Planners will be asked to approve proposals to turn a car park used by hospital staff  in to new homes.

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust wants to redevelop the land at the junction of Woodcroft Road, Mayday Road and Bensham Lane into 53 new family homes with 35 car parking spaces and communal amenity space.

The Dairy Car Park presently offers 148 spaces to Croydon University Hospital staff.  

The Trust  says the proposals offer much needed market and affordable homes for local people and that the funds created from the development will be reinvested back into front line NHS services.

Parking chaos as permits introduced in congested streets

The Trust says it  is actively encouraging more of its staff and visitors to use public transport rather than drive to work. This, it says will reduce pressure on parking spaces on the hospital grounds and in surrounding roads.

The consultation conducted by the Trust included a survey and drop in events. A Transport Report submitted as part of the planning application explains a new staff permit strategy will be introduced to encourage staff to travel to work using alternative methods of transport. 

The proposals are to restrict the allocation of staff parking permits  to those living outside a four mile radius of the hospital. There will also be 64 car parking  additional spaces created within the temporary Emergency Department car park for staff.

Caridon Developments Ltd have put in a change of use from Class B1(a) (offices) to provide 101 studio flats. A prior application was approved for change of use for 71 flats;  60 studios and 11 one bedroom flats  which they now want to increase to 101 studios.

A pub car park  is the latest plot of land proposed for building seven new homes at The Pond. Ironically the plans for the Wheatsheaf Inn car park by Bramble Estates (Willett) Ltd includes no car parking just cycle spaces for eight.