Chuka Umunna to hold community question time over new Sainsbury’s on Tulse Hill

The existing Carpetright and Topps Tiles building. picture from Google Streetview
The existing Carpetright and Topps Tiles building. picture from Google Streetview

The Streatham MP Chuka Umunna is to hold a question time style meeting tomorrow to look at residents’ concerns over a new supermarket.

The event, at St Matthew’s Tenants Hall, St Matthew’s Road, Brixton, tomorrow at 8pm, will discuss a plan by Sainsbury’s to open a 12,000 sq ft store at the corner of Tulse Hill and Brixton Water Lane.

Representatives from Sainsbury’s and the Lambeth council licensing department have been invited, as well as Tulse Hill councillor Marcia Cameron.

Umunna held a similar meeting in October about the proposal for a Tesco Express at the former George IV pub on Brixton Hill, where residents and local business owners quizzed a Tesco representative and councillors over the plans.

All welcome at the meeting.




  1. Welcome by me.

    100 new jobs, an alternative to shopping at Tesco and tidying up the corner..

    Is the objection to let it go to rack and ruin and turn it into a crack den.

  2. It is unnecessary as there’s a Sainsbury’s just the other end of Water Lane on Brixton Hill. The site would be better used if it was given over to a social housing project – building homes to take families off the waiting list or out of unsuitable accommodation.

    • And how would those houses look on the corner of that junction? Don’t forget new builds are always cheaply built and with no gardens and no place for bins. poorly maintained cheap buildings become unsitely .and then of course there is all the back hander stuff that goes on with the contractors or property developers. Do you think that it was a good thing then to build on the school site next to the park? Once built here was no school for the children in the houses. So then they had to build a new school in Brixton that has no beautiful trees and areas for the children to run around costing millions, costing more than the money they sold the school next to Brockwell park!!, yes, tax payers money. And it was a prime location! Sorry Pam, more houses without the infra structure equals trouble in Lambeth. Stick to carpet shops and supermarkets!

  3. how many times have you been in to buy cheap carpet? the place is empty of people and full of ugly beds and nylon carpet. Sainsbury’s will have more people working in this space and will actually serve the community . I personally hate supermarkets but I loath Carpet Right. when the Dick Sheppard School got turned into an enormous housing estate no additional amenities were considered, maybe this will be good for those people who now wont have to drive to buy food. who knows. the tiny Sainsbury’s that is now on Brixton Hill is packed all the time.

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