Planning Report – August 2020

To find out the latest news on what is being planned in your local area, check out our latest Planning Report with up-to-date information on Planning Applications including developments in:

  • Ash Tree Close
  • The Glade
  • Land to the Rear of Shirley Inn Public House
  • Orchard Avenue
  • Orchard Park High School
  • Orchard Way
  • Potters Close
  • Sandrock Pub
  • Shirley Road
  • Wickham Road and Woodmere Avenue.

With additional updates on our Planning Complaints, some news from Sarah Jones MP on the ‘focussed intensification’ in Shirley and some additional questions to the Rt. Hon Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Also, take a look at the MORA Planning App, which gives you an easy way to track all the current and recent planning applications within the MORA area. It’s simple to use and free for you to access.

 

Click here for information on how to make a face covering

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), ask for a test to check if you have the virus.

Planning News – Focused Intensification Area Removed from Shirley

We have received correspondence from Sarah Jones MP (Croydon Central) which confirms that Shirley will NO LONGER be categorised as a ‘focused intensification area’.

Croydon Council’s Planning Update states:

‘It looks increasingly unlikely that significant improvements to public transport capacity in the area will be delivered over the period covered by the local plan and hence the area only has capacity for limited future growth.’

This has huge implications for Shirley, vindicating all we have been stating since the New Local Plan was adopted in 2018.

For further details on this new planning development, check out our latest Planning Report.

Planning Report – July 2020

To find out the latest news on what is being planned in your local area, check out our latest Planning Report with up-to-date information on Planning Applications including developments in:

  • Ash Tree Close
  • Land to the Rear of Shirley Inn Public House
  • Orchard Avenue
  • Orchard Park High School
  • Orchard Way
  • Potters Close
  • Sandrock Pub
  • Wickham Road and Woodmere Avenue.

With additional updates on our Planning Complaints and some additional questions to the Rt. Hon Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Also, take a look at the MORA Planning App, which gives you an easy way to track all the current and recent planning applications within the MORA area. It’s simple to use and free for you to access.

 

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), ask for a test to check if you have the virus.

If the test is positive you’ll be contacted by text, email or phone and asked to log on to the NHS Test and Trace website.

Planning Report – June 2020

To find out the latest news on what is being planned in your local area, check out our latest Planning Report with up-to-date information on Planning Applications including developments in:

  • Ash Tree Close
  • Land to the Rear of Shirley Inn Public House
  • Orchard Avenue
  • Orchard Park High School
  • Orchard Way
  • Potters Close
  • Shirley Road
  • Wickham Road and Woodmere Avenue.

With additional updates on our Planning Complaints, a final chance to participate in the LSE Survey on Density,  and some additional questions to the Rt. Hon Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Also, take a look at the MORA Planning App, which gives you an easy way to track all the current and recent planning applications within the MORA area. It’s simple to use and free for you to access.

Final Invitation to Participate in Survey on Density

It is hard to find land in London to build on. One suggestion is to increase density – to allow more to be built on a piece of land.

To this end, my colleagues and I at the London School of Economics have put together a survey to better understand what Outer London residents think about this.

The survey can be accessed by clicking on the link below and then, after having read the instructions, by clicking ‘Continue’. It consists of two parts. The first is a short questionnaire and the second contains a series of images for the participant to respond to. It should take about 4-6 minutes to complete.

More detailed information, including a consent form, can be found on the survey’s introduction page.

Participants are encouraged to complete the survey by 14 June. Responses will be anonymous.

If there are any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email: j.g.karlsson@lse.ac.uk

Link to the survey: https://urban-experiment.com/share/jzx8JB

The website hosting the survey, Urban Experiment, is a platform for studies created by a researcher on our team. The data collected will only be shared among team members and with fellow academics.

The reason for this is one of academic standards; it is good practice to let other academics see research data to verify the quality of the work. A condition of sharing is that they would not pass the data to any third party. The research is funded internally – there are no external funders, so we are completely independent. The results will be published in an academic journal, making it available to other academics and the general public.

Thanks again for your help.