Purpose of site
This site is designed to bring details of events, news and issues in the Norbury Ward of the London Borough of Croydon together in portal. In addition I will indicate my personal views on these matters.
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Havanas owner fined over £8,500
The owner of the Havanas has been fined over £8,500 inc, Court costs for allowing smoking to be carried out inside the premises of his cafes in contravention of the anti-smoking legislation. This is a vindication of the effects of local residents and the Joint Planning Committee keeping the pressure up on the Council to take him to Court.
Norbury Library Repairs
There were some problems with the original contractor which led to delays in the works to repair the Library roof. A new contractor has been appointed. The age and design of the building has meant repairs have been more complex than originally anticipated. The building is now watertight. The glass panels have to be re-embedded as part of the completion of works. When complete the scaffolding in the side room can come down.
Crime and Policing
ABH (1), burglary dwelling (1), common assault (w), GBH /wound (1) and theft from motor vehicle (7).
The local police team’s Facebook page is now active. It will advertise any upcoming community engagement events that the team will be hosting around the ward or that other groups are running but they are planning to attend – if you are looking to meet with or discuss something with your local team, this is probably a good place to look!
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318 Norbury Ave
Developer of 318 Norbury Ave told to apply for planning permission
Love Norbury Joint Planning Committee referred the over large addition being built at back of 318 Norbury Ave to Planning Enforcement as it does not have planning permission. The Council has told the developer he must apply for planning permission – it does not mean he will be granted it. He has also started work on building an over large dormer on the front roof.
4 bedroom Council house saved from conversion
Following objections by the Love Norbury Joint Planning Committee and the local Councillors the planning application to convert the four bed Council house into flats at 263 Norbury Ave has been withdrawn. The house will be retained as a large family dwelling. The JPC argued that the application went against the Council’s view that it needs a lot more 3+ bedroom homes, and approval would undermine its attempt to resist developers’ conversions. It also argued that there were many families needing 4 beds in homeless families accommodation and on the housing waiting and transfer lists.
Norbury Police Station scheme progress while developer negotiates sale
The owner developer of the former Police Station is in the midst of negotiations to sell the buildings and site to another developer, while submitting applications to prove that it can meet the Council’s planning conditions:
17/04075/DISC. Discharge of condition 6
17/04235/DISC: Discharge of condition 16
17/04236/DISC: Part discharge of condition 17
The company that is trying to buy the site is 1516 London Road LLP. It is owned by Norbury (UK) Investments Ltd at Unit 3, Mill Lane Trading Estate, Mill Lane, Croydon, CR0 4AA. It was incorporated this year. The Director is Philippa Anne Kuropatwa. She is also a Director of Peckham Investments London Ltd. Both companies have one shareholder, presumably her, but the shareholding address is in Guernsey. So on the surface it looks like she has no track record in property development, and certainly not a scheme like this.
4 Stanford Rd
The Joint Planning Committee has objected to this being given planning permission as a 8 bedroom House in Multiple occupation. It drew attention of the Council to the bad management in relation to the waste storage, resulting in the wheelie bins not being emptied on two collection days. Speedy action was taken to get the bins emptied.
New Planning Applications
39 Dalmeny Avenue. 17/04316/LP. Erection of dormer extension in rear roof slope and rooflights at front.
36 Dunbar Avenue. 17/04170/GPDO. Erection of single storey rear extension projecting out 5.5 metres with a maximum height of 3 metres.
54 Gibson’s Hill. 17/03704/HSE. Erection of single/two storey/first floor side/rear extensions.
No specifi clink yet but can be searched in week beginning 28 August.
Planners Strange Response to Application in Lambeth
Because it is close to the Borough boundary Lambeth Council consulted Croydon on a proposal to demolish existing buildings and redevelopment of the site at 604-10 Streatham High Rd to provide 24 residential dwellings in buildings of up to 4 storeys (plus lower ground floor), with associated access, landscaping and amenity space. They received the application on 21 August. Pete Smith, Dead of Development Management, says ‘that as the proposals are of a sufficiently minor nature and an adequate distance away from the Borough boundary, the Council would not wish to comment on the proposals. I nevertheless trust that the proposals will be considered in the context of your local planning policies and that any representations received from nearby occupiers, including those from the Borough of Croydon, will be fully taken into account.’ That letter was set to Lambeth on 24 August. The closing date for comments to Lambeth is 12 September. There are 51 documents.