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£1.4bn Westfield keeps planning committee waiting, yet again

There is, of course, one much-anticiapted development application missing from tonight’s meeting of the Croydon Council planning committee: the £1.4billion Westfield project to re-mould the centre of town into a shiny new supermall. This is at least the second time … Continue reading

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NUT cancels education debate after second Tory pulls out

An education Question Time event for the General Election, organised by the NUT, the teachers’ union, and to have been staged tonight, has been cancelled after the Tory candidate on the panel pulled out, just 12 hours after saying that … Continue reading

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Complaint filed to Ombudsman over Scott’s planning conduct

The latest round of Brick by Brick planning applications will be considered at a meeting to be chaired by a councillor who is under investigation by the Ombudsman. BARRATT HOLMES reports Paul Scott, the controversial chair of the council’s planning … Continue reading

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Croydon BID cancels election hustings after Manchester bomb

An election debate for Croydon Central, due to be staged tonight by the town centre’s Business Improvement District, has been cancelled following last night’s horrific bombing in Manchester. At least 22 were killed, including several children, and another 50 were … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace election hustings, St John’s, May 31

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Failure to listen suggests planners have something to hide

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The patronising dismissal of “Nimbys” made earlier this week by Paul Scott, the chairman of Croydon’s planning committee, has drawn widespread scorn from the people whom the councillor was elected by and is supposed to be serving. Here, … Continue reading

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The mystery of Croydon South’s invisible Labour candidate

Politics correspondent KEN LEE has been searching for signs of an election campaign in Croydon South, and has been disappointed Have you seen the woman in the photograph above? Based in Gipsy Hill in Lambeth, she is believed to have … Continue reading

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