Looking to Renovation or Extend Your Purley Home

An affluent small town which is virtually part of Croydon, Purley is an attractive, peaceful place with some stunningly luxurious homes. The 19th-century Utopian William Webb designed an estate here on similar principles to the modern garden city movement, which includes the Promenade de Verdun, a 550-metre street lined with poplars planted in a mixture of French and English soil as a memorial to the French soldiers who died in the First World War.

The town has two train stations, Purley and Purley Oaks, which are both between 20 and 30 minutes from London Bridge and London Victoria. Thameslink trains also run from Purley to St Pancras for the Eurostar. The town is also quite close to the countryside too, so you get the best of both worlds.

Architects in Purley

Croydon architects Bluelime Home Design have been designingand reconstructing homes in south London and north Kent for more than a decade. We now have five offices across the area (Bromley, Bexley, Erith and Dartford) and have built up a strong reputation for experience, expertise and enthusiasm. As well as Croydon, we work in the neighbouring boroughs of Merton and Sutton too.

House prices in Purley

In January 2019, the average price for property in Purley was £625,626: £914,112 for a detached house, £551,222 for a semi-detached house, £407,139 for a terraced house and £289,686 for a flat. Prices fell 0.77 per cent in the previous three months.

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Planning applications in Purley

The planning authority for Purley is Croydon Council. The fees for planning applications are set by the government:

£206 for an extension

£462 for a new home, or a conversion of another type of building into a home (although nowadays some conversions don’t need planning permission).

The council can advise you on your application before you send it in, to help ensure it ticks all the boxes. The charges for this are:

Extensions and alterations, not including work on listed buildings or those in conservation areas: £96 for a 20-minute discussion with an email follow-up

More complex extensions and alterations, or work in conservation areas: £240 for written advice

New homes, or a conversion into up to four flats: £1,200 for a meeting and written follow-up

Changes to listed buildings which don't need planning permission: £500

Directions to us from our Nearest Office

Contact us

Whether you are looking for architectural help with a new build project, a kitchen redesign or a loft extension, you can contact our Purley team at Bluelime Home Design at our Croydon office at Interchange House, First Floor, 81-85 Station Road. Call us on 01322 521026 or email us at fresh@bluelimeprojects.com.


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