Planning Report – December 2021

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:

  • Gladeside
  • The Glade
  • Land R/O Firsby Ave, Verdayne Ave, Ridgemount Ave
  • Orchard Rise
  • Orchard Way
  • Shirley Avenue
  • Wickham Road
  • Woodmere Avenue and Woodmere Gardens.

With the all the latest information on the Croydon Draft Revised Local Plan, which is currently scheduled to be assessed by Cabinet on the 6th December 2021, our representation for the Local Planning Authority Consultation on Validation, the London Plan Consultation on Urban Greening Consultation which ends on 20th December, 2021, the and the New National Planning Policy Framework Design Codes.

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

Covid-19 Update – New Coronavirus Restrictions

Following detection of the new Omicron Variant in the UK, the Government has announced a tightening of restrictions.

The new measures include:

  • From Tuesday 30 November, face coverings will once again be compulsory in shops and on public transport
  • The Department of Education has announced that pupils in years 7 and above, and all visitors, will need to wear masks in communal areas.
  • All contacts of suspected Omicron cases will be required to self-isolate for 10 days. This is regardless of a person’s vaccination status
  • Anyone entering the UK will require a PCR test by the end of the second day after their arrival and will need to self-isolate until they have a negative result. The change will be brought in “as soon as possible” following agreement with the other UK nations (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)
  • The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) – the UK’s vaccine advisory body – will consider giving the booster vaccine “to as wide as group as possible”. It will also reduce the gap between the second dose and booster.

The Prime Minister said the new rules were temporary and would be reviewed after three weeks.

People are encouraged to continue to get their COVID-19 booster and flu jabs, to protect themselves and their loved ones this winter.