Three Brixton sites are among those proposed for major redevelopment by Lambeth council.
Tesco on Acre Lane, Halfords, Currys and a surrounding area on Effra Road, and 336 Brixton Road are listed in the “Draft Lambeth Site Allocations Development Plan Document”, which has proposed planning policies for 14 sites.
Consultation on the plans is now open and will end on 22 February.
The Tesco site ”presents an opportunity to reprovide a supermarket for the town centre in addition to new homes, including affordable housing,” the council says. The site has potential for between 120 to 170 self-contained residential units.
Other stated benefits would include a widened footway and increased activity on and around Acre Lane with potential for enhanced “urban greening and biodiversity”.
Despite its support for a 20-storey tower on Pope’s Road, the council says the Tesco site “is not appropriate for a tall building”.
It also says that the development should see “a meaningful reduction” in car parking.
The Effra Road development area would include not only the Halfords and Currys site, but also those of the Unitarian Church, Fitch Court – a council-run retirement housing complex – the Mosaic Clubhouse and Masey Mews.
The council consultation document says they “present an opportunity to bring forward high-quality, mixed-use development that can contribute replacement community facilities and place of worship, new workspace and jobs within the Brixton Creative Enterprise Zone, and new housing and affordable housing within an existing residential neighbourhood, all within walking and cycling distance of Brixton town centre.”
330 – 336 Brixton Road
The council says redevelopment of the Brixton Road site could provide improved accommodation for existing users, including the WeAre336 hub of voluntary and community sector organisations, and NHS clinical facilities.
Retention of light industrial workspace on the site would make a significant contribution to the Brixton Creative Enterprise Zone.
There is additional potential to create new housing, the council says.
“Winans Walk has potential to be reinstated as a residential street through the creation of a defensible street boundary and dedicated footways at the rear of the site,” the council consultation document says.
“Some of the key features of the Brixton Road Conservation Area can also be reinstated, including the historic building line, street boundary treatments and soft-landscaped front gardens.”
The existing Esso petrol station in the site would be removed under the council’s draft plans.
The frontage building at 336 Brixton Road would be retained “as a positive contributor to the conservation area”.
Other proposed development sites near Brixton are at Loughborough Junction, King’s College Hospital and West Norwood.