Housing development of 58 new homes in Croydon gets green light

By Tara O’Connor, Local Democracy Reporter

A new development of 58 homes has been given the green light by Croydon council.

It will be built across seven locations in Bramley Hill and plans were put forward by Brick by Brick, the council-owned developer.

It will see the removal of 90 garages as well as bin storage within two existing estates.

The development will be made up of 15 three-bedroom houses, 24 two-bedroom flats and 19 one-bedroom flats.

A total of 50 per cent of the homes will be offered as affordable housing.

The plans were given approval at a Croydon council’s planning meeting recently.

On behalf of the developer, Max Goode said: “The homes are located in a sustainable location with good access to public transport.

“This infill development seeks to redevelop underutilised parcels of land and in such circumstances housing is a more efficient use of land.

“The parcels have little community value and the wider development seeks to benefit the communal amenity spaces across the site.”

Initial plans from the developer were for more than 70 flats but this was reduced when final plans were put forward.

But a statement from ward councillor Andrew Pelling said that in light of the coronavirus pandemic the use of high-density housing needed to be looked at.

There were a total of 57 objections from local residents.

Some objectors said that there were too many flats in the development and not enough family homes with gardens.

Others were concerned that it would increase traffic in the area and impact road safety in Tanfield Road.

There will be 15 parking spaces provided for the development, as well as three accessible spaces and 110 cycling spaces.

The plans were approved on Thursday, August 27 and planning permission will be valid for three years.

Pictured top: An artist’s impression of what the development could look like

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