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4 months 3 weeks ago #64 by Chris Watts
Planning Decisions was created by Chris Watts
Whilst we have all been in lock-down, Croydon planning committee is still proceeding with its controversial decisions. The meetings have gone online with a reduced committee, the Labour controlling majority now 3 to 2 instead of the previous 6 to 4.
Once again the committee has compromised its own standards by allowing another Brick by Brick (Croydon Council’s in-house builder) application to be passed for the land adjacent to Croydon College.
Last Thursday, 23rd April, they voted this application through, (breaking its own and the London Mayor’s planning policies), to pay for the Brick by Brick fiasco £43 million cost for the restoration of Fairfield Halls. They are hoping the additional profit from private sales will help pay for this. They have agreed to overlook the low level of affordable housing, they can not guarantee step free access, disregarded the lack of daylight to Croydon College and agreed to residential over-development when social distancing issues may become a future issue.
They have congratulated themselves on their 100% refusals on recent appeals against them, and their high consent rate since lock-down.
How near are we to raising the required signatures on this petition?
These planning decisions are costing huge amounts of our money. When finally we manage remove this committee, people will say “Why did we let it go on for so long?”

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