Over 1000 people have already signed the petition asking the council to save the George IV from becoming another Tesco. The next step for those who wish is to object to the planning application made by Tesco for a car park – successful objections could prevent Tesco from opening a store at the site from Brixton Hill. The petition will hold weight as one formal objection if submitted to the council, but more objections are needed to halt a planning application.
Your objection should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the reference 12/02757/FUL
Objections should be different to each other, so make them your own. The council may discount identical objections, so this is important.
The following points need to be made, in your own words:
>> You can object to the loss of a public house which is against stated council policy. You should say that you believe that the council can withhold planning permission for the car park on that basis.
>> You should talk about the serious impact it will have on transport and traffic flow on Brixton Hill. Remember that the A23 is a key TfL Red Route and that seven busy bus routes use the road. To access the car park, cars will have to turn across the traffic flow, disrupting it, and causing delays to buses. You could also talk about the serious health and safety implications of having cars turn across the traffic on what is already a dangerous stretch of road.
Bridget Chapman, campaign co-ordinator, said: “hopefully putting together the email won’t take more than a couple of minutes and the more of us that take the time, the more effective we can be.Please spread the word and encourage others to object too. I can’t guarantee we will win, but we will have a damned good go trying!”