Croydon Round-up 30 December

Third phase of Landlord Licensing Consultation Starts

Following the High Court decision against Ealing Council’s proposed landlord scheme for not consulting neighbouring Boroughs’ Croydon Council has started to do so in what is now the third phase of the consultation. March 3 is the deadline. See: http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/Consultation-Croydon-Council-s-landlord-licensing/story-25760281-detail/story.html

The fragility of Council plans

Two developments show the fragility of Croydon Council’s plans for housing and economic ‘regeneration’.

It has had to order a halt to work on the Menta site at Cherry Orchard Row: http://insidecroydon.com/2014/12/23/council-orders-halt-to-work-on-menta-site-over-unpaid-levy

Roehampton University has decided not to come to Croydon: http://insidecroydon.com/2014/12/23/deal-to-bring-university-to-croydon-looks-to-have-fallen-flat

The problem of conversions

The problem of the loss of family size houses due to conversions is gaining recognition as in this story from Croham: http://insidecroydon.com/2014/12/24/council-backs-developers-to-allow-croham-flat-conversions/#more-22953

Cost of Failed Norbury Free School

Croydon North MP Steve Reed has ascertained the public loss of funds due to the failure of the proposed Norbury Free School. See: http://insidecroydon.com/2014/12/29/82000-wasted-on-norbury-free-school-that-never-opened

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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