CROWDFUNDER TO HELP BOOKSHOP BATTLE MASSIVE RENT INCREASES REACHES ALMOST £13,000

Almost £13,000 has been raised to help Bookseller Crow on Westow Street fight plans to almost double their rent. The campaign on gofundme has been temporarily ring-fenced until the store knows more about its future. Karen McLeod, who works at the Bookseller Crow on Westow Street, launched the appeal on the GoFundMe website in late … Continue reading CROWDFUNDER TO HELP BOOKSHOP BATTLE MASSIVE RENT INCREASES REACHES ALMOST £13,000

OFF THE MENU! McDONALD’S PLANS REFUSED – POLICE VOICED CONCERNS, RESIDENTS LIVING CONDITIONS WOULD BE HARMED SAY CROYDON (BUT…..)

Plans to turn the former Living Water Satisfies restaurant in Westow Street into a McDonald's takeaway have been turned down by Croydon council in an officer-delegated decision. In a letter to a McDonald's consultant outlining their reasons for refusal, Croydon council say: 1 The proposed change of use to a hot food takeaway open late … Continue reading OFF THE MENU! McDONALD’S PLANS REFUSED – POLICE VOICED CONCERNS, RESIDENTS LIVING CONDITIONS WOULD BE HARMED SAY CROYDON (BUT…..)

NOW DOMINO’S PLAN LATE NIGHT DELIVERIES – UNTIL TWO IN THE MORNING!

Domino's Pizza on Westow Hill have applied to Croydon council to extend their opening hours from the current 11pm until 2 am on Friday night / Saturday mornings and Saturday night / Sunday mornings - but only for "making deliveries". The application follows McDonald's application to Croydon for a 24/7 takeaway (or restaurant / takeaway - … Continue reading NOW DOMINO’S PLAN LATE NIGHT DELIVERIES – UNTIL TWO IN THE MORNING!

CROYDON TURN DOWN TAKEAWAY PLANS FOR WESTOW HILL SHOP – Whither McDonald’s?

Croydon council have turned down plans to change the use of the former off licence / grocery shop at 8 Westow Hill into a mixed takeaway / restaurant use – because it is too close to a school. The decision could throw a spanner in McDonald’s plans to turn the former Living Water Satisfies (LWS) … Continue reading CROYDON TURN DOWN TAKEAWAY PLANS FOR WESTOW HILL SHOP – Whither McDonald’s?

NOT LOVIN’ IT: MORE THAN 800 OBJECTIONS TO McDONALD’S WESTOW STREET PLANS

More than 825 people have now lodged objections to plans by McDonalds to open a takeaway (or takeaway and restaurant) on Westow Street in the former Living Water Satisfies restaurant - compared to just 16 people who have written in support of the plans.  News From Crystal Palace has been taking a closer look at … Continue reading NOT LOVIN’ IT: MORE THAN 800 OBJECTIONS TO McDONALD’S WESTOW STREET PLANS

McDonald’s: “Recent traffic counts have shown between 300 and 400 vehicles passing along Westow Street at midnight to 1am at the weekend” says noise statement on behalf of burger chain (but doesn’t say how many drivers of these vehicles will stop for a takeaway)

And then there's the noise impact assessment which includes the following preamble: NOISE IMPACT ASSESSMENT BY ACOUSTIC ASSOCIATES SW LTD This report is confidential to the client, and Acoustic Associates South West Ltd accepts no responsibility whatsoever to third parties to whom this report, or any part thereof, is made known, unless formally agreed by … Continue reading McDonald’s: “Recent traffic counts have shown between 300 and 400 vehicles passing along Westow Street at midnight to 1am at the weekend” says noise statement on behalf of burger chain (but doesn’t say how many drivers of these vehicles will stop for a takeaway)

McDonald’s: “The average Happy Meal now contains 32pc less sugar” – burger chain’s PLANNING statement to Croydon council (but what’s that got to do with the price of their Filet-o-Fish?)

McDONALD'S PLANNING STATEMENT BY PLANWARE What follows is the planning statement submitted on behalf of McDonald's to turn the former Living Water Satisfies restaurant on the corner of Westow Street and Haynes Lane into a takeaway. Everything in bold type is planning related. Anything in italics is a comment by News From Crystal Palace. The … Continue reading McDonald’s: “The average Happy Meal now contains 32pc less sugar” – burger chain’s PLANNING statement to Croydon council (but what’s that got to do with the price of their Filet-o-Fish?)

Have your hot McDonald’s meal delivered by bicycle. Up to 1.5 miles away. (It’s the transport assessment)

Uber Eats have "advised" that 60 per cent of deliveries made from the planned McDonald's on Westow Street would be made by bicycle, says the transport assessment accompanying the planning application for the former Living Water Satisfies restaurant on the corner of Westow Street and Haynes Lane. The transport assessment - taken from the Croydon … Continue reading Have your hot McDonald’s meal delivered by bicycle. Up to 1.5 miles away. (It’s the transport assessment)

ALMOST 700 OBJECTIONS TO McDONALD’S PLANS – TODAY IS LAST CHANCE TO VOICE YOUR OPINION TO CROYDON PLANNERS

 Almost 700 objections have been made to plans to turn the former Living Water Satisfies restaurant on the corner of Westow Street and Haynes Lane into a McDonald's burger takeaway. How many of the objections relate to the planned takeaway opening 24/7, how many to the units becoming a McDonald's is unclear as Croydon council's … Continue reading ALMOST 700 OBJECTIONS TO McDONALD’S PLANS – TODAY IS LAST CHANCE TO VOICE YOUR OPINION TO CROYDON PLANNERS

BURGER OFF!!! MORE THAN 300 OBJECTIONS TO McDONALD’S PLANS – Residents fear Sainsbury’s could reintroduce overnight deliveries if 24/7 takeaway plans get go-ahead

More than 300 objections have been lodged against plans by McDonalds to turn the former Living Water Satisfies restaurant on Westow Street into a takeaway outlet. And residents living near Sainsbury’s – who use the yard behind the site for deliveries - fear the supermarket chain could reintroduce deliveries between 11pm and 6 am if … Continue reading BURGER OFF!!! MORE THAN 300 OBJECTIONS TO McDONALD’S PLANS – Residents fear Sainsbury’s could reintroduce overnight deliveries if 24/7 takeaway plans get go-ahead