WORSHIPPERS CARS IN CRYSTAL PALACE PARK? – KICC haven’t asked us, say Bromley
BROMLEY council have NOT been asked if they would allow a church congregation to park their vehicles in Crystal Palace park.
Planning statements in support of KICC’s latest bid to use the former Granada cinema building in Church Road, Upper Norwood – made public last week stated that “to overcome previous objections KICC would use 372 parking spaces in “non-residential roads” – 263 in Crystal Palace park and 95 on the access road leading from Anerley Hill into the park.”
But a council spokeswoman told News From Crystal Palace: ” I can confirm that we have not been approached.
“Transport assessments are routinely included as part of a planning application and parking capacity will need to be carefully considered as part of the planning decision, as it would be in any other case.
“We will assess this application carefully and consider the planning merits before making our decision in the usual way at a planning committee.
“It is worth noting that the application is available to be viewed via our website and although formal consultation is now completed and we have received substantial correspondence, comments can still be made which will form part of the decision making process”
The latest revelation comes as Croydon council have formally objected to proposals by KICC (Kingsway International Christian Centre) for a church and mixed use of the building.
Croydon’s stated reasons for objection are
“1: The proposal would have a detrimental impact on the vitality and viability of the Upper Norwood Triangle.
“2: The transport assessment does not satisfy the requirements of policy 6.3 of the London Plan.
“In addition, the proposal does not provide sufficient information to be able to asses and conclude that the proposed change of use will not have a negative impact on the surrounding highway network and is therefore contrary to policy 6.13 of the London Plan.”
CONTRADICTIONS, QUESTIONABLE CLAIMS – AND DOWNRIGHT ARROGANCE (continued from last week)
THE GHOST TRAIN: Planning documents submitted to Bromley council claim that there are regular Sunday rail services to Crystal Palace from Beckenham Junction station. News From Crystal Palace has double-checked this. Er – there aren’t.