Category Archives: Menta Tower

Negrini draws ridicule for her £81 On The Buses guided tour

Hold very tight please! Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, is ready to be taken for a ride around Croydon town centre, all in the name of a good cause Croydon’s beleaguered £220,000 per year chief executive has attracted yet more … Continue reading

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Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Boxpark, Brick by Brick, Business, Centrale, Colm Lacey, CPO, Croydon Council, Fairfield Halls, Heather Cheesbrough, Jo Negrini, Menta Tower, Paul Scott, Property, Purley Way, Ruskin Square, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

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

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

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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

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East Croydon road closures planned for bank holiday weekend

If you were planning to go somewhere in Croydon by car next weekend, the Whitsun bank holiday, or the following half-term week, then you might have to plan your route very carefully. Cherry Orchard Road and Addiscombe Grove (northbound) are … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Menta Tower, Parking, Property, Waddon | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Council has chance to get Menta to finish Bridge to Nowhere

Six years after being granted permission for a controversial 54-storey block – potentially the tallest residential block in Britain – and developers Menta Redrow will be back at Croydon’s planning committee tonight asking for permission to chop their tower in … Continue reading

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Croydon wins a ‘connected’ award, for £24m unfinished bridge

East Croydon Station’s “Bridge to Nowhere”, the £24million pedestrian bridge which has never been completed to provide the intended access to Cherry Orchard Road and Addiscombe, has just been cited as a reason for Croydon winning an award for urban … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Commuting, Connected Croydon, Croydon Council, Cycling, East Croydon, Environment, Menta Tower, Property, TfL, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

East Croydon’s Bridge to Nowhere won’t be finished until 2024

WALTER CRONXITE reports on another foregone conclusion at the council’s planning committee, a decision which will blight development in the town centre until 2024, at least Croydon’s pusillanimous planning committee, under the chairmanship of Paul “Five Hats” Scott, last night … Continue reading

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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

Brexit means ‘business as usual’. Which may be not so good

Could Croydon Council be getting the jitters over the post-referendum prospects for the town centre’s redevelopment? WALTER CRONXITE looks at a cabinet report which tries to look on the bright side, but cannot disguise the uncertainties Croydon faces “significant challenges … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Brick by Brick, Business, Centrale, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, Taberner House, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

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

Boxpark announced food plan after getting £3m council loan

Croydon Council’s £3 million loan of public cash to persuade Boxpark to set up a pop-up shopping mall alongside East Croydon Station was made in the expectation that the retail outlet would be a mixed development of trend-setting fashion stores … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Boxpark, Business, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Jo Negrini, Julie Belvir, Menta Tower, Property, Pubs, Restaurants, Ruskin Square | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

Property investor Philp comes up short on Purley ‘skyscraper’

We know that Chris Philp and Tim Pollard both read this website. So guys: Please take a look at the picture to the left. This is what people normally understand to be a “skyscraper”. The picture shows what the towering … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Addiscombe West, Business, Chris Philp MP, Croydon South, Environment, Housing, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Purley, Tim Pollard | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Negrini signs off on £8,000 MIPIM junket to south of France

WHO REALLY IS RUNNING CROYDON (Part 94): Croydon Council is spending nearly £8,000 to send three senior members of staff to the South of France next week on a sales trip – to flog flats and property on behalf of … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Croydon streets being paved with gold – or public cash

Next Monday, the council starts work to give the area around East Croydon Station a £5million overhaul. But when all the work is finished, will we be able to say it is money well spent? If the quality of some … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Boris Johnson, Business, Centrale, Commuting, CPO, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Emily Benn, Environment, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, Jon Rouse, Kathy Bee, Mayor of London, Menta Tower, Nathan Elvery, Planning, Property, Restaurants, Ruskin Square, Sarah Jones MP, South Croydon, South Croydon Community Association, Stiles Harold Williams, Tramlink, Transport, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | 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

“Poor Doors” show how town centre subsidises suburbs

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Having worked to establish a community organisation for East Croydon, ROD DAVIES finds it disappointing to find developers planning to introduce divisive “Apartment Apartheid” locally, and suggests further inequalities in which parts of the borough fund other areas … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Business, Community associations, Commuting, East Croydon, ECCO, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Tramlink | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

‘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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East Croydon’s new platforms put borough on track for growth

East Croydon Station is to get two new platforms to help it cope with the increased number of passengers anticipated in a plan for growth by the Labour council, which forecasts 16,000 new jobs being created in the borough and … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Commuting, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Jo Negrini, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, Tony Newman, Tramlink, Transport, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Croydon at back of pack in London’s house price boom

Research shows that property prices in Croydon have increased at one of the slowest rates among London boroughs over the last two decades, yet there are still many fewer residential builds going on in the borough than elsewhere in the … Continue reading

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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

Riot money splurged to celebrate the Bridge to Nowhere

Croydon Council is spending public money on a party tomorrow night. There will be food. There will be drink. There will be fireworks! It does not seem to have occurred to anyone that the spending of riot recovery money in … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe Residents Association, Addiscombe West, Broad Green, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Lansdowne Road RA, London Road Traders Association, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 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