ALMOST 50 FAMILIES SAVED FROM HOMELESSNESS BY NEW INITIATIVE SAY CROYDON COUNCIL

A council initiative has prevented homelessness for almost 50 families and avoided the £275,000 cost of putting them in emergency housing by matching them with responsible private landlords, say Croydon. The council set up Croydon Lettings last summer to "improve the long-term prospects of tenancies in the private rented sector by working more closely with … Continue reading ALMOST 50 FAMILIES SAVED FROM HOMELESSNESS BY NEW INITIATIVE SAY CROYDON COUNCIL

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NEW CONSULTATION CHARTER WILL HAVE “CLEAR, DEFINED REQUIREMENT FOR DEVELOPERS” SAY SOUTHWARK

A London council are planning to introduce a Consultation Charter for developers who want to build in the borough to sign up to. Southwark are looking to implement the Charter to set a standard for public engagement and consultation that the council, as a planning authority, would expect any new development scheme to deliver on. … Continue reading NEW CONSULTATION CHARTER WILL HAVE “CLEAR, DEFINED REQUIREMENT FOR DEVELOPERS” SAY SOUTHWARK

LANDLORD ORDERED TO PAY BACK £1.1 MILLION IN NEXT THREE MONTHS – OR FACE SEVEN YEAR PRISON SENTENCE “Hope this serves as a warning” – Councillor

An "unscrupulous" landlord who chopped three flats in London Bridge into around 20 cramped studios and bedsits - "putting profits before the quality of life of his tenants" has been told to pay back £1,118,601 criminal benefit under Proceeds of Crime confiscation orders within the next three months from his company or face a seven year … Continue reading LANDLORD ORDERED TO PAY BACK £1.1 MILLION IN NEXT THREE MONTHS – OR FACE SEVEN YEAR PRISON SENTENCE “Hope this serves as a warning” – Councillor

QUEENS HOTEL SMALLER SCHEME PLANS WON ON APPEAL: “FOCUS NOW TURNS TO MITIGATING IMPACT OF DEVELOPMENT” SAY WARD COUNCILLORS “Fight shown by local community has been brilliant”

The smaller of two major development schemes planned for the historic Queens hotel on Church Road has been given the go-ahead by a Government planning inspector on appeal. A separate appeal against Croydon council's refusal to give planning permission for a larger development has been dismissed. In a joint email issued yesterday (Wednesday) in the … Continue reading QUEENS HOTEL SMALLER SCHEME PLANS WON ON APPEAL: “FOCUS NOW TURNS TO MITIGATING IMPACT OF DEVELOPMENT” SAY WARD COUNCILLORS “Fight shown by local community has been brilliant”

WESTOW HILL DRINKS LICENCE APPLICATION HEARING SET FOR NEXT WEDNESDAY

An application for a drinks licence at the former Bradley's / Plumbase building at 58 - 60 Westow Hill is set to be heard next Wednesday morning at Croydon town hall (10.30am). The council's licensing sub-committee will consider a string of objections to granting a licence for the building. The council have already given a … Continue reading WESTOW HILL DRINKS LICENCE APPLICATION HEARING SET FOR NEXT WEDNESDAY

QUEEN’S HOTEL DECISIONS NEXT WEEK?

Decisions on two planning applications relating to the historic Queen's hotel on Church Road are expected next week, News From Crystal Palace understands. The Planning Inspectorate are currently considering two appeals against refusal of planning permission by Croydon council. The first relates to a refusal by Croydon on October 19 2017: 17/02192/FUL Demolition of existing … Continue reading QUEEN’S HOTEL DECISIONS NEXT WEEK?

GRAPE AND GRAIN PLANS GET GO-AHEAD

UPDATE: GRAPE AND GRAIN PLANS APPROVED LAST NIGHT. APPARENTLY A UNANIMOUS DECISION. CRYSTAL PALACE WARD CLLR ANGELA WILKINS SUPPORTED THE APPLICATION AND GOT ANOTHER CONDITION ADDED RELATING TO WASTE REMOVAL - Ed. Plans to redevelop part of the Grape and Grain pub at the top of Anerley Hill are being recommended for permission by officers … Continue reading GRAPE AND GRAIN PLANS GET GO-AHEAD

“ALARMING SPIKE IN UNLAWFUL WORK ON TRIANGLE SHOPFRONTS” SAY PLANNING GROUP – Call for guidance to be given to property owners

There has been an alarming spike in inappropriate and unlawful works carried out on numerous shopfronts and windows above shops in the last six months, say Crystal Palace Triangle Planning Group in a letter to Croydon council. “Shop and building owners clearly do not know the rules of development in the conservation area or choose … Continue reading “ALARMING SPIKE IN UNLAWFUL WORK ON TRIANGLE SHOPFRONTS” SAY PLANNING GROUP – Call for guidance to be given to property owners

CENTURY HOUSE PLANS GIVEN GO-AHEAD – Building was once Church Road’s other cinema / BELVEDERE ROAD PLANS

Permission to demolish the building known as Century House – at one stage Church Road’s other cinema – have been given the go-ahead by a Bromley council planning committee. Approval has been given to replace the building - described in a Bromley council planning report as an ex car showroom - with a four-storey building … Continue reading CENTURY HOUSE PLANS GIVEN GO-AHEAD – Building was once Church Road’s other cinema / BELVEDERE ROAD PLANS

BEARDELL STREET APPEAL

An appeal against Lambeth council's decision to refuse planning permission for a housing development behind properties on Westow Hill has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate. Lambeth refused permission for three (2x 4-bed semi-detached, 1x 4-bed detached) houses along with the provision of on-site car parking, refuse and recycling store together with hard and soft … Continue reading BEARDELL STREET APPEAL