A press release, dated January 19, arrives in Inside Croydon‘s virtual mailbox from the Homes & Communities Agency. HCA is the housing and regeneration agency for England, with a capital investment budget of nearly £7 billion.
Under the heading: “Developer selected for Croydon regeneration scheme”, they tell us that the site of the former asylum at Cane Hill, long left derelict, is to be developed following “the conclusion of the competitive selection process … with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and Croydon Council to deliver a residential-led, mixed-use scheme that will integrate this derelict site with the surrounding area and strengthen links to Coulsdon town centre”.
It will be “a new, sustainable community”, the HCA says.
The chosen developers will be expected “to support the evolution and completion of a masterplan framework for Cane Hill and Coulsdon town centre. According to the existing Planning and Development Brief, which was drawn up by the HCA and the Council, aspirations for Cane Hill include enhancement of the existing open spaces, provision of retail and business units, potential leisure uses and the delivery of around 650 eco-friendly, mixed-tenure homes,” the agency said.
“Cane Hill is part of the HCA’s strategy to unlock the potential of previously used land for development.”
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