Norwood Road southbound, from Tulse Hill station to Elmcourt Road, will be closed from the evening of Monday 12th June till 30th July. 

This closure is for Thames Water to complete its work to reline the water mains for our local area. Southbound traffic from Brixton & Herne Hill will enter West Norwood via Lancaster Avenue. Southbound buses from Herne Hill (196, 322, 468, 690 & N68) will diverted along Croxted Road to Thurlow Park Road to turn into Lancaster Avenue.

Pushing for stronger planning enforcement in Tulse Hill

We have been concerned by recent changes in Tulse Hill – the use of the space on the corner of Thurlow Park Road and Norwood Road, and changes in use from retail to residential of shops and cafes on Station Rise. We have been pushing planning enforcement officers to address these issues.

Officers have visited the neighbourhood and written to the used car business on the corner of Thurlow Park Road. The proposed car wash being installed has been halted as it did not have planning permission, the area which was paved without permission has been depaved and damage caused by cars on the pavement to the electrical post by the bus stop has been reported to the Highways team. We believe that further work is required to check that car sales is a legitimate use of the site, to remove paving and to require that discarded concrete is removed to make the area less unsightly. We also want to ensure no part of the property is being used without authorisation as an HMO.

On Station Rise, we are worried about the apparent trend to convert retail units into flats. The Streetworks project will hopefully create a pleasant town centre space where people can use shops and cafes – retaining active shop fronts is important for this.


Streetworks – codesign the gyratory

It’s that time again when we invite you to get involved in Streetworks. Tuesday evening is the next in the series of workshops to improve West Norwood and Tulse Hill and we hope that many of you will come and have your say.

  • When: Tuesday 9th February 6.30pm
  • Where: the HUB, 357 Norwood Road (near Tulse Hill Station, by the pedestrian crossing over the gyratory)

Streetworks grew out of a community petition to the Mayor of London to invest in improving streets in West Norwood and Tulse Hill. It has continued to be community-led and since the summer there have been monthly workshops to codesign changes to the neighbourhood. We have also helped to run and fund events and activities in the community – from a Wiggle and Rhyme picnic at the Old Library in West Norwood and a student-led project at Elmgreen School, to a Christmas party and discussion on the St Martins Estate and a tea party with the Norwood Pensioners’ Group. 

So far we have been focusing on Norwood Road and Station Rise. The next workshop will focus on the one-way system – please bring your ideas and aspirations! We have a real opportunity to transform our area and we need everyone’s input.


Pre-consultation – Base station installation – Tulse Hill, Station Rise

Vodafone and Telefónica are in the process of identifying a suitable site in the Tulse Hill area for a radio base station as this would improve coverage in the area.

Please find below the details of the proposed site and the alternative site options considered and discounted in their site selection process: –

Tulse Hill North Terminal, Station Rise, Tulse Hill, London, SE27 9BW – NGR: 531935, 173178 – this is the preferred option as the site provides adequate coverage, its proposed position is considered suitable in the context for the telecommunications base station. Taking into account the development’s siting and appearance when read in its current environment, it is considered that a scheme in this location will not undermine the visual amenity of the area with minimal impact on the sky-line.

Alternative site options considered and rejected are as follows:

Akosa Event Hall, 327 Norwood Road, Tulse Hill, London, SE24 9AH – NGR: 531778, 173135 – Discounted on the basis the site provider said no.

Peabody Hill SW, Peabody Hill, Birkbeck Road, Tulse Hill, London, SE21 8JS – NGR: 532052, 173172 – Discounted due to the land identified not being adopted highways land. The owner of the private land declined to accommodate an operator.

317 Norwood Road, Herne Hill, Tulse Hill, London, SE24 9AQ – NGR: 531819, 173238 – Lambeth Council owned building. At the time of the site selection, Lambeth Council were not allowing new telecoms sites on their buildings.

Peabody Estate, Rosendale Road, Tulse Hill, London, SE24 9EE – NGR: 532029, 173679 – Site provider declined to accommodate an operator.

Rosendale Allotments, Knights Hill, Birkbeck Road, SE21 8LA – NGR: 532154, 173233 – No response from the site provider.

If you have any thoughts, concerns or comments on the above please let us know.