Norbury Planning News at 15 May

Croydon Local Plan (Partial Revision) Public Hearing

The hearing into the Council’s proposed changes to the Local Plan starts on Tuesday 16 May. Sean Creighton will be representing the Joint Planning Committee top try and discuss matters it commented on in the consultation in the autumn of 2015 which were not accepted by the Council.

For further details about the Hearing see:

New applications

If you have any comments on any of these applications and post them on the Council’s planning register, please tick the box to ensure you get email confirmation. It would help if you would then forward that confirmation for the attention of the Joint Planning Committee to:

15 Melrose Avenue (17/02318/GPDO). Erection of single storey rear extension projecting out 3.3 metres with a maximum height of 3.7 metres.

68 Melrose Avenue (17/01842/FUL). Alterations and conversion to form 1 two bedroom and 2 studio flats.

See also below.

2 Somerset Gardens (17/01948/FUL). Erection of conservatory

268 Woodmansterne Road (17/01475/FUL). Construction of  first floor  to provide a one bedroom flat.

The above were discussed by the Joint Planning Committee on Monday 10 May. Since then the following new applications have been lodged.

1 The Norbury Trading Estate, Craignish Ave (17/02394/LP). Use for the repair of motor vehicles and MOTs Please use the link below to view the case details.

7 The Norbury Trading Estate,  Craignish Ave (17/00871/FUL). Continued use as a  place of worship.

20 Hillcote Avenue (17/02322/LP). Erection of dormer extension in rear roof slope and rooflights at front. Approved by end of the same week it was submitted. This is a technical matter involving the issue of a Lawful Development Certificate to provide proof that the proposal is within permitted development.

1330 London Rd (17/02289/FUL). Construction of third floor to provide an additional three bedroom flat.

15 Melrose Avenue (17/02309/FUL). Demolition of existing garage : erection of 3 storey building comprising 1 one bedroom flat and 1 three bedroom flats.

15 Melrose Avenue (17/02309/FUL). Demolition of existing garage : erection of 3 storey building comprising 1 one bedroom flat and 1 three bedroom flats.

Land And Building R/O 6 Tylecroft Road, Fronting Sherlock Close (17/02083/LE). Use of building for purposes within class B8 (storage and distribution)

Recent Planning Decisions

 75 Christian Fields (17/01149/FUL). Erection of raised decking at rear and single storey detached building. Approved with condition that the out-building shall only be used for purposes incidental to the enjoyment of the dwelling house as such and for no other purpose. Reason: To protect the amenity of adjoining occupiers and the character of the surrounding area.

 28 Gibson’s Hill  (17/01199/LP). Erection of dormer extension in side roof slope. Certificate granted.

 1150 London Rd Vehicle Repair Workshop And Premises R/O (17/01440/FUL)Alterations to existing building and use for the repair of motor vehicles and for MOT station. Approved with the following conditions:

(a)    The application premises shall not be used except: between 0900 hours and 1800 hours on Mondays to Fridays; between 0900 hours and 1700 hours Saturdays; and between 1100 hours and 1500 hours on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Reason: To protect the amenities of adjoining occupiers.

(b)   The doors that serve the MOT bay and the workshop shall remain closed while MOT testing and works on vehicles are taking place. Reason: To protect the amenities of adjoining occupiers

(c)    No major repairs, panel beating or cellulose spraying shall be carried out to vehicles in the building or on land adjoining the proposed building within the site boundaries. Reason: To protect the amenities of adjoining occupiers.

(d)   No musical instrument or amplified music shall be played.

Reason: To protect the amenities of adjoining occupiers.

1466 London Road (17/01431/CONR). Use of part of ground floor for purposes within class A5 (hot food take away) (without compliance with condition 2 – carried out in accordance with approved plans – attached to planning permission 17/00166/conr).

Decision: ‘The A5 (take away) use shall not be open to the general public except between 1200 hours and 0100 hours”. Reason: To protect the amenities of adjoining residential occupiers’.

Norbury Police Station, 1516 London Road (16/02158/P). Alterations and refurbishment of the existing police station to provide 188m2 D1/D2 floorspace on the ground floor and 8 one bedroom flats on first and second floors; erection of three/four storey building at rear comprising 8 three bedroom, 5 two bedroom and 1 one bedroom flats; provision of associated landscaping, cycle parking, refuse storage and ancillary works.

See next blog posting for details of conditions.

8-10 The Mews,  Norbury Crescent – Antic Pub. (17/01941/DISC; 17/01943/DISC; 17/01767/DISC) Discharges of Conditions 10. 12 & 15. Approved.

14 Norbury Crescent (17/00896/FUL). Use as house in multiple occupation with 9 rooms involving the erection of single storey rear extension.

Refused. ‘The proposed use would constitute an over-intensification of the site, evidenced by layout, number of rooms and likely number of occupants as evidenced by the number of bed spaces shown on the plans, would have an adverse impact on neighbouring amenity due to increased activity and general noise and disturbance and the lack of an acceptable refuse storage arrangement’.

182 Norbury Crescent (17/01533/LP). Erection of dormer extension to rear and rooflights to front slope. Certificate granted.

25 Pollards Wood Road (17/01748/GPDO). Erection of single storey rear extension projecting out 4 metres with a maximum height of 3 metres. Accepted as valid.

31 Ryecroft Rd (17/01175/CAT). T1, Willow: Heavy pollard to approx 1.5M above crown break. No objection.

Joint Planning Committee views

 The Love Norbury Joint Planning Committee met on Monday 10 May, and decided to make comments on the following applications.

1581 London Rd:  oppose on the grounds that the front dormer window ruins the roofline, and the design of the 3 at the back is a mess.

68 Melrose Ave (see above): oppose the conversion of this family size property.

37 Norbury Close: oppose the design of the dormer.

8-10 The Mews, Norbury Crescent – Antic Pub: oppose the discharge of condition (No. 11) on deliveries as the application does not  specify the hours in which deliveries and empty bottle  collection will be made, raising concerns about the potential noise problems early in the morning as is being experienced with Moon on the Water. Most recently 4.45am.

84 Northborough Rd:  oppose the re-design following rejection of a previous application as it is not an improvement.

About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's 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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