Boris has 14 days from today to decide on Menta’s Skyscraper

880 metre shadow cast by 55 Storey Menta Skyscraper in March and September

Croydon Council officers confirmed today they have referred Menta’s application the Mayor of London and the GLA today. They said the referral was accompanied by the Committee Report and addendum, plus the sunlight information that was presented to the Committee (which is now on Croydon Council’s website with all the other documentation). They also said that a CD of all the representations was also sent with this.

This means that Boris Johnson as Mayor of London, has up to 15th August 2011 to make one of the following three decisions:

  • He can agree with the Council’s decision and if this is the case he cannot add in additional clauses or requests for conditions
  • He can refuse the application
  • He can take over determination of the application, which allows him to review the entire application from the beginning. In effect he assumes the responsibilities of the planning authority and will make a fresh decision on the scheme.

Local residents can still make additional comments to the Mayor of London and you can do this by providing your comments either directly to Michel Mulhearn, via his email , or write directly to the Mayor at City Hall, The Queens Walk, London SE1 2AA or email on

Please copy in both RECC, the local residents group, using their  and your local councillors at so we can gauge the numbers of residents opposing this scheme. We strongly suggest that local residents also make representations to local Gavin Barwell MP and Assembly member for Croydon & Sutton, Steve O’Connell.

About Sean

Councillor for Addiscombe Ward, 1994-2006, re-elected in May 2010 along with Mark Watson and Patricia Hay-Justice. Since May 2014 Chair of Scrutiny. Lives locally in Addiscombe.
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