Tag Archives: Cherry Orchard Road

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

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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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Glamorgan pub plan shows it is asset of community value

The community want it as a pub, a successful businessman and landlord wants to run it. As KEN TOWL reports from last night’s #SaveTheGlam meeting, who needs more unaffordable flats in East Croydon? In the febrile world of rocketing land … Continue reading

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Save The Glamorgan campaign group to meet on Nov 1

The next meeting of the Save The Glamorgan campaign group will be at Croydon Town Hall at 7pm on November 1. The group was formed in the summer to seek Asset of Community Value status for the Victorian boozer near … Continue reading

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Residents associations in dispute over latest one-way scheme

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON reports on the latest diversion for traffic coming down the road in East Croydon Road users in Addiscombe can prepare themselves for a third change to the one-way system in the area in barely 18 months, … 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

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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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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

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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

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Imam Qasim continues Syrian charity work despite illness

A Croydon charity worker is recovering after being taken ill while taking winter aid to Syrian refugees caught in the snows on the Turkish-Syrian border. Imam Qasim of Croydon’s Al-Khair Foundation fell seriously ill during a flight to Turkey and … Continue reading

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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

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Wellesley Road scheme offers traffic chaos for years to come

According to a survey published recently, Wellesley Road in central Croydon is the eighth most congested road in the capital. Not satisfied with that, Croydon Council’s cabinet of senior councillors, together with Transport for London, seem intent on getting Wellesley … Continue reading

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The bridge has landed: East Croydon station has a new look

Commuters arriving at East Croydon Station had something of a surprise this morning, with the new pedestrian bridge at the northern end of the platforms having been moved into position over the weekend.

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Mind the gap: Addiscombe gets its missing “link”

Nil carborundum illegitimi* In dealing with the often obdurate and regularly crass management of our local council, sometimes people have to take satisfaction over the little victories, the minor successes. These are usually achieved against the corporate brick wall of … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Boris Johnson, Business, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Commuting, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Environment, Fairfield, Jon Rouse, Mayor of London, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, Sean Fitzsimons, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Flawed council plan puts flats too close to Fairfield Halls

The public consultation for the latest Croydon Council pipe dream, the “Fair Field Masterplan”, closes today. Extraordinarily, even by Croydon’s standards for bungling, this latest masterplan has managed to antagonise the centrepiece upon which many of the proposals depend: the … Continue reading

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Going Mental: Is 55-storey tower just getting a name change?

Doubts remain over the viability of the Mental Tower beside East Croydon station, proposed as Britain’s tallest residential block at 55 storeys, but casting a shadow for more than half a mile over the existing low-rise homes of Addiscombe, while … Continue reading

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Council to spend £1.1m of riots fund on business rate relief

Croydon Council last night unveiled a business rates reduction scheme using £1.1million-worth of the Mayor of London’s riots recovery fund – and targeted at an area away from the zone worst-hit by the arson, looting and rioting on 8/8 last … Continue reading

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Mental Tower video casts a shadow of doubt over Addiscombe

“The Jenga Tower”. “The Mental Tower”. The 54-storey centrepiece of this £20 million project beside East Croydon station may not yet have left the drawing board of Make architects, yet it has already attracted a couple of unfavourable nicknames. The … Continue reading

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Croydon: connected, capable and confident. Unrecognisable?

A press release whizzes across the desk here at Inside Croydon Towers. We weren’t sent it directly, but hey ho…. The release was sent apparently on behalf of Develop Croydon, the organisation of big retailers and developers with multi-million pound … Continue reading

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Disgrace of benefits office in Croydon with no disabled access

Any reasonable person watching the local BBC television news on Friday night would have been right to squirm with embarrassment, and some shame, when the lead item demonstrated how the offices of a government agency located on Croydon’s Cherry Orchard … Continue reading

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Litter-picker Barwell now has a big mess to clear up

Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell is out picking up litter in Brickfields Meadows this morning, although he has a far bigger mess to clean up following the decision of his Conservative colleagues on the council’s strategic planning committee to grant … Continue reading

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People Power II: campaigning against mental Menta Tower

The simple question Inside Croydon would like to put to any of the wealthy architects, developers or Croydon politicians advocating building the disproportionately tall 55-storey Jenga Tower… sorry, Menta Tower on Cherry Orchard Road in East Croydon, is this: would … Continue reading

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Teachers to quit Oval Primary before move to Academy

According to parents who attended the latest meeting at controversial Oval Primary on Wednesday, the majority of existing teaching staff plan to resign ahead of the school’s handover to an educational group headed by a leading Tory party millionaire.

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Oval Primary parents claim to “oust” new headteacher

Extraordinary reports reached Inside Croydon last night that Craig Tunstall, the executive headteacher of the Gipsy Hill Federation installed in charge at east Croydon’s Oval Primary School, had been “ousted” on Friday by angry teachers and parents.

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