Tag Archives: Taberner House

Council drops own housing company for new Taberner scheme

In central Croydon, where some think it is “easy” to build houses, it’s back to square one for the building of homes on the site of Taberner House, the council’s former office block. Work on the £150 million project is … Continue reading

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Council backing for tour launch that calls Croydon a ‘crap town’

Croydon Council Tax-payers have spent at least £3 million over the past five years for an official press office which as well as churning out the latest news from the council, also has the responsibility for “moulding” and improving the … Continue reading

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Croydon, June 2016: ‘Farage Lies’ and the signs of our times

We live in interesting times. One week on from what someone like Roosevelt might have described as “the Referendum that will go down in infamy”, and the graffiti artists who have been daubing the hoarding around what was once Taberner … Continue reading

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Pop-up farm asks volunteers to make a bee-line with donations

The pop-up farm on the site of what was once Taberner House is appealing for more public donations, ahead of a visit by competition judges from the Royal Horticultural Society. With plans to build housing alongside Queen’s Gardens delayed last … Continue reading

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Taberner House build delay sees site revert to Plan Bees

With no building work planned for the town centre site at least until the autumn, a key plot opposite the Town Hall has turned to Plan Bees. From saffron farm to bee haven, the Taberner House site is undergoing transformation … Continue reading

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Taberner House homes scheme is hit by further delays

Building work on the council’s prestigious development of hundreds of new homes on the site of its former headquarters office block, Taberner House, will not now start until autumn this year at the earliest, nearly two years later than originally … Continue reading

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Homes worth living in need to provide space to breathe

CROYDON COMMENTARY: If the thousands of new homes planned for the town centre lack meaningful green space, we risk creating the favelas of the future, warns LEWIS WHITE It is worth thinking about who actually buys flats. I am basically … Continue reading

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Pop-up farm seeks new homes for 20,000 crocus corms

Ally McKinlay has got a few thousand crocus corms on his hands, and he needs your help to distribute them. Saffron Central was the pop-up spice farm set-up on the site of Taberner House, next to Queen’s Gardens in central … Continue reading

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Can two-bedroom flats really be solution for Fairfield Halls?

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The scheme to redevelop Fairfield Halls and College Green could cost more than £70m, with Council Tax-payers taking much of the risk, says DAVID WICKENS Those that study regeneration and city centre proposals will have noticed that there … Continue reading

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Crocus farm seeks volunteers for the Big Pot Up, Sep 19

Volunteers are needed to pot up 21,000 Crocus Sativus corms in the centre of Croydon next week to ensure an autumn harvest of their precious saffron crop – which is worth its weight in gold, and then some. Last month, … Continue reading

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Taberner House saffron farm within £1,000 of fulfilling dream

A vision of recreating Croydon as Crocus Valley needs another £1,000 in crowd-funding before the weekend to become a reality. One restaurant has already placed an order for the scheme’s entire first crop of saffron, Ally McKinlay’s idea of turning … Continue reading

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Back to the future to find lessons from Croydon’s past

Architecture author JOHN GRINDROD re-views an old television documentary and sees some interesting warnings for the town’s regeneration Back in 1993, it’s fair to say that I had never given much thought to the architecture of my home town, Croydon. … Continue reading

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Deal to bring university to Croydon looks to have fallen flat

The council’s attempts to turn Croydon into a “university town” by renting out some or all of their office space in Fisher’s Folly appear to have failed, judging by Labour leader Tony Newman’s remarks to a Town Hall meeting. Negotiations … Continue reading

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In £100m black hole, Labour’s opted not to dig their way out

WALTER CRONXITE reports on Croydon Labour’s first council Budget for eight years, and finds them deferring much of the pain of dealing with the Town Hall’s “financial black hole” Croydon’s Labour council yesterday revealed its 2015-2016 Budget, which falls well … Continue reading

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‘Flat-broke’ councils all set for MIPIM’s champagne reception

Australian-born Jo Negrini, who was appointed as Croydon’s head of planning soon after Australia-based developers Westfield rode into town with their £1 billion super-mall scheme, is likely to cut a lonely figure as the MIPIM UK international developers conference gets … Continue reading

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Building a new Croydon won’t be boring, promises Negrini

Jo Negrini, Croydon Council’s head of planning, this week rejected earlier schemes – drawn up by the previous Conservative council – for Fairfield Halls to be virtually surrounded by high-rise housing as “really, really boring”. Instead, Negrini told hundreds of … Continue reading

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Revised plan for Taberner site keeps 32-storey yuppie tower

As Inside Croydon first reported in July, Croydon Council has abandoned previous Tory plans to build on public open space in Queen’s Gardens, beside the Town Hall. That is a victory of sorts for those who objected to yet more … Continue reading

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Get the keys to Fisher’s Folly and No 10 with Open House

Croydon, quite rightly, is taking its place alongside the majority of the capital’s boroughs, throwing open the doors of a number of public buildings for Open House London weekend on September 20-21, a free event which enables people to take … Continue reading

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Councils too lazy and prejudiced to help small businesses

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Three years after the London riots, with many small businesses still awaiting compensation, in response to our feature about the forgotten residents and businesses of West Croydon, ROD DAVIES argues that our borough council fails to properly serve … Continue reading

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15 Croydon Council employees receive total salaries of £1.8m

Croydon Council spent £1,833,846 on the salaries and pension contributions of just 15 executive staff members in 2012-2013, according to figures published by the TaxPayers’ Alliance. Averaged out – and one or two individuals were trousering considerably more than the … Continue reading

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