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Planning News: here are some recent issues that affect our area

New UK Planning System

The UK government is proposing major changes to the way that the planning process works.
CWRA and other Croydon residents' associations are against the changes, and have submitted objections.
The consultation periods have closed for the two papers issued in August 2020, but the
documents and their responses may be viewed by visiting these government webpages:

Preliminary responses to the white paper include these quotes (from the above websites):
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, argued that the changes would be a “disaster for London”
and a “nakedly ideological assault on local democracy”.
The Local Government Association said it was vital that
"new homes should be delivered through a locally-led planning system and communities should retain the right to shape the areas in which they live."
Hear Hear!

Have Your Say

For advice on how to view and make comments on any of these planning applications, download our planning notes here (opens in new page).

Renewed application for 1-3 South Drive, 20/01397/FUL.
Closing date for objections: Thursday, 1st April 2021

This monstrous carbuncle of 7 storeys is being proposed as a replacement for two detached bungalows.
Although the lowest storey is described as a basement car park, even that is higher than the road, and this huge block of flats will dominate the street scene. A most unsympathetic development.

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