CROYDON COUNCIL SELLING OFF PARCELS OF LAND FOR JUST ONE POUND EACH – TO ITS OWN COMPANY (and it’s all, apparently, perfectly legal…..)

Croydon council have been selling off parcels of land in the borough to the development company they own - Brick by Brick - for just ONE POUND each. The sites sold for one pound include land west of 83, 85 and 113 Hermitage Road, Upper Norwood. Garages south of Eagle Hill were sold for £210 … Continue reading CROYDON COUNCIL SELLING OFF PARCELS OF LAND FOR JUST ONE POUND EACH – TO ITS OWN COMPANY (and it’s all, apparently, perfectly legal…..)

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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

AWARDS FOR ROY HODGSON AND DONNA FRASER / MUGGING ATTEMPT CHURCH ROAD / FRIENDS OF STAMBOURNE WOODS OWL WATCH

AWARDS FOR ROY HODGSON AND DONNA FRASER Two Croydon sportspeople are to be honoured with the highest award the council can give at a special meeting tonight (Monday). Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson, and four-time Olympian Donna Fraser, who both grew up in Croydon, will be granted the Freedom of the Borough at a special … Continue reading AWARDS FOR ROY HODGSON AND DONNA FRASER / MUGGING ATTEMPT CHURCH ROAD / FRIENDS OF STAMBOURNE WOODS OWL WATCH

PLANS TO BUILD BLOCKS OF FLATS JUST OFF TRIANGLE

Plans for 'plot C' at the top of Bedwardine Road (from Brick by Brick website) Brick by Brick, the development company owned by Croydon council, are planning to build three blocks of flats just off the Crystal Palace Triangle. And they are certain to get planning permission for all three developments on Bedwardine Road - … Continue reading PLANS TO BUILD BLOCKS OF FLATS JUST OFF TRIANGLE

QUEENS HOTEL PLANS SET TO GET GO-AHEAD: MARKET RESEARCHERS TARGET TRIANGLE SHOPS AS OTHER TRADERS SIGN PROTEST LETTER

The above letter has been handed to traders in the Croydon part of the Triangle by market researchers to sign and send to Croydon council's planning department in support of plans for the Queen's hotel, Church Road, Crystal Palace which are being considered by a Croydon council planning committee meeting tonight (Thursday)  The officers report … Continue reading QUEENS HOTEL PLANS SET TO GET GO-AHEAD: MARKET RESEARCHERS TARGET TRIANGLE SHOPS AS OTHER TRADERS SIGN PROTEST LETTER

QUEEN’S HOTEL PLANS SET TO GET GO-AHEAD DESPITE PROTESTS “Proposed basement excavation is not viable to construct and could be a ‘stalking horse’ to gain consent for a follow up application” – councillors

Major plans for the historic Queens hotel, Crystal Palace are set to get the go-ahead at a Croydon council planning committee meeting tonight (Thursday). The application by Queens Crystal Palace Euro Hotel (Jersey) Ltd is for: The (slightly revised) plans involve the demolition of existing buildings to the centre and rear of the site and … Continue reading QUEEN’S HOTEL PLANS SET TO GET GO-AHEAD DESPITE PROTESTS “Proposed basement excavation is not viable to construct and could be a ‘stalking horse’ to gain consent for a follow up application” – councillors

BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS QUEENS HOTEL : ONE – 

MAYOR OF LONDON'S VIEWS An officers report to tonight’s meeting says the case was further considered by the London Mayor who said that while he was content to allow Croydon council to determine the application itself (following on from the planning committee resolution) the officers’ report highlighted a number of issues and concerns that remain … Continue reading BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS QUEENS HOTEL : ONE – 

QUEENS HOTEL BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS QUEENS HOTEL: TWO  AREAS OF OBJECTION – AND AREAS OF SUPPORT

The officers report to tonight's meeting lists a whole string of areas of objection - and areas of support: AREAS OF OBJECTION Principle of Use  No justification for scale of extension and increase in capacity. Sequential test· should include Croydon town centre. A hotel of this size should be located away from areas where public … Continue reading QUEENS HOTEL BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS QUEENS HOTEL: TWO  AREAS OF OBJECTION – AND AREAS OF SUPPORT

BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS QUEENS HOTEL : THREE – “LARGER IS NOT BETTER”…”SITUATION WILL MAKE ON-STREET CAR PARKING IN AREA WORSE”

The officers report gives the views of statutory consultees - and local councillors - on the proposals: North Croydon Conservation Area Advisory Panel (Consultee) Compared to the previous refused scheme, the reduction in mass is negligible  The immediate area is characterised by domestic scale of development and the· proposed additions would exacerbate the already over-dominant … Continue reading BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS QUEENS HOTEL : THREE – “LARGER IS NOT BETTER”…”SITUATION WILL MAKE ON-STREET CAR PARKING IN AREA WORSE”

TIME CALLED ON TRIANGLE RUBBISH

TIME CALLED ON TRIANGLE RUBBISH Restrictions on times bags of rubbish can be left on pavements in Church Road, Westow Street and Westow Hill on the Triangle are set to be introduced by Croydon council from May 1st. The initiative, which involves restricting the time of day that residents and businesses are allowed to leave … Continue reading TIME CALLED ON TRIANGLE RUBBISH