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Why the Tories voted against College Green/Fairfield Halls development

The Tory members of the Planning Committee on Thursday are to be congratulated for voting against the  College Green/Fairfield Halls development planning application. This is the text of what Helen Pollard, Councillor for Fairfield Ward and Shadow Cabinet Member for … Continue reading

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Croydon’s Continuing Crisis

That is the title of the small pamphlet I published about background economic and social facts about Croydon. Aspects of the crisis continue. The rise in homelessness The large rise in homelessness in the Borough emphases one aspect of the … Continue reading

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Croydon Events & News at 25 February

Monday 27 February 6.30pm. Croydon Council Access to agenda via https://secure.croydon.gov.uk/akscroydon/users/public/admin/kabmenu.pl At last there is a full set of minutes relating to Question Time – see cou20170227_02_01_minutes-1 Tuesday 28 February 6.30pm. Streets, Environment and Homes Scrutiny Sub-Committee  Questioning of Cabinet … Continue reading

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Save Our Fairfield Concerns re-refurbishment plans

Rob Callender, the former technical manager of Fairfield Halls, with over 9 years operational experience at the venue, spoke on behalf of Andy Hylton & the Save Our Fairfield campaign at the Planning Committee on Thursday night. This is what … Continue reading

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Regrets & powerlessness over College Green/Fairfield Halls approval

 ‘Reflecting on last night I feel sad that Labour have caved in so completely on their original good intentions to build affordable housing for families, college scheme has 15% affordable, 6% for families, all in ‘pre-cast’ concrete, no attempt to … Continue reading

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Is Croydon’s Brick by Brick Business Plan robust enough?

On Monday 20 February Croydon’s Cabinet will approve the business plan for its Brick by Brick (Bxb) development company. The report explains that BxB will help deliver new homes in Croydon by ensuring ‘that development activity, whilst remaining robustly commercial, … Continue reading

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College Green/Fairfield Halls at Croydon Planning Committee on Thursday 23 February

Croydon Council’s  Planning Committee is being asked to approve the plans for the redevelopment of the College Green/Fairfield Halls area at its meeting on Thursday 23 February starting at 6.30pm at the Town Hall. The officers’ report can be read … Continue reading

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