|Croydon Conservatives - Article From our Database|
|06 December 2015|
|New Traveller sites, 'Intensification', back garden development and acres of concrete - coming soon to an area near you|
DON’T LET LABOUR RUIN CROYDON
with their proposed changes to local planning rules
Do you want
Well this is just a flavour of what Croydon’s Labour Council is proposing for our town.
It is imperative that as many residents as possible respond to the consultation which is now underway from 6th November until 18th December 2015. Indeed, many of you may have already seen posters appearing in the area referring to site allocations and the consultation.
These posters refer to the London Borough of Croydon’s Local Plan, in other words the local planning rules that Croydon’s Labour Council wish to introduce. They are not planning applications in themselves. They are essentially adverts for the consultation that now runs until 18th December 2015.
Whilst there is much to be commended within these documents there are clearly major areas of concern for Croydon, namely the introduction of gypsy and traveller sites and schools in the green belt; the return to garden grabbing with building allowed on back gardens; the loss of protected special character status for many roads, with the move from Local Areas of Special Character to Local Heritage Areas and the downgrading of much loved greenbelt land.
Consultation events have taken place across the borough already, attended by many concerned residents, and the last of these is on Tuesday 8 December 3.30pm to 8pm in Purley Baptist Church, Banstead Road, Purley CR8 3EA.
Both Local Plan documents, the accompanying Sustainability Appraisals and the Representation Form to respond to the Consultation may be viewed:
You can respond by letter, e-mail, petition to
Croydon Local Plan: Strategic Policies – Partial Review
Spatial Planning, Bernard Weatherill House
8 Mint Walk, Croydon, CR0 1EA
This is our only chance as residents and local Councillors to fight these proposals.
PLEASE RESPOND TO THE CONSULTATION NOW