Category Archives: Planning

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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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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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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Glamorgan pub plan shows it is asset of community value

The community want it as a pub, a successful businessman and landlord wants to run it. As KEN TOWL reports from last night’s #SaveTheGlam meeting, who needs more unaffordable flats in East Croydon? In the febrile world of rocketing land … Continue reading

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Save The Glamorgan campaign group to meet on Nov 1

The next meeting of the Save The Glamorgan campaign group will be at Croydon Town Hall at 7pm on November 1. The group was formed in the summer to seek Asset of Community Value status for the Victorian boozer near … Continue reading

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Trakas-Lawlor votes down Queen’s Hotel expansion plan

Has Croydon’s planning worm turned? KEN LEE reports from the Town Hall chamber, where two developments of little merit were both rejected last night Residents in Crystal Palace are preparing themselves for a long-term battle over the future of the … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Wright, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Jamie Audsley, Parking, Patsy Cummings, Paul Scott, Pete Smith, Planning, Property, South Norwood, Steve Reed MP, Upper Norwood, Wayne Lawlor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments