Discussion in 'Brixton' started by BusLanes, Jun 20, 2019.
No its the one that used to be a 99p shop near the now closed JobCentre Plus.
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Used to be a jewellers until 81.
And it was the MK One clothes store before becoming the 99p store. MK One was owned by that cash-scooping, asset stripping shitehawke Philip Green.
MK One - Wikipedia
Now they're REALLY taking the piss with this "Community-owned business" spin. Wankers.
Even their own shitty website can only manage to claim that they're 'part owned' by this 'community.'
I wonder if they have permission for their bullshit board?
I'm taking that board. Obstruction of the highway. Terrible for the visually impaired.
Yep that’s infuriating!
Please post up a video of it on fire.
Pack in those young professionals!
House of Multiple Occupation proposed for former doctor’s surgery in Railton Road, Brixton
I thought any development this big had to include affordable housing. Is that not the case?
There's no mention of any in their proposals. Maybe there's different rules for HMOs?
It looks to be more like a glorified hall of residence rather than blocks of flats - I guess it's counted as one unit rather than 41 separate ones which would (in theory at least) require them to build affordable housing.
"making impact investments whilst delivering superior returns"
Was there any indication what size the private living accommodation was?
As Radiohead might put it, those young professionals will be Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box. Each room has a microscopic bathroom and that's it.
It seems to be a similar kind of 'ram 'em in' policy as practised by those delightful capitalists who run Pop Brixton, The Collective.
http://www.141-149railtonroad.info/141-149 Railton Road Exhibition Panels.pdf
Here's the bit of Lambeth policy which relates to this type of development
The policy on affordable housing (H2) mentions requirements for developments of below and over 10 units but I can't see anything anywhere that defines how this is applied to HMOs.
Here's what the current London plan says:
Policy 3.13 Affordable housing thresholds
If you look at the (draft) New London Plan specific mention is made of this kind of development, and an affordable housing provision is set out, but this is applying to development of more than 50 "units" and the one in Railton Rd has 41.
Policy H18 Large-scale purpose-built shared living
Going back to the "community owned business" Brewdog. According to Wikipedia, the company is 46% owned by the two founders and 22% owned by the Private equity firm, TSG Consumer Partners. So someone appears to be telling big fat lies.
BrewDog - Wikipedia
HMO - i wonder if it counts as a single property? Picture of the previous/existing permission on their website - https://www.gcdgroup.co.uk/blank Five large houses.
(sorry - someone had already made that comment).
They probably realised they could make a shitload more money by turning it into 41 rabbit hutches for the well off young professionals who need their own in-house gym.
Not sure if this quoted right...in reference to shop staff having it tough...but there's a quite aggressive Big Issue seller outside the Sainsbury's Local opposite Brixton Palza. Asked me if I had £5 or £10 for him, and when I said I didn't accused me of lying. I saw him from the bus more or less following people from the entrance. But if he's a BI seller, what can the staff do?
Aaah, The Collective have big ads at my local tube station. The answer to housing being unaffordable for even young professionals is not 'advertise tiny bedsits with John Lewis furniture as though being an adult living out of one room is desireable'.
There was a skinhead guy on Streatham High Street aggressively demanding £2 from passers by on Saturday. He didnt get very far with me but i thought he had a right cheek. Whatever happened to asking for 10, or maximum 50p?
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It was gone when I came from the Albert suitably fuelled. I will keep an eye out.
I tried to donate but the page demanded a fiver donation to them?
You can alter that and put it to zero.
I tried and it flashed up minimum donation of five quid? I want it all to go to Nobby!
I just did it. In the drop down re donation to the site, where it says Other, click that and then set it to 0.
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