Planning application Committee meeting on Tue Jan 29 for Velodrome

HERNE HILL VELODROME PLANNING PERMISSION MEETING

Southwark’s Planning Committee meet this coming Tuesday 29 January to decide on Herne Hill Velodrome’s future.

Two planning applications - precis below or search Southwark planning (there's a Quick Search option) at:

http://planningonline.southwark.gov.uk/

You can find all the consultations there.

Ring Southwark Planning to find out where (which room) the Planning Committee meeting will be: 020 7525 5403. Or write to: planning.enquiries@southwark.gov.uk

12-AP-3195

This application is to install track lighting so that cycling can go on into the mid evening. 55 x 5.5 posts holding 150W halide lights. Lots of design effort has gone into avoiding light going anywhere but directly down onto the tracks. The designers state that away from the track it will feel like bright moonlight.

The case officer is Sonia Watson and this is for full planning permission. The applicant is the Herne Hill Velodrome Trust. Application not decided.

12-AP-3196

This application is to build a 250m flat junior track into the main 400m banked track. Plus a multi use games area - effectively to replace the current football pitch – which can also be used for bike polo.

The case officer is again Sonia Watson and this is for full planning permission. The applicant again is the Herne Hill Velodrome Trust. Application not decided.

Are these important steps in making Herne Hill Velodrome sustainable going forward? Hopefully these matters will be addressed.