Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Brixton, London

In Brixton Tesco want to turn the George IV pub into an Express store.

Over 1,200 people have already signed the petition asking the council to save the George IV from becoming another Tesco. Campaigners are also encouraging residents to submit individual objection letters direct to the Council.Local residents and businesses are unhappy with the plans as the area of Brixton Hill is already saturated with supermarket stores. Tesco seeks to remove the railings at the front of the pub site, and turn the beer garden into a car park. The car park could have a serious impact on traffic flow on Brixton Hill, which is already a busy Red Route road.


United Kingdom
51° 27' 45.9432" N, 0° 6' 53.4708" W
London GB

Campaign Updates
Brixton, London

14 May 2013
Plans approved

At Lambeth’s Planning Committee councillors narrowly voted in favour of Tesco’s plans. The committee were told by Lambeth planning officers that Tesco don’t need planning permission to change the George IV pub into a Tesco Metro store. This meant that members were only asked to vote on four issues – the installation of the new shop front, the access ramp in the forecourt, the illuminated signs outside the store and plant equipment at the rear.

29 April 2013
Pub listed as community asset

Lambeth Council has listed the pub as a community asset.

18 April 2013
Applications deferred

Because of a mix up which left a planning committee discussing the wrong plans.The proposals were for a new shopfront, the installation of a ramp to the front of the store, advertising consent and new power plants at the back of the building.

16 April 2013
Planning committee meet to consider plans
8 September 2012

Campaigners organised a public meeting on the 8th September and the local MP organised a meeting a few days later on the 14th.