Boris 'to back' Croydon towers
By Leon Walker Wednesday, 28 January 2009
London mayor Boris Johnson is minded not to object to the construction of four towers with heights up to 45 storeys in the south of the capital, it has emerged.
Plans for the mixed-use Cherry Orchard Road development adjacent to East Croydon station include the four towers and a further three buildings of up to six storeys.
Head of planning decisions at City Hall Giles Dolphin wrote to the London Borough of Croydon to say that, if proposed amendments to the scheme are taken in, the project will comply with London's strategic planning document and the Mayor would not have a problem with plans.
The proposed amendments include improving public views of some small public space elements in the scheme and increasing the number of parking spaces designated for disabled or elderly drivers who posses a "blue badge", the letter says.
The planning application is being made by developer Menta and architects Make.
The development would provide over 1,000 homes, 39,000 sq m of office space and 1,400 sq m of retail.
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