The council is currently preparing a ‘Supplementary Planning Document’ (SPD) covering key sites in the north of Brixton town centre.
These sites include council and privately owned land at Canterbury Crescent, Pope’s Road, Brixton Station Road and Valentia Place. These sites are currently home to Pop Brixton, the public Pay & Display and market trader car parks, International House, Brixton railway station, Sports Direct, railway arches, Brixton Station Road and Pope’s Road.
The Lambeth Local Plan allocates these sites for redevelopment through Site Allocations 15 and 16. The SPD will expand on this by setting out a vision for the future of this part of the town centre and will promote, guide and control future development in these areas. More specifically, the SPD will promote:
- A boost to the local economy by seeking a significant increase in the quantity, quality and variety of workspace available in Brixton
- Delivery of new, additional affordable and open market homes to meet housing need
- Delivery of major improvements to passenger access and the environment at Brixton railway station
- Safer and healthier streets through improved pedestrian, cycle and servicing conditions within the area and the surrounding streets
- Delivery of new public spaces that support and celebrate Brixton’s street life and markets
- Delivery of benefits from new development for residents and businesses including employment, supply chain and skills development opportunities
- Delivery of improved and permanent facilities to support the street markets and town centre
- A comprehensive and high-quality design response to all sites in the SPD area
- Development and improvements being delivered in a way that tackles the Climate Emergency
These improvements will build-upon and complement those being achieved through the Brixton Liveable Neighbourhoods and Good Growth Fund projects. Together, these projects represent a significant investment in Brixton that will help support its continued success as one of London’s most distinctive, multicultural and diverse town centres.
The Council expects to publish the SPD for a first formal public consultation in early summer. Full details will be published on the Council’s website and Commonplace.