Loughborough Junction Neighbourhood Forum 7pm on 1 May 2024 at The Platform Cafe

You are all welcome at The Platform Cafe for the next meeting of LJ Neighbourhood Forum on Wednesday 1 May at 7pm.

This month we continue to focus on fighting the co-living development in Hinton Road/Hardess Street/Wellfit Street.  We have produced a poster and leaflet and will need help distributing some  more. A quick look at the Lambeth planning website shows 74 objections and only 4 in favour. Click here for the link to the planning portal where you can comment or click on QR code above.

Grounds for opposing this development would have been easier if Lambeth had moved speedily to adopt its Site Allocations Development Plan Document (SADPD) which covers the Hinton Road site. The revised SADPD is now out for consultation until 3 May 2024 and shows that the number of homes recommended for the site has been reduced from 70 to 90 self-contained homes to 50 to 70 self-contained homes, compared to the proposed 320 bedsits. At a meeting with planners we were told that the policy gains planning weight as it goes through its journey to adoption which gives us some more ammunition for opposing this development.

We are hoping that Lisa, a local resident and parent of children at St Savour’s School will join us to talk about  the Herne Hill Road Project, a campaign to improve local road safety.

Cllr Jim Dickson has had a response to his member’s enquiry concerning the Section 106 payment of £174,240 Carbon Offset Contribution.

The campaign for a lift at Loughborough Junction continues: at the last check we are at 1,318 signatures, but we still need more. Add your signature here.