SaveShirley – Three-storey block of flats coming our ‘Orchard’ way

It seems Croydon Council is intent on wrecking Shirley and can’t wait to get started on their plans to intensify our area.

Plans have been received to demolish the existing detached house at 40 Orchard Avenue, and in its place build a three-storey block of 8 two-bedroom flats, with the formation of associated access and parking.

What’s worse is it looks like the Council has already made up its mind as the recommendation for this application is to Grant Permission.

The case goes to council next Thursday 17 March. If you live in Orchard Avenue you need to complain. If you live in Shirley and think you’re safe from the onslaught of the developers – Think again.

This application has been reported to the planning committee because MORA (Monks Orchard Residents’ Association) made representations in accordance with the Committee Consideration Criteria and requested committee consideration and objections above the threshold in the Committee Consideration Criteria have been received.

You can view the report and recommendation on the Council’s website by visiting or download the PDF.

We need to stop these developments. If you can make the meeting we need to show our continued support to Save Shirley.

The meeting starts at 6:30pm in The Council Chamber, The Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX or follow us on twitter