Category Archives: Cherry Orchard Gardens

Glamorgan owners to meet campaigners with new plans

Residents living on or near Cherry Orchard Road and the wider East Croydon area who started the Save The Glamorgan campaign to keep a historic local boozer as an Asset of Community Value are staging a key meeting on Monday. … Continue reading

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Posted in Addiscombe West, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Croydon Council, ECCO, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Pubs, Sean Fitzsimons | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Developers must finish station bridge, residents demand

A former deputy leader of the council is demanding that Croydon’s planning department should withhold permission for Menta Redrow’s latest luxury flats development scheme on Cherry Orchard Road, unless or until they make good on six-year-old promises to allow the … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Councillor challenges Menta over secret viability report

The developers of one of the biggest town centre schemes have been accused by a Labour councillor of only wanting to build homes for the wealthy, and of trying to keep their viability assessment out of the hands of pesky … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Sean Fitzsimons | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Marketing is not so sweet for Cherry Orchard Road flats

Developers Menta Redrow are marketing £499,000 flats from a shed alongside East Croydon Station that doesn’t have planning permission, after the cheque to pay the application fee bounced. WALTER CRONXITE reports on the development’s latest controversy An application for permission … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Business, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Croydon Council, Housing, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Sean Fitzsimons | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Town centre high rise towers are building up divisions

CROYDON COMMENTARY: East Croydon resident ROD DAVIES joins the debate about the over-development of the town centre, with a warning for the future If the Greater London Authority is correct that Croydon needs to provide 40,000-plus homes in the future, … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Community associations, Delancey, ECCO, Environment, Housing, Menta Tower, One Lansdowne Road, Planning, Property | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Selling a dream from £400,000 flats beside railway line

1pm UPDATE: Seems that the nice people at the Redrow marketing department may have had second thoughts about their soft-focus soft-porn for their over-priced London flats. Their two minutes of carefully crafted advertisement video appears to have vanished from the … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Business, Cherry Orchard Gardens, East Croydon, Housing, Menta Tower, Planning, Property | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Council orders halt to work on Menta site over unpaid levy

Action. Of sorts. At long last. Residents in all communities tend to look to their council to represent their interests in matters of local planning and development. Simple things, to help balance out the pressure of Big Money, so that … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell, Planning, Sean Fitzsimons | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Barwell’s latest cunning stunt leaves him bridging alone

HAS GAV GIVEN UP (Part 94)? As election stunts go, Gavin Barwell’s latest has all the hallmarks of the desperate or the deluded. Or the desperately deluded. But the Tory MP for the Whitgift Foundation really has been out campaigning … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Addiscombe West, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Croydon Central, East Croydon, Gavin Barwell, Planning, Sarah Jones MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

‘Apartment Apartheid’ arrives in Croydon via the back door

Croydon’s previous, Tory-led council administration – who have spent their first few months in opposition re-affirming their credentials for backing rich landlords over the interests of tenants’ rights – gave planning permission to a multi-millionaire developer to have “Poor Doors” … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Cherry Orchard Gardens, East Croydon, Housing, IYLO, London-wide issues, Menta Tower, Paul Scott, Planning, Property | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

East Croydon community group first public meeting, Oct 7

The East Croydon community group will be holding its first public meeting at 8pm on October 7 at Oval Primary (doors will open around 7.45pm). One of the first decisions for the meeting will be what to call the group. … Continue reading

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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

Lebanon Road pair launch site to give East Croydon a voice

A website to voice the views and concerns of people living around East Croydon Station has been launched. The people behind the East Croydon Community site are Rod Davies and Sasha Konechni, residents of Lebanon Road, who say that they … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe Residents Association, Addiscombe West, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Community associations, Croydon Central, East Croydon, Housing, Local media, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Tramlink, URV | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Little opposition to Croydon’s £1bn Hammersfield wet dream

It’s the billion pound question about Croydon’s future but WALTER CRONXITE has discovered ahead of next week’s Town Hall elections that there’s near-unanimity between the major parties over the redevelopment of the town centre by Westfield and Hammerson Issue No2: … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, Addiscombe West, Allders, Boris Johnson, Business, Centrale, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Cycling, East Croydon, Environment, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, Housing, Menta Tower, Parking, Planning, Property, Purley Way, Restaurants, Ruskin Square, Tramlink, Transport, Whitgift Centre | 9 Comments

Perry’s double life as building supplier and planning official

BBC London News featured Croydon on its early evening news on Friday, stating that the building industry in the borough is booming. Oh yeah! This is the same south London borough where the number of affordable homes built in the borough … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, Business, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Croydon Council, Environment, Housing, Jason Perry, Planning, South Croydon, URV, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Hoardings and mud or affordable homes? It’s your choice

Croydon has more than 9,000 families on the waiting list for a home, yet the current council administration is refusing to insist that property developers – among them Conservative party donors – include the levels of social housing in their plans which even London … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, Alison Butler, Boris Johnson, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Croydon Council, Housing, Jason Perry, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Developers going flat-out with new blocks for East Croydon

Housing in Croydon which hard-working Croydon tax-payers can afford to buy looks like becoming ever more an unattainable chimera, as the government’s Help to Buy scheme pushes property prices even further out of the reach of buyers who rely on … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boris Johnson, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, Housing, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, URV, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Council wants to build high-rise flats on Queen’s Gardens

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Tonight’s council business sees a plan to knock down Taberner House and build on part of Queen’s Gardens as the latest move by our bankrupt council to rake back some cash from its disastrous URV property scheme. ANDREW … Continue reading

Posted in Altitude 25, Andrew Pelling, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Commuting, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, Housing, IYLO, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Schools, Steve Reed MP, Taberner House, URV, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wellesley Road scheme offers traffic chaos for years to come

According to a survey published recently, Wellesley Road in central Croydon is the eighth most congested road in the capital. Not satisfied with that, Croydon Council’s cabinet of senior councillors, together with Transport for London, seem intent on getting Wellesley … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Addiscombe West, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Commuting, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Environment, Fairfield, Health, Lansdowne Road RA, Menta Tower, Parking, Planning, Property, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

White Label’s “no Cannes do” with conference publicity

Whoops. Looks like another clanger dropped by White Label, the PR agency that is ubiquitous in Croydon Council business.

Posted in Business, Cane Hill, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Croydon Council, Housing, Jon Rouse, Planning, Property, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Mind the gap: Addiscombe gets its missing “link”

Nil carborundum illegitimi* In dealing with the often obdurate and regularly crass management of our local council, sometimes people have to take satisfaction over the little victories, the minor successes. These are usually achieved against the corporate brick wall of … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Boris Johnson, Business, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Commuting, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Environment, Fairfield, Jon Rouse, Mayor of London, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, Sean Fitzsimons, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Flawed council plan puts flats too close to Fairfield Halls

The public consultation for the latest Croydon Council pipe dream, the “Fair Field Masterplan”, closes today. Extraordinarily, even by Croydon’s standards for bungling, this latest masterplan has managed to antagonise the centrepiece upon which many of the proposals depend: the … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Croydon College, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Fairfield, Fairfield Halls, Housing, Jon Rouse, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Tramlink, Transport, URV, Warehouse Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Going Mental: Is 55-storey tower just getting a name change?

Doubts remain over the viability of the Mental Tower beside East Croydon station, proposed as Britain’s tallest residential block at 55 storeys, but casting a shadow for more than half a mile over the existing low-rise homes of Addiscombe, while … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, Housing, Menta Tower, Planning, Property | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Boris’s cunning plan: too high, too many, too central

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The Mayor of London’s “cunning plan” for Croydon is flawed in important respects, says ANDREW PELLING – too much housing crammed into the centre of the borough, in too many high-rise blocks, and by ignoring other parts of … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Ashburton, Boris Johnson, Broad Green, Cane Hill, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, East Croydon, Environment, Fairfield, Health, Housing, IYLO, London Assembly, London Road Traders Association, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Purley, Ruskin Square, Schools, Transport, URV, Vidhi Mohan, West Croydon, West Croydon Community Forum | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Council to spend £1.1m of riots fund on business rate relief

Croydon Council last night unveiled a business rates reduction scheme using £1.1million-worth of the Mayor of London’s riots recovery fund – and targeted at an area away from the zone worst-hit by the arson, looting and rioting on 8/8 last … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Allders, Boris Johnson, Business, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Mayor of London, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, URV, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Altitude 25 looks to off-load unsold flats as short-term lets

A new planning application for the Altitude 25 development at East Croydon, seeking to allow short-term, serviced lets of some of the unsold apartments, has cast further doubts on the council’s grand plans to build a city in the sky. … Continue reading

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