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View vflynn's Profile vflynn Flag Perth 19 Apr 17 12.35pm Send a Private Message to vflynn Add vflynn as a friend

Originally posted by Kermit8

Purley was really nice in the 70's and 80's and then Tesco turned up.

That's right kerns I preferred the waterworks

 


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View regal_eagle's Profile regal_eagle Flag somewhere 19 Apr 17 1.04pm Send a Private Message to regal_eagle Add regal_eagle as a friend

Originally posted by HeathMan

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]

Cheers HeathMan

 

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Yellow Card - User has been warned of conduct on the messageboards View pefwin's Profile pefwin Flag Fighting the politics of envy 19 Apr 17 4.40pm Send a Private Message to pefwin Add pefwin as a friend

Originally posted by vflynn

That's right kerns I preferred the waterworks

You mean when it didn't flood.

 


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View matthau's Profile matthau Flag South Croydon 20 Apr 17 1.26pm Send a Private Message to matthau Add matthau as a friend

just got this in my email


Dear All,

Last week, I received some fantastic news: Croydon Council’s decision to grant planning consent to a 17 floor skyscraper in Purley a few months ago has been put on hold by the Government!

I am delighted that Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State, has agreed to my request to “Call In” the Purley Skyscraper planning application for an independent Planning Inspector to review. The Inspector will review Croydon Council's disastrous decision to grant consent, and then make his own binding decision. This process will take some months.

You can read my letter to the Secretary of State here and his response to me in full here. You can also read the basis for “Calling In” the application here.

The Labour-run Council's decision to allow the skyscraper was opposed by over 9,000 local residents who signed my petition. Seven local Residents Associations also actively opposed the Council’s decision. On the night that the Council made its decision, I led a protest by hundreds of local residents.

For the Government to intervene on Council planning decisions is incredibly rare and happens only when the decision has an important or serious impact on the local area.

I have previously called for Sadiq Khan, in his role as London Mayor, to overturn the decision - however he sadly refused to do so.

Before the Council reached its decision I made my own objections to the plan clear. 17 storeys is simply too tall for Purley – the next highest building only has 4 floors – and is completely out of character with the local area. This could also set a precedent for more skyscrapers to be built in the future in Purley and the surrounding area. Furthermore, this skyscraper was poorly thought out when it came to the strain it will place on local infrastructure, with only 20 new parking spaces for 220 new flats. The site does need developing, but 6-8 floors would be more appropriate.

The Council’s decision to back this skyscraper was wrong. Sadiq Khan’s refusal to intervene on residents’ behalf was wrong. The decision to hold an independent review is absolutely the right one.

There is no guarantee at all about the decision the Inspector will reach. But at least local people will now have the chance to put their views to someone independent who will hopefully listen more carefully than the Labour Council.

I am delighted that my request for “Call In” has been granted and I will keep you fully up to date with the details of the review when I have them.

Best wishes,



Chris Philp MP
Member of Parliament for Croydon South

PS I will email about the General Election later (I am hoping to run again), but if anyone wants to help out with my campaign by delivering leaflets, canvassing, displaying a sign in your garden or window or donating then please reply to this email.


 

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View europalace's Profile europalace Flag Europe 22 Apr 17 1.57am Send a Private Message to europalace Add europalace as a friend

Surely a large development like this will help to reduce property prices in the area, which can only be good news.

 

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Brentmiester_General Flag Front line in the battle against t... 22 Apr 17 3.43pm

Originally posted by vflynn

That's right kerns I preferred the waterworks

Friend of mine lived in the waterworks. His dad maintained them.

 


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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 22 Apr 17 4.06pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by europalace

Surely a large development like this will help to reduce property prices in the area, which can only be good news.

But there'll be people in negative equity who won't move.

 


COYP

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View regal_eagle's Profile regal_eagle Flag somewhere 16 Jan 18 12.24pm Send a Private Message to regal_eagle Add regal_eagle as a friend

I understand there's a meeting about this going on at the moment

 

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View regal_eagle's Profile regal_eagle Flag somewhere 16 Jan 18 12.58pm Send a Private Message to regal_eagle Add regal_eagle as a friend

...it goes on until 5pm this evening and is being held in the church hall next to the site itself if anyone wants to go along.

Lots of good arguments being put forward apparently.

The church still want their 30 pieces of gold.

 

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Yellow Card - User has been warned of conduct on the messageboards View pefwin's Profile pefwin Flag Fighting the politics of envy 16 Jan 18 4.41pm Send a Private Message to pefwin Add pefwin as a friend

Originally posted by regal_eagle

...it goes on until 5pm this evening and is being held in the church hall next to the site itself if anyone wants to go along.

Lots of good arguments being put forward apparently.

The church still want their 30 pieces of gold.

30 pieces of silver may be more apt.

 


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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 16 Jan 18 11.26pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by pefwin

30 pieces of silver may be more apt.

The vicar is planning to move away before it's finished. How convenient.

 


COYP

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag Chelsea 16 Jan 18 11.37pm Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Wonder if anyone is thinking
Ike that at Selhurst

 

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