New Addington regeneration plans on track after TVG application refused
8:07am Tuesday 5th March 2013 in News
Plans to regenerate New Addington are back on track after councillors rejected an application to make the area a Town and Village Green site (TVG).
The aim is to build a new leisure centre, supermarket and improved facilities for the community on the land opposite the Central Parade.
But the plans were put on hold after an application was submitted by a member of the public, to turn it into a TVG, which would require the land to be preserved.
The council received 165 letters from local residents and councillors objecting to the application, with 14 letters received in support.
A previous TVG application for another part of Central Parade was granted in 2008.
Cabinet member for planning, regeneration and transport, Councillor Jason Perry said: "This is a good decision for the people of New Addington, many of whom wish to see the area rejuvenated.
"We will now play catch-up to get the regeneration of New Addington back on track."