Category Archives: London-wide issues

£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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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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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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Planning chairman: I can do nothing to stop overdevelopment

CROYDON COMMENTARY: According to Councillor PAUL SCOTT, pictured left, residents who complain about their neighbourhood being overdeveloped are just Nimbys, and there’s nothing he or the council planning department can do to avoid the over-development that is being inflicted on … Continue reading

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Call for residents to band together over planning issues

CROYDON COMMENTARY: A Purley resident affected by a controversial development on Norman and Derrick Avenues, ANDREW SADDINGTON  responds to our latest report on the council’s planning committee by asking others from across the borough to come together I don’t care … Continue reading

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Call for London Mayor to block high-cost district heat network

Sadiq Khan has received an appeal from a local councillor this week, asking him to use his powers as Mayor of London to block a district heating scheme to be powered by the Beddington Lane incinerator, so that he might … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick is failing to deliver on affordable homes pledge

BARRATT HOLMES on the overdevelopment of planning meetings – five more to come in the next few weeks  – and how Thursday’s committee approved three schemes from a council-owned developer without any affordable housing whatsoever Croydon’s chief executive, Jo Negrini, … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Andrew Pelling, Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Joy Prince, Kathy Bee, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, South Norwood, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments