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Coulsdon history to be commemorated with Cane Hill sun dial

Artist Holly Graham has been commissioned by housebuilders Barratts to create a piece of art to commemorate Cane Hill Hospital, the site on which their Cane Hill Park development has been built in Coulsdon. Honouring the history of the clock … Continue reading

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Changes to 404 and 434 will give Tollers Lane its missing link

CROYDON COMMENTARY: More bus route changes have been proposed by Transport for London and these, according to TOM BOWELL, pictured right, have much to recommend them The latest TfL bus route consultation, announced last week, looks at changes to routes … Continue reading

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All change, as TfL consults on two bus routes for Cane Hill

Hold very tight please… our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, has news of more changes to local bus services Transport for London public consultations are a bit like their buses… you wait for ages for one, and then two come along … Continue reading

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Cane Hill builder collects hundreds of Christmas boxes

A house-builder in Coulsdon has managed to collect 452 shoe boxes laden with festive cheer for under-privileged children as part of its Operation Christmas Child appeal. The gift-laden boxes were collected from the sales and marketing suite of Barratt Homes … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick causes anger over Coulsdon housing plans

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, reports on the latest deeply unpopular development being inflicted on Croydon by the council-owned Brick by Brick venture Another week and another controversial Brick by Brick scheme, pushed through relentlessly by the Town Hall husband … Continue reading

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Ex-planning chair: council broke law over Coulsdon cottages

CROYDON COMMENTARY: A borough alderman and former chair of the council planning committee, ADRIAN DENNIS, pictured right, suggests that the council may have failed to follow the letter of the law in the planning notification for Well Cottages Apart from … Continue reading

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MP slams Optivo over ‘outrageous’ plans to demolish cottages

BARRATT HOLMES reports on the shabby treatment of social housing tenants by one of the country’s largest housing associations An elderly couple who have lived in a Coulsdon cottage for almost 40 years only found out that they were to … Continue reading

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MP Philp adds his name to petition for new Coulsdon primary

Notoriously, Croydon South’s previous MP, when visited at his office by lobbying constituents, called the police to have them removed, and to pay particular close attention to the dangerous septugenarians in the party. How things change: tomorrow, the new MP … Continue reading

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LibDems bid for more liberal and more democratic council

VOTE 2014: What do the Liberal Democrats have to offer the people of Croydon ahead of the local elections? GILL HICKSON gives their party line The LibDems feel its time to break the two-party duopoly in Croydon politics. For too … Continue reading

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Chipstead residents want Cane Hill plans put to Pickles

A residents’ association annual meeting tonight will demand that Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State, should call-in the Barratt’s development at Cane Hill to provide a more rigorous and strategic overview of the scheme, which has been granted planning permission … Continue reading

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Residents appear helpless to halt the ‘Curse of Coulsdon’

Ignored and unheeded, the residents of Coulsdon appear to have few options in their opposition to aspects of the Cane Hill housing development, writes ANDREW PELLING None of the Conservative party’s six Coulsdon councillors attended Friday’s Community Centre meeting, which … Continue reading

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‘Coulsdon was sentenced to be crucified last night’

There was a mixture of dismay and outright anger among Coulsdon residents after last night’s strategic (ha!) planning meeting at the Town Hall saw six Tory councillors vote through the planning applications for Barratt to build 677 houses on the … Continue reading

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Cane Hill and Lion Green Road public meeting, Apr 4

Residents are organising a public meeting to discuss the plans for the development of Cane Hill and the council’s scheme to develop Lion Green Road car park. The meeting will be at Coulsdon Community Centre, Barrie Close, CR5 3BE, starting … Continue reading

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Cane Hill road deal not enough to stop all residents’ objections

Richard Thurbon, the chairman of the Coulsdon West Residents’ Association, last night confirmed that his organisation has filed a formal objection to the planning application by house-builders Barratt for Cane Hill, despite the promise from Mike Fisher, the leader of … Continue reading

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Council leader Fisher commits to paying for Cane Hill road

The fix is in. Cane Hill, the 677-home yuppie housing estate which Barratt will be building on the site of the former asylum near Coulsdon will get its additional access road, according to a promise made by Mike Fisher, the … Continue reading

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Coulsdon residents determined to badger council on Cane Hill

Having withdrawn its proposals for Cane Hill just before Christmas in order to “review” traffic plans and reconsider providing a second exit from the mini-town of 677 homes that they want to build, developers Barratt have now come back with … Continue reading

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LibDems promise to give Tories ‘bloody nose’ over Cane Hill

The Liberal Democrats standing in Coulsdon East in May’s local elections say that they want to give the incumbent Tories at the Town Hall a “bloody nose” because of what they call a “fiasco” over the mishandling of the planning … Continue reading

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Urgent action called for to resolve Cane Hill planning issues

Coulsdon’s LibDems have called on Croydon council leader Mike Fisher to take urgent action over what they call “ill-thought-out plans” for the development of Cane Hill and Lion Green car park. In the letter from Gill Hickson, the chair of … Continue reading

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Council puts Cane Hill plan on hold to reassess traffic schemes

Campaigning residents’ associations in Coulsdon will be celebrating more than Christmas this week, after Croydon Council has finally listened to their concerns and decided to place on hold planning applications for the massive Cane Hill residential development and Lion Green … Continue reading

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Residents’ association to field candidates in local elections

Coulsdon’s version of UDI* looks to be a step closer, with at least one of the area’s large and very active residents’ associations determined to have its members stand in next May’s local council elections. Richard Thurbon, the chairman of … Continue reading

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Cane Hill and Coulsdon “Masterplan” discussion begins

The public consultation on The Future of Coulsdon – Coulsdon Masterplan began last week, including details of Barratt’s proposals for the redevelopment of the Cane Hill site. As part of the consultation, there will be drop in sessions on: Tuesday … Continue reading

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Farthing Downs dormice highlight of ranger’s talk

The Friends of Farthing Downs hold a meeting at Coulsdon Library on Wednesday evening from 7.15 to hear from Dominic North, the ranger who looks after Happy Valley. Part of the ranger’s talk will detail his work supervising a rare … Continue reading

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Boris agrees £250m “build now, pay later” Cane Hill scheme

The Greater London Authority yesterday exchanged contracts on a £250 million “build now pay later” deal to redevelop the 83-hectare site of the former Cane Hill asylum at Coulsdon. Cane Hill is the site of the former mental hospital famous … Continue reading

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Barratt Homes and Hilton sponsor Croydon Mayor’s dinner

An invitation lands on the Inside Croydon door mat for the Mayor’s annual charity dinner, in aid of two very worthy causes, the London Air Ambulance and Croydon Dyslexia Association. The invites (to buy a ticket – 45 quid a … Continue reading

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Barratt Developments chosen as partners for Cane Hill site

A press release, dated January 19, arrives in Inside Croydon‘s virtual mailbox from the Homes & Communities Agency. HCA is the housing and regeneration agency for England, with a capital investment budget of nearly £7 billion. Under the heading: “Developer … Continue reading

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