Decision on plans for new Crawley town centre flats due next week

Artists' impression for scheme off The Broadway, Crawley
Artists' impression for scheme off The Broadway, Crawley

Two schemes for town centre flats could be approved by Crawley Borough Council next week.

Plans for a six-storey building containing 78 new flats on the eastern side of the The Broadway have been recommended for approval by officers and are set to be debated by CBC’s Development Control Committee on Monday January 4.

Separate proposals for alterations to Stoner House in London Road opposite Crawley Leisure Park is also due before the committee.

Developers already have approval to convert the former office block into 71 units but the application is for an extension to provide another 40 flats.

The council has received 21 letters and a petition containing 13 letters objecting to the Stoner House proposals.

Concerns include a loss of light and privacy for neighbouring residential properties, increased traffic, not enough parking, disruption during construction, the fact that the building would be out of character with the area, and fears it might ‘encourage seagulls to nest’.

The committee is also due to hear applications to roads and drainage infrastructure for the new Forge Wood development, and an extension to Boeing’s flight training centre in Manor Royal.

The meeting starts at 7.30pm and will be held at Crawley Town Hall.

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