Tag Archives: Planning Inspectorate

Council’s planners lose multiple cases at appeal and in court

Independent inspectors and judges at the High Court continue to rule against decisions made by Croydon’s planning department. Yet those making these dubious, developer-friendly decisions remain in place Research for Inside Croydon has found at least another 11 planning cases … Continue reading

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Ex-porn baron strips Croydon’s planners of all arguments

The council planning department’s feeble case over the Heath Clark playing fields in Waddon has been thrown out by an unimpressed Planning Inspector, who ruled in favour of David Sullivan’s property company. By BARRATT HOLMES, housing correspondent One of the … Continue reading

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Residents outraged by latest vandalism on Higher Drive

It is not just around Wild West Croydon that vandals are to be found, it seems. Overnight on Sunday, the residents’ posters and banners that line Higher Drive, in leafy, suburban Kenley, were trashed, scrawled with graffiti and thrown aside. … Continue reading

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People Power III: more from the Higher Drive front line

More on the battle between ordinary residents of a suburban street in Kenley, and the ruthless ambition of a millionaire developer, who is literally bulldozing his way through the planning regulations. Further to last week’s update, residents have received a … Continue reading

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People Power I: The battle for Higher Drive

Local residents are mobilising on single issue subjects up and down Croydon. Ill-served by absentee MPs, such as Richard Ottaway, or by avaricious councillors who take on so many extra jobs that they have little time to properly represent their … Continue reading

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Carehome support came from nurse who left job two years ago

Inside Croydon has discovered that one of the letters submitted in support of the controversial hospital development at Higher Drive in Kenley was “signed” on behalf of an inner London NHS hospital by a nurse who has not worked there … Continue reading

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Higher Drive celebrates as latest hospital plan is rejected

The bunting was out on Higher Drive in Purley yesterday, and not just to celebrate the royal wedding. Residents had another cause to celebrate, after Thursday night’s planning meeting at the Town Hall rejected the latest planning proposal from Fairlie … Continue reading

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