The Neighbourhood Boundary
As part of the process of establishing a Neighbourhood plan, it is important to have a clear boundary for the Neighbourhood. In London, this can be more complicated with a greater density of population and different motivations for different communities.
Norwood is no exception and the volunteers involved from the different Neighbourhood forums have been engaged with a range of neighbouring wards and adjacent forums.
A map of how the boundary as agreed to date looks can be seen below. The blue line indicates current boundaries for the three wards which constitute Norwood. The areas in red shading constitute the revised boundaries based on discussions outlined above.
Over the past year or so we have spent a lot of time talking with local people and with those leading in setting up Neighbourhood Forums in adjoining areas to Norwood about where our boundaries should be drawn. We need to balance size against ensuring community of interest. We also want to make sure people belong. Therefore, we have jointly agreed with the other groups that Norwood should cover all of the Thurlow Park, Knights Hill and Gipsy Hill wards except for the streets between Rosendale Road and Croxted Road and adjoining Brockwell Park which would be part of Herne Hill and those between Salters Hill and Westow Hill which would be part of Crystal Palace. Norwood would include the upper and Lower Peabody Estates and Pymers Mead. Lambeth decided last year that the residential areas west of the Tulse Hill gyratory should in the Tulse Hill Forum area.
Below is an interactive map indicating the distribution of members in and around the neighbourhood.