The Town Centre redevelopment pipeline currently contains 169 projects with a combined construction value of £5.25bn (from 1 July 2014 to 31 December 2019).
For other housing development the Dashboard is currently showing the following year on year projected residential completions in the Town Centre are:
- 2016 – 1,331 units
- 2017 – 623 units
- 2018 – 2,652 units
- 2019 – 1,586 units
- 2020 – 2,723 units
- 2021 – 1,838 units
In addition the ‘Whitgift Centre regeneration housing output currently proposed is c.400-600 homes programmed for completion from 2022.’ (my emphasis).
Many people have expressed concern about the potential problems involved in so many building projects being approved for the Town Centre, and the fact that co-ordination is dealt with by Croydon Strategic Metropolitan Board behind the scenes body whose discussions and decisions are not made public.
The Streets and Environment Scrutiny Sub-Committee meeting on Tuesday 1 March is scrutinising the systems that are in place to manage the impact of these building programmes across the Metropolitan Centre and the role of the Public Realm Design Guide in enhancing the centre. The officer’s report is accessible via
No Botch-up Hope
Writing in Croydon Citizen Ian Lavis hopes that what he regards as Croydon’s facelift is not botched up.
Queen Square Pre-Planning Application Discussion
A scheme that will need to be factored in is the proposed Queen Square proposals for the area bounded by the High Street, Park Lane and Katharine Street, CR9 to build c.820 residential units (in a mix of studio, 1, 2 and 3 bed units) and c. 3,800 sq. m. of Class A1 – A5 floorspace in 3 new blocks (Blocks A, B and C) and a refurbished and extended Segas House. Development heights will range between 6 to 35 storeys (approximately), and there will be public realm enhancements, including the creation of new pedestrian routes through the site and a major new civic square.
The details are being considered by the Planning Committee on Thursday 3 March as a pre-application matter. You can access the papers through:
While the public has no speaking rights, there is nothing to stop them submitting their comments to Committee members in writing or by email. Here is a chance to subit the case for SEGAS House to be a community centre/’museum’ etc.
For debate on SEGAS House search it on Croydon Citizen: