Category Archives: Planning

Newman: New Westfield should have a much smaller car park

Tony Newman, the leader of Croydon’s Labour-controlled council, wants the new Westfield supermall in the town centre – if it is ever built – to have “considerably less” than the 3,000 car parking spaces for which his own council has … Continue reading

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Plan for 19 flats in Shirley pub car park returns ‘like a vampire’

The developer who wanted to build flats in the car park of what was a previously popular pub in Shirley is back, with very familiar plans. According to one of the residents involved in last year’s successful campaign to save … Continue reading

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Council to extend conservation area around Addington Palace

The conservation area around Addington Village is to be expanded to include Addington Palace, under proposals unveiled by Croydon Council this week. The Palace was built in the 18th Century, but has historic associations going back to a hunting lodge … Continue reading

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St Helier’s new boilers take steam out of Sutton’s heat network

CARL SHILTON, our Sutton investigations editor, discovers that the council’s troubled heating network scheme has suffered a massive blow – from St Helier Hospital Council leader Ruth Dombey’s plans for a lucrative “Phase 2” of the Sutton Decentralised Energy Network … Continue reading

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Developers get green light for 60 flats on Matthew’s Yard

Developers have been give the green light to demolish Matthew’s Yard off Surrey Street, and to develop a multi-use building including 60 flats – 18 of which will be “affordable” – and a purpose-built arts and music venue. A unanimous … Continue reading

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Mothercare quits Whitgift Centre as traders face CPO limbo

Mothercare is the latest large store to quit the Whitgift Centre, as the continuing uncertainty over the shopping mall’s future is making business increasingly tough for the few traders forced to remain. The large mother and baby store closed its … Continue reading

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Council must accept ‘build anything, anywhere’ is not a policy

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Fewer than a hundred protestors turned up at the Town Hall last night in support of MP Chris Philp’s planning demo. The default position of the Labour group that controls the council was to dismiss their concerns by … Continue reading

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