Develop Croydon Conference | 20th November 2018 | Croydon Park Hotel

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New plans for Edridge Road tower

A pre-application for a block of 230 flats in Edridge Road has been submitted by Croydon Tower One Ltd.

Proposals for the 36-storey tower block were discussed by councillors at a Croydon planning meeting on Thursday July 19.

The development would be made up of 133 flats in a 36-storey tower and an attached nine-storey block at 4 to 20 Edridge Road.

Each block would have its own communal roof terrace and an undercroft with parking, cycle storage and waste storage.

Plans for a 23-storey building on the site were previously approved but expired in May 2017.

Adam Covell, from Martin Robeson Planning Practice (MRPP), the agent for the applicant, said: “It is very much about creating a centrepiece for Edridge Road.

“From the east and west [you would see] a tall slender needle like form that sits on the horizon.
“It’s not about a big bulky form, we’ve tried to keep it as slender as possible to have a minimum impact on North End and the High Street.

“From the north and south it is very much about a southern bookend you can see to the south [of the town centre].

“Saffron Tower is the northern bookend. [There] is a run of taller buildings through the centre of Croydon and we think it will come to a nice stop at the point of our tower.”

The pre-application states that 20 to 25 per cent of the housing would be affordable housing.

This would be split between 60 per cent affordable rent and 40 per cent shared ownership.

The developer will take on board comments made by the committee before submitting a full planning application.