Hyde Group Planning Application

MQT on 2016-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2016
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


A constituent has asked me to raise that in Croydon the Hyde Group has submitted an application to develop a well-used and much loved recreational site at World of Golf in Croydon. The site is MOL by both the present and draft Croydon Local Plan. Do you agree with the local representatives in Ashburton that the application should be refused?


Answer for Hyde Group Planning Application

Answer for Hyde Group Planning Application

Answered By: 
The Mayor

This planning application has been referred to me for my initial advice and is currently under consideration. I will issue a Stage 1 advice report on 28 November. The key planning consideration in this case will be the principle of development on Metropolitan Open Land. My planning policies are clear that development on Green Belt and MOL is inappropriate in principle unless there are exceptional circumstances, and my officers will advise me on these issues in due course.