GRAPE AND GRAIN LATEST plus: on social media – Protect yourself and others while enjoying the sunshine…Paxton centre queue markers…Parks rubbish….and a traffic-free Westow Hill

GRAPE AND GRAIN LATEST News From Crystal Palace asked owners Wetherspoon's what the latest is and whether Bromley have approved the application for discharge of conditions yet. A Wetherspoon's spokesman told NFCP: "The application to discharge the conditions is being dealt with by Bromley council who have responded with several queries, mainly in respect of … Continue reading GRAPE AND GRAIN LATEST plus: on social media – Protect yourself and others while enjoying the sunshine…Paxton centre queue markers…Parks rubbish….and a traffic-free Westow Hill

PUB CHAIN WANT TO OPEN SKYLIGHTS IN NEW DEVELOPMENT – Variation to planning permission sought

Pub chain Antic have applied for a variation to the planning permission they were granted by Croydon council in May to turn the former Plumbase store on Westow Hill into licensed premises. The application is one of three made to Croydon council for: Variation of Condition 1 - Drawing Numbers - of Planning Permission 18/06058/FUL … Continue reading PUB CHAIN WANT TO OPEN SKYLIGHTS IN NEW DEVELOPMENT – Variation to planning permission sought

ANTIC GET LICENCE FOR FORMER PLUMBASE PREMISES ON WESTOW HILL: Boss says it will be “more of a wine bar, not a pub” – extra conditions attached after residents voice concerns

A premises licence has been granted for the former Bradley's / Plumbase store on Westow Hill to Sunflake, the management arm of Antic. At a hearing in the council chamber at Croydon town hall yesterday (Wednesday) a licensing sub-committee approved the application after deliberating for more than 1 hour 40 minutes. They added extra conditions: … Continue reading ANTIC GET LICENCE FOR FORMER PLUMBASE PREMISES ON WESTOW HILL: Boss says it will be “more of a wine bar, not a pub” – extra conditions attached after residents voice concerns

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

“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

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

PLANS TO BUILD HOUSES BEHIND FABER FOX TURNED DOWN BY LAMBETH COUNCIL

Plans to build three houses behind the Faber Fox pub on Westow Hill have been turned down by Lambeth council. Access to the properties would have been to the left of 18  Beardell Street which is off Westow Hill. Lambeth gave the following reasons for refusal: 1 The application fails to demonstrate that it would … Continue reading PLANS TO BUILD HOUSES BEHIND FABER FOX TURNED DOWN BY LAMBETH COUNCIL

CROYDON MAN GETS EIGHT YEARS JAIL FOR HANDLING STOLEN VEHICLES – after complaining to police his OWN Porsche had been nicked!!!

News From Crystal Palace doesn’t normally report cases which have no bearing on the area. What follows will not have amused the victims  – but the following press release from the Met Police is such a gem we felt it needed a wider audience…. A 39-year-old Croydon man who was responsible for the handling of … Continue reading CROYDON MAN GETS EIGHT YEARS JAIL FOR HANDLING STOLEN VEHICLES – after complaining to police his OWN Porsche had been nicked!!!

LAMBETH BY-ELECTION TODAY / WATER LEAK WESTOW HILL / BUSINESS BAGEL

LAMBETH COUNCIL BY-ELECTION Voting takes place today in the Coldharbour ward by-election following the death of Cllr Matt Parr. Labour held the ward in May with Cllr Parr finishing in third place with 1,975 votes. Green party candidate Michael Groce finished fourth with 761 votes. Six candidates are fighting today's by-election: BUIST Doug (Liberal Democrat); … Continue reading LAMBETH BY-ELECTION TODAY / WATER LEAK WESTOW HILL / BUSINESS BAGEL

PUB PLANS WITHDRAWN

Plans to turn the former Plumbase DIY store on Westow Hill into a pub were suddenly withdrawn today (Tuesday). News From Crystal Palace reported on residents opposition to the plans only yesterday. One delighted resident told NFCP: "We've been bowled over with the amount of support there's been in the community. "It shows what a … Continue reading PUB PLANS WITHDRAWN