Plans for flats next to Crawley level crossing revised

Plans to build a block of 15 flats on a car park next to a Crawley level crossing have been resubmitted to the borough council.

Revised plans for flats in Crawley
Revised plans for flats in Crawley

Planning officers described the proposed development as ‘cramped’, ‘claustrophobic’ and of ‘poor design’, as well as ‘contrived’, ‘awkwardly located’ and ‘totally unacceptable’.

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But Simco has decided to give the plans another go, introducing a number of changes to the previous application.

The application site

As well as tweaking the design of the block – which staggers from one floor to five floors high – a number of ‘green’ walls have been added and extra bicycle stands have been included.

As before, the application includes two ground-floor commercial units, one of which has been marked as a coffee shop.

And, as before, no affordable housing will be included.

If approved, the development will be made up of eight one-bedroom and seven two-bedroom flats.

To view the plans, log on to and search for CR/2021/0621/OUT