Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Apr 11, 2012.
Matey might be planning on having half a dozen kids though
The things that many newcomers are moving into Brixton for are very often the exact same things that are being pushed out as a result of their arrival.
i don't care how many children matey wants as long as his/her partner wants about six fewer.
Or maybe opening a boutique restaurant in his house.
at least it's not buy to let. i hope.
Lambeth are restricting the conversion of family houses into flats in Brixton.
But you could say the same to me and you on that front. We're just older newcomers.
but this seems to be the other way round, flats to family house.
Pretty sure my arrival didn't push up property prices. Probably took them down, if anything.
He's in line with Lambeth policy. I'm not sure what the issue is.
The flats in my block doubled in value within 6 months of my arrival. Now I'm not saying correlation is causation, but...
I moved here because my sister moved here first and probably for no other reason than our grandparents lived in Herne Hill and owned a garage in Coldharbour Lane so it was familiar. Absolutely nothing to do with what the area was like, property prices or how many coffee shops there were
you're saying, as i understand it, that lb lambeth are restricting the division of family houses into flats. i am talking about the reverse process, of flats being undivided into houses. could you link to the policy?
It was on a thread on here somewhere, I forget where and the whys. I know he's converting flats back into a single unit. The council aren't forcing converted houses to become houses again but they are putting a halt to more conversions in some areas/roads. I'll have a look.
In the last 12-18 months there's been a massive change in the demographics of the area. A big influx of largely young, professional and reasonably affluent people have moved into the area. Which means that people who have lived here for a long time are being priced out of the market. Same for some longstanding local businesses. Of course places evolve over time, but when change happens to communities so quickly it causes some resentment and massive changes to the area. Doesn't always necessarily mean it's a bad thing per se, but it does have repercussions for housing, business, schools and other infrastructure.
Communities can become transient. Many (not all) of the people moving to the area will move out to buy a place, start a family or just because they want a quieter life. Some of those are reasons for people moving in too from more affluent areas. Nothing necessarily wrong with any of those choices, but when you have a massive influx of this sort of thing over a short period of time it inevitably unsettles areas for good and/or bad reasons.
Shut it you. Obviously newcomers (spit) have brought them down.
Mine eventually turned into one of London's biggest crack dens.
Perhaps you should be evicted from Brixton then? Hmm. You're obviously a bad influence, Ed.
It's a fucker of a situation that isn't going to be resolved until we end a housing system that encourages people to take on ludicrous amounts of debt to put a roof over their heads.
I reckon he's partly responsible. When people google various places in Brixton, they probably come across his articles and see there's the Lido and Brockwell Park and think to themselves that it sounds like a jolly nice area to move to
Thanks Nipsla. That was exactly what I was after.
I'm sure that the speed of change has a lot to do with it. I've read a number of different accounts of Brixton's history and from what I can tell Brixton's had quite a few rapid and substantial changes to its make-up since it was built?
Quite. That's no more matey's fault than anyone else's. AFAWK...
A good point, well made, minnie.
You didn't see many yuppies wanting to move here in the early 80s though. I wonder why
However, I do realise that there's a lot more yuppies now than there were in the 80s
There were other problems then though, presumably. Would you want them back?
Yeah, but if they wanted cheap houses, then that was the prime time to come wasn't it?!
Yes, but I was still at school, minnie.
at the risk of missing the obvious, why do you bugger about going east then north when the orange road forming the hypotenuse of the little triangle at the start of your route would appear to be at least as fast? plus going up the a23 and then east on the orange road would appear a shorter distance than you're currently taking. and i do hope that it doesn't take you 1h41m to cycle that, you may as well leave your bike at home and walk, it'd be quicker.
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