REPORTS FROM THE RECORDER & ADVERTISING RATES
PLANNING ADVICE ON
USEFUL LOCAL INFORMATION & LINKS
(Things to do, join and help with)
AND ITS COMMON
To confirm the status of a “SUBMITTED” application, click on the application number below. This will take you to Croydon Council’s website. Any written representations on a planning application, either in favour, commenting or objecting, can be made on line, by clicking on the “comments” tab on the Council’s website. Or you can e-
Applications when granted, are only valid for 3 years from the date of the decision.
DECISION CALLED IN BY SECRETARY OF STATE 12/4/17 -
The Public Inquiry into the ‘Called In’ decision has now been taken place in January 2018. The Planning Inspector’s report is not expected to be submitted to the Secretary State until May 2018. We will then have to wait and see if the Secretary of State approves the Inspector’s recommendation. A final decision is expected at some time in the summer.
The link below is an update from our MP, Chris Philp about the forthcoming Pubic Inquiry on the proposed 17 and 8 storey towers in Purley town centre. For background information, there are seven local Residents Associations in total (Riddlesdown, Sanderstead, Hartley, Coulsdon East, West Coulsdon, Kenley and Old Coulsdon) who object to this particular scheme.
As representatives of our local residents, we are not opposed to new development on this site, as we understand that growth will be key to the future vitality and viability of suburban district centres like Purley. We recognise the acute housing needs in the area and wish to see more new homes provided for local people that are genuinely affordable, so we are not anti-
We are aware that some residents and one Residents Association (Purley & Woodcote) are supportive of this scheme. However, we are also aware that a number of residents living in the Purley & Woodcote RA area oppose the scheme.
The Planning Inspector will now consider all further representations from the public.
It has been announced today that the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has "called in" the planning decision by Croydon Council and which was also supported by the London Mayor. The planning decision for the controversial 17 storey was granted by Croydon Council’s Planning Committee on 15 December 2016. There will now be a Public Inquiry into the development in January 2018. A lot of the credit must go to Chris Philp for pursuing the Secretary of State on this.
Croydon Council’s Planning Committee on 15/12/16, approved the planning application for a 17 storey tower, 220 flats, a church & 500 seat auditorium for Purley town centre! The voting was; Labour 6 votes for, Conservatives 4 votes against.
The Committee have ignored thousands of local residents (circa 5,000) who objected, plus our MP (Chris Philp), Ward Councillor (Donald Speakman), GLA member (Steve O’Connell) and 8 local RAs (Croham Valley included).
Diane Hearne of HADRA, for the seven local south RAs, spoke against the application, as did Chris Philp MP, Cllr Donald Speakman (Purley Cllr) and Steve O’Connell GLA member.
Now we must look forward to 4 -
Approved (prior approvals only) Sanderstead Recreation Ground, Limpsfield Road, 16/01825/GPDO -
REFUSED Former Good Companions Public House and 247 -
Lidl's controversial planning application for a store, car park and flats on the former Good Companions Public House site in Tithepitshaw Lane, Warlingham has been refused by Planning Officers without the need to go the Planning Committee.
The full grounds for refusal were:
Reason(s) for refusal :-
1. The development would be out of keeping with the character of the surrounding area and detrimental to the visual amenity of the street scene by reason of poor design, prominent siting and scale of the buildings and would not respect the existing pattern of buildings, nor maximise the opportunities for creating an attractive and interesting environment and would thereby conflict with the objectives of the NPPF, Policies 7.1, 7.4, 7.5 and 7.6 of the London Plan (2015), Policies UD2, UD3, UD12, UD13, UD14 and H2 of the Croydon Plan (2006) Saved Policies 2013 and Policies SP1.1, SP4.1 and SP4.2 of the Croydon Local Plan: Strategic Policies (2013).
2. The development would adversely affect pedestrian and highway safety on the adjoining transport network by reason of the siting of the access and egress points and the associated traffic and would thereby conflict with the objectives of the NPPF, Policy 6.3 of the London Plan, Saved Policies T2, UD12 and UD13 of the Croydon Replacement Plan (2006) Saved Policies 2013 and Policies SP8.6, SP8.17 and SP8.18 of the Croydon Local Plan: Strategic Policies (2013).