On Wednesday 29th September planning permission was granted for the Norwood Hall project – for a health centre and leisure centre with a swimming pool together with a customer contact point on site of Norwood Hall opposite the West Norwood station.
There has been enormous support for the project from residents across West Norwood over the last couple of years. At the meeting of the Planning Committee on Wednesday the GP from Knight’s Hill surgery spoke in favour alongside Cllr Niranjan Francis represented the views of over 150 local residents who responded to the letter sent to residents in West Norwood.
A former Tory councillor for Gipsy Hill argued against the plans. After discussion a few minor changes were accepted and the plans agreed.
The next steps include getting planning permission from Boris Johnson Greater London Authority, confirming government approval for the project and appointing contractors. If all goes well work should start on site in February 2011.