Application submitted for 450-home East Croydon scheme

Plans have been submitted for a 455-home development rising up to 25 storeys on land adjacent to East Croydon station in south London which was previously earmarked for a 54-storey development.

A visualisation of the finished development
A visualisation of the finished development

Developer Menta and housebuilder Redrow have a submitted planning application to the London Borough of Croydon to deliver the Morello Quarter Phase II development on Cherry Orchard Road.

The proposals include 445 new homes (338 within two 25-storey towers and 107 in a building of five- nine storeys); a new pedestrian entrance into East Croydon Station; cafe, retail and business uses; new play spaces and basement parking.

A second application has also been submitted for a new bridge connecting Addiscombe, through the Morello II development, into East Croydon station.

Phase I of the development, which is almost completed, includes 297 new homes.

Menta was previously granted planning consent in 2011 for a 54 storey residential tower, hotel, offices, retail and community uses on both sides of Cherry Orchard Road.

However, this was never implemented and Menta brought forward the Morello Quarter scheme with Redrow.

Menta's first application for the Cherry Orchard Road site, which included plans for a string of four towers, with the tallest standing at 45 storeys, was withdrawn in 2009 after the Croydon’s planning committee recommended refusal in part due to adverse visual impact.

GL Hearn submitted the latest planning applications on behalf of the developers.

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