associations and others is to be able to meet and welcome new residents who come, let them know the way in which new residents can be welcomed and let know what is happening. For other residents it’s a good chance for a catch-up with each other and a good gossip. Saturday saw this happening at the NVRA table top sale in the afternoon and the St Philp’s Church International Evening. Everyone is welcome to come along and meeting each other at the coffee mornings being organised in the Library by Norbury Green Residents Association on the first Saturday of each month.
New Planning Applications
If you have any views please email them to the Love Norbury Joint Planning Committee:
- The Homestead, Gibson’s Hill
17/04018/FUL. Demolition of existing building: erection of three storey building with accommodation in roofspace comprising 6 three bedroom, 2 two bedroom and 1 four bedroom flats: formation of vehicular access and provision of associated parking. Consultation ends 11 October.
- Gibsons Lodge Gibson’s Hill
7/04630/DISC. Discharge of condition 3 attached to planning permission 17/01354/ful fot the Demolition of a section of a single storey part of addition to a building and storage garage and shed: erection of single storey extensions and a detached storage facility. Consultation from 18 September.
17/04662/DISC. Discharge of condition 2 attached to planning permission 17/01354/ful for the Demolition of a section of a single storey part of addition to a building and storage garage and shed: erection of single storey extensions and building of a detached storage facility. Consultation from 21 September.
17/01354/ful. Demolition of a section of a single storey part of addition to a building and storage garage and shed: erection of single storey extensions and a detached storage facility.
17/04460/FUL. Alterations; conversion to 2 one bedroom flats.
Consultation ends 12 October.
It’s good to see a drop in reported crimes to 7 in Norbury in the week of 14 to 17 September: common assault (2), criminal damage – vehicle (1), racial aggravation/harassment (1), shoplifting (1), theft from motor vehicle (1), theft Person (1).
The statistics for 19-25 September were 11: burglary residential (1), common assault (2), criminal damage (1), shop lift over £200 (3), theft of cycle (2), theft of (1) and from motor vehicle (1).
The weekly statistics are circulated by Norbury police team member PCSO 7238 Magdalena McCann.
Norbury.email@example.com. 020 8721 2477.
Don’t forget that even if it is not likely the police will be able to do anything, it is very helpful to report incidents as it helps them to build up a picture of what is happening and can lead to arrest of suspects.
Norbury drug dealer jailed for three-and-a-half years
A drug dealer living on Norbury Ave has been jailed for trying to supply 23 wraps of crack cocaine and 70 wraps of heroin.
Thousands see Norbury Labour posting re-filmed crime in Thornton Health
Thousands of people around the country have looked at a posting on the Norbury Labour twitter site showing a film of a crime in progress in Thornton Heath.