Tag Archives: The Sandrock

Residents claim rare planning victory over Sandrock pub

Residents living near the historic Sandrock pub in Upper Shirley Road are celebrating after council planning officials rejected a scheme by developers to build a remarkably ugly four-storey block of flats in the car park of the listed building. Locals … Continue reading

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Plan for 19 flats in Shirley pub car park returns ‘like a vampire’

The developer who wanted to build flats in the car park of what was a previously popular pub in Shirley is back, with very familiar plans. According to one of the residents involved in last year’s successful campaign to save … Continue reading

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Developers’ own advisors say Sandrock scheme is not viable

Developers who want to build 19 flats in two ugly blocks in what was the car park of a once thriving pub in Shirley have no intention of ever re-opening the Sandrock as a going concern. That’s the conclusion reached … Continue reading

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Shirley residents horrified by ‘ugly dystopia’ of Sandrock flats

Another of Croydon’s long-established and much-loved community pubs is under threat of “redevelopment”, as builders seek new ways to get around the council’s Local Plan. Residents in Shirley were shocked by the closure of the 150-year-old Sandrock on Upper Shirley … Continue reading

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