I was really pleased to read that the application for a 6 bedroom HMO at 5 Lismore road has been refused by Croydon Council. I had objected to this application as ward councillor.
The refusal reasons are strong in particular the loss of an original 3 bedroom house as there is an identified need in the borough and adding to parking stress in the area. I am very pleased to see the parking stress reason for refusal something ward Councillors and residents have been warning about for years due to developments with little or no parking being granted permission by the Labour majority on the Planning Committee. The developer has appealed to the Planning Inspectorate. I really hope the Government Inspector will uphold the decision to refuse the application
The developer of 29 Harewood road has lodged an appeal against non determination by Croydon Council in the allocated time with the Planning Inspectorate. This is an application replacing a family home with a block of flats. I have objected as the Ward Councillor and there is an enormous amount of opposition locally to this application.
We know because of the Bankruptcy the Council is not delivering services to residents whether it is cutting grass, cleaning our streets, cleaning off graffiti, collecting our bins or determining planning applications in the allocated time. I expect more developers will lodge appeals with the Planning Inspectorate on non determination grounds.
The Planning Department is now waiting for confirmation from the Planning Inspectorate that the appeal is valid.
If confirmed the Council will notify all interested parties of the start date and other details.