Proposed housing development on Lyham Road

A developer is proposing to redevelop the site at 131 Lyham Road at the junction of Lyham Road and Ramilles Close.

Before submitting a planning application to the London Borough of Lambeth, Goldcrest Homes would like members of the local community to be able to view and comment upon the plans.

They are holding a drop-in session where residents will be able to view the proposals in more detail and feedback any comments they may have to the development team.

The drop in session will be held on Wednesday 6th November from 5pm to 8pm at King’s Acre Church, 59 Lyham Road, SW2 5DH.

If you are unable to make it and would like more information, you can contact their consultation team on Freephone 0800 458 6976 or by email to

Current planning and licensing issues

Here are some of the key planning and licensing issues in the ward at the moment. Residents may wish to make direct representations to the Council or contact ward councillors.

Orchard Primary School

13/04830/FUL: Orchard Primary on Cotherstone Road has put in an application for the demolition of existing non-listed buildings and the erection of 7 new dwelling houses, including new vehicular and pedestrian access.

You can read further details and make a submission here. You can also email The close of consultation is 14 November.

Veranda Bar

Following a serious incident which allegedly took place at the Veranda Bar on Acre Lane, the police have referred it to the Licensing Sub-Committee for a review. Details of the review and the police submission are here. A special meeting of the LSC will consider this at 7pm on 6th November at the Town Hall.

Because of the emergency nature of this application, residents only have until Monday 28 October to make representations. Advice is available. To make a representation:

  • By email –
  • By letter – Licensing, 5th Floor, Blue Star House, 234-244 Stockwell Road, London, SW9 9SP
  • By fax – 020 7926 6150

Meetings for tenants & leaseholders on Bowater, Renton and Lyham

Lambeth Living are holding meetings for leaseholders and tenants about rewiring works taking place as part of the Lambeth Housing Standard.

Renton Close Estate
18:30, 29 October, Renton Close Community Centre

Lyham Road and Bowater Close
18:00, 31 October, Clapham Youth Centre, Lyham Road

Talk to Brixton Hill’s police team

Brixton Hill’s Safer Neighbourhood Team, made up of Inspector Steven Boswell, Sergeant Nicholas Head, PC Andrew Burton & PCSO Philip Rostant, are holding ‘street briefings’, outdoor events where local residents can come and meet them to pass on local issues or ask questions.

The next two briefings are:

  • 9pm, Tuesday 5 November on Acre Lane outside Lidl
  • 8am, Saturday 9 November on Acre Lane outside Lidl
  • 2pm, Friday 15 November on Acre Lane outside Lidl
  • 2pm, Saturday 16 November on Acre Lane outside Lidl
  • 2pm, Sunday 17 November on Acre Lane outside Lidl

The next meeting of the Brixton Hill Safer Neighbourhood Panel is on Thursday 16 January at 7pm at the Clapham Park Project, 1-4 Brixton Hill Parade (just to the side of Lisboa Grill).

Latest figures show why we need 100 more police

100-more-police-lambeth-470x260With falling officer numbers and fewer crimes being solved Lambeth Labour is continuing to fight for more police officers to keep our streets safe.

By the time of the next general election the number of Police Officers and Community Police Officers (PCSOs) in London will have reduced by nearly 4,000 compared to March 2010 and the latest figures show that 600,000 crimes went unsolved in London last year – a detection rate of just 22%. Continue reading

Rachel Reeves and Tristram Hunt visit Brixton Hill

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We were very pleased that Labour’s new Shadow Education and Work & Pensions Secretaries chose Brixton Hill for their first official engagement.

Tristram Hunt MP, who now leads for Labour on Education, and Rachel Reeves MP, who is the Shadow DWP Secretary following the reshuffle, visited Richard Atkins Primary School on New Park Road last week with Cllr Lib Peck and Cllr Rachel Heywood. They visited the school’s excellent breakfast club and spoke to pupils and teachers.