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Mayor of London approves £1bn Croydon regeneration scheme
27/11/2013 16:23:00

 
 

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has swiftly approved Westfield and Hammerson’s £1 billion scheme to regenerate Croydon town centre, the clearest evidence yet that there is unanimous political support for construction to commence as fast as possible.

As I mentioned earlier this week, Croydon Council’s Planning Committee granted outline planning permission on Monday. Now that the Mayor has given his approval, the application will be submitted to Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. I will be writing to him asking him not to call the application in given it is broadly consistent with national planning policy, the London Plan and the Croydon Plan.

I’ll update you as soon as I have more news to report but for now will leave you with a few words from Boris:

“This development will usher in a new era of prosperity for Croydon and help return it to its former glory”.

Amen to that.

UPDATE 28/11/13: Three MPs working together for Croydon

UPDATE 18/12/13: Westfield/Hammerson scheme clears another hurdle

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Readers' Comments

On 27/11/2013 23:34:00 Adam Kellett wrote:
I attended the Croydon Mobility Forum this afternoon where we had an excellent presentation from Steve Yewman of Westfield/Hammerson. It is very encouraging that the views of forum members, many of whom have disabilities, are going to be sought throughout the detailed design stages. Too often accessibility issues have been an afterthought on schemes elsewhere. In Croydon it appears they are going to be integral.
 
On 29/11/2013 12:15:00 Grahame wrote:
It is very important that disability issues are properly taken into account in the planning. People with disabilities or special needs are just as much of our community as more able-bodied people. And they are the best people to consult. Let's make sure we do it.
 
 

 

 

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