PLANS which include the Crystal Palace being rebuilt have been put forward on a website.

The proposals by New Crystal Palace Ltd, a company set up to build a commercial venture on the site, have been put on

They would see a replica of the historic building containing galleries, leisure and conference facilities and a hotel put up in Crystal Palace Park by 2017.

New Crystal Palace Ltd has developed the plans despite the London Development Agency, which is in charge of regeneration in London, working on a masterplan for the park's future.

The agency has already appointed architects Latz & Partners to produce a masterplan which will be shown at Crystal Palace station from October 18 until October 31.

But it does not plan to recreate the Crystal Palace.

It wants to create a landscaped park with fewer roads in the centre, more open spaces and the restoration of the original Crystal Palace site as a park promenade.

And it hopes to submit a planning application later this year.

New Crystal Palace Ltd says its rebuilding plans would cost £230m to develop and banks have agreed to finance £150m of the plan in principle.

Its managaging director, Ray Hall, says a wealthy benefactor has pledged £40m if it can raise the remaining £40m.

Mr Hall said: "Our plans are well developed but they require the agency and Bromley Council to invest money in the rest of the park so it becomes safe and fit for purpose."

However, Crystal Palace Community Association chairman John Payne said: "This is a plan which has gone through all sorts of incarnations.

"It is only a very loose pastiche of the original palace and I doubt the community would feel the benefits."

London Development Agency spokesman Luke Robinson said: "No-one can build a replica because of health and safety concerns.

"It is only a vision but has serious implications for the Grade II Listed site of the former Crystal Palace.

"Such ideas are in complete conflict with what people in the area wish."