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The planning application for new pavilion has been submitted to Southwark. The existing pavilion will be demolished, the existing cycle stores will be reconfigured with provision of new external roof and associated landscaping. The planning reference is 15/AP/0790.
There will be two open public consultations on the plans, both at the Herne Hill Velodrome, 104 Burbage Road, London SE24 9HE, on Easter Saturday 4 April, 10am-1pm, and also on Wednesday 8 April, 6pm-8.30pm (both are wheelchair accessible).
The plan, outlined at the recent Dulwich Community Council, is for Southwark to open an adult residential service at the Holmhurst in Half Moon Lane for about 10-12 adults (in 18-50 age range). The adults will have a range of mental health and learning disabilities and Southwark will be partnering Optima Care to provide a service of supported living at Holmhurst. All the adults are already known to Southwark and Optima Care but currently are living away from London because of the lack of facilities in Southwark itself. The opening of the new centre will enable these adults to come back to Southwark and live near their families. The intention is that they will be integrated into the community and will build a life as part of the Herne Hill community.
There will be three ‘community conversations’ on the proposal as follows:
- Wednesday 15 April 6:30-8:30pm
- Saturday 18 April 2:00-5:00pm
- Saturday 24 April 2:00-5:00pm
Location: Methodist Church Hall, 155 Half Moon Lane SE24 9HU
Along with more than 150 other local residents, the Society has objected to the planning application to install a radio base station at this junction.
The Dulwich Society will host a public meeting on Saturday 14 March to discuss local traffic issues. The purpose of the meeting is to make residents aware of the number of current traffic initiatives in the area and to hear their views on them prior to the Dulwich Community Council meeting on 17 March. Council officers will not be present. Location: St Barnabas Community Hall, Calton Avenue. Time: 2:00-4:00pm
The Society is objecting to the planning application to install a radio base station at this junction. It comprises a 25 metre high ‘Monopole’ with dual stacked antennas within a shroud between 20 and 25m up, 4 equipment cabinets and 1 slim line meter pillar located to the rear of wide pavement. There is a similar application on Champion Grove.
The next meeting is on Tuesday 17 March 2015, 7:00pm at the St Barnabas Church Community Suite in Calton Avenue. The main theme is Traffic, transport and parking.
Other agenda items include:
- Townley Road/East Dulwich Grove junction
- North Dulwich parking
- Proposed Rehabilitation service location in Half Moon Lane
- Dulwich Helpline
- New sculptures in Dulwich Park
- Neighbourhoods fund 2015/16 decisions
The Charter School Educational Trust has confirmed that it has been given the go-ahead by the Department for Education (DfE) to take the next steps to establish a new Free Secondary School to serve the East Dulwich and South Camberwell communities. The site is not confirmed but it is assumed that it will be on the East Dulwich Community Hospital site on East Dulwich Grove.
The school will be an inclusive, non-selective, non-faith, mixed school for 11-18 Year olds. Its press release says that it aims to provide an outstanding education to pupils from the local community, regardless of their starting points. It is intended that the new school will open to its first Year 7 in-take in September 2016.
This will run from Monday 23 February to 8 March. Several retailers in the Dulwich area taking part including Shepherds in Dulwich Village.
Picture House Cinemas have confirmed that the new cinema in the old St Thomas More Hall on Lordship Lane will open on Thursday 23rd April.
The local residents who attended a public meeting on Thursday 12 February were overwhelmingly in favour of a controlled parking zone (CPZ) in the NDT. The implementation of CPZs from Holmdene Road westwards and by Lambeth Council from Herne Hill Road/Denmark Hill westwards has resulted in many more non-residents parking in the NDT area. The council also proposes to implement double yellow lines on all the junctions in the NDT to prevent unsafe parking – this will reduce still further the space available for parking.
The council has intimated that it will confirm at the next DCC meeting on 17 March that they will start a formal consultation process about introducing a CPZ in the area.