The Brixton Society monitors local planning applications and tries to comment on all applications of significance. This is because we believe our built environment has a huge role to play in how our community develops. Whether we have open spaces free for community use, whether there are enough schools in the area, and whether our market traders can continue to operate and grow their businesses – those are just some of the issues we have fought on in the past few years.
From the beginning of 2019, we are now publishing the more significant responses or comments we have made to planning applications or planning policy consultations. They are listed to the right of this page under Planning Responses. Clicking on any item will open a copy of our response for you to read.
Brixton Society planning guidelines
- seek to protect historic buildings, especially ‐ but not exclusively ‐ those listed nationally or locally and to protect the integrity of conservation areas;
- oppose over‐development (i.e. development which local resources ‐ such as transport or schools ‐ cannot support, which shortfall cannot be made up by S106 agreements);
- seek to protect the amenity of neighbours of any proposed development;
- seek to protect and enhance employment generation, including generally opposing proposed changes of use from business to residential;
- support high quality, energy efficient, sustainable developments which do not breach any of the above guidelines.
If you’re concerned about a planning application being made in the area, please get in touch with us.
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.
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 […]
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has recently published an updated version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). You can download a copy using the link in our “Useful planing links” column above. Understandably, it may be difficult to interest many people in the NPPF but it is important. It has a direct effect […]
What is happening in Somerleyton Road? It is almost four years since the short-life housing co-op was evicted from Carlton Mansions as part of the plans for the comprehensive redevelopment of the land between Somerleyton Road and the railway line, from Coldharbour Lane to Somerleyton Passage. What has happened since? In 2015 Lambeth council submitted […]