The Purley Skyscraper review process is set to begin all over again due to Judicial Review.
Although I have not been informed of the reasons for the decision, Judicial Review is based entirely on whether correct process is followed, and not whether the right decision has been reached. This means that the entire process of reviewing the planning decision needs to be repeated.
This does not mean that the skyscraper now has planning consent. There will now be a new public enquiry into the decision, likely by a different planning inspector.
I will fight the skyscraper again through a new enquiry and I hope that everyone who fought so hard against it before will continue to do so.
I remain deeply disappointed and shocked by the council’s decision to contemptuously ignore the wishes of residents when it comes to the skyscraper.
Around 12,000 residents signed the last petition to stop the skyscraper, and I encourage everyone to sign my new petition to the council to reform the borough’s planning system. We need a planning system that works for residents rather than constantly letting them down.
You can sign my petition here – www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CroydonPlanning