Hall Grange is continuing the process of reclaiming the historically important garden in their grounds and tidying up the rest of their garden areas; this is a chance to contribute by getting dirty.
They are looking to plant bulbs in their borders, on Saturdays 19 and 26 October beween 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Donations of bulbs, and volunteers for planting always welcome – please contact Brian on 07926 151 142 if you can help.
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are sometimes withdrawn by the applicant between submission of our data to the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 11 October 2019.
We can report the following planning applications in the preceding
month(s) to 11 October 2019.
32 Ash Road Croydon CR0 8HU
Ref. No: 19/04081/HSE – Alterations, erection of a single
storey ground floor rear extension.
Validated: Wed 18 Sep 2019
32 Spring Park Avenue Croydon CR0 5EG
Ref. No: 19/03868/HSE – Alterations, erection of a single
storey side extension.
Validated: Mon 02 Sep 2019
23 Eversley Way Croydon CR0 8QR
Ref. No: 19/04293/HSE – Erection of a first floor side
Validated: Tue 10 Sep 2019
15 The Grange Croydon CR0 8AP
Ref. No: 19/04206/HSE – Alterations and erection of a
first floor side extension and a single storey side/rear extension.
Validated: Thu 05 Sep 2019
25 Temple Avenue Croydon CR0 8QE
Ref. No: 19/04528/LP – Hip to gable roof alteration to
incorporate rear dormer and front roof lights
Validated: Mon 23 Sep 2019
63 Oak Avenue Croydon CR0 8EP
Ref. No: 19/04525/HSE – Alterations, erection of a two
storey side extension and a single storey rear extension
Validated: Mon 30 Sep 2019
Updates on previous applications objected to by SPRA
580-582 Wickham Road Croydon CR0 8DN
19/02319/FUL – Erection of single storey front restaurant
extension along with outdoor seating area with retractable canopy
Validated: 4 July 219
Decision: Permission Refused Fri 23 Aug 2019
18/02020/FUL – Erection of a single storey front glass
facade extension (Retrospective).
Decision: Permission Refused Thu 28 Jun 2018
Appeal Decision :
Dismissed appeal 1 April 2019
SPRA objected to these applications and are pleased that
Croydon Local Planning Authority refused both applications. The appeal against the retrospective
application was dismissed. We have been
informed that the Croydon Local Planning Authority enforcement officer issued
an instruction to remove this illegal development and, if not heeded, the
owners would be issued with a Court Order.
However, we note on the planning portal that an appeal has now been
submitted on the canopy application. We
now await the outcome of the canopy appeal and if refused expect enforcement
action by the LPA about which we will report.
19/03279/FUL : Shirley Inn : Awaiting decision
19/01134/FUL : Sandrock : No further planning application
has been submitted
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:
Croydon Planning Department
Bernard Weatherill House,
8 Mint Walk,
Croydon CR0 1EA
Tel: 020 8726 6800
Land To The Rear Of 494-496 Wickham Road Croydon CR0 8DJ
20 Shirley Church Road Croydon CR0 5EE
Ref. No: 19/03832/HSE – Erection of a first floor side
and rear extension and a single storey rear extension.
Validated: Thu 15 Aug 2019
18 Oaks Road Croydon CR0 5HL
Ref. No: 19/03524/HSE – Erection of a two storey side
Validated: Fri 26 Jul 2019
19 South Way Croydon CR0 8RH
Ref. No: 19/03500/LP – Alterations, erection of a
hip-to-gable roof extension and a rear dormer roof
Validated: Fri 26 Jul 2019
41 Shirley Church Road Croydon CR0 5EF
Erection of a proposed rear outbuilding
Validated: Wed 24 Jul 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
We are reviewing this application as a potential back
19 Ash Road Croydon CR0 8HW
2A Ash Road Croydon CR0 8HU
83 Oak Avenue Croydon CR0 8EQ
The Shirley Inn Public House 158 Wickham Road Croydon
SPRA planning sub-committee is currently reviewing
both applications and will report in due course.
The Sandrock 152 Upper Shirley Road Croydon CR0 5HA
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.
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