Documents setting out planning guidance for the borough and how the council will engage with stakeholders are available for comment from today.
Croydon Council plans to introduce a Suburban Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD2), as well as revising its Statement of Community Involvement (SCI).
The SPD2 supports the policies adopted in the Croydon Local Plan 2018 and, the delivery of around 10,000 of the borough’s target of 32,890 new homes by 2036. The document will provide guidance for suburban residential developments, development in Areas of Focused Intensification and updates to existing guidance on extensions and alterations to homes across the borough.
The SPD2 also includes technical design guidance seeking to limit negative impact and frame opportunities where increased densities can enhance and bring benefit to communities.
The SCI details how the council will engage with stakeholders, both local and statutory, in preparing planning documents and carrying out management functions. Italso sets out how the council will provide advice or assistance on the preparation and adoption of neighbourhood plans.
People can make representations on both documents between 3 September and 15 October 2018.
“Croydon will undergo some major changes in the future to provide the additional homes our growing community needs. The Suburban Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD2) and Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) are important documents that will help shape how the borough will look in future.
“I would ask people to get involved, visit the events if they can, take a look online and let us have their thoughts on how we can integrate these new homes into our suburbs while retaining their individual characters and senset of place.”
Councillor Paul Scott, cabinet member for environment, transport and regeneration
Engagement sessions for the SPD2, which are open to all, will be held throughout the consultation period. The events are listed below:
• Tuesday, 18 September, 4pm – 8pm, Addington Community Centre, 90 Central Parade, New Addington, CR0 0JB
• Thursday, 20 September, 4pm – 8pm, Upper Norwood Library Hub, Westow Hill, London, SE19 1TJ
• Tuesday, 25 September, 4pm – 8pm, Kenley Hall, 92 Godstone Road, Kenley, CR8 5AB
• Saturday, 29 September, 10am – 2pm, Purley Library, Banstead Road, Purley, CR8 3YH
• Tuesday, 2 October, 4pm – 8pm, Christchurch Methodist Hall Addiscombe, 114 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon, CR0 6AD
• Thursday, 4 October, 4pm – 8pm, Selsdon Community Centre for the retired, 132 Addington Road, Selsdon, CR2 8LA
• Tuesday, 9 October, 4pm – 8pm, Shirley Community Centre, 28 Shrublands Avenue, Croydon, CR0 8JA.
Both documents are available to view online. The SPD2 can be found here and the SCI can be found here.
The borough’s libraries will also have copies of both documents available for viewing, along with Access Croydon. If alternative formats of the document are required they can be requested by emailing LDF@croydon.gov.uk or by calling 020 8407 1385.
Representations on both documents need to be made either by emailing LDF@croydon.gov.uk or by posting to Spatial Planning Service, 6th Floor Zone B, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA.