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Proposed Lidl Supermarket @ Hamsey Green
Oct 25th, 2013 at 10:57am
 
Although this planning application is outside the Riddlesdown area, it does come within the Sanderstead Ward.

The planning application for a new Lidl Supermarket on the site of the now demolished Good Companions pub in Limpsfield Rd and Tithepit Shaw Lane junction was unanimously rejected by Croydon Council's Planning Committee on 24 October 2013, despite Officers recommending approval.

The application refusal states:"The traffic arising from the development and the siting of the access would be detrimental to pedestrian and highway safety and the effective operation of the local highway network and would thereby conflict with Policies T2 and UD12 of the Croydon Replacement Unitary Development Plan (The Croydon Plan 2006) Saved Policies 2013 and Policies 6.3 of the London Plan."

For further details see link to The Croydon Advertiser website http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/Victory-Sanderstead-Lidl-supermarket-rejected...
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Re: Proposed Lidl Supermarket @ Hamsey Green
Reply #1 - Feb 2nd, 2014 at 8:53am
 
It probably comes as no surprise that Lidl on 31 January 2014, appealed to the Secretary of State on Croydon Council's planning refusal of this application. The Planning Inspector will either allow additional written comments or may refer it to a local Public Inquiry. Further details will appear here in due course.
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Reply #2 - May 30th, 2014 at 10:49am
 
The Planning Inspector has now dismissed Lidl's appeal for their proposed store on 29 May 2014.

It was principally rejected on highway safety having regard to traffic arising from the development and the siting of the proposed new access on to Limpsfield Road.

A full copy of Inspector's report on this link http://www.pcs.planningportal.gov.uk/pcsportal/fscdav/READONLY?OBJ=COO.2036.300....
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Reply #3 - Mar 10th, 2016 at 2:32pm
 
Lidl are back with another planning application on the former Good Companions pub site in Hamsey Green!

The last planning application for a new food store and car park in Limpsfield Rd was rejected by the Planning Inspector in May 2014.

A new application has now been received by Croydon Council on 7 March for not just a food store and 83 space car park, but also a two storey building, including 4, two bedroom apartments.

The main difference between this application and the previous one is that Lidl have done a deal with the owners of the two houses on Tithepit Shaw Lane for those properties to be demolished and to include their land in the application as a car park and exit. Lidl have now reconfigured the access so that you enter the site on Limpsfield Road and exit, via a 'one way' system onto Tithepit Shaw Lane. This exit though is opposite Hamsey Green Primary School! The site is also close to Warlingham Secondary school and traffic is usually very heavy in this locality during morning and afternoon school times. The Planning Inspector did reject the previous application on traffic and road safety issues!

A further change is the increased massing caused by the creation of the four flats apparently to 'replace' the lost housing.

Details of the new application can be found on this link http://publicaccess.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?act.... The drawing are under the "documents" tab.
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Re: Proposed Lidl Supermarket @ Hamsey Green
Reply #4 - Mar 12th, 2016 at 9:35am
 
Councillor Tim Pollard (Sanderstead Ward) has now made a referral on this application. This is the text from his blog;

I have today 'referred' the latest application from Lidl on the former Good Companions site - ref 16/01097/P - to planning committee on the grounds of:

Road safety concerns from appeal on the same site in summer 2014 have not been adequately addressed.

Potentially worse road safety due to exiting lorries and cars opposite school.

Insufficient access for delivery lorries to both enter and leave the site - especially exiting onto Tithepit Shaw Lane.

Loss of family housing on the additional two plots included in this application.

Excess massing on the building due to addition of 4 apartments to first floor.

'Referring' means that officers cannot approve the application under their delegated authority, instead it must be discussed in a public meeting of the planning committee and put to a vote of councillors. Labour, as the party controlling the council, have more members on this committee than the Conservatives do.

As this is a highly contentious application, it is important that any residents who feel themselves affected by this application should write in to let the committee know their views. I am sure that, as they did before, Lidl will encourage its small band of supporters to write in to support the store, so it is particularly important that any contrary views are heard.
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Re: Proposed Lidl Supermarket @ Hamsey Green
Reply #5 - Jun 2nd, 2016 at 3:00pm
 
Lidl's controversial planning application for a store, car park and flats on the former Good Companions Public House site in Tithepitshaw Lane, Warlingham has been refused by Planning Officers on 1 June, without the need to go the Planning Committee.

The full grounds for refusal were:
Reason(s) for refusal :-
1. The development would be out of keeping with the character of the surrounding area and detrimental to the visual amenity of the street scene by reason of poor design, prominent siting and scale of the buildings and would not respect the existing pattern of buildings, nor maximise the opportunities for creating an attractive and interesting environment and would thereby conflict with the objectives of the NPPF, Policies 7.1, 7.4, 7.5 and 7.6 of the London Plan (2015), Policies UD2, UD3, UD12, UD13, UD14 and H2 of the Croydon Plan (2006) Saved Policies 2013 and Policies SP1.1, SP4.1 and SP4.2 of the Croydon Local Plan: Strategic Policies (2013).
2. The development would adversely affect pedestrian and highway safety on the adjoining transport network by reason of the siting of the access and egress points and the associated traffic and would thereby conflict with the objectives of the NPPF, Policy 6.3 of the London Plan, Saved Policies T2, UD12 and UD13 of the Croydon Replacement Plan (2006) Saved Policies 2013 and Policies SP8.6, SP8.17 and SP8.18 of the Croydon Local Plan: Strategic Policies (2013).

It now remains to be seen whether Lidl appeal to the Planning inspector again!
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