Date announced for Pope’s Road tower hearing

CGI of street scene in Brixton
Computer generated image of the tower sen from the junction of Atlantic Road and Vining Street

London mayor Sadiq Khan has set 10am on Friday 10 June as the date for a hearing on the planning application for a major development in central Brixton including a 20-storey tower in Pope’s Road.

It will take place in the chamber of the new London City Hall in Docklands at Kamal Chunchie Way, E16 1ZE, which has a capacity of only 140.

The hearing on the application by the Amsterdam-based company AG Hondo Popes Road BV will be open to the public.

People attending in person will be required to enter through airport-style security which, the mayor’s annoucement says, “ can lead to a delay”.

They are asked to “arrive in plenty of time” to ensure they are able to watch or participate by 10am.

The chamber will be open from 9am and entry to the City Hall is possible from 8.30am.

The agenda for the hearing will be available on the Greater London Authority (GLA) website seven days in advance of the hearing, along with the GLA officers’ report on the application and their recommendation to the Mayor.

People who have made a written representation in relation to the application either to Lambeth council or to the GLA at any consultation stage are eligible to request to speak (this does not include people who have signed a petition).

To speak at the hearing you must submit to GLA officers a detailed statement of the issues that you intend to express by 27 May.

All objectors or supporters will together have a total of 15 minutes to speak.

Depending on the number of people in each group wishing to speak, the GLA may ask people with similar views to agree a spokesperson or persons to act on their behalf.

The application for the development more than two years ago raised a storm of protest the plans were first revealed almost three years ago.