Herne Hill Velodrome Trust Planning Committee 29 January

The date for the planning meeting has now been put back to Tuesday, 29th January ( from Tuesday 22nd ). The details are:

Date: 29 January, 2013

Time: 19:00

Venue: Council Offices 160, Tooley Street, London, SE1 2TZ

Following widespread support for the development, especially from the many local cycling, community sports and educational groups which will benefit, the planner’s report will recommend approving the development of a Multi-Use Games Area, Inner Track and Floodlighting.

The details are not yet available, but the report is published on the Southwark web site and can then be accessed via the links below:

Application 12/AP/3196: The report on the application can be viewed on the Council’s web site by following this link.

Application 12/AP/3195: The report on the application can be

viewed on the Council’s web site by following this link.


Turney and Burbage Road Residents’ Associations have worked very hard with the HHVT management team to address as many of residents’ concerns as possible and will be attending the planning meeting on residents’ behalf. Our submission to planners can be seen on: http://planningonline.southwark.gov.uk/DocsOnline/Documents/262558_1.pdf and a schedule of the status of the points raised by us is attached for your information.

Please let us know if you have any additional issues for us to raise at the meeting and it would also be helpful to know if you are planning to go along.

Residents agree a Code of Conduct with the Velodrome

Residents have agreed a Code of Conduct with the HHVT prior to the planning consent meeting for Herne Hill Velodrome on 29 January

The Southwark Planning Committee meet to consider proposals to add flood lighting and to build a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) and an  Inner Track at 7pm on 29 January at  160 Tooley Street. http://www.southwark.gov.uk/location. BRRA and TRRA will be represented at the planning meeting.  In advance of the planned  developments, Burbage, Turney and Village Way residents met with representatives of the Velodrome’s management team to agree a Code of Conduct which will cover the times of use of the site for cycling, lighting, security,  traffic and noise limitation. This code is:HHVT with residents, Code of Conduct, 10th January 2013. The code will be fine- tuned over the coming year and subject to regular review, as is the case with the guidelines which are in place for our other neighbouring sports facilities. Any comments are welcomed by the Chairs of BRRA or TRRA.

A number of additional specific residents’ concerns have also been addressed and the Friends of the Velodrome have offered to pursue tree screening for residents who back on to the site ( with the kind support of the Dulwich Society); to improve the safety of the entrance to the Velodrome ( through a bid for a Southwark Community Council Grant) and to investigate alternatives to the use of the Derney Pacer Bikes.

The HHVT have commissioned a prototype of the new lighting which will be set up for us to see on site very shortly and details of this will follow. If you would like to see the actual lighting in current use there is an example visible at a car park at Heathrow airport and details are on the map above.

In the meantime the Velodrome extend a warm welcome to residents wishing to use the facilities: http://www.hernehillvelodrome.com and a schedule of all the key events planned for this forthcoming season is attached above so that you are aware of when noise, parking and other disruption is likely to occur.

Dulwich Library Temporary Closure

Dulwich Library on Lordship Lane will be closed from Monday 4 March until Sunday 7 April 2013 inclusive to enable self service technology to be installed and for the layout and facilities in the library to be refurbished.

It will not be possible to provide any temporary service at Dulwich Library whilst the works programme is in progress as the ground floor and entrance to the building will be in constant use by the contractors and these areas of the building are the key spaces that are to be refurbished.

During the temporary closure period at Dulwich the opening hours at Grove Vale and Nunhead Libraries will be extended. From Monday 4 March until Saturday 6 April the longer opening hours will be as follows:

Grove Vale Library 25 – 27 Grove Vale London SE22 8QR

Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm

Saturday 9 am to 5pm

Nunhead Library Gordon Road London SE15 5JR

Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm

Saturday 9am to 5pm

Customers who require study space and access to WI FI and public computers will be advised about services at Peckham Library, where additional study space on the second floor of the building will be made available during the Dulwich closure period.

Dulwich Library will reopen to the public at 9am on Monday 8 April 2013.

Another New Date for the Velodrome Planning Committee!

Southwark Council has changed the date of its meeting to consider the Velodrome’s planning application again!

It is convening a meeting of the Main Planning Committee on the 29th of January to consider the application – with it being the only item on the agenda.

Residents are still waiting, however, to see the lighting display which is a key element of the planning application which could greatly affect us.

We should now expect the planners report soon, when it is received a consultative residents’ group will meet to sturdy it.

Extensive Tree Cutting planned for Belair Park – Public Meeting on 17 January

Southwark Council is proposing to cut a lot of trees in Belair Park and is convening an information session on 17 January 18:00-19:00 in Dulwich Park about it.

The Friends of Belair Park & New Leaf have invited all inteerested in trees to go along and find out more and put the case, if they wish, for alternatives.

These are the two notices:

Invitation from the Friends of Belair Park & New Leaf

The Southwark Council Tree Section is holding an information session regarding the upcoming tree works taking place in Belair Park (1)