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bubble wrap Flag Carparks in South East London 23 Jun 16 9.59pm

Originally posted by regal_eagle

Purley centre may not look like the algarve, but equally it doesn't look like Croydon and never should... and why would anyone want to look at Croydon from leafy Purley. If you think Purley looks like a dump, you obviously haven't been to the greener parts, and not all of us just drive through it.

Why not campaign to stick a whacking tower block in your town instead of sticking your unwanted beak into mine?!

Towerblock in my town? don't be so uncouth.

 

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View Direwolf's Profile Direwolf Flag Lincoln 25 Jun 16 5.57pm Send a Private Message to Direwolf Add Direwolf as a friend

I was born in Purley hospital but even I would have to say that describing Purley as 'leafy' is like describing Brighton beach as 'sandy'.

 


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View regal_eagle's Profile regal_eagle Flag somewhere 30 Jun 16 1.50pm Send a Private Message to regal_eagle Add regal_eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Direwolf

I was born in Purley hospital but even I would have to say that describing Purley as 'leafy' is like describing Brighton beach as 'sandy'.

Apart from the centre of Purley, where it is most built up, it is very leafy elsewhere, in all directions from the centre.

To illustrate the 'leafiness', here's Purley/Croydon from above at the same magnification. The green bits are, surprise, surprise, leaves.

This is actually a valid point. What a lot of residents would object to is being in their garden, yet above the tree-line and in their eye-sight they would have a giant block leering over them. The reasonable / sensible suggestion would be to be allowed to build up to the tree-line of the area in order to keep people happy with developments in their town. Any higher than that and developments look out of place, unless they are built in areas already with high rises.

All this speak of leaves...does leaving Europe mean this building wont happen?

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 30 Jun 16 2.10pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by regal_eagle

Apart from the centre of Purley, where it is most built up, it is very leafy elsewhere, in all directions from the centre.

To illustrate the 'leafiness', here's Purley/Croydon from above at the same magnification. The green bits are, surprise, surprise, leaves.

This is actually a valid point. What a lot of residents would object to is being in their garden, yet above the tree-line and in their eye-sight they would have a giant block leering over them. The reasonable / sensible suggestion would be to be allowed to build up to the tree-line of the area in order to keep people happy with developments in their town. Any higher than that and developments look out of place, unless they are built in areas already with high rises.

All this speak of leaves...does leaving Europe mean this building wont happen?

You know the answer to that.

If Brussells MEP's get to 'punish the UK' with freedom of movement (aka uncontrolled immigration) or according to Cameron, 'we pay the costs of staying in the single market' (keeping freedom of movement), then the answer is, as you know, probably not.

The language is very telling. If there is a general election and not a 2nd referendum now that weasel Jeremy Hunt isn't standing, this is the kind of thing someone hoping to negotiate hard should use. I'd be surprise if UKIP didn't.

 


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Yellow Card - User has been warned of conduct on the messageboards View Elpis's Profile Elpis Flag In a pub 03 Jul 16 5.48pm Send a Private Message to Elpis Add Elpis as a friend

The proposed building is too high but Developers do this to give council planners room for manoeuvre . They put in planning a few years ago (I'm not going to look it up so may not be exact ) for a 10 story building which everyone complains about . That was turned down .

They now put in a plan for 17 story building which everyone complains about and the council knock it back .

They then declare they have carefully considered (vote for me next time )residents feelings and told the developers they can only have a 10 story building which is what they want anyway . Everyone's a winner .

Progress though you cant stop , whatever they say Gatwick will be expanded in years to come . The A(M)23 corridor will be prime real estate and Purley if it plays its cards right could become the front door to London .

 

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View HeathMan's Profile HeathMan Flag Purley 08 Jul 16 9.36am Send a Private Message to HeathMan Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add HeathMan as a friend

I have been told that Chris Philp - local MP - is taking action. For those wanting details the e-mail address is croydonconservatives@tory.org

 

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View regal_eagle's Profile regal_eagle Flag somewhere 22 Jul 16 2.31pm Send a Private Message to regal_eagle Add regal_eagle as a friend

Thanks to everyone who has added their grievances to the Government link, please continue to do so before the closing date in Sep: [Link]
There are now over 570 comments on there, compared to 20 when I first posted it, so I hope I've helped my local town

It seems a lot of locals are not happy with the proposed 17storey building:
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As Heathman said above, MP Chris Philp is fighting this, have a look at his website: [Link]
and sign his online petition:
[Link]

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View HeathMan's Profile HeathMan Flag Purley 13 Oct 16 11.29pm Send a Private Message to HeathMan Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add HeathMan as a friend

There is also the option of writing to Croydon Council - at this stage it will have to be by e-mail.

[Link]

Thanks for the support I know you will give.

 

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View HeathMan's Profile HeathMan Flag Purley 18 Apr 17 5.55pm Send a Private Message to HeathMan Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add HeathMan as a friend

This will be of interest

Some other surprising and welcome news today (in addition to the announcement of a General Election), on the planning decision for the 17 storey tower at Purley Cross. The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has "called in" the planning decision by Croydon Council and which was also supported up by the London Mayor.
There will now be a Public Inquiry into the scheme. More details on this blog by Tim Pollard; [Link]

 

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View Pierre's Profile Pierre Flag Purley 19 Apr 17 9.43am Send a Private Message to Pierre Add Pierre as a friend

Thank goodness for that. At last hopefully this monstrous proposal will be studied properly at last and rejected as it stands.

The fear for Purley is that should this building be allowed to go ahead it will open the flood gates for more applications of buildings approaching the heights of 17 stories and then Purley will start to look like the middle of Croydon which considering its size would be a bit of a disaster!

I agree the site badly needs developing (has done for years) however 'sympathetically' and 'aesthetically pleasing' need to be incorporated into the design stage before it is built and 17 stories rules both of these out for a start.

 

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Brentmiester_General Flag Front line in the battle against t... 19 Apr 17 10.06am

Originally posted by Pierre

Thank goodness for that. At last hopefully this monstrous proposal will be studied properly at last and rejected as it stands.

The fear for Purley is that should this building be allowed to go ahead it will open the flood gates for more applications of buildings approaching the heights of 17 stories and then Purley will start to look like the middle of Croydon which considering its size would be a bit of a disaster!

I agree the site badly needs developing (has done for years) however 'sympathetically' and 'aesthetically pleasing' need to be incorporated into the design stage before it is built and 17 stories rules both of these out for a start.

Purely is already a disaster. Something needs to change there drastically.

 


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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 19 Apr 17 10.15am Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Glad to hear this has been given the boot.

The place is unrecognisable now. The best way to describe it would be somewhere on the south circular. South Croydon is more peaceful than Purley and that isn't an exaggeration.

South croydon has a road going in 2 directions. Purley has 5 roads meeting at 1 junction, 3 roads going in 2 directions and 2 one way roads with 1 being huge grief.

 


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