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Council plans for brighter future for Brixton

Lambeth Council is looking to the future by developing major new plans to introduce new homes, shops and parking to Brixton.

The council has identified that up to 1,000 new homes could be built in Brixton over the next few years – as part of a wide reaching regeneration project for the area. Outline plans also include providing 5,500 sqm of new retail floor space, public car parking, and nearly 5,000sqm of employment floor space.

Lambeth Council’s cabinet met recently to discuss the outline proposals with a view to progressing the plans. As part of proposals being considered and developed, council assets including underused council offices and an ex-council car park in central Brixton could either be used for direct development, or to help fund the regeneration project.

A number of council owned assets that could form the backbone of any future  development for the area, have been earmarked, including Pope’s Road ex-car park – following decommission as a temporary ice rink, and land and buildings on Somerleyton Road.

Cllr. Nigel Haselden, cabinet member for regeneration, planning and strategic transport said: “These plans represent an ambitious and exciting opportunity to regenerate and re-develop Brixton, providing modern, state of the art facilities, employment opportunities, and much needed housing for local people”.

“We’re looking to the future to make sure we take full advantage of all opportunities that will allow Brixton to improve for the better, and I look forward to working closely with local groups and businesses over the next few months to refine and further develop these proposals”.

More information about the outline development proposals for the Future Brixton regeneration project can be viewed at the following link . . .

http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/moderngov/mgConvert2PDF.aspx?ID=9918&T=9

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