Tag Archives: Hammerson

The MP, the charity, the £1bn scheme and a three-year closure

The Whitgift Centre is to be closed for three years – and that’s according to the MP for the Whitgift Foundation, so it must be true. There has been confusion this week over the plans for the £1 billion re-development … Continue reading

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£1bn Westfield and Hammerson scheme is Croydon’s last hope

CROYDON COMMENTARY: DAVID CALLAM welcomes the Hammersfield redevelopment of the centre of town. After all, there is no alternative The Whitgift Shopping City proposals are a way for the Whitgift Foundation to secure its financial future for decades to come. … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Business, Centrale, David Callam, Jo Negrini, Planning, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Whitgift Centre to close for three years in Croydon facelift

Whoops. Someone must have forgotten to mention,  amid the local Establishment’s ecstasy over the vast acreage of retail floor space and 5,000 “new” jobs that the £1 billion new Hammersfield shopping mall promises to bring to central Croydon, that to … Continue reading

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Councillors get two months off to work out what they stand for

WALTER CONXITE, our man with a dog-eared copy of the local free paper and a part-eaten Yorkie bar, offers his pre-Grand National pin-stickers’ guide to the likely outcome of May’s local elections Croydon’s councillors, all 70 of them who between … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, Bernard Weatherill House, Business, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Mike Fisher, New Addington, Tony Newman, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Boris plan wants to bulldoze West Croydon bus station

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Plans announced this week suggest a drastic solution to the issue of bus and tram congestion alongside the soon-to-be £1billion Hammersfield shopping centre – knock down the bus garage. The replacement proposed, says ANDREW PELLING, lacks imagination, proper … Continue reading

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Tories whine as local businesses sip wine with Labour

Croydon’s Labour Party went on a charm offensive yesterday, spending the afternoon meeting local small businesses over wine and canapés, fronted by the shadow London minister Sadiq Khan – a likely 2016 London Mayoral candidate – and Steve Reed OBE, the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Business, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon FSB, Croydon North, Sadiq Khan MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Perry’s double life as building supplier and planning official

BBC London News featured Croydon on its early evening news on Friday, stating that the building industry in the borough is booming. Oh yeah! This is the same south London borough where the number of affordable homes built in the borough … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, Business, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Croham, Croydon Council, Environment, Housing, Jason Perry, Planning, URV, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Hoardings and mud or affordable homes? It’s your choice

Croydon has more than 9,000 families on the waiting list for a home, yet the current council administration is refusing to insist that property developers - among them Conservative party donors – include the levels of social housing in their plans which even London … Continue reading

Posted in Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, London-wide issues, Croydon Council, Housing, Planning, Alison Butler, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Jason Perry, "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Steve Reed MP: Regeneration needed beyond the town centre

In his exclusive column for Inside Croydon, STEVE REED reports on how community groups are essential to ensure proper and sustainable regeneration in their neighbourhoods People for Portland Road, a community organisation in South Norwood, organised a public meeting last Saturday to … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, Boris Johnson, Business, Community associations, Croydon North, Housing, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, People for Portland Road, Policing, Schools, South Norwood, Stanley Halls, Stanley People's Initiative, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Watch out Gary Barlow MP: Mark Steel’s In Town in Croydon

When Mark Steel resigned from the Socialist Workers’ Party, he was declaimed for having a “kind of grandiose ignorance”, surely the only time that a Crystal Palace-supporting stand-up comedian has been accused of ignorance… Next month, Steel is In Town … Continue reading

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The day Boris and Croydon Tories found homelessness funny

Sometimes, we miss something. So it was, nearly a year ago when the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, came to Croydon to announce the shot-gun marriage of Westfield and Hammerson over the £1 billion redevelopment of property at the centre … Continue reading

Posted in Gavin Barwell MP, Croydon Central, Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, Property, Business, Croydon Council, Whitgift Centre, Environment, Housing, Charity, Steve O'Connell, Planning, URV, Kenley, London Assembly, "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Taberner House, Croydon Nightwatch, Bernard Weatherill House | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Newman outlines Labour group’s ambitions for Croydon

More co-operation with voluntary groups and residents, cleaner streets, more openness and transparency at the Town Hall. Councillor TONY NEWMAN outlines some of his Labour group’s proposals for 2014 In May, Croydon goes to the polls to elect a council … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, Bernard Weatherill House, Community associations, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Environment, Fly tipping, Housing, Refuse collection, Schools, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Candidate Philp features in Coulsdon debate with Pelling

The Coulsdon and Purley Debating Society begins its 2014 programme on Monday evening by pitching Chris Philp, the newly selected Conservative parliamentary candidate for Croydon South, against Andrew Pelling, the former Tory and Independent MP for Croydon Central who is … Continue reading

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Town centre plans based on a substantial Foundation

With an annual income of more than £47 million, the Whitgift Foundation is a significant presence in Croydon. Yet we have heard very little about its role in the redevelopment of the town centre, says SUSAN OLIVER One interesting aspect … Continue reading

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Get ready because here comes the Costa del Croydon

CROYDON COMMENTARY: What can we expect from the outline plans for the £1 billion redevelopment of Croydon town centre submitted by Hammersfield – Westfield and Hammerson – which have won such speedy approval from the Town Hall to Whitehall? DAVID … Continue reading

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