Category Archives: Selhurst

Planning chair prejudices position with speech for developers

The charge that Croydon’s Blairite council leadership is too cosy with property developers and their architect chums has been given even greater weight, after the chair of the borough’s planning committee gave a rousing speech at a launch event for … Continue reading

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Leon House given new purpose as its flats go up for sale

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, goes to the top of a Croydon landmark and finds some merit in conversions Even on a day when a winter storm is scudding through just above our heads, from the 22nd floor roof garden … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Business, Fairfield, Housing, Leon House, London-wide issues, Planning, Property, South Croydon, Toni Letts | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Railway plans could blight Selhurst properties for five years

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, on first reactions to proposals for infrastucture works to unblock the Croydon Bottleneck Homes and properties along Gloucester Road, the Tait Road industrial estate, Swan Close and Lambert’s Place all seem likely to be subject … Continue reading

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39 trains are stopped in the Croydon Bottleneck in two hours

Anyone who has ever taken a train to or from East Croydon must have experienced it. The London-bound train they have just boarded pulls away from the station, only to slow to a stop for no apparent reason. Or you’ll … Continue reading

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MP backs Network Rail plans to unblock Croydon bottleneck

Croydon leads the way in one respect, at least: it has become the “most challenging bottleneck on Britain’s railway”. That’s according to Network Rail, and they should know. Network Rail has announced a public consultation into its multi-million-pound plans to … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Business, Commuting, Croydon Central, East Croydon, Sarah Jones MP, Selhurst, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Norbury Brook clean-up, Manor Farm Nature Space, Oct 27

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Butt plugs, uncontrolled sphincters and £50,000 council grants

Our arts correspondent, BELLA BARTOCK, on some perhaps surprising use of council hand-outs Cash-strapped Croydon Council teamed up with the Arts Council England this summer to hand out public-funded grants totalling more than £50,000 in cash and kind to a … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Braithwaite Hall, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Spread Eagle Theatre, Timothy Godfrey, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments