Croydon Events Week 23 November

Tuesday 24 November. 6.30pm. Local Plan presentation at Scrutiny

Key points about Local Plan are being shown in powerpoint presentation at Scrutiny Streets & Environment Sub-committee.

Croydon Local Plan Powerpoint SES20151124_07_02_Appendix_1 (1).pdf

Town Hall.

Wednesday 25 November at 7.30pm. Croydon Assembly  Local Economy and Housing working group meeting

The meeting will discuss: amendments to the local economy and housing section of the draft manifesto in the light of the discussion at the Assembly on 7 November; response to the Fairness Commission; and response to the Council’s Local Plan consultation. There will be an opportunity to discuss some of the constraints re-housing and planning with Labour Councillor Paul Scott, the Chair of Planning, who took part in the discussion on the manifesto section on 7 November. He will join the meeting after the end of evening’s Council planning committee meeting is over. All are welcome to attend. The agenda papers are available from the convenor Sean Creighton – Meeting venue: Ruskin House. Coombe Rd.

Thursday 26 November. 6.30pm. Planning Committee

It will discuss

  • Open Land at Junction of Propeller Crescent and Purley Way: erection of part two/three storey building to provide 3 Form Entry Primary School; siting of temporary school on site until September 2017 (Ward: Waddon).
  • 1-5 Lansdowne Road and Voyager House, 30-32 Wellesley Road, Croydon. Redevelopment of the existing site for a predominantly residential and office based scheme ranging from 11 to 65 storeys, with retail/restaurant use at ground floor level (Ward: Fairfield).
  • Former Ship PH, 55 High Street, London, SE25 6EF. Use of the lower ground and ground floors as a public house including refurbishment; Retrospective application for roof extension to the rearmost addition and use of the rear and existing upper floors as 5 self-contained flats.
    (Ward: South Norwood) Recommendation: Grant permission.

The application by Aldi Stores for the former Red Lion Public House), 159 Brighton Road, Coulsdon has been withdrawn from the agenda.

To access the papers go to

Town Hall

Thursday 26 November. 7.30pm. Croydon Arts Network

Meeting to discuss the Fairness Commission interim report and the culture aspects of the Local Plan.

Venue: The Campaign Company. Suffolk House, round right hand corner as you face Sainsbury’s on George St. A briefing paper on the cultural aspects of the Local Plan are available from


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. 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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