Monday 22 May. 6.30pm. Council Annual Meeting
This formal meeting includes the approving the Mayor for the coming year. It is followed by short meetings of a number of Committees, including Planning, appointing their Chair and Vice-Chair.
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Wednesday 24 May. 6.30pm. Planning Committee
16/06508/FUL Parcels of land adjacent to Longheath Gardens and Long Lane. Demolition of existing garages and erection of 6 buildings varying in height between two and six storeys comprising a total of 23 two bedroom and 30 one bedroom flats. Provision of associated car parking, landscaping and other associated works. Recommendation: Grant permission subject to a legal agreement
16/06514/FUL Land and Garages South West of the junction of Heathfield Road and Coombe Road. Demolition of the existing garages, relocation of existing substation and erection of one three-storey building comprising ten flats and one part three, part four storey building comprising seven flats and 1×3 bed house together with external stores and substation re-provision, car parking, landscaping and other associated works (AMENDED PLANS RECEIVED – BLOCK B REDUCED IN DEPTH, BLOCK A PARTINCREASED IN HEIGHT BY 1 STOREY, 2 ADDITIONAL PARKING SPACES, ALTERATIONS TO LANDSCAPING AND INTERNAL LAYOUTS). Recommendation: Grant permission subject to a legal agreement
16/06512/FUL Parcels of land adjacent to Auckland Rise, Church Road and Sylvan Hill, Demolition of buildings and erection of 6 buildings varying between three and five storeys in height comprising 29 two bedroom and 28 one bedroom flats. Provision of associated car parking, landscaping and other associated works (AMENDED PLANS RECEIVED – BLOCK F REMOVED, BLOCK B INCREASED IN HEIGHT BY 1 STOREY, RETENTION OF A NUMBER OF TREES). Recommendation: Grant permission subject to a legal agreement
16/06526/FUL 585-603 London Road. Demolition of existing structures and buildings at 585-603 London Road, erection of 3 four/five storey buildings comprising 593 hotel (C1) and aparthotel rooms (C1) and ancillary services the formation of new vehicular accesses onto London Road and Dunheved Road North, new public realm, car, coach and cycle parking, landscaping and refuse and recycling facilities. Recommendation: Grant permission subject to a legal agreement. On this application see:
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Wednesday 24 May. 6.30pm. Scrutiny on 20mph Zones
The Tories have called the 20mph Zones decision to the Scrutiny & Oversight Committee to
‘1.1 Consider the objections received in response to the statutory (formal) consultation and the officer comments in response to the objections within this report and agree, that the Highway Improvements Manager, 1 Streets Division, be authorised to make the necessary Traffic Management Orders under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) so as to a) Implement the maximum 20mph speed limit for North-West Croydon Area 3 as identified on plan HWY-MPH-0000-005. b) Implement the maximum 20mph speed limit for South-East Croydon Area 4 as identified on plan HWY-MPH-0000-006. c) Implement the maximum 20mph speed limit for South-West Croydon Area 5 as identified on plan HWY-MPH-0000-007.
1.2 Consider the representations received concerning other roads to be included or excluded from the 20mph speed limits in Areas 3, 4 & 5 and authorise the Highway Improvements Manager, Streets Division, to issue any notice required and make any necessary Traffic Management Orders under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) after determination of any objections received.
1.3 Officers to inform the objectors and those who responded in support of the decision.’
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Other Croydon events
Turf Project events
Thursday 18 May. 11am-9pm. Croydon Cycle Fest
Monday 22 May. Last Date for Voter Registration
If you know anyone new in your street do ask them whether they have registered to vote. If so they can ring 020 8726 6300.
38 Degrees writes:
‘The government has changed the system for registering people to vote, so the number of 18 year olds registered to vote has plummeted. 25% fewer school-leavers are registered to vote than 3 years ago. …Unless we do something, that means thousands of young people who won’t get a say. And more encouragement for politicians who say that when it comes to elections, young people just don’t matter. Time is running out, but chances are you know young people who aren’t registered to vote – so you’ve still got a few days left to encourage them.’
Monday 22 – Thursday 25 May. 9.30am onwards. Local Plan Public Hearing
The Inspector will be discussing with people making representations on housing intensification, the Green Grid, affordable housing, dwelling mix, housing quality, gypsies and travellers provision and employment and district centres. Members of the public are welcome to attend to listen.
Community Space, Bernard Weatherill House, behind the Town Hall. Entrance in Mint Walk off Fell Rd.
Monday 22 May. 7.30pm. Don’t let them close S. W. London hospitals
‘Your NHS Needs You! Come along and find out about the imminent threats facing your health service in South West London. Let health bosses know that we won’t give up our local hospitals and health services without a fight.’
Bishopsford Road Social Club, Bishopsford Road (off A217), Mitcham/Morden, SM4 6BH.
Tuesday 23 May. 6.30-8pm. Asylum Monologues
Ice & Fire performance arranged by Croydon Amnesty about the difficulties faced by people seeking asylum in Britain.
Theatre Utopia, Matthews Yard, off Surrey St
Wednesday 24 May, 5-7pm. Faiths Together
See flier image below.
Sunday 11 June. Cdnzines Croydon Street Art Jam
Wednesday 5 July. Thornton Heath in Bloom
Closing date for entries. Organised by Thornton Heath Community Action Team.
Wednesday 19 July. Thornton Heath in Bloom Awards
See 5 July