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Planning News: here are some recent issues that affect our area

Whilst the proposals to change the national planning system are currently on hold (since April 2022), there are other threats to the leafy streets of Coulsdon...
... The Local Plan Review.

The Croydon Local Plan (2018)

The Croydon Local Plan (2018) is the lowest-level planning guide; it sits below the London Plan (2021), which in turn sits below the National Planning Policy Framework (2021).
All planning applications have to comply with all of these documents, and they are all reviewed periodically.

The review of the Local Plan started back in 2022, postponed until the local elections in May 2022 had taken place. Some consultations - 'Regulation 18 and Regulation 19 consultations' - have taken place, and the latest news (April 2023) is...

The Local Plan Review will be consulted on next in Jan-Feb 2024. This is expected to be a new version of the Local Plan Review document, and will include changes arising from the 2022 consultation and the Mayor’s Business Plan, as well as changes resulting from updates to legislation and available evidence.

A Review of the Council’s CIL Charging Schedule will be consulted on in September 2023. This will focus on updating the rates that development/ developers pay to help to deliver local infrastructure. The current CIL information is available here (opens in new page)  as well as the most recent Infrastructure Funding Statement about how financial contributions were spent in the 2021-22 financial year: here (opens in new page).

The Council’s Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) will be consulted on in Summer 2023.
A Residential Extensions & Alterations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) will be consulted on in Jan-Feb 2024.

Have Your Say

For advice on how to view and make comments on any of these planning applications, download our 'how to object' notes here (opens in new page).

To go to the council website, to see all 'live' applications for planning permission click here.

If you can't get through, the website is quite flaky, and might be down for hours or days (at the weekend) at a time.

Recent requests for objections to planning applications, and their status:

Description Serial Number Status
76 Rickman Hill Coulsdon CR5 3DP 22/03444/FUL Rejected
27 Woodfield Hill, Coulsdon. CR5 3ED 22/04337/FUL Passed
7 Bramley Avenue, Coulsdon. CR5 2DR 22/04563/FUL Rejected at appeal!
Rear of 3-7 Julien Road, Coulsdon. CR5 2DN 22/02125/FUL Went to appeal and passed.

Newer applications are in the process of being added. Look again soon.

For further information, please send an email to us at

New UK Planning System changes are on hold.

The UK government had proposed major changes to the way that the planning process works.
CWRA and other Croydon residents' associations were against the changes, and submitted objections to both elements (details below).

For reference, the documents and their responses may be viewed by visiting these government webpages:

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