Tag Archives: Taberner House

Council-backed £800,000 flats cast a shadow over public park

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Amid the ludicrous claims that £800,000 yuppie apartments to be built on the site of former council offices at Taberner House are in any way “affordable”, LEWIS WHITE attended last week’s consultation session which also confirmed that developers … Continue reading

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£800,000: that’s an ‘affordable’ flat according to developer

One of the great mysteries of London life in the 21st century – exactly how much does an “affordable” home cost? – may have finally been solved. Because, according to the managing director of the company to which Croydon Council … Continue reading

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Developers to reveal plans to ‘improve’ Queen’s Gardens

Sshhh! Don’t tell everyone, but there’s another poorly publicised meeting later this month where developers are going to tell Croydon residents just what’s good for them, and how they plan to annex the only public open space in the town … Continue reading

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‘We want to review £1.4bn Westfield plans’ says panel co-chair

STEVEN DOWNES reports on how a panel of design, engineering and architecture experts assembled by the council might yet be denied the chance to review the biggest regeneration scheme in Croydon for generations One of the co-chairs of the Croydon … Continue reading

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New plan for Queen’s Gardens takes away public open space

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Having searched high and low through the council’s website to find the latest raft of proposals for Queen’s Gardens as part of the build on the Taberner House site, VALERIE HUNTER is dismayed by what she has seen … Continue reading

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Fears for Queen’s Gardens in multi-million-pound land-grab

The latest proposals for Queen’s Gardens, the only open space in central Croydon, have left residents underwhelmed, with some seeing the small public park being rendered into little more than an annex of the £120 million private housing development proposed … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon parks, Environment, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning, Queens Gardens, Taberner House, Tracey Hague, Transition Town | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Re-flowering of Saffron Farm means volunteers needed again

Another year with the Taberner House site undeveloped for new homes means another autumn harvest at what calls itself “the world’s largest urban pop-up saffron farm”*. Flowers have begun to appear from around 17,000 Crocus Sativus corms potted out on … Continue reading

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