New plans for 437-439 Brockley Road submitted

Developers have submitted new plans to redevelop 437-439 Brockley Road (opposite the Brockley Jack). The plans are for:

The construction of a part two / part three / part four-storey building on the site of 437-439 Brockley Road SE4, incorporating balconies and terraces, comprising a food retail store (Class A1) and an office (Class B1) on the ground floor and 5, one-bedroom and 4, two-bedroom self-contained flats on the upper floors, together with the provision of 12 bicycle spaces, bin storage and associated landscaping.

As the documents acknowledge, this plan is little changed from the original plans that were rejected last year, with the exception that the majority of the ground floor will be used as one single food retail outlet, mre amenity space is created for the flat occupants, there are some revised flat layouts to the rear of the site and there are minor amendments to flat layouts to meet the requirements for Lifetime Homes and Code 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.

It does not address opponents' objections that the building will have an overbearing presence on Brockley Road, but while BC's not keen on the way it juts out in to the pavement, it seems pretty inoffensive to us. The potential impact of the supermarket on local parking will need to be carefully considered.

In May, we reported claims that the site had been acquired by Tesco. These plans require an 8m loading bay.

With thanks to Anna.