Wade admits Boxpark needs to broaden its appeal to all Croydon’s community
Menta & Redrow abandon 54 storey tower block scheme
Menta & Redrow have abandoned their proposed 54 story tower block scheme in favour of 2 at 25 stories.
The changes in a pre-application planning presentation to the Council’s Planning Committee last Thursday. Councillors welcomed the change of plan though they had some criticisms.
‘Councillor Paul Scott, chairman of the planning committee, said: “I would like to say that I very much welcome the move away from the consented planning permission but I must ask why you are continuing to plan to destroy four very mature, fine trees on the Cherry Orchard Gardens site.
“The trees are an important landmark, a mini green lung if you will, I dare say residents would rather see an extra story on the towers or even more units overall if the trees could be kept.”’
It’s a pity he did not take the same view about the importance of Croydon College’s building as a landmark when he approved its demolition!
Croydon NHS waiting times to get worse
The NHS says waiting times are set to get worse in Croydon.
Council asks Health Minister to intervene over end to IVF treatment
Business man cleans Croydon street signs
New East Croydon bus station opens
Removing asbestos from Fairfield Halls
Ofsted finds Academy primary unsatisfactory