SaveTheGlam TIME TO OBJECT = THIS WEEK

From: Roger Wagner <rogerwag@mac.com>
Subject: SaveTheGlam TIME TO OBJECT = THIS WEEK
Date: 31 October 2020 at 15:27:14 GMT

MEMBERS! Survivors!
The cynical owners of The Glamorgan have submitted their proposal to demolish this 1838 building – the very 1st pub in Old East Croydon – and construct (another) brutalist tower block for London commuters in Cherry Orchard Road. As individuals now we need to raise as many serious objections to the loss of this Asset of Community Value, identified and logged as such, by Croydon Council as we can.
The limit is 2000 characters & the deadline is WEDNESDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2020. However, once you have raised your objection (limit your focus), you have 2 months till 4 January 2021 to add as many arguments as you like to your initial objection. Minutes of our Zoom Virtual-AGM last week, together with the annual Chairman’s Report and Treasurer’s Report, will come to you this weekend (thanks to all the members and MP Sara Jones who made the meeting quorate). Here are some documents you might like to consult in framing your objection and supporting arguments.

1) Link to Council Planning:PLANNING APPLICATION TO DEMOLISH THE GLAMORGAN AND BUILD 36 FLATS ON THE SITEAPPLICATION NUMBER 19/05926/FULThe owners of The Glamorgan freehold have submitted a new planning application to demolish the current building and redevelop the site with 36 small flats over 10 floors, plus a tiny ground floor bar. We have until Wednesday 4th November to submit comments on this application, and need as many people as possible to OBJECT to it.You can paste the following link into your browser to go directly to the submit comments page, from which you can also access the 44 documents submitted to support the application, including plans of the proposed new building.https://publicaccess3.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=makeComment&keyVal=Q2NYFKJLL5W00

2) The owner’s revised DESIGN & ACCESS STATEMENT:https://publicaccess3.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/files/EBF1A160C2BE9A2B0EFE12976DD6531F/pdf/19_05926_FUL-REVISED_DESIGN_AND_ACCESS_STATEMENT-2998247.pdf 

“The building is 2 storeys high and is relatively modest in its scale. It was built in 1838 and is typically Victorian in its style, with tall narrow windows and a hipped roof as it wraps around the corner. It was adjudged to be of little architectural merit by the planning officer at the pre-application meeting and is unlisted. The site is not in a conservation area. “

3) Attached is a Powerpoint presentation created by Sean Fitzsimons which summarises the application and covers relevant points and issues arising from it. Once you have looked through this and considered the content, please submit your objection as soon as possible. Thank you.
Sean’s POWERPOINT presented to AGM:

4) Sean’s COMMENTS:I would also point out that the developers own design and access statement makes the following statement about the age of the building.
https://publicaccess3.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/files/EBF1A160C2BE9A2B0EFE12976DD6531F/pdf/19_05926_FUL-REVISED_DESIGN_AND_ACCESS_STATEMENT-2998247.pdf 

“The building is 2 storeys high and is relatively modest in its scale. It was built in 1838 and is typically Victorian in its style, with tall narrow windows and a hipped roof as it wraps around the corner. It was adjudged to be of little architectural merit by the planning officer at the pre-application meeting and is unlisted. The site is not in a conservation area. “

5) Steve’s point highlighting the cynicism of the owner’s addition of a tiny ‘bar’ to the plan (they claim to have previously successfully run public houses!):
We couldn’t see any toilets!
Addition of toilets will make the size of the licenced premises even smaller, and it would be difficult to see where they could be located, apart from by the thick line by the lift and staircase.

NOW OBJECT!

Roger

One response to “SaveTheGlam TIME TO OBJECT = THIS WEEK

  1. As a local resident I am appalled at the idea of yet another tower block going up in cherry orchard rd, the ones we have and the whole area by the station have created an area that is prone to gusts of high winds making walking often a problem, buffeted by wind tunnels. Surely – especially with the new Morello II development- we dont need more. I also lament the passing of an old style public house with a long history, these things are amenities and a focus for local life that are increasingly disappearing. Why not let prospective buyers who want to run it as a pub again have thrir chance?

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