Tag Archives: Croydon Flyover

65 homes on brownfield site: professionals show how to do it

The development novices at Brick by Brick, who managed to sell just eight housing units in 2019, and their slow-working contractors might want to have a chat with the construction professionals who have just completed 65 new homes overlooking the … Continue reading

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Alarms raised over Fire Brigade’s £11m training tower scheme

A £11.1 million scheme to build a six-storey training tower at Croydon fire station seems likely to be given the go-ahead at a meeting on Friday, though local figures have accused London Authority officials of being “arrogant” and expressed concerns … Continue reading

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Closures planned as Flyover requires ‘essential repairs’

Major road works are planned for the Croydon Flyover later this month, including the replacement of damaged expansion joints at the eastern end of the A232 arterial route into Croydon – where it leads on to Duppas Hill Road. The … Continue reading

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£756,608 for two-bed flat? Speculators roll the dice again

What will three-quarters of a mil buy you in Croydon these days? Not a lot, if the latest piece of property speculation, on Edridge Road in South Croydon, is anything to go by. Yes: £756,608 for a two-bedroom flat. In … Continue reading

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Just 53 attend Taberner House sham consultation sessions

There’s a public consultation going on over Croydon Council’s plans to build four new tower blocks on the site of Taberner House, including building out on to the Queen’s Gardens public park space. Who knew? As we have highlighted many … Continue reading

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Debate the future of arts in Croydon: Oct 10

The South Croydon Community Association is to stage a local arts debate at the Croydon Unitarian Church on October 10. “Croydon is London’s largest borough with the highest number of young people,” Charlotte Davies, SCCA chair, said. “Its demographic is … Continue reading

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Croham promises that arrive full of sleight of fact

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Noticed any leaflets pushed through your letterbox lately that are offering you much, much more that free delivery on pizza? There must be an election coming, writes DAVID CALLAM They say truth is the first casualty of war. … Continue reading

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Londoners being priced out of London by social cleansing

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Building thousands of high-rise high-priced “luxury apartments” to be bought by overseas investors may enhance the bottom line of private property developers, but will do nothing to solve the borough’s housing crisis. By STEVEN DOWNES London, and Croydon, … Continue reading

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Does Town Hall’s missing link point to another public sell-off?

Might Croydon’s Grade II-Listed Town Hall be the next public asset which the borough’s Conservative administration wants to flog-off? Rumours have been circulating Katharine Street since the virtual closure of the Clocktower arts complex nearly three years ago. The talk … Continue reading

Posted in Bromley Council, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, David Lean Cinema Campaign, Environment, Fairfield, Fairfield Halls, Gardening, History, Housing, Planning, Property, Restaurants, Riesco Collection, Taberner House, URV | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Council wants to build high-rise flats on Queen’s Gardens

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Tonight’s council business sees a plan to knock down Taberner House and build on part of Queen’s Gardens as the latest move by our bankrupt council to rake back some cash from its disastrous URV property scheme. ANDREW … Continue reading

Posted in Altitude 25, Andrew Pelling, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Commuting, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, Housing, IYLO, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Schools, Steve Reed MP, Taberner House, URV, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Waddon residents land a coo with Thomas’s promises

Waddon has a big pigeon problem, apparently. But the area’s bird shit-lined, often flooded, dark and threateningly unpassable pedestrian underpasses, the scene of at least two mugging attacks in recent weeks, are to get a council-run makeover. “And that’s a … Continue reading

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Make it so! Waddon gets a flicker of the Olympic Flame

They say that the Olympics is a power for good, bringing people of the world together. And so it was in Waddon this lunchtime, as two cultural icons met for the first time: Sir Patrick Stewart, Captain Jean-Luc Pickard from … Continue reading

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Croydon Council snubs the Irish as it cancels St Patrick’s Day

ANDREW PELLING reports on the latest cut-back in Croydon St Patrick’s Day has been cancelled by Croydon Council. The council chose another day of Celtic celebration, St David’s Day, to announce it was to put a stop to any Irish … Continue reading

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