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Brixton's Club 414 threatened with closure

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Rushy, Jun 27, 2015.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Why would you say that?
     
  2. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I was referring to the way the supporter quoted on the planning application says Coldharbour Lane is dangerous, urinated in and plagued by drug dealers (talking from memory).

    I think its actually pretty safe at the moment and the urination issue applies to most of Brixton. I am probably very naive when it comes to spotting drug dealers, but it seems to me they are much less conspicuous now than in the 1990s say.

    That is all I was saying about that comment.

    As regards the planning application itself it is clear we are saturated with restaurants - as I said - at both planning meetings - in responding to the Rosa's Thai cafe application at 400 - 402 Coldharbour Lane.
     
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  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Ah right. Well, I'd say the urination levels are certainly higher than a decade ago although the street isn't as dangerous as it has been. There's still plenty of dealers about, although they seem to have changed their offerings to suit the area's new night time clientèle.
     
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  4. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    You mean more coke less crack/horse?
     
  5. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    The '70s are phoning and asking if they can have their heroin slang back, maaaan.
     
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  6. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom doesn't like the cut of your jib

    Horse? :hmm: No one ever called it that ever, apart from badly written government literature
     
  7. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    And Prince.
     
  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Blimey:
     
  9. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom doesn't like the cut of your jib

    Oh yeah, and Prince :thumbs:
     
  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    Figures from the landlords.
     
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  11. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    What? You mean Prince isn't from da streets? :eek:
     
  12. Matt Rush

    Matt Rush New Member

    I have been coming to the 414 aince 1992. It is 1 of Londons most iconic clubs and is known, not just locally and nationally but internationally. The club brings revenue to so many local businesses (including local shops restuarants, bars and cab companies) with its many clubbers that attend on a weekly basis. It is 1 of the only venues in London that cater for many specialized music genres. Each genre alone attracts crowds of followers to the area. The club is family run by T and Lou and they care about their attendees and look after everyone. The club to me and so many others is our 2nd home. T and Lou live at the premesis to, and have always helped out with local policing (using the clubs cctv) and done what they can to follow procedures incl. Having photo id entry and scanners etc. They have not only invested all their money into the club over the years, but also all their time and effort into making this iconic venue what it is today. To close this and the Markets surrounding it will be a huge loss to Brixtons heritage. The club is loved and supported by so many people and we are all willing to do what we can to stop the 414 from closing.
     
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  13. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member


    As 414 used to be just down the road from I used to live I think this is bollocks. I certainly never saw 414 as having a bad effect on the street. ( and I am speaking as someone who did not use it).

    I also agree with CH1 about the dealing. Or lack of it.
     
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  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I've been sent this. Any thoughts?

    The freeholders LAP have changed the town planning application to A1 only with the flats and have dropped the A3 & A5 use. Could this be a ploy to avoid the application going to committee - and is there any way that this change of mind can be utilised to help the 414? Seems all a bit underhand.
     
  15. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Not sure that makes sense. Original application was/is A1.
     
  16. Twattor

    Twattor Well-Known Member

    Agreed. Doesn't make sense. Nightclubs are Sui Generis, A3/5 is restaurants and takeaways which is closer to the current use, which would seem a more obvious tactic to get planning. Saying that, planning departments seem to make it up as they go along these days, so are difficult to second guess.
     
  17. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  19. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    Not going to be many places left at this rate
     
  20. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    bastards :(
     
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  21. laughalot

    laughalot Well-Known Member

    ...So disappointed with Lambeth Council Planning Department....
    An on line petition with 2257 signatures from all over the world, two written petitions one with local shop keepers business' and residents (45) and another with night workers, shift workers and key worker (83), 443 objections on the actual planning site and a Lambeth Councillor. Policies from Lambeth UDP and the London Plan quoted for support for refusal.
    Yet permission is granted without the application even going for discussion at a committee hearing.
    Can this be right?
     
  22. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    This
     
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  23. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It seems that every fucking place that is a bit different, or a bit old school, or a bit unfucked-about-with has to go. And it's fucking me off.
     
  24. magneze

    magneze mnemonic beef

  25. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    totally. all these small, but vital niches in clubland. i wasn't in love with their music policy, but the space they occupy is so important. fill that niche in and it won't be a niche any more
     
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  26. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    If the udp and London plan references are accurate then how come the application can go through?
     
  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    If you worked in one of Brixton's clubs, the 414 was just about the only place you could get a pint after work - and be let in for free.
     
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  28. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Bad week. First A&C and now this :(
     
  29. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

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