3 more multi story blocks for George St
Bridgewater Properties Ltd is seeking to demolition the Mondial House office building at 102 George St (opposite East Croydon Railway Station), and build a 35/13/11 storey building for 220 flats, 1,787 sqm B1 office space, and 490 sqm A1 retail floor space. Application No. 16/00180/P. The flats will be 60 1 beds (27%), 119 2 beds 119 (54%) and 41 3 beds (19%). 33 units will be intermediate affordable housing (15%). This scheme has been under discussion with the Council since 2013, subject to a public consultation in 2014, and presentations to the Councillors in 201 and 2015. The planning statement can be downloaded at
the sustainability statement at
Saffron Square Homes A Success
Living at Saffron Square, a new research report from the London School of Economics (LSE) has found that residents of Croydon’s newest landmark, Saffron Square, are overwhelmingly positive about life in the area.
Pop-up Cinema Proposed
Croydon Creative Limited is proposing to install a pop-up cinema on the top of the NCP Croydon Fairfield Car Park in Barclay Rd. A range of family movies, cult movies and mainstream romantic comedies will be shown between 27 April and the end of July. It ‘builds on the success of the first ever Rooftop Cinema experience activated in the summer of 2015, which took place over four weeks at NCP Dingwall Road Croydon.’ The programme will be managed by Cellar Door Promotions Limited. The Statement can be read at
The planning register number is 16/00617/P
Vantage Homes Want to Demolish 70 Brighton Rd
It wants to build a 3 storey building comprising 11 two bedroom and 5 one bedroom flats (amendment to planning permission 13/02911/P). Planning Application No. 16/00584/DT. This site has been subject to several applications since 2013. The application is not open to public comment.
At Last Some Enforcement Action
At last Croydon Council is taking some planning enforcement action, on this action against the unlawful flats at the Ship in South Norwood. Hopefully soon it will be do against the unlawful car lot next to Norbury Station.
Mixed use conversion approved for Norwood
The Council has given Alma-nac planning permission to convert a 1960s office building in Norwood into 42 new homes, offices and other facilities.
Two Bensham Lane works sites to become housing
Regent Land & Developments Limited is seeking to demolish the existing buildings housing a metals fabrication facility, and a scrap metals recycling workshop, and build 4 four bedroom houses and a two/three storey building comprising 9 two bedroom and 2 one bedroom flats on land at the rear of 2 Bensham Lane, Croydon, CR0 2RQ. Application No. 16/00741/P. The key design and access statement can be downloaded at
Prominent Croydon Developer Plans Two Extra Stories in Sydenham Rd
Dr Anwar Ansari is seeking permission to build two extra stories on onto 5 Sydenham Rd to make it seven stories. Application No. 16/00568/RES. The design and access statement can be downloaded at