Tag Archives: London Borough of Croydon

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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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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What’s the point of planning committee with Scott in charge?

CROYDON COMMENTARY: A senior councillor’s arrogant dismissal of residents who have sought to protect and defend their neighbourhoods from crass over-development is among the most-read articles on the site this week. Here, Purley resident TOM MOORHOUSE responds and provides some … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Community associations, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Purley | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Council’s commitment to cycling is only a virtual reality

After spending at least £300,000 in three years on staging the under-sponsored Croydon CycleFarce road races around the town centre, the council’s “commitment” to encouraging cycling in the borough remains only a virtual reality. As Tony Newman, Jo Negrini and … Continue reading

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Flyover pedestrian underpass where rape took place is a ‘good link’ to new primary school, according to council planners

The underpass near the Croydon Flyover where a brutal rape took place in broad daylight last month has been suggested as a safe route to a new school for mothers and young children at a Croydon Council planning committee meeting … Continue reading

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Planning chairman: I can do nothing to stop overdevelopment

CROYDON COMMENTARY: According to Councillor PAUL SCOTT, pictured left, residents who complain about their neighbourhood being overdeveloped are just Nimbys, and there’s nothing he or the council planning department can do to avoid the over-development that is being inflicted on … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Housing, Paul Scott, Planning | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

What a load of old bollards: Croydon picks up the bike race bill

Croydon Council could spend up to £7,000 of Council Tax-payers’ money this week on digging up the bollards of a single pedestrian traffic island on the High Street, only for the contractors to come back a couple of days later … Continue reading

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