Category Archives: Sadiq Khan

Westfield’s 20% affordable housing ‘unacceptable’ to GLA

BARRATT HOLMES on a serious problem with the £1.4billion development in the town centre which was given planning permission – for a second time – by the council this week London Mayor Sadiq Khan is likely to demand almost twice … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Centrale, CPO, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, John Burton, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Westfield have run down the CPO clock on £1.4bn scheme

BARRATT HOLMES on the charade of a planning meeting to take place at the Town Hall tonight The long-delayed re-application for planning permission by Westfield and Hammerson – “The Croydon Partners” – for a £1.4billion redevelop-ment of the ageing Whitgift … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Centrale, CPO, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Parking, Paul Scott, Place Review Panel, Planning, Property, Sadiq Khan, TfL, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Mayor Khan seeks housing deal over £1.4bn Westfield project

BARRATT HOLMES asks: will Westfield show up at the third time of asking for a planning meeting later this month? There should be an announcement “within days” over the redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre, after months of negotiations between developers … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Centrale, Housing, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Sadiq Khan, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Drivers warned of fatigue risks two years before tram crash

The operators of the Croydon tram network were formally warned by staff two and a half years before the tragic Sandilands derailment that the company’s shift system was creating dangerous levels of fatigue among its drivers “which could lead to … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Caroline Pidgeon, London Assembly, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Sandilands derailment, TfL, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Taxi for Philp! Tory MP exposes his business agenda

JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport correspondent, on how Croydon South’s Member of Parliament has stalled on a campaign that ignores the safety of his constituents No sooner had Transport for London announced the decision to refuse to renew digital taxi firm … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Croydon South, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Sadiq Khan, Steve O'Connell, TfL, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Cyclists call on Mayor to apply his own policies at Purley Way

TfL wants to spend the thick-end of £100m on making one of Croydon’s busiest road junctions even more hostile for pedestrians and cyclists, all to satisfy developers Westfield. AUSTEN COOPER says the road plans are ‘a patchwork of good, poor … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Cycling, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Purley Way, Sadiq Khan, TfL, Transport, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Thornton Heath Poundland’s deadly shop window display

Croydon MP Sarah Jones made an important speech in parliament last night to call for a 10-year strategy to stem the rise of knife crime. And this morning, in the borough Jones represents, a retail store is flogging weapons in … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Croydon Central, Jeff Boothe, Knife crime, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Sadiq Khan, Sarah Jones MP | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments