Recent planning decisions – Sanderstead, Kenley, Purley & Coulsdon

Dear All,

Many residents share my view that family homes need to be protected from destruction and replacement with unsightly flats. The previous Labour Council granted indiscriminate planning applications – destroying family homes and concreting over green spaces – which damaged the character of some of our loveliest local areas. I have been working successfully with new Mayor Jason Perry to safeguard the character of our area and protect family homes (which families need). Below are some recent planning decisions showing what we have achieved. Of course we need new flats, but those are better placed in central Croydon, more urban parts of London and on brownfield sites – not by damaging the character of our local area and destroying much-needed family homes.

As a result of the work Jason and I have done, inappropriate planning consents are now being refused – instead of being waved through as they were by Labour previously. Here are some very recent decisions:


12 Woodcote Grove Road (24/00973/FUL)

Proposed destruction of a family home and replacement by 5 flats

Result: Refused permission


10A Valley Road (23/04453/FUL)

Proposed destruction of a family home and replacement by a 3 storey block of 5 flats

Result: Refused permission



60 Welcomes Road (24/00272/FUL)

Proposed destruction of a family home and replacement by 7 flats and 2 houses

Result: Refused permission


75A Foxley Lane(24/00632/FUL)

Proposed destruction of a family home and replacement by 3 storey block of 8 flats

Result: Refused permission



The proposed plans for 75A Foxley Lane were the planning application to have been successful.


Sanderstead / Hamsey Green

41 Kingswood Lane (24/00183/OUT)

Proposed destruction of a bungalow and replacement by 3 storey block of 6 flats

Result: Refused permission

Purley/Kenley border – Telecom mast

Telecom Mast – outside St Barnabas Church – Higher Drive (24/01312/PA8)

I recently helped local residents object to a proposal for the replacement of the existing 8m telecom pole with a 20m one (around 7 floors high!) outside St Barnabas Church. Whilst I am generally supportive of proposals which will improve the local telecoms network, this scheme was just too big for the site. I shared residents’ concerns that such a significant increase in the height of the telecom mast along with the associated additional street furniture, would be harmful to the visual appearance of the street-scene and the character of the area. I am pleased to let you know that the application has been refused for these reasons.

I am very pleased that I have been able to work with Mayor Jason Perry to end Labour’s wanton destruction of our neighbourhood – and I will continue to protect the character of our neighbourhood if re-elected next week. My Labour opponent in the upcoming election was sadly an enthusiastic supporter of the previous council and their terrible planning policies.

With best wishes,