Category Archives: Cane Hill

Coulsdon history to be commemorated with Cane Hill sun dial

Artist Holly Graham has been commissioned by housebuilders Barratts to create a piece of art to commemorate Cane Hill Hospital, the site on which their Cane Hill Park development has been built in Coulsdon. Honouring the history of the clock … Continue reading

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Changes to 404 and 434 will give Tollers Lane its missing link

CROYDON COMMENTARY: More bus route changes have been proposed by Transport for London and these, according to TOM BOWELL, pictured right, have much to recommend them The latest TfL bus route consultation, announced last week, looks at changes to routes … Continue reading

Posted in Cane Hill, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Old Coulsdon, Planning, TfL, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

All change, as TfL consults on two bus routes for Cane Hill

Hold very tight please… our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, has news of more changes to local bus services Transport for London public consultations are a bit like their buses… you wait for ages for one, and then two come along … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick causes anger over Coulsdon housing plans

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, reports on the latest deeply unpopular development being inflicted on Croydon by the council-owned Brick by Brick venture Another week and another controversial Brick by Brick scheme, pushed through relentlessly by the Town Hall husband … Continue reading

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MP slams Optivo over ‘outrageous’ plans to demolish cottages

BARRATT HOLMES reports on the shabby treatment of social housing tenants by one of the country’s largest housing associations An elderly couple who have lived in a Coulsdon cottage for almost 40 years only found out that they were to … Continue reading

Posted in Cane Hill, Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Planning | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Barratt’s, Bolger and the curious case of Sutton’s extra piping

Sutton Council’s junketing at MIPIM in the South of France next month is being paid for, in part at least, by a company which is subject to an investigation over bribery allegations by the Metropolitan Police’s complex fraud team. Niall … Continue reading

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Coulsdon residents call for urgent action on Cane Hill traffic

WALTER CRONXITE reports on a long-running planning saga which has seen Tory and Labour councillors indulging in political points-scoring rather than delivering solutions for local people and businesses The angry and frustrated residents of Coulsdon have called on borough councillors … Continue reading

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Coulsdon supermarket deal collapses as CCURV fails again

Croydon’s reliance on retailing for its economic salvation will come under even greater scrutiny after the council’s most senior official overseeing the multi-billion-pound redevelopment schemes around the borough identified the decline of high street shopping for the collapse of a … Continue reading

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Tandridge has plans for thousands of homes on Green Belt

A neighbouring Tory-run local authority in Surrey is consulting on bulldozing a golf course and redeveloping next to a Battle of Britain conservation area in a drive to build thousands of homes on the Green Belt, reports WALTER CRONXITE Croydon’s … Continue reading

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Council’s chasm of unaccountability grows wider each day

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Our borough’s elected representatives are being increasingly marginalised by a system that places huge power in the hands of a handful of unaccountable officials, writes STEVEN DOWNES Make the most of it at the Town Hall tonight. For … Continue reading

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MP Philp adds his name to petition for new Coulsdon primary

Notoriously, Croydon South’s previous MP, when visited at his office by lobbying constituents, called the police to have them removed, and to pay particular close attention to the dangerous septugenarians in the party. How things change: tomorrow, the new MP … Continue reading

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Coulsdon residents demand Philp delivers new primary school

Chris Philp, Croydon South’s new MP – and a man who sits on a platform with The Taxpayers’ Alliance where one of their number seriously advocates that the Tory government should cut pensioners’ benefits because many affected would “not be … Continue reading

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Goldsmith selection pits Old Etonian against bus driver’s son

WALTER CRONXITE drills into the numbers to show that 70 per cent in a selection vote is not always an overwhelming mandate So the third Mayor of London will be either the son of a Tooting bus driver, or a … Continue reading

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Boris signals defeat on his Chinese giveaway at Crystal Palace

Has London Mayor Boris Johnson given up all hope on his “Chinese giveaway” of a chunk of Crystal Palace Park for the building of a replica of Paxton’s giant Victorian greenhouse? It certainly sounded that way during Mayor’s Question Time … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Business, Cane Hill, Coulsdon, Croydon Greens, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Crystal Palace Community Association, Crystal Palace Park, Darren Johnson, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Boris calls for ‘punitive’ Council Taxes on empty properties

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London who has waved through planning consents for projects such as Croydon’s £1 billion Hammersfield development which undertakes to provide a very small amount of “affordable” new homes, is now calling on London boroughs to … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boris Johnson, Business, Cane Hill, Centrale, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Crystal Palace Park, Housing, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Taberner House, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

You can make today’s council elections all about trust

STEVEN DOWNES, editor of Inside Croydon, winds up the pre-election coverage on what all parties agree is a vitally important day for the borough This is the £1 billion local election. As if eyeing a prize dangling at the end … Continue reading

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Putting a roof over people’s heads ought to cap any policy

For the final piece comparing the policies of the parties ahead of the local elections tomorrow, WALTER CRONXITE has been window shopping around Croydon’s estate agents  Issue No4: HOUSING THE ISSUE: It was the steaming turd he left on his … Continue reading

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LibDems bid for more liberal and more democratic council

VOTE 2014: What do the Liberal Democrats have to offer the people of Croydon ahead of the local elections? GILL HICKSON gives their party line The LibDems feel its time to break the two-party duopoly in Croydon politics. For too … Continue reading

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Residents and independents struggle to make their mark

In Thursday’s local elections, there will be five candidates around the borough who are standing as “independents”, including the NF candidate who can’t say he’s an NF candidate. Up against the “party machines”, none of them have even the slightest … Continue reading

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Miliband leads calls for more affordable housing in Croydon

VOTE 2014: Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, has set up his local councillors in Croydon for what could be some frank discussions with major developers in the borough, including Westfield, Barratt Homes and John Laing, after he announced that his … Continue reading

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Chipstead residents want Cane Hill plans put to Pickles

A residents’ association annual meeting tonight will demand that Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State, should call-in the Barratt’s development at Cane Hill to provide a more rigorous and strategic overview of the scheme, which has been granted planning permission … Continue reading

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Coulsdon residents summon candidates to hustings sessions

There are plans for three sets of election hustings in Coulsdon next month, organised by local residents. On Thursday May 8, there will be a hustings for the Euro MEP election at the Coulsdon Community Centre from 7.30pm. The residents … Continue reading

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Residents appear helpless to halt the ‘Curse of Coulsdon’

Ignored and unheeded, the residents of Coulsdon appear to have few options in their opposition to aspects of the Cane Hill housing development, writes ANDREW PELLING None of the Conservative party’s six Coulsdon councillors attended Friday’s Community Centre meeting, which … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Cane Hill, Chris Wright, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon Council, David Osland, Gavin Barwell, Ian Parker, Jeet Bains, Justin Cromie, Planning, Terry Lenton, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

‘Coulsdon was sentenced to be crucified last night’

There was a mixture of dismay and outright anger among Coulsdon residents after last night’s strategic (ha!) planning meeting at the Town Hall saw six Tory councillors vote through the planning applications for Barratt to build 677 houses on the … Continue reading

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Assembly Member objects to increase in by-pass speed limit

The council’s strategic planning committee meets tonight, and with its in-built Tory majority of councillors in awe of developers, it is likely to rubber-stamp developers Barratt’s plans to build nearly 700 houses at Cane Hill without adequate road access, and … Continue reading

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