Tag Archives: Metropolitan Open Land

Chinese government has role in £500m Crystal Palace scheme

The major financial backer behind the ZhongRohn Group, which wants to build a £500million replica of the Victorian Crystal Palace as a hotel and entertainment complex on public open space at the top of Sydenham Hill, is the Chinese government. … Continue reading

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Don’t let Coulsdon Cane Boris’s latest housing scheme

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Croydon, and London, has a housing crisis, and Cane Hill offers an excellent site for many new homes. We should not let Coulsdon’s residents get in the way, writes DAVID CALLAM Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has … Continue reading

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Arena academy public meeting: Oct 16

The latest version of Croydon Council’s plans to build on a(nother) piece of “protected” Metropolitan Open Land – in this case the scheme for a secondary school alongside the Croydon Arena – is to be discussed at a public meeting … Continue reading

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Incinerator campaigners to take battle to judicial review

Environment campaigners in south London want to use a judicial review to challenge the decision to allow Viridor and Sutton Council to build a waste incinerator on Metropolitan Open Land at Beddington Lane. The decision was announced on Wednesday by … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Broad Green, Business, Clare Hilley, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Simon Hoar, Sutton Council, Tony Harris, Waddon, Waste incinerator, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Boris’s deputy gives green light to £1bn incinerator scheme

Five brief paragraphs. That is all it took in a letter today to Sutton Council to give the go-ahead for the £1 billion Viridor incinerator on Beddington Lane, approving three decades of tens of thousands of HGVs importing to the … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Broad Green, Business, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Outside Croydon, Planning, Sutton Council, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Viridor’s heating claims “don’t stand up to scrutiny”

A leading anti-incinerator campaigner claims that plans for waste management company Viridor and Sutton Council to provide heating for local residents “don’t stand up to scrutiny” and that a £1 billion waste incinerator scheme could even be in breach of … Continue reading

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Council extends consultation deadline over Arena academy

After protests from locals that too little time had been offered to respond, Croydon Council has extended the consultation period on its controversial proposals (aka “determined plan”) to build a large secondary school at Croydon Arena in South Norwood. As … Continue reading

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