Category Archives: Planning

Council CPO report confirms 2023 target date for Westfield

M.T. WALLETTE, our retail correspondent, on how some of the Whitgift Centre’s tenants are insisting on being bought out through a Compulsory Purchase Order Last night’s council cabinet meeting confirmed that the £1.4billion redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre won’t be … Continue reading

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Westfield finally clinch John Lewis deal for £1.4bn development

Croydon’s new shopping mall now won’t open until 2023 – more than a decade after the project was first unveiled. M.T. WALLETTE, our retailing correspondent, on today’s long-delayed ‘major milestone’ announcement Westfield and Hammerson this morning broke a near-six-month silence … Continue reading

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Controversial chair of planning Scott gets promoted to cabinet

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest egregious example of Town Hall patronage, and all done at your expense – including one of ‘Tony’s Cronies’ getting £6,000 per committee meeting Despite managing to bring together 17 residents’ groups in opposition to … Continue reading

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‘Scrap the High Street’ says designer on Place Review Panel

EBONY GORDON reports on some worrying retail trends for town centre developers Westfield and Hammerson Wayne Hemingway, one of the country’s most high-profile designers, and a member of Croydon’s Place Review Panel, says that viewing town centres as venues for … Continue reading

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Time for our planning councillors to take back control

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The conduct of the council’s planning committee in respect of its granting permission to housing schemes by Brick by Brick is subject to a legal challenge. For CHARLES CALVIN, pictured left, the lack of proper scrutiny offered by … Continue reading

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Labour leaders cited in legal challenge over Brick by Brick bias

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on the legal challenge facing the Labour council’s private house builder Croydon Labour go into the last week before the local election with its deputy leader and her husband served with legal documents which could … Continue reading

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Neighbours start legal challenge over Brick by Brick ‘bias’

A group of neighbours in South Norwood have started a crowd-funding appeal to raise money to pay for a legal challenge against Croydon council and planning chair Paul Scott over a Brick by Brick development which will overshadow their homes. … Continue reading

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