Category Archives: CPO

Reports suggest Westfield wants 1,200 flats in town centre

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on the glacially slow progress being made over the Hammersfield project, which is beginning to appear ‘like a residential development with a shopping centre tacked on’ Revised plans for the £1.4billion redevelopment of a large … Continue reading

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Council’s planning department groaning under workload strain

Croydon’s planning department, confronted with a massive workload in the borough’s relentless drive for redevelopment, is struggling under the strain with an exodus of experienced senior employees from an already understaffed office, and reports of some officials being reduced to … Continue reading

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Wetherspoons buy pub next to Whitgift Centre in £4m deal

The public house on George Street which has pictures on its wall depicting Croydon “Corruption” and “Regeneration” has been subject to a multi-million-pound property deal, potentially to take advantage of an uplift in real estate values because of the council’s … Continue reading

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Barwell tries to pass the buck for Westfield’s decade-long delay

WALTER CRONXITE on a MP’s Christmas message which overlooks his own role in the town centre blight that he has inflicted on Croydon The next council elections are less than 18 months away. How can you tell? Because Gavin Barwell, … Continue reading

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£1.4bn Westfield plans set for council showdown next month

Revised plans for the £1.4 billion Westfield and Hammerson redevelopment of Croydon town centre seem likely to go before a showdown meeting of the council’s planning committee next month, and without any major adjustments to the much-altered scheme which was … Continue reading

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For she’s a jolly good fellow, but no one seems to know why

Jo Negrini, Croydon Council’s new chief executive, has been made an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Trouble is, no one seems to know quite why… RIBA made its announcement of its latest 18 fellows yesterday, when … Continue reading

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‘Utterly superfluous’ Barwell could face early test as minister

Inside Croydon editor STEVEN DOWNES on the multi-tasking tests, and moral challenges on his home patch, which are facing Croydon’s Government minister for housing, planning and London A bit of polite name-calling is all part of the cut and thrust … Continue reading

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