Pope’s Road Hondo Tower

The news that the applicant has withdrawn this proposal has been widely reported and is very welcome indeed. The Brixton Society was one of many objectors to this totally inappropriate development. We trust our detailed analysis of its very many faults contributed to the outcome. Unfortunately, the applicant appears shameless in their withdrawal letter. Over […]


Despite overwhelming objections, Lambeth’s planning committee gave unanimous approval to the Roper’s Walk planning application yesterday (23rd November). The image shows how out-of-keeping with the landscape the proposal is. It is from the Brixton Blog website which has covered the case extensively HERE.  The Brixton Buzz gave a blow-by-blow account of the meeting HERE. All […]

Pope’s Road Hondo Tower

NEWS TODAY 1st MARCH 2021 The Mayor of London has called-in the Hondo Tower planning application. He will now decide whether of not to grant planning permission following a public hearing. This is great news and keeps hopes alive of defeating this monstrosity.

Pope’s Road Hondo Tower

Anyone interested in the future of Brixton no doubt knows by now that – despite opposition from the local MP, English Heritage, many local groups including the Brixton Society, and a 7,000+ petition against the plans – Lambeth has granted planning permission for this massive tower block in the heart of Brixton. That battle may […]

Pope’s Road Proposals – 2nd Update

The developer, Hondo, has amended their planning application. There are 40 new documents, dated 14 July 2020, on the Lambeth website (HERE) amending the application (bringing the total to 156). As a result, the consultation has been re-opened and comments are invited on the revised plans Of the 320 public comments recorded on the site, […]

Planning Queries

We are frequently asked questions about planning matters. We have compiled a list of the most common questions together with some guidance and put that on a new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page on this website. You can find it from links on our main Planning page or go straight to it by following this […]

Shakespeare Road

A developer is coming forward with proposals to redevelop the waste site in Shakespeare Road, known as the Shakespeare Wharf Waste Site. It would change from being a waste processing site to residential housing. Usually, the Brixton Society is against changing the use of sites from employment uses into residential; we need to keep local […]

Advertising on Park Railings

Lambeth council has made a large number of planning applications to install advertising boards on the railings of our parks and open spaces plus, in some places, a number of free-standing boards. One of the boards planned for Windrush Square is a four metre wide hoarding gracing the railings by the Windrush lights. As they […]

Somerleyton Road update

Archaeological work by Historic England is about to start in Somerleyton Road prior to building works. A copy of the “Written Scheme of Investigation” may be downloaded from here. This gives interesting background information and an outline of the digs that will be undertaken.

Quin & Axtens

Our photograph shows the Quin & Axtens building before its 1926/7 rebuild. The “new” building was largely destroyed by wartime bombing in 1941. It was rebuilt from the remaining shell after the war with offices above shops – the building we see today. Now known more prosaically as 414-426 Brixton Road, it is facing another […]