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Nasty Party goes to war over church’s Purley tower block

I notice too that there is no Christmas spirit in Purley high street as there are no lights?

Inside Croydon

Even the scheme's own architects' drawings cannot disguise how the Baptist Church's tower will dominate Purley town centre Even the scheme’s own architects’ drawings cannot disguise how the Baptist Church’s tower will dominate Purley town centre

A nasty war of words has broken out in Purley over the local baptist church’s development of a 17-storey tower overlooking the ugly gyratory road system.

So unpleasant is the behaviour that Purley has revealed itself as no longer the genteel place of suburban good manners of the days of Terry and June, as it is now divided by a bitter row over a site which has lain derelict for decades.

Croydon Council’s planning committee, in a three-hour-long session last night, approved the controversial proposal for a housing project which Purley Baptist Church claims will help to regenerate a town centre on land left unused for 40 years.

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