The planning application for the former Penge Police Station was dealt with last night.
We managed to persuade the rest of the Plans 1 sub committee to defer the planning application to turn the former Penge Police Station at the corner of the High Street and Green Lane into five one bedroom and two two bedroom flats. We are not against the change of use for housing but argued that five car parking spaces is not enough in this congested area. We should certain not be adding to parking problems by having more flats than parking spaces. There were also concerns about the size of some of the proposed flats with issues raised by Environmental Health. We will keep you informed of further proposals with the applicant being asked to reduce the number of flats.