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Thumbs-down for town-centre plans

Thu 14 March 2013, 6:38 pm

Bromley Council's development-control committee has turned down two separate applications for high-rise developments in the town centre.

It said Telereal Trillium’s plans for a 110-bedroom hotel in Westmoreland Road and Crest Nicholson’s proposed 11-storey and nine-storey flats development off  Ringers Road were both in conflict with the Bromley Town Centre Area Action Plan.

Council leader Stephen Carr said the authority was in favour of development, but only when it was in accordance with its agreed policies.

“I am confident about the future of Bromley town centre and these two proposals show that developers have confidence too,“ he said.

“But applications must be compliant with our agreed policy and we must be convinced that they are right for the town centre and its future. 

“We continue with our long-held aspiration to build a better Bromley and we will resolutely stick to this goal to benefit residents and future generations."

Telereal Trillium’s plans would have seen the demolition of former DHSS offices, and would also have included some retail use in addition to the main hotel.

The Crest Nicholson scheme comprised a total of 148 homes.

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