Croydon residents can help shape a 20-year sustainable development vision for future homes, businesses and public spaces along Purley Way by answering a new online survey and engaging with the consultation.
The Purley Way is one of the areas earmarked in the council’s Local Plan Review for future transformation and growth, including housing, jobs, improved transport access, more public open spaces and social infrastructure.
Open from tomorrow, Tuesday 9 February, until Tuesday, 16 March, the new online survey and consultation is an opportunity for residents, businesses and visitors to feedback on the draft masterplan, proposals, and outline their priorities around sustainable growth for the Purley Way area, which stretches from the boundary with Purley up to Valley Park.
The council consultation will also include three online seminars in February and March which will give the public a chance to participate in a presentation and Q&A workshop to discuss the proposals. Details can be found here. And for residents who are not online they can phone this number and have their say: 020 8726 6000 ext 63094.
The feedback received from this five-week consultation, as well as early feedback last summer, will help to shape the final masterplan. This is an important step in the process to adopting the Mayor of London-funded masterplan as a Supplementary Planning Document to the local Plan Review. This will provide guidance on good growth in Purley Way that aims to balance commercial and mixed-use development while respecting the area’s heritage and providing a vibrant place to live and work.
The A23 Purley Way opened in 1925 as a Croydon bypass and it grew rapidly between the 1920s and 1930s, becoming home to the world’s first international airport, retail and industrial development. This included Croydon “B” Power Station, which opened in 1950 and later became an Ikea store.
In the summer the council will run more Local Plan Review community engagement events on future growth planned for other areas of the borough.
“Our Local Plan sets the standard of how Croydon should develop as a place to live, work and visit, and this Local Plan Review will include a blueprint for much-needed sustainable growth on Purley Way.
“I hope as many people as possible take part in this masterplan consultation, as their feedback will help us get the development mix right for Purley Way so it continues to adapt and thrive as it grows.”
Councillor Oliver Lewis, cabinet member for culture and regeneration