Category Archives: South Croydon

Planning granted for school without transport safety scheme

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE on more broken promises from Croydon Council’s planning department Planning permission has been granted by Croydon Council for the permanent buildings for a 1,680-pupil school on re-designated Green Belt playing fields near Lloyd Park – but … Continue reading

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Coombe Wood blames ‘selfish’ parents for parking chaos

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, on the predictable outcomes for residents in neighbouring streets after the opening Croydon’s first selective school for 40 years Coombe Wood School has not been open for a month yet, but shortcomings in its planning, … Continue reading

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Whelans opens on time, and to praise from a packed house

After investing £400,000 of private money, a publican has defied the trends and re-opened a pub in South Croydon. Our photo-journalist ARNIE LEIBOVITZ was there on Friday to record the occasion Austin Whelan is the man that you want to … Continue reading

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‘Godzilla weed’ could make Brick by Brick homes unsaleable

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, reports on how a notorious invasive plant Japanese knotweed could render flats in a Brick by Brick development unmortgageable Colm Lacey, the Croydon employee who styles himself as “CEO” of Brick by Brick, has confirmed … Continue reading

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Fire brigade on stand-by for fire risk at Croydon beauty spot

There’s growing concerns, ahead of another hot and dry weekend, for the safety of a Croydon beauty spot from fires, coupled with mounting anger at the carelessness and “eco-vandalism” of some who might be planning to hold barbecues at Croham … Continue reading

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£400,000 to transform South Croydon pub into new Whelans

A South Croydon pub, closed for almost a year, is set to re-open at the end of August after a £400,000 transformation into an Irish-themed gastro-pub. The man behind the makeover is pub entrepreneur Austin Whelan, who has lengthy experience … Continue reading

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Planning chair votes twice to thwart Sunny Bank residents

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE watched last night’s council planning committee, so you wouldn’t have to… Paul Scott, the Labour-run council’s chair of the planning committee, last night allowed himself to vote twice to push through a housing scheme in … Continue reading

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