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Oakwood wins approval for luxury homes in Sanderstead

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Eight luxury homes will be built on a leafy site in Sanderstead after Croydon Council granted planning permission.

The five-bedroom homes will be built on land currently occupied by a single dilapidated house which borders Purley Downs Golf Club.

Work on the homes, which will include the provision of parking and landscaping as well as access from Purley Downs Road, is set to start in mid-2017 and is due to be completed by late 2018.

The layout for Oakwood’s new scheme in Purley Downs Road

The developers, The Oakwood Group, thanked the local Sanderstead community and Croydon Council for their support throughout the planning process on the 0.39ha site.

Director Matt Arnold said: “We are enormously pleased to have secured planning permission for the site and our thanks goes out to the residents of Sanderstead.

“The local community have played an integral part in the preparation of the scheme over the course of the last eight months and the success of the application is due, to a large extent, to their continued participation and assistance.”

The exising dilapidated home

The Croydon Council planning committee voted eight to one in favour of The Oakwood Group application at the meeting on February 12. Councillor Paul Scott proposed and Councillor Kathy Bee seconded the recommendation from planning officials to grant permission.

Dennis King, chairman of Sanderstead Residents Association said: “I personally think it is an appropriate development for the site. They are houses, which are needed, and they are more attractive than other developments proposed for our area.”

The development won support from its nearest neighbours at one of the two local consultations. Mr Sirish Patel who lives next to the site at 110 Purley Downs Road, said: “It should make a good development. I have no problem with the appearance of the scheme. I am happy, and I am the one living directly next door.”

Epsom based developers, The Oakwood Group are celebrating their 30th anniversary in business. In the last decade they have built 235 homes in the London Borough of Croydon.

Mr Arnold commented: “It has been an extremely busy year for us, but our team’s hard work has paid off. The decision last night means that we have now achieved planning for 230 units in the last 12 months in Croydon alone, across four separate sites.”