Tag Archives: Joseph Paxton

Community group rejects Crystal Palace plan as “a fantasy”

The leadership of a respected local community group has dismissed the sketchy scheme by a Chinese businessman to build a vast new Crystal Palace over part of the park as “a fantasy”. They have also expressed the fear that while … Continue reading

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Boris embraces £500m “beautiful idea” but is short on detail

A community group that has been working with Bromley and the Greater London Authority for years towards an agreed redevelopment of Crystal Palace Park says that the £500 million plan announced by a Chinese businessman to recreate Joseph Paxton‘s Victorian … Continue reading

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Appeal judges’ decision on Crystal Palace puts parks at risk

An appeal court decision to allow “luxury apartments” to be built in Crystal Palace Park could see parkland up and down the country subject to speculative development, according to a concerned London Assembly Member. Earlier this week, three Lords of … Continue reading

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