40 Orchard Avenue, Croydon, CR0 7NA
Demolition of an existing dwelling; erection of a three storey building with basement containing 8 two bedroom flats; formation of associated access and parking
Dear Save Shirley residents
Tell us the intensification of Shirley isn’t politically motivated.
On Thursday night six councillors voted to allow a detached residential home be demolished and in it’s place a high-rise block of flats.
However, we believe the Planning Committee did not judge the application on current planning policies, but on a prejudiced and vindictive rebellion against the Shirley Residents and a further assault on the character of the area.
We believed this is a direct response to the ‘Save Shirley’ campaign and our objection to the proposed Croydon Plan CLP2.
This application was not determined upon the current Planning Policies. It’s out of character with the area and shows a total disregard for the character of the area and surrounding properties in Shirley.
Worryingly, this will now set a precedent for the destruction of Shirley.
All six councillors are Labour. Their details are below. we urge you to email them to demonstrate how disappointed we are that the people in charge of Croydon’s planning applications make their decisions based on political point scoring.
Dear, Cllr [Insert name]
We object to the Planning Committee voting in favour of granting outline planning permission for 40 Orchard Avenue in Shirley.
We believe the Planning Committee did not judge the application on current planning policies, but on a prejudiced and vindictive rebellion against the Shirley Residents and the character of the area.
This application was not determined upon the current planning policies. It’s out of character with the area and shows a total disregard for the surrounding properties in Shirley.
We ask you to reconsider the application based on current planning policies adopted by the Planning Inspectorate.
The members of the Planning Committee who voted in favour of the outline planning application were:
Cllr Paul Scott (Chairman) (Woodside)
Cllr Bernadette Khan (West Thornton)
Cllr Humayun Kabir (Bensham Manor)
Save Shirley is a non-political campaign created by residents and MORA (Monks Orchard Residents’ Association). It’s backed by seven Shirley residents’ associations to oppose this current administrations politically motivated plan to wreck our residential neighbourhood.
Our fight goes on.
We would like to thank MORA member Lianne for speaking against the proposal at the planning meeting. Also to the Shirley residents that filled out the Public Gallery. You made sure our united voice of objection was heard. Thank you for your continued support.