Tag Archives: Planning permission

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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