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CH1

"Red Guard"(NLYL)
Does anyone know what is going on inside the closed NISA on Coldharbour Lane?
There is a lot of heavy construction work going on inside...the place is completely gutted and they keep drilling...
Tongue in cheek suggestion here.
I Googled the address and up pops the premises next door, which I had always taken to be a mosque.
Judging by the photo it could be a combined mosque and fitness centre. Nocking NISA and Lambeth Masjid and Progressive Community Centre into a dual purpose Muslim version of Fierce Grace might make sense?
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CH1

"Red Guard"(NLYL)
According to Lambeth planning records, the unit is being extended at the back. (details here). I'd guess they're giving the whole place a general refit too. From the application details, it does appear that it will remain as a Nisa though, which is good news I reckon?

I've attached the submitted floor plan in case of interest
The application was granted (almost) 2 years ago.
Meantime NISA group wholesale has been acquired by Co-op Group.

There was speculation in 2018 on this thread as to how a NISA shop and a Co-op branch co-exist on opposite sides of the road. I think NISA retail still exists as a co-operative group of small shop owners, so you might even be right that whoever owns the shop at 188 Coldharbour Lane (presumably Mohammed Akhtar as on the Decision Notice) will simply plough ahead and reopen their shop as a NISA.

Seems to me that this is hardly a gold mine though. You have Co-op, (ex)Costcutter, (ex)Loco and Tesco Express all competing with you. They'd better hurry up and build the Higgs Estate to provide some more customers!
 

teuchter

je suis teuchter
All the supermarkets except the co-op are a bit rubbish (limited selection of stuff) and in that sense aren't really competition. The NISA was good because it had some stuff that you can't get in the co-op. It would be good to have it back. The co-op seems to have gone downlhill a little bit, with what seems to be a gradually diminishing selection, and appears to have some stocktaking issues as certain things very often seem to be sold out (sometimes for days on end).
 

Gramsci

Well-Known Member
All the supermarkets except the co-op are a bit rubbish (limited selection of stuff) and in that sense aren't really competition. The NISA was good because it had some stuff that you can't get in the co-op. It would be good to have it back. The co-op seems to have gone downlhill a little bit, with what seems to be a gradually diminishing selection, and appears to have some stocktaking issues as certain things very often seem to be sold out (sometimes for days on end).
Ive noticed that at the LJ Coop. Go there and basic stuff has sold out

What is more amusing are the self service scanning section. What people do is scan all the food/ products then walk out without paying. The system does not alert the already busy staff until they have left.

I dont know who worked that one out but it appears to be becoming a local past time.
 

Gramsci

Well-Known Member
The other one at the Coop I havent seen for a while is taking a bottle of wine from the fridge and doing a runner for the door .

Talking of that the Coop does not seem to have security now?
 

Gramsci

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We have invited Simon Phillips who is leading on the Brixton Liveable Neighbourhood project, local councillors and Lambeth's Regen department. Expected soon is the consultation on the new version of the Lambeth Local Plan.
That is the Brixton Liveable Neighborhood whose boundary comess up to LJ in order to get the Mayors grant . This may be interesting.

Liveable Neighborhood is another way to say road closures.
 

editor

hiraethified
Does anyone know what is going on inside the closed NISA on Coldharbour Lane?
There is a lot of heavy construction work going on inside...the place is completely gutted and they keep drilling...
I went past recently and there was an almighty pile of rubble on the pavement outside!
 

CH1

"Red Guard"(NLYL)

local guy

special member , on his own terms
Re : LEMB saga...

Has anybody called the LEMB office and asked about the voting result Sade&Peter Co. v Lambeth Council...... ? when will the result be publicly available ?

Well, I do hope that...

Sade&Peter Co.


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RHK

Always look on the bright side of life...
After LEMB's (money and paper wasting) campaign to get voted back in once again they have sent no information to residents regarding the outcome of the ballot. Very odd that residents are still in the dark regarding the outcome of the vote and that no information has been forthcoming.

It would be a crime if Sade & Peter Co were able to continue to run the estate. I use the word run loosely. More like ruin the estate.

If the General Election results are able to be confirmed within a few days why hasn't the result of the vote been declared?
 
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Angellic

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From LJAG

Stop the Loughborough Junction Towers
29 storeys and 20 storeys tall


Architects Metaphorm has put in a planning application for two residential towers - one 29 storeys tall, the other 20 storeys tall, and a three-storey makerspace - on a prominent site in Loughborough Junction bordered by Hinton Road, Wellfit Street and Hardess Street.

LJAG will be campaigning to stop this development which is totally out of keeping with the area and which will place huge pressure on our overstretched infrastructure, especially our train service out of Loughborough Junction station.

Click here for the planning application on the Lambeth website where you can lodge your objection. Alternatively make your way to the Lambeth council website and entry planning application number 19/04280/FUL in to the planning portal.

Also copy in the local councillors:
Jim Dickson jdickson@lambeth.co.uk;
Becca Thackray bthackray@lambeth.gov.uk and
Pauline George pgeorge@lambeth.gov.uk and
our local MP Helen Hayes. helen.hayes.mp@parliament.uk

Time is short too, you need to get your comments in by 25 February

If you need more information please email ljactiongroup@gmail.com or give me a ring on 07799 621 582

Best wishes
Anthea Masey
Chair
Loughborough Junction Action Group (LJAG)
 

RHK

Always look on the bright side of life...
Loughborough Junction and the surrounding areas are a mix of different styles. The two residential towers will add something else to the mix. This isn't a conservation area and the towers could add a different dimension to the area. Change is inevitable and Loughborough Junction needs to evolve. Not a fan of LJAG and their choices of what is out of keeping in the area.
 
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Gramsci

Well-Known Member
Loughborough Junction and the surrounding areas are a mix of different styles. The two residential towers will add something else to the mix. This isn't a conservation area and the towers could add a different dimension to the area. Change is inevitable and Loughborough Junction needs to evolve. Not a fan of LJAG and their choices of what is out of keeping in the area.
So I take it you support the proposed Hero of Switzerland plans?
 

CH1

"Red Guard"(NLYL)
Loughborough Junction and the surrounding areas are a mix of different styles. The two residential towers will add something else to the mix. This isn't a conservation area and the towers could add a different dimension to the area. Change is inevitable and Loughborough Junction needs to evolve. Not a fan of LJAG and their choices of what is out of keeping in the area.
You could not get a development more out of keeping with Edwardian terraced housing and Ruskin Park.
Unless you wanted to spit on Ruskin's grave perhaps.

Your post suggests you are not familiar with the area.Ttake a walk through Ruskin Park, or down Herne Hill Road, starting from the top,
Personally I'm getting sick of Lambeth allowing Brixton and surrounding area to turn into a sort of down at heel Nine Elms.
 

RHK

Always look on the bright side of life...
I was born and have lived here for over sixty years. I know the area very well and regularly walk around it. Times, places and areas change and evolve. It's inevitable. Everyone has an opinion and that is mine. Change keeps an area interesting. I like seeing change and welcome change in this area. For me it's long overdue.
 
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Big Bertha

Marinekanone
I was born and have lived here for over sixty years. I know the area very well and regularly walk around it. Times, places and areas change and evolve. It's inevitable. Everyone has an opinion and that is mine. Change keeps an area interesting. I like seeing change and welcome change in this area. For me it's long overdue.
I couldn’t agree more.

Sir, you are the voice of reason
 
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Gramsci

Well-Known Member
Loughborough Junction and the surrounding areas are a mix of different styles. The two residential towers will add something else to the mix. This isn't a conservation area and the towers could add a different dimension to the area. Change is inevitable and Loughborough Junction needs to evolve. Not a fan of LJAG and their choices of what is out of keeping in the area.
LJAG is respondig to the concerns of local residents. So this isn't just about LJAG ideas. ( Im not in LJAG)

Also at last LJ Neighborhood Forum several local residents turned up to express concern over the plans and how to object.

Hence the info put out by LJAG

I went to the two pre application public events run by Metaphorm. At the first sevearal options for the site were shown.

At the second Metaphorm had narrowed that down to the tall towers.

I heard people at that second event objecting to the height.

Seems Metaphorm have igored this.

The same happened with the Hero of Switzerland application. Developer pre application events findings were ignored by developers. They ploughed on with what they wanted to do.
 

Gramsci

Well-Known Member
I was born and have lived here for over sixty years. I know the area very well and regularly walk around it. Times, places and areas change and evolve. It's inevitable. Everyone has an opinion and that is mine. Change keeps an area interesting. I like seeing change and welcome change in this area. For me it's long overdue.
This idea that those who oppose one kind of development are opposing change is incorrect. Of course areas change but that does not mean one has to support every kind of change. Or how its done.

For example I was one of those who opposed the Council plans to build over the Grove adventure playground. I had all this stuff about opposing change from the Council.
 

Gramsci

Well-Known Member
It could be that Metaphorm are pushing ahead with planning application as they expect it to go to appeal.

That is the Planning dept wil tun the application down. Or if it goes to Planning Committee it will be turned down.

Herne Hill Cllrs are going to oppose it as far as I know.

Metaphorm , Ive heard , have got financial backing for the scheme.

If it goes to appeal its out of the Councils hands.
 

RHK

Always look on the bright side of life...
Everyone has an opinion and I expressed mine. I respect your opinion and do not feel the need to defend mine. I look forward to plenty of long overdue change and growth in this area.
 
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Gramsci

Well-Known Member
Everyone has an opinion and I expressed mine. I respect your opinion and do not feel the need to defend mine. I look forward to plenty of long overdue change and growth in this area.
You have made statements here about change. You clearly dont respect my opinion.

You have implied Im against change.
 

Gramsci

Well-Known Member
Everyone has an opinion and I expressed mine. I respect your opinion and do not feel the need to defend mine. I look forward to plenty of long overdue change and growth in this area.
You have made statements here about change. You clearly dont respect my opinion.

You have implied Im against change.
 

Gramsci

Well-Known Member
Everyone has an opinion and I expressed mine. I respect your opinion and do not feel the need to defend mine. I look forward to plenty of long overdue change and growth in this area.
You have made statements here about change. You clearly dont respect my opinion.

You have implied Im against change.
 

RHK

Always look on the bright side of life...
Gramsci I am expressing my opinion and everyone has the right to express theirs. I haven't implied anything about you at all. That's it and that's all.
 
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