Category Archives: Planning

Taxman moves in to hi-tech new offices at Ruskin Square

The taxman opened its new Croydon offices yesterday, with the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 Ruskin Square. The offices, built as part of Stanhope and Schroders development of the “Croydon Gateway” site next to East Croydon Station, will provide work space … Continue reading

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Planning chair Scott to face scrutiny at gentrification screening

Paul Scott, the chair of Croydon Council’s planning committee which is pushing through £250million-worth of publicly financed house-building without a single council home being built, is to face public scrutiny in his own backyard tomorrow night at the Stanley’s Film … Continue reading

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Boozepark applies to extend bar opening times until 1am

KEN LEE, our Town Hall correspondent, has found some interesting documents on the council’s planning site Within nine months of opening, and Boxpark has been applying to Croydon Council to drop some of the conditions linked to its planning permission … Continue reading

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Planners wave away environmental tests on 44-storey prefabs

The planning department at Croydon Council has decided to allow proposals for a 44-storey residential tower block at East Croydon to go into the planning process without undergoing any independent Environmental Impact Assessment. One planning expert contacted by Inside Croydon … Continue reading

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Plans to pedestrianise Croydon High Street can take a hike

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Is spending hundreds of thousands of pounds to pedestrianise a short stretch of Croydon High Street really the answer to the town centre’s night time economy, as the council’s leadership  seems to think? LEWIS WHITE, pictured right, doesn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Environment, London Road Traders Association, Nestle Tower, Planning, Property, St George's Walk | 7 Comments

Calls mount for councillor to resign from community groups

Paul Scott, the Labour councillor who describes himself as a “community leader”, has been challenged to step down from at least one of his many roles and to consider the various conflicts of interest that he has, after being accused … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Cinema, Mark Watson, Paul Scott, Planning, South Norwood, Stanley Halls, Stanley's Film Club, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Butler’s all excited for her Big Night Out at The Hurlingham

KEN LEE reports on a raft of housing award nominations for a council-owned house-builder which has so far built the grand total of zero homes Council leader Tony Newman, his deputy Alison Butler, council chief exec Jo Negrini and loads … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Business, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Mayor of London, Paul Scott, Place Review Panel, Planning, Sadiq Khan, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments