Will Croydon’s Planning Committee Reject Purley Skyscraper?

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:



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 http://thecroydoncitizen.com. 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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