Planning Meeting on Menta’s 55 Storey Skyscraper on 21st July 2011

Over 600 local residents have objected to Menta’s planning application to build its 55-storey Skyscraper on Cherry Orchard Road. Local Labour Councillors Sean Fitzsimons, Mark Watson and Patricia Hay-Justice have supported the local resident’s campaign against this overwhelming monstrosity of a building, that will overshadow local residents who live in … Continue reading

Demolition of Cherry Orchard Gardens restart (dangerously)

In April Menta’s contractors were forced to stop demolishing Cherry Orchard Gardens as they had not got permission from Croydon Council. This left two of the four blocks standing, with the site looking a real eyesore for local residents and businesses. Today, Monday 9th May 2011 demolition works have restarted. … Continue reading

Details from Menta of their proposals for Cherry Orchard Road

Below is a copy of the press release from Quatro Public Relations on behalf of Menta. Full details of the application can be found on Croydon Council planning pages. Planning application number 11/00981/P Press release on Behalf of Menta: 4th April 2011 Planning application for Cherry Orchard Road submitted by … Continue reading

Closure of Cherry Orchard Road Junction with Addiscombe Road

Major Disruptions to all car users, trams, and bus uses will occur during the week of 20th April 2011 and 26th April 2011 when Transport for London (TFL) will carry out major works to the tramlines at East Croydon. No Trams between East Croydon and Sandilands between Wednesday 20th to … Continue reading

London Reconnections blog on East Croydon and Brighton Main Line

A good round up of the issues about the possible solutions to reduce the overcrowding on this line. Once Thameslink works are complete in Central London the main bottleneck on the line will be the areas north and south of East Croydon, and the lack of platforms at East Croydon … Continue reading

Menta to demolish Cherry Orchard Gardens and Amy Johnson House

Last week Menta has released a press release stating that its intends to demolish the two buildings it owns on Cherry Orchard Road, Amy Johnson House, an old office block, and the Council Homes at Cherry Orchard Gardens. “Press release from Menta: issued 28th February 2011 , Demolition at Cherry … Continue reading