Tag Archives: Park Hill and Whitgift Estate

Cressey College looks to be on the rocks over park and Ofsted

Residents’ anger over the disappearance of large pieces of masonry in Park Hill Park over Easter weekend has forced the owners of a struggling special school business to issue a series of conflicting statements. By our Town Hall reporter, KEN … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Community associations, Croydon parks, Education, Environment, Jade Appleton, Park Hill and Whitgift, Park Hill Recreation Ground, Schools | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Whitgift Estate is at risk from ‘a short-termist act of vandalism’

VAL SHAWCROSS, Labour’s candidate for Mayor, has entered the row over the Local Plan review, opposing the proposed intensification and warning that something beautiful within the character of Croydon could be lost Following a recent visit to the Whitgift Estate … Continue reading

Posted in 2022 Croydon Mayor election, Addiscombe East, Addiscombe West, Croydon Council, Heather Cheesbrough, Housing, Park Hill and Whitgift, Planning, Property, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Toxic legacy that could destroy borough’s character forever

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The council is running a consultation (another one), this time over its proposals to increase the amount of housing intensification it will allow across the borough. ANITA SMITH shares her concerns about the changes to the Local Plan … Continue reading

Posted in 2022 council elections, 2022 Croydon Mayor election, Addiscombe East, Addiscombe West, Croydon Council, Jason Perry, Planning, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

BINMAGEDDON!: Council’s rubbish policy has ruined our street

CROYDON COMMENTARY: #CroydonBinChaos, with the imposition of three times as many wheelie bins on households across the borough, is being hardest felt by those living in smaller homes, with small or no front garden space, and by the elderly who … Continue reading

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Did planning chief mislead committee over MP’s objections?

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on growing concerns about what testimony to trust at the council’s planning meetings Did Croydon’s most senior planning official mislead elected councillors on the planning committee last week? Had the planning department provided unhelpful … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Heather Cheesbrough, Jo Negrini, Park Hill and Whitgift, Pete Smith, Planning, Property, Sarah Jones MP, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

MP Jones to speak against Addiscombe Road flats scheme

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, reports on cross-party opposition to a property speculators’ multi-million-pound scheme that could change the exclusive Whitgift Estate forever Sarah Jones, Croydon Central’s Labour MP, will tomorrow night speak out at a Town Hall meeting against … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Housing, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Parking, Paul Scott, Pete Smith, Planning, Property, Queen's Hotel, Sadiq Khan, Sarah Jones MP, Steve O'Connell, Tony Newman, Vidhi Mohan, Wayne Lawlor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments