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19 January 2018
Huge skyscraper planned for on Wandle Road car park.

We are writing to let you know about a deeply controversial planning application that will soon be presented to Croydon Council’s Planning Committee – we need your help to fight it.

Whilst we believe we need more housing locally, we are vehemently opposed to it in inappropriate locations that would be detrimental to our environment or the quality of life for those living in our town. This planning application fails those tests.

Recently an application was submitted for a 25-storey mixed used building containing 128 flats on the current site of the Wandle Road car park – next to the flyover.

Not only is it 13 floors higher than the next tallest building, but it will tower over all properties on Scarbrook Road, Mann and Halstead Close, Wandle Road, Charles Street, Sheldon Street and Church Road. If it is constructed it could cast a large shadow in the local area, but perhaps more worryingly it removes a vital car park in Croydon town centre. Parking is already at a premium, and if this application is approved it will get significantly harder to find a space, impacting local residents, already struggling commuters and the wider local economy.

Fairfield Conservative Councillor Vidhi Mohan has referred this item to the Planning Committee and requested that it be refused.

Croydon Council is currently controlled by the Labour Party. They therefore have the majority vote on all committees, including the Planning Committee. They have a habit of granting inappropriate applications like this one. That’s why we need your help to demonstrate the immense strength of feeling against the development.

If you agree with us then email your objection for 17/06318/FUL to and copy us in using You can also write in using Development Management, Croydon Council, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA. Only if we all oppose this will we have any hope of our Labour Council listening and rejecting it.

If we can help with anything else locally, please get in touch.

Kind Regards,

Cllrs Vidhi Mohan, Helen Pollard and Sue Winborn – Fairfield councillors

Elizabeth Agyepong, Ben Joce, Philip Smith - Conservative Candidates for Fairfield

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