With less than a month to the start of the Westfield/Hammerson development CPO Inquiry on 3 February there is growing comment on the redevelopment of Croydon.
Architecture author John Grindrod reviews an old television documentary and sees some interesting warnings for the town’s present day regeneration.
Inside Croydon adds more detail about the documentary at
It also looks at warnings from the USA on retail centres:
Andrew Kennedy of Croydon Transition Town comments that ‘One of the claimed community benefits of the Westfield Hammerson development is supposed to be additional “public” space on the roof of the new buildings but it won’t really be public. Here’s the test !!!’ referring to
Meanwhile there is a proposed flyover at Fiveways:
As rents continue to rise in Croydon and elsewhere in London so there is a call for a cap on rents that can be charged:
The Council’s proposed selective landlord scheme is now going to consultation with surrounding Boroughs:
An assessment of the impact of the Westfield scheme on Shepherd’s Bush is at
A plain guide to the planning system can be seen at