Croydon Environment & Planning Consultations

Croydon Council is involved in three public consultations on environmental and planning issues.

Croydon Local Plan

Residents are being invited to get involved and give their views to help Croydon achieve its growth and development vision over the next two decades.

The Croydon Local Plan sets out how the borough can thrive and grow to meet future increasing demand. It details how many new homes the borough needs, how the infrastructure such as roads, schools and medical facilities need to change, and what jobs and employment opportunities are required to support local communities in each of the borough’s 16 places.

Last winter’s consultation saw over 8,000 people respond, helping planners to shape the plan to its proposed submission stage.

Residents can make any final comments on the proposed submission. All responses will be sent to the Planning Inspectorate to be considered as part of the public examination of the Plan. The final Plan will then go before the council in the winter for approval for submission to the secretary of state. More information about the Local Plan programme can be found here.

Councillor Alison Butler, deputy leader and cabinet member for homes, regeneration and planning, said: “This is an exciting plan for Croydon, and I’m pleased that so many residents got involved in the first round of consultation, helping us to shape a better future for our borough.

“It’s crucial that this plan is ambitious enough to meet the future needs of the borough, and that it sees the right development happening in the right places at the right time.

“This is the last opportunity for residents to have their say before the plan is sent to the secretary of state for independent review, next spring. I’d encourage residents to review the proposed submission and submit any further comments during this publication period.”

The Local Plan documents can be viewed at www.croydon.gov.uk/localplanone and www.croydon.gov.uk/localplantwo.

Alternatively, the documents can be viewed at all Croydon libraries, and at Access Croydon, in Bernard Weatherill House.

Residents can have their say on the proposed submission by visiting the council’s Get Involved site at www.getinvolved.croydon.gov.uk

Closing Date Monday 17 October

Croydon Plan – Does it Fail on Housing?

Robert Ward discusses whether the draft Croydon Local Plan changes fail re-housing.

http://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/the-croydon-plan-fails-to-let-the-public-participate-in-strategy

He also discusses the Council Brick by Brick housing development initiative at

http://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/croydon-council-goes-property-development

Council Consultation on Section 106 and CIL

The Council is undertaking a partial review of its non-statutory Planning Guidance on Section 106 Planning Obligations and Community Infrastructure Levy which was originally adopted by the Council in April 2013. The review is being undertaken to update and better align the Council’s Section 106 requirements with the Council’s Local Plan, the London Plan and Community Infrastructure Levy. The draft guidance describes the Council’s approach to securing planning obligations and will assist developers by identifying the contributions that will be sought by the Council, through the grant of planning permissions for development.

The consultation document is available for inspection at the borough’s libraries, at Bernard Weatherill House (Access Croydon), Mint Walk, Croydon. 9.00am-4.00pm (Monday to Friday) or by downloading from the Council’s website at:

https://www.croydon.gov.uk/planningandregeneration/make-application/cil-s106/section106.

For enquiries or further information: email

ldf@croydon.gov.uk or call on 020 8407 1385.

Comments should be restricted to only those parts of the document where changes have occurred. These have been highlighted in red in the consultation document. The comments received during the consultation will be given full regard and inform the final version. Please note that representations may be made public, including your name and organisation but address and contact details will not be published. You are advised to keep a copy of the representation(s) you submit.

Email comments to  ldf@croydon.gov.uk

 Closing Date Monday 17 October

Council’s Parks and Green Spaces consultation

See https://www.croydon.gov.uk/leisure/parksandopenspaces/croydon-talks-parks?utm_campaign=redirect&utm_medium=alias&utm_source=talkparks

. Closing date Monday 31 October

The South East Green Spaces Community Conference 

Free event on Saturday 15 October. 10.30am-3pm,  to exchange ideas on good practice, opportunities for networking and crucially improving local green spaces and parks. This looks like a very useful event for Croydon’s Friends and User Groups of green spaces to attend and get additional ideas for the Council consultation.

BMECP Centre, Brighton. Rose Room, 10A Fleet Street, Brighton, BN1 4ZE (5 mins walk from Brighton station).

To register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/south-east-green-spaces-community-conference-tickets-27338034798?aff=e4d3c54610

 

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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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