BRX London: massive private tower block next to Stockwell Skate Park

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. wtfftw

    wtfftw melting like a toastie

    Long gone chips, kebabs etc on a bit of brixton road. Only mention online I can find I'd that it was at 382 brixton road.

    I've spent the last ten minutes trying to find a jungle brothers video where they're on a bus and its visible through the window or something. :thumbs: Always made me laugh.
    But this is the only thing I can find
  2. wtfftw

    wtfftw melting like a toastie

    Found it!
    Like 40 seconds in.

    Edit: except that wasn't even the video I was thinking of. :confused:
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2015
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  3. FOSS

    FOSS Well-Known Member

    Good objection from the Brixton Society

    On behalf of the Brixton Society I object to this planning application on two grounds.
    Firstly, the mix of tenures: the various documents refer to affordable, social rent, and active elderly affordable. It is stated that these tenures will amount to 46% of the units in the scheme. However, no further breakdown is given between affordable and social rent. As affordable now means anything up to 80% of open market rent - a rent that is far from affordable for very many people in this borough - the further breakdown is crucial. If the whole 46% were to be let at social rent levels, this would be acceptable. If they were to be let at 80% market rent, this would be outrageous. The reality may be between the two but the voluminous documentation does not enlighten the reader on the point.
    Secondly, the height of the tallest block: at 20 storeys, this is nearly three times the height (at 7 storeys) for which outline permission was granted. The outline has clearly changed. 20 storeys would loom over its surroundings and is totally out of character with the area. It would totally dwarf the (quite tall for their era) Victorian houses opposite across Stockwell Road. It would be massively taller than the nearby, listed O2 Astoria. It would be twice as tall as the only nearby tall building, the newly built 10 storey block on the corner of Stockwell Park Walk and Brixton Road. The comparisons drawn in the design statement with tall buildings further afield is misleading. These are all isolated blocks with space around them. The proposed block is part of a densely packed site where it will be surrounded by blocks of 9, 8, 7 and 4 storeys. It is an over development.
  4. FOSS

    FOSS Well-Known Member

  5. Tropi

    Tropi Well-Known Member

    Any news on this carbuncle?
  6. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Up to 262 objections now - and just 12 comments in favour all heavily smelling of eau d'developer:

    Like Brixton needs a fucking gateway.

    I like this comment:

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  7. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Is the skatepark at risk? I have lost track a bit.
  8. alcopop

    alcopop Banned Banned

    I don't think so, the block will be next to it.

    Not sure if any objections bemoaning the loss of the skate park will be useful because they're not losing it.
  9. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    It's got confused tenure though - the skatepark FB group has more info.
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  10. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Many informed people are of the opinion that a giant overlooking block of flats will have an adverse effect on the skate park, either immediately (dust and fumes from the construction, lack of sunlight etc) or later on when they fear that some members of this vibrant new community will force restrictions on the current 24-hour use of the park. I think their fears are very well grounded.
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  11. alcopop

    alcopop Banned Banned

    I agree that's a possibility. But don't know if objecting on those grounds would be valid.

    Thinking aloud to be honest, hopefully I'm wrong.
  12. Tropi

    Tropi Well-Known Member

    Do developers ever stick big ugly fucking buildings next door to where they live?
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  13. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Loss of light, overlooking/privacy, impact on local area, removal of residential amenity and over development are all valid reasons for objections.
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  14. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Naturally the council is saying YES PLEASE to this fucking hideous development.

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  15. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    The planning application was approved tonight 8:0
    The debate was very circuitous. There were 3 objectors - all connected with the skate park.
    Also 2 supporters who were tenants and another was connected with the developer.

    This scheme does seem unusual in terms of current Lambeth regenerations in that the vast majority on new housing will be "affordable"

    There was some very poor chairing from Councillor Clair Wilcox, who had to be repeatedly advised by officers what could and could not be put forward as a motion.

    About an hour was devoted to the item - and about 75% of that time taken was discussing the skate park - including some "off the table" offer of £100,000 to facilitate public realm improvements and toilets for the skate park (some of which was not permissible to incorporate into the motions for approval - for reasons I cannot divulge, not being a planning lawyer).

    Another interesting tit-bit: the crime monitoring CCTV which will be installed will be operated under the direction of the CCTV control centre at Weyland House on the Robsart Estate (if it's still called that).
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  16. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Malcolm Clark from Lambeth has added this in response to the Buzz article
    Is this true? FOSS
  17. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

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  18. editor

    editor hiraethified

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  19. editor

    editor hiraethified

  20. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

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  21. editor

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  22. editor

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  23. donkyboy

    donkyboy Crazy cat man

    this development is right opposite stockwell park primary school. used to attend in the 1980s. left in 1989. seems a century ago, now.....
  24. editor

    editor hiraethified

  25. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Yeah! Living the lifestyle!

  26. editor

    editor hiraethified

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  27. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

  28. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    The market for these kind of properties is in decline....these could sit empty for some time...
  29. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Or, even better, be squatted.
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  30. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    That vid looks like a recycled advert for Next with pics of the blocks edited in.
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