Committee approves building of more than 100 Crawley homes


New homes are to be built on land which used to belong to a school, while an office block is to be converted into flats.

An application to build 20 houses and 10 flats in Stagelands, Langley Green, was approved by members of Crawley Borough Council’s development control committee on Monday (April 28).

The land in question used to belong to Langley Green Primary School.

A report put before the committee said it had been identified as “surplus land” as a result of redevelopment at the school.

Twelve of the properties will be listed as affordable.

The committee also approved an application to convert an office building into 76 one and two-bedroom flats.

The application relates to the four-storey Stoner House, in London Road, opposite the Leisure Park.

It includes parking for 76 cars and space for 76 bicycles.

Seventy-two of the flats will have one bedroom and four will have two bedrooms.

The application was originally recommended for refusal, with officers citing contamination of the site.

The recommendation was changed shortly before the meeting.

When asked why, a spokesman for the council said: “The Government changed its rules on potential contaminated land on April 6 which allowed us to insert conditions with the permission.

“These conditions ensure mitigation of potentially contaminated land.”

Also approved was the replacement of the canopy and under-canopy lighting which runs outside shops along the length of Broadfield Barton. The work will be carried out by the council.