Looking to Renovation or Extend Your South Croydon Home

Developed as a residential suburb of Croydon in the 19th century, South Croydon is excellently placed for commuting into London: London Bridge and Victoria are both 20 to 25 minutes away, and there are also trains to St Pancras International for the Eurostar.

Croydon these days is an up-and-coming town, with a Boxpark mall already open and work starting on a Westfield centre this year, plenty of arts events and a lot of new development going on. South Croydon has its own attractions, though, including two listed Victorian churches, plenty of restaurants and a variety of individual shops, including music and craft shops and an Asian supermarket. There's a leisure centre and numerous green spaces, including the Purley Way playing fields, South Croydon Recreation Ground and Croham Hurst, a heathland and ancient woodland site.

Believe it or not, Croydon also housed London's main airport during the interwar years, and Amy Johnson made her solo flight to Australia from here; the airport is now closed, but you can visit the museum in the former control tower and learn about its history.

Architects in South Croydon

Croydon architects Bluelime Home Design have been creating and reimagining homes in south London and north Kent since 2006. With offices in Bromley, Bexley, Erith and Dartford too, we have built up a strong reputation for our creativity, our reliability and the quality of our work, and are continuing to expand. As well as Croydon, we work in the neighbouring boroughs of Merton and Sutton too.

House prices in South Croydon

In January 2019, the average price for property in South Croydon was £485,384: £775,282 for a detached house, £516,356 for a semi-detached house, £396,291 for a terraced house and £288,441 for a flat. Prices fell 0.42 per cent in the previous three months.

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Planning applications in South Croydon

You need to apply to Croydon Council for planning permission for a new house or for an extension or alteration to the home you have now. The fees 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 submit it, to help ensure it meets its requirements. 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 the conversion of a building into up to four flats: £1,200 for a meeting and written follow-up

Alterations to listed buildings which don't require planning permission: £500

Directions to our Nearest Office

Contact us at our Croydon office

Whether you are looking for architectural help with a new build project, a kitchen redesign or a loft extension, you can contact our South Croydon team 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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