QUEENS HOTEL PLANS SET TO GET THE GO-AHEAD

QUEENS HOTEL PLANS SET TO GET THE GO-AHEAD   Revised plans for the historic Queens hotel on Church Road are set to get the go-ahead at a Croydon council planning committee meeting tomorrow night (Thursday). An officers report to the committee recommends permission for the plans which include demolition of existing buildings to the centre … Continue reading QUEENS HOTEL PLANS SET TO GET THE GO-AHEAD

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“ALL OUR GREEN SPACES HAVE SPECIAL FEATURES” – NORWOOD SOCIETY 

"ALL OUR GREEN SPACES HAVE SPECIAL FEATURES" - NORWOOD SOCIETY  All the green spaces in Upper Norwood have special features, say local planning, conservation and history group the Norwood Society.  Their comment comes in a letter to Croydon council's director of planning in response to a Government inspector's response to Croydon council plans (please see … Continue reading “ALL OUR GREEN SPACES HAVE SPECIAL FEATURES” – NORWOOD SOCIETY 

THREAT TO STAMBOURNE WOODS AND BEAULIEU HEIGHTS – But you only have until tonight (Tuesday) to object.

THREAT TO STAMBOURNE WOODS AND BEAULIEU HEIGHTS - But you only have until tonight (Tuesday) to object. Stambourne Woods and Beaulieu Heights are among almost 90 green open spaces across the borough of Croydon which could be under threat, say campaigners - and at least one council officer. The list also includes Upper Norwood recreation … Continue reading THREAT TO STAMBOURNE WOODS AND BEAULIEU HEIGHTS – But you only have until tonight (Tuesday) to object.

MAYOR OF LONDON'S VIEW ON LEGAL CHALLENGES TO COUNCIL PLANNING DECISIONS – AS BRICK BY BRICK SCHEME AGAIN CRITICISED BY NORWOOD SOCIETY

MAYOR OF LONDON'S VIEW ON LEGAL CHALLENGES TO COUNCIL PLANNING DECISIONS - AS BRICK BY BRICK SCHEME AGAIN CRITICISED BY NORWOOD SOCIETY Any council planning decision which is not made in an independent, reasoned and transparent manner would be open to legal challenge, says Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. His comment came in a reply … Continue reading MAYOR OF LONDON'S VIEW ON LEGAL CHALLENGES TO COUNCIL PLANNING DECISIONS – AS BRICK BY BRICK SCHEME AGAIN CRITICISED BY NORWOOD SOCIETY

NORWOOD SOCIETY OPPOSE QUEENS HOTEL PLANS – QUESTION BUILDING'S FUTURE USE

NORWOOD SOCIETY OPPOSE QUEENS HOTEL PLANS - QUESTION BUILDING'S FUTURE USE The Norwood Society have voiced their opposition to major development plans at the historic Queens hotel on Church Road saying there is no mention of restaurants, meeting rooms, conference and banqueting facilities - and questioning whether another long-term use is planned for the building. … Continue reading NORWOOD SOCIETY OPPOSE QUEENS HOTEL PLANS – QUESTION BUILDING'S FUTURE USE

RESIDENTS OPPOSITION TO QUEENS HOTEL PLANS – 63 PER CENT ROOMS INCREASE PLANNED

Campaigners say: Most people see the hotel from Church Road so only see the front section (shown in green). Few people are aware that the building goes a long way back from Church Road. All the parts shown in green and orange are the original hotel and have been there for over 160 years. This … Continue reading RESIDENTS OPPOSITION TO QUEENS HOTEL PLANS – 63 PER CENT ROOMS INCREASE PLANNED

OVERGROUND FESTIVAL OPENS MONDAY – BUT YOU CAN JOIN IN THE FUN BY FOLLOWING THE BLUE PLAQUES TRAIL TODAY!

You'll find the Tomlinson and Cooper plaque on one of the buildings featured in this postcard. Image: Norwood Society OVERGROUND FESTIVAL OPENS MONDAY - BUT YOU CAN JOIN IN THE FUN BY FOLLOWING THE BLUE PLAQUES TRAIL TODAY! This year's Crystal Palace Overground Festival kicks off on Monday morning - but if you want to … Continue reading OVERGROUND FESTIVAL OPENS MONDAY – BUT YOU CAN JOIN IN THE FUN BY FOLLOWING THE BLUE PLAQUES TRAIL TODAY!

AUCKLAND RISE: LOCAL GROUPS NOT CONSULTED – OR STEVE REED MP

AUCKLAND RISE: LOCAL GROUPS NOT CONSULTED - OR STEVE REED MP  Myriad of criticisms include: "Just because Brick by Brick is the council’s own development company, it should not mean they can be exempt from any official plans and guidance." "If Brick by Brick had really listened and acted upon people’s views, this proposed development … Continue reading AUCKLAND RISE: LOCAL GROUPS NOT CONSULTED – OR STEVE REED MP

CROYDON COUNCIL'S BRICK BY BRICK PLANS SLAMMED – "NO AFFORDABLE HOUSING INCLUDED" SAY NORWOOD SOCIETY

CROYDON COUNCIL'S BRICK BY BRICK PLANS SLAMMED - "NO AFFORDABLE HOUSING INCLUDED"  SAY NORWOOD SOCIETY New developments by the Croydon-council owned Brick by Brick have no affordable housing included in them, say the Norwood Society. Philip Goddard, who chairs the Society's planning committee, says: There was no affordable housing at Ravensdale Gardens, Upper Norwood - … Continue reading CROYDON COUNCIL'S BRICK BY BRICK PLANS SLAMMED – "NO AFFORDABLE HOUSING INCLUDED" SAY NORWOOD SOCIETY

EYESORE FLATS SET TO GET GO-AHEAD

EYESORE FLATS SET TO GET GO-AHEAD "An undistinguished  block of flats of little architectural merit" is set to get the go-ahead from a Croydon council planning committee tomorrow night (Thursday). The disparaging comment comes from Phillip Goddard, chairman of the Norwood Society's planning sub-committee in a strongly-worded letter of objection to proposals for the flats, … Continue reading EYESORE FLATS SET TO GET GO-AHEAD