Five-storey Crawley car park plan up for approval


Plans to build a five-storey car park in Manor Royal are expected to be approved.

The application will go before a meeting of Crawley Borough Council’s development control committee on Friday May 8.

If approved, the car park will be built to the south of Fleming Way in the Manor Royal Business Quarter.

The site will also house the four-storey Leonardo Building, which was given planning permission last year.

The car park will provide spaces for 88 cars, while the Leonardo development will provide another 313 space.

There will be 20 blue badge parking spaces close to the main entrance at ground-floor level and 15 for motorcycles.

The committee will also consider an application to demolish a home at 25 Worth Park Avenue, Pound Hill, and replace it with a detached five-bedroom bungalow.

Planning officers have recommended the application be refused on the grounds its scale, bulk, and mass would “have a detrimental impact on the street scene” and it would also have an “adverse impact on the occupiers of neighbouring properties in terms of overbearing and loss of outlook”.

The council received letters from the neighbouring properties – one supporting the application and another raising design concerns.

The meeting will start at 6.30pm in the town hall.