Croydon Council planning committee to discuss Leon Quarter proposals

Plans for Leon Quarter are to be discussed by Croydon Council this week.

The proposals for two new residential towers, next to Leon House (pictured), will be presented to the council’s planning committee on Thursday evening (June 7).

The Leon Quarter scheme would provide 294 homes in two buildings, one of 21 storeys and another of 19 storeys. In a planning application submitted to the council, developers FI Real Estate Management want to build 120 one-bedroom properties, 165 two-bedroom properties and nine three-bedroom properties on the site, which currently houses a private car park, Tesco Metro and several other businesses.

A third housing block, would be five to six storeys high and would be on the corner of Edridge Road and Mason’s Avenue.

The planning committee will hear a presentation on the development, however no decision will be made until a full planning application is submitted

Should the plans be given the go-ahead, the parade of shops, including Tesco, facing the High Street below would be demolished and replaced with a public square and new two-storey shop units.

The neighbouring 22-storey Leon House itself is in the process of being refurbished into 263 flats by the same developers.