Tag Archives: Planning permission

Sutton Council looking to run energy company with Viridor

Sutton Council has been trying to register a commercial company that would manage the energy produced by the Beddington Lane incinerator – even before the proposals from Viridor have received planning permission from … Sutton Council. The decision on the … Continue reading

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£1bn incinerator “replay” meeting hurriedly set-up for May 15

Sutton Council’s anxiety to push through proposals to build a waste incinerator in the midst of a highly populated residential area in Beddington Lane was demonstrated today with the announcement that a further development control committee meeting will be staged … Continue reading

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Sutton now apologising for Croydon on incinerator plans

A consultation in Croydon and Sutton on amendments to the planning application for the £1 billion Beddington Lane incinerator scheme has been extended by a month – because of the latest administrative cock-up at Croydon Council. Anti-incinerator campaigners who wanted … Continue reading

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Incinerator campaigners demonstrate that money talks

The Development Committee on Sutton Council thought they were holding a routine meeting last night, until a number of Stop The Incinerator protestors drawn from across Sutton and Croydon entered with placards and sat down at the front of the … Continue reading

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MEPs condemn “dangerous” Beddington incinerator proposals

The Greens and the Labour party in Sutton are keeping up the pressure as the proposed Viridor Beddington Lane planning application gets set to be considered (and passed) by the pro-incinerator LibDem-controlled Sutton Council at a planning meeting scheduled for … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Croydon Greens, Environment, Health, London-wide issues, Outside Croydon, Sutton Council, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Village green dream to be bulldozed by council

Mike Fisher, the leader of Conservative-run Croydon Council, once referred to New Addington‘s Central Parade as “little more than a dog toilet”. But a resident is now using legislation that was introduced by parliament more than 50 years before the … Continue reading

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Croydon starts to gag councillors over planning bids

Another one of Croydon Council’s more ludicrous internal memos reaches us here at Inside Croydon. This one, from the council’s official solicitor, seeks to forbid councillors from talking to local residents on planning matters. Some times. They’re just not entirely … Continue reading

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Council planning to keep residents in the dark on planning

Times must be hard at Croydon Council. For while they can afford to help finance the lovely new HQ building as part of an ambitious £450 million redevelopment scheme, or find £20million a year to hire “consultants” and temporary directors … Continue reading

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Kenley residents threaten Council Tax boycott over planning

Despite winning the arguments, both moral and planning, and getting a decision from the government’s Planning Inspector supporting them by refusing the development of a medium-sized hospital on a residential road in Kenley, the residents of Higher Drive feel betrayed … Continue reading

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Higher Drive residents celebrate victory in planning battle

Congratulations to the residents of Higher Drive in Kenley, who tonight were toasting their success in their long-running battle with John Whelan, the millionaire former video shop-owner who wanted to bulldoze his way to a money-spinning 50-bed hospital in the … Continue reading

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Rouse calls inquiry into corruption allegations on Higher Drive

Jon Rouse, the chief executive of Croydon Council, has been forced to call an internal inquiry into the handling of the planning process of a controversial scheme in the south of the borough. Rouse, who has never been known to … 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 II: campaigning against mental Menta Tower

The simple question Inside Croydon would like to put to any of the wealthy architects, developers or Croydon politicians advocating building the disproportionately tall 55-storey Jenga Tower… sorry, Menta Tower on Cherry Orchard Road in East Croydon, is this: would … 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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Fury as hospital developers bulldoze onwards at Higher Drive

There’s renewed outrage on Higher Drive, where despite Croydon Council rejecting a planning application to build a hospital in a residential area of Kenley, developers have gone ahead with work on the site. Care home operators Fairlie got permission last … 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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