Category Archives: “Hammersfield”

Public’s Town Hall questions on Binmageddon get censored

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, sat through nearly four hours of Monday’s Town Hall meeting, so that you didn’t have to… A mere 90 days since the last full meeting of the council, and most of the borough’s councillors … Continue reading

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Developers make billions yet still dodge ‘affordable’ quota

One of the country’s biggest housebuilding companies has been avoiding affordable housing obligations in London simply by arguing that to include more affordable homes within developments would not be viable. Berkeley Group has successfully persuaded planning authorities that it could … Continue reading

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Croydon missing ‘affordable’ housing target by 1,400 homes

Since 2016, less than half of the number of affordable homes have been delivered by developers in Croydon than are required under the Mayor of London’s 40 per cent planning policy targets. That’s according to research carried out by Green … Continue reading

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Now Debenhams could be seeking rent break from Centrale

Our retailing correspondent, MT WALLETTE, on the latest set-back to a £1.4billion redevelopment of the town centre based on retailing Hammerson, one half of The Croydon Partnership which wants to rebuild a vast town centre shopping mall, could face the … Continue reading

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Newman hails ‘key milestone’ as CPO begins for Westfield

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the council’s latest, detail-lite announcement on the £1.4bn Hammersfield scheme The council has finally started buying up the parcels of land around the Whitgift Centre, to allow work to begin on the £1.4billion Hammersfield redevelopment. It … Continue reading

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Slow progress on shopping mall could see all plans beached

CROYDON COMMENTARY: With news of Mike Ashley’s takeover of House of Fraser, LEWIS WHITE, right, jumped into his time machine to see what may lie in store for the town centre With the shrinkage of retail over recent years, and … Continue reading

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More trouble in store as House of Fraser is sold to Ashley

MT WALLETTE, our retailing correspondent, on the latest set-back for Croydon’s plans for a £1.4bn temple to shopping House of Fraser, the troubled department store, has this morning been snatched out of administration by Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley for … Continue reading

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