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Appeal: Brokenshire overrules inspector to block South London tower

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In a called-in decision, the housing secretary has rejected plans for a 17-storey residential tower in Purley, citing ‘serious concerns’ about its height and calling its design ‘unsympathetic’.

LOCATIONPurleyAUTHORITYCroydon Borough CouncilINSPECTORDavid NicholsonPROCEDURECalled-in decisionDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/l5240/V/17/3174139The application concerned two areas of brownfield land in Purley, 6.5km south of Croydon town centre. The appellant sought permission for two residential towers rising to 17 and eight storeys respectively, to provide a total of 220 flats and a........
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