The planning report on the proposed new clinic in Oakfield Road (see blog for 23rd March) has now been published. The report recommends permission.
The proposal includes demolition of the current buildings, including the Croydon Union building, which is locally listed. The planning report concludes that with regard to the historic interest of the buildings on site, the smaller of the two (No. 19) is locally listed and its demolition will therefore warrant careful consideration. However, the applicant has submitted information to show that proposals to retain and incorporate the building into the wider proposals for the site would not deliver the floorspace required in this case. The proposed replacement building is considered to be of high quality, and in addition the applicant proposes to incorporate some of the architectural details from the locally listed building in the new building, including the Croydon Union monogram from the gable of the locally listed building, giving reference to the historic use of the site.
The decision will be made at a Planning Committee on April 4th. No local submissions have been made in respect of the application. The full report can be found here. PSC4 – 04.04.13 – Agenda