is a new Facebook group
set up by Andrew Kennedy
as a follow-up to his submission
to the Westfield Area CPO Inquiry.
‘There is a window of opportunity beginning in 2015 to reinstate locally listed buildings in North End and the High Street to their beautiful original design, to reduce the size of oversized shop fascias and to save the facades on the east side from almost total devastation by the development of the new Westfield shopping centre, but we have to act quickly. Join this group to show your support. We try to work amicably with the various organisations to get the best outcome for the citizens of Croydon. We are basically in favour of the redevelopment but we want to see it carried through in the right manner and make sure that benefits flow back to the community. Later after all the kerfuffle is over we’ll be constructing heritage trails and things to do to make a visit to Croydon more interesting.’
Comment: Whether you are in favour of the development or not it is worth joining this group. If the CPO is confirmed and the scheme goes ahead it may be that the details of the treatment of the historical frontages along North End and George St can be improved. If the CPO is not confirmed the work Andrew has started will help influence future thinking.
The new group highlights the 1970s Huntley film of Croydon’s history at
Find out more about Andrew’s submission to the CPO Inquiry at: