Upper Norwood, Anerley and Penge study

MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I have recently been contacted by an architecture firm who have told me that they have 'been commissioned by the GLA to carry out a study into the area south of Crystal Palace Park (Upper Norwood, Anerley and Penge), investigating what is special and important about these neighbourhoods, with the intention of clarifying the area's identity, and to inform possible ideas and visions for the future.' The email gave just three days' notice of a public consultation event to inform this 'study'. Please can you explain why this study is being done now, what motivated it, and what specific outcomes you expect it to achieve?


Answer for Upper Norwood, Anerley and Penge study

Answer for Upper Norwood, Anerley and Penge study

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The GLA has appointed architecture 00 to undertake an area study that explores future regeneration opportunities for the Crystal Palace area focussing on the three town centres. This is in part in response to feedback from previous consultation exercises that the area warrants on overall approach, beyond administrative boundaries.  


The aims and objectives of the study were agreed with the five boroughs who cover the area. It is recording the area’s strengths including mapping the wealth of community organisations that are active. It will identify if gaps in policy and strategy exist as a result of the area sitting at the edge of five boroughs. It will also identify future regeneration opportunities as a basis for attracting future funding and ways in which the opportunities could be maximised by drawing on the strength of community engagement in the area. 


The consultation is taking place throughout October and November.