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Important U-turn from Croydon Council
27/04/2017 09:15:00


On Tuesday night, I attended the AGM of the Monks Orchard Residents Association. The main topic of discussion was our Labour Council’s planning policy – there’s a lot of anger about their proposals to build on Metropolitan Open Land around Shirley Oaks and create intensification zones around Shirley, where houses could be replaced by four-storey blocks of flats, in the roads around Shirley Library and the area opposite Trinity School. I’ll be giving evidence to the independent inspector who is examining the Croydon Plan shortly.

But there was a glimmer of hope last night. Labour councillor Paul Scott did a U turn and said he would now support a Neighbourhood Plan for Shirley. This wouldn’t be a way of blocking the required number of new homes, but it would mean residents not Croydon Council would decide where they would go.

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