Application to replace family home with flats in Purley

There is an application to demolish a Purley family home to replace it with a block of flats. You can read my official opposition to the application below. Please do share this so that as many people as possible are aware of the planning mess in our area.

Re: 20/05226/FUL

Demolition of the existing property and erection of 7 x dwelling houses with a new access arrangement and associated amenity space, parking, cycle and refuse storage and landscaping  

123 Foxley Lane Purley CR8 3HR

I am writing to lodge my objection to the above planning application. My reasons are as follows:

  1. The proposal for 7 new homes on this site would be a significant overdevelopment due to its size, scale, height, footprint, bulk and massing and would be detrimental to the street scene
  2. The design of the proposed houses is out of character with the traditional character design homes adjacent to the site and will be detrimental to the street-scene
  3. The proposal fails to respect the local development pattern, layout and siting and completely dominates the plot; neighbouring properties are generously spaced and respect the trees and green character of the area
  4. Detrimental impact on adjoining occupiers due to overlooking and loss of privacy
  5. It fails to respect the adjacent Webb Estate & Upper Woodcote Village Conservation Area
  6. Inadequate parking provision for residents and visitors
  7. Concreting over of garden space; detrimental impact on mature trees; the loss of natural vegetation and natural habitat
  8. Lack of consideration of any impact on local infrastructure: eg schools, GPs, drainage

This is just one example of the planning madness that has been going on in our area. The Labour run Council, and its wholly owned subsidiary, Brick by Brick, have a policy of destroying family homes to build flats in the south of the borough. I will continue to oppose these applications. You can keep up to date with this and other issues at