Planning News at 5 June

Joint Planning Committee meeting Monday 12 June

If you have any comments on the planning applications below or other planning issues please email me at

by the end of of Sunday 12 June.

If you post any comments on any of the applications below on the Council’s planning register please copy them to me for the Committee’s information.

Planning Applications 

  • 30 Annulls Rd

17/02201/CAT. This application seeks consent to prune the tree to historic pollarding level (approx 50%) and remove rotten branches. (TPO no. 15, 1989)

  • Ground Floor Flat, 28 Beatrice Avenue

17/02772/FUL for formation of vehicular access

  • Craignish Avenue, 1 The Norbury Trading Estate,

17/02394/LP: Application to use for vehicle repairs. MOTs.  Already in light industrial use.  Ian’s comments in email of 19 May, mainly concern how much onsite parking available and likely increase of parking pressure in already busy Craignish Avenue and proximity of London Road.

  • Craignish Avenue, 7 The Norbury Trading Estate,

17/00871/FUL: Application for continued use as a church.

  • 1 Hill Drive

17/02399/TRE. T1: Oak Tree – Fell to as close to ground level. T2: Cedar – Fell to as close to ground level. (TPO no. 58, 1987)

  • 6 Hollies Close

17/02357/HSE for alterations and use of garage as habitable room: erection of single storey rear extension and dormer extension in rear roof slope.

  • 64 Isham Road

17/02106/LP for erection of dormer extension in rear roof slope and rooflights at front.

  • 1270 London Road, Windsor House

17/01914/DISC for Discharge of condition 1(2) attached to permissions 14/00808/p and 15/01784

The JPC requested consideration be given to keeping cycle access separate from vehicle access for safety reasons.

  • 1330 London Road

17/02289/FUL, Construction of 3rd floor and 3-bed flat.

  • 1451 London Road

17/02692/FUL for use of ground floor for purposes within class A3 (restaurant/cafe)

  • 100 Melrose Avenue

17/02491/LP for erection of dormer extension in rear roof slope and installation of three velux windows into the front sloping roof

  • 150 Norbury Crescent

17/02471/DISC for discharge of conditions 2 and 3 attached to planning permission 16/05768/p for the conversion to form 1 x 3 bedroom, 2 x 1 bedroom flats

  • 12 Norbury Cross

17/02758/GPDO. Erection of single storey rear extension projecting out 6 metres with a maximum height of 3 metres

  • 69 Norbury Hill

17/02644/HSE. Erection of first floor side extension

  • 18 Pollards Hill West

17/02410/DISC for discharge of conditions 1,2,3,6,7,8 and 9 attached to planning permission 15/04600/p for the Demolition of building, erection of 5 houses with garages and formation of access road

17/02513/NMA . Demolition of existing building; erection of 2 five bedroom and 3 four bedroom detached houses with attached or detached garages; formation of access road and provision of associated parking (amendment to planning permission 16/02089PDT)

17/01914/DISC. Discharge of condition 1(2)

  • 39 Stanford Road

17/02505/LP for Erection of single storey rear extension in respect of ref no 16/03056/gpdo

  • 65 Stanford Road

17/02753/GPDO. Erection of single storey rear extension projecting out 6 metres with a maximum height of 3 metres

Council’s sloppiness on information on the planning register

The Joint Planning Committee is continually drawing the Council’s attention to its failure to put documents on the planning register and the consultation close dates. This happened with 11 Norbury Hill (17/01834/GPDO) which has been rectified as far as the documents are concerned. I informed the Local Plan Public Hearing Inspector that the Committee will be considering putting in  formal complaint to the Council.

New Dormers

The Joint Planning Committee is increasingly concerned at the wide range of dormers with different sizes and materials being approved that are visually out of keeping with the property, and are often not of a consistent design standard with each other in the same stretch of properties thereby spoiling the roof line.

In the case of the dormer proposal for 37 Norbury Close it commented to the Council that the dormer window’ is far too large and far too prominent to be acceptable in appearance. Not being sufficiently subservient to the form of the roof the dormer destroys the style and character of the building. The location of the roof lights are inappropriate for the street scene.’

Roof windows

The Joint Planning Committee is also concerned about the way in which roof windows are designed. It has objected to the proposals for 1581 London Rd because the three roof lights at the rear of the building are not arranged in an acceptable layout and appear messy. The roof light to the front is out of keeping and detrimental to the appearance to the street scene.

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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