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Called in: Jenrick approves Croydon towers following High Court ruling

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The housing secretary Robert Jenrick has approved one eight and one 17-storey tower in Purley, after his predecessor James Brokenshire’s decision to refuse permission against the advice of his inspector was overturned in the High Court.

LOCATIONPurleyAUTHORITYCroydon Borough CouncilINSPECTORPaul JacksonPROCEDURECalled-in decisionDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/L5240/V/17/3174139The appeal concerned two parcels of land in Croydon, known as ‘the island site’ and ‘the south site’. In 2016, developer Thornsett Group and landowner Purley Baptist Church applied for permission to build a tower on each of these sites – rising to 17 and........
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