Temporary stay of execution on 105-7 Purley Downs Road
02/03/2018 10:57:00......Posted by Tim Pollard
I heard today the the application to demolish two beautiful detached houses on Purley Downs Road and replace them with two blocks of flats has been refused by Croydon Council. Whilst on one level that's good news, it is not as good as it sounds due to the reasons for refusal, which are:
A legal agreement has not been provided to mitigate the impacts of the development in relation to:
- Provision of affordable housing (up to the Policy requirement of 50%)
- Car club - 2 years membership for residents
- Carbon offsetting (financial)
- To address air quality (either financial or Low Emission Strategy).
In other words the council is happy with the principle and the design, but they have not been assured about the proportion of affordable housing they will get in the development!
I am sure we can lok forward, in short order, to another application which is substantively the same but with the technical issues addressed (unless the appplicant chooses to appeal this decision instead).