Category Archives: Planning

Saffron Central wants to go out with one last burst of colour

Croydon’s town centre saffron farm is again appealing for donations and volunteers for one last summer spree of colour before the builders move in on Queen’s Gardens and the site of the former council offices. This year’s theme is to … Continue reading

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£1.4bn Westfield keeps planning committee waiting, yet again

There is, of course, one much-anticiapted development application missing from tonight’s meeting of the Croydon Council planning committee: the £1.4billion Westfield project to re-mould the centre of town into a shiny new supermall. This is at least the second time … Continue reading

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Complaint filed to Ombudsman over Scott’s planning conduct

The latest round of Brick by Brick planning applications will be considered at a meeting to be chaired by a councillor who is under investigation by the Ombudsman. BARRATT HOLMES reports Paul Scott, the controversial chair of the council’s planning … Continue reading

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Scott offers account of controversial Purley planning meeting

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Last week, the so-called chair of the council’s so-called planning committee responded to complaints about overdevelopment from the people he is supposed to represent by accusing them of Nimbyism and claiming that his committee is unable to do … Continue reading

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Failure to listen suggests planners have something to hide

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The patronising dismissal of “Nimbys” made earlier this week by Paul Scott, the chairman of Croydon’s planning committee, has drawn widespread scorn from the people whom the councillor was elected by and is supposed to be serving. Here, … Continue reading

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What’s the point of planning committee with Scott in charge?

CROYDON COMMENTARY: A senior councillor’s arrogant dismissal of residents who have sought to protect and defend their neighbourhoods from crass over-development is among the most-read articles on the site this week. Here, Purley resident TOM MOORHOUSE responds and provides some … Continue reading

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Flyover pedestrian underpass where rape took place is a ‘good link’ to new primary school, according to council planners

The underpass near the Croydon Flyover where a brutal rape took place in broad daylight last month has been suggested as a safe route to a new school for mothers and young children at a Croydon Council planning committee meeting … Continue reading

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