Category Archives: Planning

Small business given Dobson’s choice by planning committee

Another long-established small business in Croydon is being forced to close, after its landlord decided the retail property was more valuable to them if converted to flats. Dobson’s Upholstery is a family firm based in South Norwood since it was … Continue reading

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Conservation in Croydon, Norwood Society, Oct 18

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Planning granted for school without transport safety scheme

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE on more broken promises from Croydon Council’s planning department Planning permission has been granted by Croydon Council for the permanent buildings for a 1,680-pupil school on re-designated Green Belt playing fields near Lloyd Park – but … Continue reading

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Toxic rubber causes cancer concern over school sports pitch

The council and a local primary school want to rip up large areas of turf and replace it with all-weather sports pitches which are made from toxic material that international research has linked to hundreds of cases of cancer. Our … Continue reading

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Coombe Wood blames ‘selfish’ parents for parking chaos

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, on the predictable outcomes for residents in neighbouring streets after the opening Croydon’s first selective school for 40 years Coombe Wood School has not been open for a month yet, but shortcomings in its planning, … Continue reading

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Labour councillor alleges planning bias for Brick by Brick

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, on how a Town Hall veteran has broken ranks over some of the council’s inappropriate over-development It is no longer just disgruntled residents, unhappy over the way the council and their slow-motion house-builders, Brick by … Continue reading

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Your chance to travel in same lift as Rob Brydon… or Jo Negrini

Ever wanted taking a closer look at what cost Croydon residents at least £140million? Or just fancied taking a ride in the lift used by actor Rob Brydon in the film Swimming With Men? On the weekend of September 22-23, … Continue reading

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