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Designers of flawed Bridge To Nowhere now hired by council

Inside Croydon reported last week how the £22million Bridge To Nowhere, at East Croydon Station, may be demolished before it is ever completed. Given some serious reservations about the way it was designed and built, that may not be an … Continue reading

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East Croydon’s ‘Bridge To Nowhere’ may never be completed

In an example of how public infrastructure planning functions and a demonstration of the legal negotiation skills of the transport and council authorities, a £22million public works project could be demolished before it is ever completed. Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON … Continue reading

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More station slip-ups as the Bridge to Nowhere is closed

Commuters using one of the country’s busiest rail stations were this morning confronted by the closure of the Bridge to Nowhere (© Inside Croydon) for a second consecutive day because it was … too dangerous for people to walk on. … Continue reading

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East to go North – Network Rail wants to move a whole station

Network Rail want to make the earth move for commuters. Or, at least, they want to move East Croydon Station. The railway infrastructure body this week released the latest version of its plans for what they call the Croydon Area … Continue reading

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Council has chance to get Menta to finish Bridge to Nowhere

Six years after being granted permission for a controversial 54-storey block – potentially the tallest residential block in Britain – and developers Menta Redrow will be back at Croydon’s planning committee tonight asking for permission to chop their tower in … Continue reading

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East Croydon’s Bridge to Nowhere won’t be finished until 2024

WALTER CRONXITE reports on another foregone conclusion at the council’s planning committee, a decision which will blight development in the town centre until 2024, at least Croydon’s pusillanimous planning committee, under the chairmanship of Paul “Five Hats” Scott, last night … Continue reading

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Where’s the step-free access to East Croydon? Or aesthetics?

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The buildings granted planning permission on Thursday night, between the Fairfield Halls and the railway line, are architecturally disappointing and the scheme fails to deliver on one of the requirements in the local plan, says SEBASTIAN TILLINGER Having … Continue reading

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Ruskin Square signs government tenant in £300m deal

Schroders have announced a multi-million-pound deal with Whitehall to build and rent out a second large office block at Ruskin Square, their £500million development next to East Croydon Station. And in doing so, they may well have pulled the rug … Continue reading

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£90m West Croydon deal promises 55% affordable homes

The developers behind a massive residential scheme in an old entertainment venue on Streatham High Road and the redevelopment into luxury flats of the Star and Garter home on Richmond Hill have spent £90million to move in on West Croydon. … Continue reading

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Developers must finish station bridge, residents demand

A former deputy leader of the council is demanding that Croydon’s planning department should withhold permission for Menta Redrow’s latest luxury flats development scheme on Cherry Orchard Road, unless or until they make good on six-year-old promises to allow the … Continue reading

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Network Rail buys derelict Royal Mail depot at East Croydon

The old Royal Mail building and Volkswagen site next to East Croydon Station have been bought by Network Rail, as part of plans, as they put it, “to unblock the London-to-Brighton railway bottleneck”. The former sorting office site has had … Continue reading

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Councillor challenges Menta over secret viability report

The developers of one of the biggest town centre schemes have been accused by a Labour councillor of only wanting to build homes for the wealthy, and of trying to keep their viability assessment out of the hands of pesky … Continue reading

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Railway plans could blight Selhurst properties for five years

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, on first reactions to proposals for infrastucture works to unblock the Croydon Bottleneck Homes and properties along Gloucester Road, the Tait Road industrial estate, Swan Close and Lambert’s Place all seem likely to be subject … Continue reading

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Lambert: ‘Disgrace’ of Sutton’s destruction of green spaces

Thanks to Brexit, MEPs are now an endangered species. Tomorrow morning one of them, Jean Lambert, London’s Green Party representative to the European Parliament, will be visiting the River Wandle in Beddington to highlight the plight of local wildlife and … Continue reading

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Can there really be a happy ending to the Fairfield fairy tale?

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Building delays, budget-busting over-runs, the inexplicable changes of the names of long-established venues… The council’s £30million refurbishment of the borough’s largest arts complex has been a Pantomime from the start, and says DAVID WICKENS, it is Fairfield Halls’ … Continue reading

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Network Rail gets funding for the expansion of East Croydon

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON on an announcement coming next week which really could help to transform Croydon Network Rail is about to announce government funding for the design and consultation work to provide extra platforms at an expanded East Croydon … Continue reading

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Croydon wins a ‘connected’ award, for £24m unfinished bridge

East Croydon Station’s “Bridge to Nowhere”, the £24million pedestrian bridge which has never been completed to provide the intended access to Cherry Orchard Road and Addiscombe, has just been cited as a reason for Croydon winning an award for urban … Continue reading

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Four-mile ramble lets you see the wood for Purley’s beech trees

WANDLE WANDERER: Going just off the beaten track once again, KEN TOWL embarks from East Croydon and to check out another multi-park walking route for the weekend I found myself on a grey March morning standing on Platform 6 at … Continue reading

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Croydon’s Negrini, the £20m superyacht, and left over beer

KEN LEE, our spending-four-days-on-the-lash-at-public-expense correspondent, detected waning interest among the world’s property developers in Croydon’s tired message at this year’s MIPIM Apparently, it’s happening. “It’s happening!” was the latest lame slogan for Croydon this week at the booze and hookerfest … Continue reading

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Marketing is not so sweet for Cherry Orchard Road flats

Developers Menta Redrow are marketing £499,000 flats from a shed alongside East Croydon Station that doesn’t have planning permission, after the cheque to pay the application fee bounced. WALTER CRONXITE reports on the development’s latest controversy An application for permission … Continue reading

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The last 12 months told through Inside Croydon reports

So how was it for you dear? As 2018 draws to an end, we rifle through the past year’s archive to highlight what Inside Croydon’s loyal reader was reading about most JANUARY: Council ‘Godfather’ is made an offer he can’t … Continue reading

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Something stinks: Arena car park has the builders in – again

And here you have it, from Croydon Council, the local authority that appears to relish spending millions of pounds of public money on construction projects, and then going back just a few months later and digging them up again. Barely … Continue reading

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‘Shameful’ conduct of planning meeting ignores common sense

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Last week’s council planning meeting, the final one of 2016, was “a shameful night” for the borough, according to CHRIS MASSEY, a concerned local resident The meeting of the council’s planning committee last week was a shameful night, … Continue reading

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2001 – A Space Oddity has arrived on Platforms 5 and 6

Whimsy appears to be taking over at East Croydon Station. It already has its Bridge to Nowhere, a £22 million edifice which, almost four years after “completion”, remains unfinished with no access on the Addiscombe side of the station. Now, … Continue reading

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£2m town centre roads scheme causes weekend traffic chaos

It was 4.58pm on a February Friday evening when Croydon Council got round to issuing its public warning of a planned closure of part of one of the town’s six-lane urban motorways which was to happen later that night. So … Continue reading

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