The Oakwood Group has been granted planning permission by London Borough of Croydon to build eight luxury homes on a leafy site in Sanderstead.
The five-bedroom detached properties will be built on land currently occupied by a single dilapidated house which borders Purley Downs Golf Club.
Work is set to start on the development in mid-2017, with a completion date of late 2018, and will include the provision of parking and landscaping as well as access from Purley Downs Road.
Oakwood would like to thank the local Sanderstead community and Croydon Council for their support throughout the planning process on the 0.39ha site.
“We are enormously pleased to have secured planning permission and our thanks goes out to the residents of Sanderstead,” said Oakwood Director Matt Arnold.
“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 Croydon Council planning committee voted eight to one in favour of the application at a meeting on 12th January. Councillor Paul Scott proposed and Councillor Kathy Bee seconded the recommendation from planning officials to grant permission.
Commenting on the planning decision, Mr Dennis King, Chairman of the 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.”
The Oakwood Group is celebrating its 30th anniversary in business and, in the last decade, has built 235 homes in the London Borough of Croydon alone.