Members may have come across a campaign to have Croydon run by an elected Executive Mayor; more can be found at http://democ.org.uk.
The Executive Committee of SPRA has agreed that although the Committee may be divided on this issue, Association members should be given the opportunity to visit the campaign website so that they can make an informed decision.
The monthly list of planning applications in our area, as worked on by SPRA’s planning sub-committee, includes
are reviewed as they arise from Croydon Local Planning Authority. SPRA planning sub-committee will highlight to
SPRA Executive Committee any proposals that are deemed detrimental to our
neighbourhood. In advance of going to
print for SPAN magazine, residents can access the most up to date planning
information from the sub-committee on the SPRA web site link springparkra.co.uk
The Council guidelines
state that you have until the consultation deadline to make a comment (object,
support or be neutral) and if you do not comment within that period the Council
will assume that you do not wish to comment.
However, even if the publicity period has expired (a notice posted at or
near the site or letters sent to
adjacent occupiers; details on the Planning website or for certain projects an
entry in the local Guardian newspaper) it may not be too late to comment. You must comment in writing and you can do
this by letter, email or via the website, see the links below. In all cases quote the property address and
if possible the planning reference number.
The ‘Validated’ date is the date that the Council has checked that the initial
application has been submitted in the correct manner, however, be aware that applications
are sometimes withdrawn by the applicant between submission of our data to the
printers and the Council’s decision deadline.
It is worth always checking the Planning website or phoning the Council for
the most up to date status of the application you may be interested in.
We can report the following planning applications in the preceding
month to 26 July 2019.
Land To The Rear Of 494-496 Wickham Road Croydon CR0
Ref. No: 19/03060/FUL – Erection of detached dwelling
with associated parking.
Validated: Tue 02 Jul 2019
SPRA will be reviewing this application as a
potential back garden development.
572 Wickham Road Croydon CR0 8DN
Ref. No: 19/02880/FUL – Erection of a single storey
extension to the front of the existing restaurant.
Validated: Wed 10 Jul 2019
19 Ash Road Croydon CR0 8HW
Ref. No: 19/02533/HSE – Erection of a single storey
Validated: Thu 04 Jul 2019
580-582 Wickham Road Croydon CR0 8DN
Ref. No: 19/02319/FUL – Erection of single storey front
restaurant extension along with outdoor seating area with retractable canopy
Validated: Thu 04 Jul 2019
SPRA have previously objected to this unauthorised
extension and will continue to review the Council’s enforcement actions.
2A Ash Road Croydon CR0 8HU
Ref. No: 19/03318/HSE – Conversion of a garage into a
habitable space and single storey rear extension.
Validated: Tue 16 Jul 2019
83 Oak Avenue Croydon CR0 8EQ
Ref. No: 19/03099/LP – Erection of first floor roof
extension to form side dormer extension.
Validated: Wed 03 Jul 2019
Land R/O The Shirley Inn Public House 158 Wickham Road
Croydon CR0 8BF
Ref. No: 19/03279/FUL – Erection of a residential
development of two detached three storey buildings comprising a total of 6
flats (2x1bed, 2x2bed, 2x3bed), provision of refuse and cycle storage, hard and
soft landscaping and provision of two parking spaces.
Validated: Fri 12 Jul 2019
The Shirley Inn Public House 158 Wickham Road Croydon
Ref. No: 19/03187/FUL – Demolition of existing ancillary
building at the rear, erection of a ground floor extension to provide dining
and kitchen facilities, first floor rear and side extensions for ancillary
staff facilities and new extract duct.
SPRA planning sub-committee is currently reviewing
both applications and will report in due course.
The Sandrock 152 Upper Shirley Road Croydon CR0 5HA
Ref. No: 19/01134/FUL – Erection of two storey side/rear
extension to The Sandrock Public House and use of first floor as 1 x two
bedroom flat for staff accommodation. Erection of a three/four storey building
to rear of pub comprising 19 flats (7 x one bedroom, 6 x two bedroom and 6 x
three bedroom flats) with associated car parking, cycle and refuse storage and
Decision Issued Date: Tue 16 Jul 2019
There were 157 comments to the Local Planning
Authority from local residents and Residents Associations. We will continue to be alert to any future
resubmissions possibly with a scaled down application.
Monks Orchard Residents Association (MORA) applications
relating to over-development continue to be monitored and SPRA support given if
requested. Thank you to MORA who
continue to provide in-depth technical planning knowledge in support of objections
to shared Shirley wide concerns.
Croydon Local Planning Authority contact information:
The Inspector’s report on Croydon’s Borough Planning document included the comment that he had not formally recognised various green spaces as needing protection from develoment because the Council had not shown evidence of the needfor such protection.
The Council accordingly sought evidence from members of the public and SPRA has responded fully in respect of the vulnerable green spaces within our Association’s area.
These can be read through the following link (thanks are due to the team who put these responses together and to those who made these links available).
Members are reminded that it is responses such as these which are so valuable a benefit for your subsciption and that SPAN – one of the best residents’ association magazines in the country – is another part. You don’t merely pay your sub to get SPAN, you also get the volunteers’ services behind responses such as those above.
At the recent SPRA AGM, residents were concerned
about the difficulty of reaching Croydon Council departments and some had been
advised that all communication had to be sent by email or contact made though
the Council website. People were worried that this would exclude those who were
not online (often the elderly) from raising their concerns. Shirley South Councillor Scott Roche
investigated this on our behalf and has been assured that everyone can still
contact the Council by phone. The
following numbers are direct dials for the various departments:
General: 0208 726 6000
Bins and Recycling: 0208 726 6200
Housing Repairs for Council Homes: 0208 726 6101
Planning and building control: 0208 726 6800
Parking and Streets: 0208 726 7100
Highway Maintenance: 0208 255 2816
Please note that Council departments close at 4pm