Norbury events & news at 24 September


Norbury Grown chestnuts. (c) John Humphries

For events already listed as taking this week onwards mentioned see

These are additional events:

Manor Fram AGM.jpg

Thursday 11 October 2018 . 6.30 for 7pm . Police Ward Panel

Norbury & Pollards Hill  & Norbury Park Wards joint Panel Meeting.

Norbury Safer Neighbourhoods Office, 1342-1344  London Road

Sunday 14 October. 10am. The Friends of Norbury Hall Park gardening Please come and help in cutting back and weeding its Bee and Butterfly Border – and then doing some re-planting. Wrap up warmly (bring hat, glasses if possible, a tool, and water). Please check if weather bad.

Pollards Hill’s Hill resident Nina Alleyne is raising money for the British Lung Foundation in the 2019 London Marathon. She is also about a start a PhD study of youth homicide.

Full details are be see at

Action against drinking in Norbury Hall Park

Friends of Norbury Hall Park have launched a petition asking for an Pubic Space anti social behaviour Order to be adopted by the Council and the police because of the problems to do with drinking in the Park, the concerns expressed by other user,s especially families with children, and because of the litter mess the drinkers leave. The petition can be signed here:

A paper version is also being used by the Friends for people to sign. e.g. at the recent events in the Park and in Norbury Park. You can download it here to print off to ask your neighbours to sign.

FNHP PSPO petition

Crime Statistics 11-17 September

Racially Agg Harassment 11 Sept NORBURY CRESCENT
Burglary Commercial NORBURY CRESCENT
Public Order LONDON ROAD
Possession of  Cannabis POLLARDS HILL NORTH
Possession of  Cannabis POLLARDS HILL NORTH
Possession of  Cannabis POLLARDS HILL NORTH
Possession of  Cannabis POLLARDS HILL NORTH
Burglary Residential 14 Sept KILMARTIN AVENUE
Theft of Motor Vehicle 15 Sept BEECH ROAD
Theft of Motor Vehicle NORBURY CRESCENT
Common Assault 16 Sept LONDON ROAD
Common Assault 17 Sept NORBURY CRESCENT

Planning Refusal – 206 Norbury Crescent

Erection of 2-storey side and rear extension and single-storey rear extension. Conversion of resulting building to provide 4 x one bed and 1 x two bed flats with associated works. Reason(s) 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).’

New Planning Applications

233 Norbury Crescent ( 18/02241/HSE). Formation of vehicular

91 Ryecroft Road (18/03761/CAT). Two trees to be pruned, one tree to be felled

Love Norbury Planning Committee comments on applications

89 Briar Ave – 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

Given that the plans show that the upper floor will extend over the shared path and that a supporting wall is to be built on the shared path, there may be ownership issues that need to be clearly defined if the proposal extends over someone else’s land. The Committee hopes that the Planning Officer will discuss the issue with the next door neighbour whose has interests in using the share path, if only to ensure they they understand the implications for their ownership rights re-the use of the shared path

18 Crescent Way – Main and side roof alterations, hip to gable roof extension, erection of roof dormer in rear roof slope and rooflights in front roof slope.

The Committee does not consider that the dormer element of this application is consistent with Council policy on dormers. Given it is part of an HSE application a re-design should be sought compatible with Council policy, so as to avoid a re-application for the dormer under Lawful Development Certificate rules.

15 Highbury Ave – Erection of porch and single/two storey side/rear extension

The proposals look odd on the drawings because of the bend in the road. The Committee notes that there is a lack of consistency in the roof profile. The front elevation shows the main roof to have sprocketted eaves whilst the rear elevation shows plain eaves. It assumes that only one method is correct, and that whichever is correct should be repeated in the new roofs.

Planning Approvals

2 Downsview Gardens. Erection of a single storey side and rear extension. Informative: The side and rear extension would project by 5 metres from the original rear wall nearest the boundary and 2.3 metres from the rear wall of the outrigger. SPD2 states single storey rear extensions should not project by more than 3 metres from the rear of the adjoining occupier’s wall. In this case, the neighbour has a lean-to which projects by approximately 2 metres. The projection is therefore acceptable. The proposal would not therefore appear overly dominant when viewed from adjoining properties and would respect sunlight, daylight and outlook.

1347 London Road. Erection of single storey rear extension. Condition: ‘The roof area of the structure hereby permitted shall not be used as a balcony, roof garden or similar area and no alterations shall be carried out to create access to it. Reason To protect the privacy of adjoining occupiers in accordance with Policy DM10.6 of the Croydon Local Plan 2018.’

85 Norbury Hill. 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. Withdrawn

45 Maryland Road. Erection of single storey rear extension projecting out 6 metres with a maximum height of 4 metres.

191 Norbury Crescent. Hip to gable end roof extension, erection of dormer in rear roof slope and rooflights in front roof slope, alterations of roof of existing two storey rear projection (amended description). Certificate issued.

2 Pollards Hill East . Alterations, Erection of two storey side extension with dormer window on front and rear. Conditions include: water butt plus submission of sustainable drainage plan.


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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