Archive for the ‘Planning’ Category

Reliance Arcade “at risk”

Posted on: 30th October, 2014 in Brixton Stories, Planning

English Heritage have added Brixton’s Reliance Arcade to the Heritage at Risk Register. They comment “Built 1923-5 by Andrews and Peascod of brick and concrete construction, this covered market is a straight narrow arcade running east-west from Electric Lane to…

Pub Protection Meeting

Posted on: 27th May, 2014 in Brixton Stories, Planning

On Saturday 31 May CAMRA’s Greater London Region will be holding a seminar on pub protection. The venue is the Melton Mowbray, High Holborn, from noon until 5pm. Anyone who cares for London’s pubs and wants to get more involved…


Posted on: 12th March, 2014 in News, Planning

Last evening’s meeting of the Lambeth Planning Committee permitted the application which will result in the demolition of the Canterbury Arms; another traditional, local pub lost. This is despite the fact that Lambeth does have a planning policy in favour…


Posted on: 10th March, 2014 in News, Planning

The planning application to demolish the Canterbury Arms to build a block of flats is coming up before Lambeth’s Planning Committee tomorrow evening. The Committee meeting is Tuesday, 11th March from 7:00pm in Room 8 in the Town Hall. The…

Distinctive chapel seeks controversial revamp

Posted on: 27th October, 2013 in News, Planning

The Bible Truth Church of God have applied for planning permission to replace their current corrugated iron mission hall with a spanking new complex containing a purpose built worship space on the ground floor with 8 flats above. The chapel…

Canterbury Arms

Posted on: 11th June, 2013 in News, Planning

A developer, May Developments (Brixton) Ltd, is proposing to redevelop the Canterbury Arms, on the corner of Pope’s Road and Canterbury Crescent, with a new nine storey residential and community use building. They are holding a public exhibition on their…

Eagle Printing Works – missing date stone

Posted on: 24th May, 2013 in Comment, Planning

Current planning applications for 304 Brixton Road have highlighted a major unauthorised change to the building within the last five years – despite it being in a conservation area. The picture on the right was taken in April 2008 and…


Posted on: 17th April, 2013 in News, Planning

Tesco’s plans to turn the George IV pub on Brixton Hill into a “Tesco Express” suffered a setback at last evening’s Planning Application Committee (PAC) meeting held in Lambeth Town Hall. At issue were four applications to alter the front…

Brixton SPD – Final Week

Posted on: 11th March, 2013 in News, Planning

The consultation on the Brixton Supplementary Planning Document – which has the potential to shape the future of Brixton for the next decade or more – closes this Friday, 15th March. You still have time to have your voice heard….

Minicab office next to McDonalds turned down

Posted on: 9th March, 2013 in Planning

Lambeth have refused planning permission for the  newsagents and general store next to McDonalds on Brixton Road to set up a mini cab control point in the front part of the shop. The society objected to this proposal because it…