More on planning and development in Lambeth

Three giant plans are afoot in our area, so we need to be vigilant. The Brixton Society(www, )has dedicated volunteers who keep track of the many planning issues which may affect us.  It is true on a local  level just getting around Brixton  even on foot  people have to take care. With major building over the next few years at New Town Hall site and Oval House/ Brixton Green, the Effra residents area will soon be  subject to earth moving and shaking.

There are a lot of people who are monitoring developments and are House’s Director Deborah Bestwick at a recent meeting  stated that she had asked if some of the building supplies could be off-loaded via the rail network onto  the sidings, this would at least have prevented some disturbance to an already stressed road system.

More localised planning has to be found on Lambeth website an for example: more plans for third floor roof terraces are at present listed awaiting consideration.

To check individuals can go to Lambeth Planning’s web site: an click on view planning applications and put in the address or application number and there is a tick box where you can comment. The more comments the clearer the message. For example;

For 16/00258/FUL the site says the Neighbour Consultation Period Expiry Date is 8.2.2016

but the meeting considering this application  is not immediate, so there may be time if you object, or want to comment.


Brixton Community Base end of winter events starting tuesday 9th Feb.Vassall and Coldharbour Health and Well-Being forum

Effra Cooks flyer 25.01.16(1)

V&C website for more details of local events for the community.

Share your favourite recipes and  make your own cook book of Effra residents favourite recipes. A local effort with local input giving us a flavour of our area. at Brixton Community Base Talma Road SW2 1AS

(See more information  below)effracooks planning design

We will use residents’ stories and favourite family recipes to create a cookbook that will be shared and you can keep.

Each session will include:

  • Tea/coffee/cakes and biscuits
  • Gentle movement workshop
  • Information about keeping well, happy and safe

Workshops are at the Brixton Community Base, Talma Road, SW2 1AS on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 9th February, 10.30-12.30
  • Friday 12th February, 10.30-12.30
  • Tuesday 16th  February, 10.30-12.30
  • Friday 19th  February, 10.30-12.30

For more information contact:

Jane Duncan Ribeiro on 07941624247 or email