Tag Archives: Save The Ship

Council rejects challenge to The Ship’s community asset status

The Ship pub in South Norwood, which was converted into flats by a developer-owner without planning permission, is moving – albeit slowly – back towards being a pub for locals after its status as an Asset of Community Value was … Continue reading

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Save The Ship campaign stages volunteer night, Mar 9

The Save The Ship campaign has set a date for a volunteer evening to get more people involved in the many tasks likely to arise as they bid to acquire the historic South Norwood pub. The volunteer evening will be … Continue reading

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Planning officers finally take enforcement action at The Ship

Croydon Council has served an enforcement notice, somewhat belatedly, on the owners of The Ship in South Norwood. The 160-year-old pub closed in 2014, and its new owners set about converting it into seven flats. Without first getting planning permission. … Continue reading

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Flat developers could face £140,000 fines over The Ship

“How I laughed,” was the response of Rachel Lawrence, one of the organisers of the Save The Ship campaign in South Norwood, when she heard that the developers had described the campaign group as “23 middle-class white guys who don’t … Continue reading

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Planning committee rejects The Ship application for third time

Croydon Council faces a legal challenge, after its planning committee last night refused permission for the development of The Ship pub in South Norwood – for a third time. The fall-out from the Town Hall meeting could also represent the … Continue reading

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Campaigners set £200,000 cash target to save The Ship

Campaigners and residents around Norwood Junction are trying to raise £200,000 towards the cost of buying The Ship pub from its owner. The Ship has been granted status as an Asset of Community Value, the first in Croydon, but despite … Continue reading

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Community leader asks if council is ‘complicit’ with developer

Residents in and around Norwood and Crystal Palace, and pub-lovers from across the country, have reacted with disgust at the pusillanimous manner in which Croydon Council officials have failed to enforce the decisions of elected councillors on the planning committee … Continue reading

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Council caves in over enforcement action at The Ship pub

So this is how the local authority planning system works in Croydon in 2015. 1, A speculative developer submits a planning application to the council to turn a popular local amenity, it this case a pub, into a number of … Continue reading

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