Please comment TODAY on a planning application to develop Cart Lodge Mews, the site of ECCO’s Big Lunches and Halloween events

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Many of you will have enjoyed ECCO’s Big Lunches and Halloween events in Cart Lodge Mews, off Lebanon Road. However, this site is once again under threat from a planning application for a two-storey house on this tiny triangle of land (20/01288/FUL).

There appears to have been no consultation on these matters.  Even the three households in the Mews were not informed when the application was received on 17 March.  No dates are given for the application process except for the determination deadline of Tuesday 12 May 2020. However, we have reason to believe that today, 14 April, might be the last day the public can make comment.  If you have 5 minutes to spare please make your comments TODAY! Click here for more information and to make your comments https://publicaccess3.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=Q7C31OJLL7800&activeTab=summary

The initial planning permission stated that this area would be landscaped. As such it would have been an ideal play space for local children in an area without any open public space. However, the developer chose to disregard this and partitioned the land in an attempt to extract extra value from it. Eight years later, this part of the land remains unfinished and new planning applications are made almost every year. It has remained a hazard because of the uneven ground level and the builders’ debris that is still left there. If the original appeal decision were to be upheld, the community could enjoy the entire space freely in perpetuity.

Concerns include

  • Over development
  • Access for emergency vehicles
  • Parking for existing residents
  • Space for refuse and recycling bins

2 responses to “Please comment TODAY on a planning application to develop Cart Lodge Mews, the site of ECCO’s Big Lunches and Halloween events

    • Hi, Ann. Croydon Council planning department withdrew the application from the planning register after Councillor Jerry Fitzpatrick took the matter up with them.

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