By Kaye Wiggins
Developers have applied for permission to demolish the Canterbury Arms pub and build a nine-storey block of flats in its place.
Under the proposals the building, on the corner of Pope’s Road and Canterbury Crescent in central Brixton, would be replaced with 31 flats, of which 11 would be designated as ‘affordable’ housing.
There would also be a 1,745 sq ft space for “commercial community uses”, according to a statement from the developer, May Developments. This would be available at below market rents, the firm said.
The plans represent the first phase of wider development around Pope’s Road, which include International House and the temporary ice skating rink.
The planning application can be viewed here and the council is due to decide by 31 October whether the scheme can go ahead.
Updates on the development can be followed on the developers’ blog.