Sunday July 05, 2020
  • Site last updated at 11:44pm on Saturday 27th June 2020.

You will recall that we previously notified you about the proposal to construct one three storey building with 5 flats in the front garden and two buildings of two storeys with 4 two bedroom flats in each in the rear garden of 24 Coulsdon Court Road.  To date, there have been 72 objections made by residents.

However please note that the following additional information has now been put on the council website:-

A Financial Viability Appraisal that shows affordable housing is not viable.

A Transport Statement to justify parking in Coulsdon Court Road.

Please note that we now have an extended time until Tuesday 16 July 2019 to make additional comments on this planning application. This can be done on-line or you can send written objections to:-

Mr. Pete Smith, Head of Development Management, Croydon Council, 6th Floor, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon.CR0 1EA, or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HADRA continue to support our residents in objecting to this planning application and will refer it to the Planning Committee where we can voice our objections before a decision is made. HADRA has also requested our MP Chris Philp to object and our Councillor Margaret Bird has also referred it to the Planning Committee.

At our recent AGM, a number of objectors to the previous planning application 18/05485/FUL said they had not received a copy of a letter from Croydon Council dated 23 April 2019 advising them that an appeal had been made to the Secretary of State following the refusal of this planning application by the council on 22/3/19. If you did not receive this letter please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. asking for a copy of it and copy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. into your email.

As a reminder, we consider the reasons for objecting to be:-

There are no blocks of flats anywhere near this site and their contemporary design are totally out of character for this area.

The three blocks of flats will be very large and dominating and out of character for this road which has mainly two storey houses.

Bulking and massing is too large and is overbearing, out of scale and keeping with the area.

High density/over development of the site with a significant loss of garden land.

Loss of wild life habitat and green garden with most of the existing garden being built on or paved.

Thirteen car parking spaces for this size of development is insufficient and will result in overspill parking onto Coulsdon Court Road, which will result in a reduction of road safety.

The size of the refuse bins has not been detailed to demonstrate that they are adequate for the development of this size, or where they will actually be sited for each building.

There will be a loss of privacy for the nearby neighbours as they will now be overlooked by these blocks of flats. Also considerable additional noise will be created by this development (housing up to 50 residents) which will be detrimental to the existing residents.

Only one family three bedroom flat is being provided when there is a recognised shortage of family accommodation within the borough.

In the submission the developer has stated that it is not viable to provide affordable housing which is required as more than 10 units are being proposed.

You can view a recent letter from HADRA's Planning Representative sent to local residents here:


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