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Tower plan for Conservative Club

by Jim Dunton Thu 9 May 2013, 10:27 am

Plans have been lodged to replace the building housing Bromley Conservative Club with a 16-storey mixed use scheme.

Taylor Wimpey East London and the Leander Group are seeking permission to replace the club’s current four-storey Conquest House base in Elmfield Road with an 82-home block that would also boast 1,246 sq m of commercial floorspace.

Documents supporting the application said the scheme’s ground floor would include commercial or retail units, while the floor above would be offices.

The current 1960s building, which is a short walk from Bromley South Station, includes offices and a top-floor flat in addition to the Conservative Club's facilities.

A supporting statement from planning consultant Montagu Evans said the original blueprint for the scheme had been a 25-storey development, but pre-application consultation had seen the proposals’ scale reduced.

It added that the proposals would provide much-needed new housing without affecting any of Bromley’s heritage or existing residential areas.

“We consider that the principle of a tall building in this location is wholly acceptable when considered against relevant policy considerations and other material guidance,” it concluded.

Bromley Council has set a target determination date of July for the application.

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