Planning permission refused for huge LED ad boards in Brixton


Proposed design for LED advertising boards in the centre of Brixton
The proposed design for LED advertising boards in the centre of Brixton

Planning permission to erect huge LED ad boards in the centre of Brixton has been refused.

Last month a proposal to install ten illuminated advertising boards to the upper floors of 467 Brixton Road (above KFC) was discovered just days before the deadline to object.

The planning application said the boards would “enhance the visibility of Brixton” and help it to become like Piccadilly Circus.

When Brixton Buzz first reported on the proposal just one objection had been registered on the Lambeth planning website – within 24 hours over 400 comments were lodged.

Those opposed to the ten moving advertising boards said they would not fit with the character of Brixton and have no benefit for the community. 

Brixton Society said: “the idea that a massive, garish illuminated advertising hoarding on the high street will somehow help put the area on the map is laughable.”

Eventually 691 comments were lodged, overwhelmingly against the proposal.

Lambeth Council’s planning website now says the application has been refused.