Category Archives: CPO

Westfield’s 20% affordable housing ‘unacceptable’ to GLA

BARRATT HOLMES on a serious problem with the £1.4billion development in the town centre which was given planning permission – for a second time – by the council this week London Mayor Sadiq Khan is likely to demand almost twice … Continue reading

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Feeble council unquestioningly gives green light to Westfield

BARRATT HOLMES says ‘I told you so’ The decision of the council’s planning committee to give the go-ahead to the £1.4billion Hammersfield supermall last night was such a foregone conclusion that the Town Hall press team – never known for … Continue reading

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Westfield have run down the CPO clock on £1.4bn scheme

BARRATT HOLMES on the charade of a planning meeting to take place at the Town Hall tonight The long-delayed re-application for planning permission by Westfield and Hammerson – “The Croydon Partners” – for a £1.4billion redevelop-ment of the ageing Whitgift … Continue reading

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Newman holds meeting with ministers over Westfield’s delays

By Ken Lee, Town Hall correspondent Tony Newman, the Labour leader of the council, was missing from the Town Hall for last night’s extraordinary meeting on the state of the borough’s children’s services. Apparently, he had more important matters to … Continue reading

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Westfield deny any deal is done for town centre John Lewis

Our retailing correspondent, M.T. WALLETTE, dampens down recent speculation arising from a speech from a director of the shopping mall developers Westfield today denied reports on social media that one of its most senior executives had announced that a deal … Continue reading

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Westfield delaying while they seek key deal with John Lewis

EXCLUSIVE: Our retailing correspondent, M.T. WALLETTE, reports on the Godot-like wait for an anchor tenant for Hammersfield’s not-so-supermall Westfield have delayed re-submitting their plans for the £1.4billion redevelopment of the town centre and Whitgift Centre because are they are still … Continue reading

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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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