Over 9,000 people signed the petition against the proposed 17 floor Purley Skyscraper and many will be at the Town Hall tomorrow to hear the Planning Committee consider the application. The principle arguments against are:
- It is out of keeping with the rest of Purley where the next tallest building is only about 5 floors, and will change the character of the town
- It will set a precedent so other skyscrapers may follow
- It only has about 40 parking spaces for 200 flats so will cause parking chaos
The petition can be seen at www.surveymonkey.com/r/stoppurleyskyscraper
Seven Residents Associations have written a joint letter of objection to the scheme. Riddlesdown Hartley & District, Kenley & District, Sanderstead, Old Coulsdon, Coulsdon West and East Coulsdon.
It can be seen here: