Croydon Planning and Property News at 19 February

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



About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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