Norbury News & events from 19 February

Monday 19 February. 7.30pm. A Balanced Approach to Norbury’s Future Housing & Development

Launch of Norbury Community Land Trust

Harlow Hall, entrance to Oakhill Rd, off Stamford Rd.

Saturday 24 February.1-4pm. Police drop in surgery at Norbury LPT base, 1342-1344 London Rd

Some Croydon Events

Norbury Park Vision Report

The Masterplan report of the  Norbury Park Vision consultation held last summer by consultants for the Council has finally been published.

The Friends of Norbury Park are considering their response to it.

Top find out more about the Friends email the Secretary at

Police News

The February newsletter of the Norbury Local Police Team contains  details of a drugs arrest during a raid re-suspected theft of motor vehicles, and a 3 night long undercover operation to tackle such theft. As there has been some cash point thefts and distractions on and around London Road, it gives  some helpful tips of how to Stay Safe while using ATMs. It can be read here:

A police car crashed into another vehicle

Crime Statistics 5-10 February

Burglary Residential 5 Feb London Road
Theft from Motor Vehicle   Hatch road
Racially Agg  Harassment   London Road
Criminal Damage 6 Feb Kilmartin Avenue
Robbery Person London Road
Other Theft 7 Feb London Road
Theft of Motor Vehicle 8 Feb Pollards Hill West
Offensive Weapon   London Road
Threat Crim Damage   London Road
Common Assault 9 Feb London Road
Theft of Motor Vehicle   London Road
Theft of Motor Vehicle 10 Feb London Road
Other Theft   St Helens Crescent
Burglary Residential   Norbury Court Road

 London National City Park

The initiative to have London declared as a national City Park now has the support of the Councillors Norbury and Thornton Heath Wards. The number of ward Councillors now signing up with their support in Croydon is 54%.

Plan to demolish Norbury Trading Estate

 A major loss of employment buildings will occur with the plans of the new owner Goldcrest Land Ltd to demolish the units at Norbury Trading Estate on Craignish Avenue. It has submitted its demolition plan to the Council, which will spread over just twelve months.

A covering letter states: ‘The building to be demolished is a commercial building as part of a wider terrace of buildings. The building to be demolished is clearly shown on the existing floorplan and elevations drawings enclosed within this notification. The enclosed prior notification of proposed demolition simply seeks to notify LB Croydon that the building will be demolished and provides details on the proposed method of demolition and restoration. Significantly, the demolition of the building will enable the site to be redeveloped in the future’

18/00504/PAD – Unit 1; Start date 1.3.19

18/00505/PAD – Unit 2; Start date 1.3.19

18/00506/PAD – Units 3 and 4; Start date 1.9.18

18/00507/PAD – Unit 5: Start date 1.5.18

18/00508/PAD – Unit 6: Start date 1.3.19

18/00509/PAD – Unit 7: Start date 1.6.18

The documents are the same for each unit and can be seen at

Scots Estate Residents Association is considering its view on this and the proposed housing scheme that Goldcrest plan to build.

Goldcrest is a significant developer being involved in over 150 sites. The purchase of the Trading Estate has been financed by Barclays Bank.

In August 2016 the Richmond Council Planning Committee rejected one of Goldcrest’s applications which residents opposed. Goldcrest won on appeal last year. In November 2016 having purchased a former Camden Council site, Goldcrest put it on the market hoping to make £0.5m profit. In September last year Goldcrest sold its former Thames Water site in Fortescue Rd in Merton to the Clarion Housing Group which plans to build housing.

This history raises the question as to whether Goldcrest will sell the site on and not proceed with its housing scheme.


Full Applications

These are applications on which neighbours and residents living in the wide area can comment on.

1 Abingdon Road (18/00320/HSE). Erection of dormers in front roof slope and detached building at the rear to be used as a gym

53 Christian Fields (18/00568/HSE).  Construction of part single, part two-storey side extension, first floor side extension, internal alterations and front porch.

38 Crescent Way (18/00361/HSE). Erection of side/rear extension

29 Gibson’s Hill (18/00633/HSE). Demolition and erection of single storey side

Gibsons Lodge Gibson’s Hill (18/00165/FUL). Erection of single storey storage building

1563A London Road  (18/00382/FUL). Erection of roof extension to existing outrigger with two associated dormer windows.

Consultation ends 2 March.

252 Norbury Avenue (18/00345/FUL). Proposed subdivision into two dwellings and Erection of single/two-storey side/rear extension

2 Tylecroft Road (18/00643/HSE). Erection of a rear/side infill extension


These are applications which simply want confirmation that the proposed works can be carried out on national planning rule freedoms.

 1 Abingdon Road (18/00316/LP). Erection of dormer in rear roof slope

11 Elgar Avenue  (18/00402/LP). Erection of single storey rear extension and removal of chimney stack

64 Newlands Road (18/00664/LE). Existing glazed garden room, since November 2011


 These are applications which may conform with the national planning rules. They can only be commented on by neighbours whose property/land immediately adjoins at the side and back. The neighbours should have been notified by the Council.

29 Dalmeny Avenue (18/00329/GPDO). Erection of single storey rear extension projecting out 6 metres with a maximum height of 2.85 metres

28 Elgar Avenue (18/00679/GPDO). Erection of single storey rear extension projecting out 6 metres with a maximum height of 3 metres

276 Green Lane  (18/00512/GPDO). Erection of single storey rear extension projecting out 4 metres with a maximum height of 3.975 metres   

1393B London Road (17/06258/GPDO). Use of part ground, first and second floors for purposes within class C3 (residential)

 Discharge of Conditions

 These applications can be commented on as to whether they do or do not meet the conditions of the existing planning permissions.

 4 Arnulls Road (18/00510/DISC). Discharge of condition 4, 5, 6d, 6e and 6f attached to permission 17/03578/LBC for Erection of new glazed link between dwelling & outbuilding, rebuilding of outbuilding & associated internal modifications to dwelling & outbuilding

 Gibsons Lodge Gibson’s Hill. (18/00147/DISC). Discharge of condition 1 attached to planning permission 17/01354/pful 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 of a detached storage facility

6 Hollies Close (18/00198/DISC). Discharge of condition 3 attached to planning permission 17/05646/hse for Alterations and use of garage as habitable room: erection of single storey rear extension and dormer extension in rear roof slope

 Non Material Amendment

 Land To The Rear Of 37-41 Pollards Hill (18/00438/NMA). Demolition of outbuilding; erection of a pair of two-storey 4 bedroom semi-detached houses and provision of 4 car parking spaces (non-material amendment to planning permission 13/04009/P)


 1264 – 1266 London Road (18/00337/ADV)

Erection of externally illuminated wall mounted signs and non-illuminated fascia sign, and erection and replacement of freestanding internally illuminated signs


If you do decide to make comments

please tick the box on the Council planning register

to have them sent back to you by email,

and then copy that email to  the Love Norbury Planning Committee




About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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