As avid readers of Urban75 and Brixtonblog will have noticed, Sainsbury’s supermarkets have put in a licence application for the Carpetright site on the corner of Tulse Hill and Brixton Water Lane. The deadline for the public to make comments on this is Monday, 18th February.
Basically, since both Carpetright and Sainsbury’s are shops, the only way to have your say is over this issue of whether the building should be permitted to sell alcohol – there is no further planning permission required. Effrablog guesses that the site will be sold to Sainsbury’s if the licence is granted. Streatham MP Chuka Umunna has been consulting with residents on this.
So the big question is – while it may be handy to be able to buy carpets locally, is it more convenient to be able to buy groceries? And what’s with the big hippo in pyjamas anyway?
Either way, this is how you comment (taken from this Lambeth page)
- By email – firstname.lastname@example.org
- By letter – Licensing, 5th Floor, Blue Star House, 234-244 Stockwell Road, London, SW9 9SP
- By fax – 020 7926 6150
“Please ensure that you give your name and full address in your representation, as we will not consider anonymous representations. It should also be noted that applicants will have access to any representations that are made in respect of their application, to allow them the opportunity to respond to the points raised.
Applications which attract valid representations will be referred to a hearing of the Licensing Sub-Committee. The applicant and anyone who has made a valid representation will be invited to attend the hearing and present their case. The Sub-Committee will then decide whether or not to grant the application, and whether to add conditions to any licence granted.“