The Norwood Planning Assembly (NPA) was designated in 2017 to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan for the designated area (view the boundary area here)
The neighbourhood of Norwood lies within the London Borough of Lambeth. It takes in three wards: Thurlow Park in the north; Knight’s Hill to the west; and Gipsy Hill in the east. The Neighbourhood Plan area is largely residential with the district centre of West Norwood at its heart, two local centres around Tulse Hill in the north and Gipsy Hill in the south-east, and a further two along Rosendale Road serving the northern and eastern areas. The area is well served by public transport, particularly by rail, and is bisected by Norwood Road in the north which then splits into Knight’s Hill and Norwood High Street by St Luke’s Church.
The district centre of West Norwood is the central hub
of the neighbourhood the area with its concentration
of shops, services and facilities along Norwood Road.
It has seen a wave of regeneration in recent years with investment in community and cultural facilities like the West Norwood Leisure and Health Centre, and the recent opening of the new Library and Picturehouse and South London Theatre. Community events such as the West Norwood Feast are thriving and expanding, and bring many visitors to the area.
West Norwood also has the largest concentration of land in employment use in the borough in its Key Industrial Business Area (KIBA), comprising a mix of warehouses,offices and garages for approximately 70 businesses(Lambeth Local Plan Review of Key Industrial and Business Areas, October 2017). This area is considered to be under-utilised and needs investment and revitalisation, particularly to support the burgeoning creative industries that the area (and Lambeth Council) is keen to support and encourage.