The new Local Plan: briefing note on how the new plan relates to Addiscombe

This section covers the sites and issues that relate to the Addiscombe and to the part of the Town Centre (Croydon Opportunity Area) that overlap around East Croydon Station. Cllr Sean Fitzsimons comments in italic. Consultation Periods for comments: 6th Nov to 18 Dec 2015. Length set be planning law. … Continue reading

80 Flats (mostly private) to be built on Council owned land on Morland Road

On 24th April 2014 Croydon Council Strategic Planning Committee will receive a presentation on plans to build 80 flats on the Morland Road site of the former Social Services building, Rees House, and the former NHS building, Morland Lodge. The plan for the site includes 64 private flats for outright … Continue reading

Councillor Fitzsimons & Hay-Justice submit petitions with over 500 names to Croydon Council Planning Department

Last Friday Addiscombe Councillors* Sean Fitzsimons and Patricia Hay-Justice submitted petitions with over 500 local residents names to Croydon’s Planning Department objecting to Royal Mail’s planning application for East Croydon Sorting Centre and Parcel Collection Office . Councillor Sean Fitzsimons said “the response of local people has been fantastic. Residents … Continue reading

Save our Parcel Collection Office

Did you know that Royal Mail is going to close the Parcel Collection Office at East Croydon? If you have to pick up a parcel you will need to go to their new site at Factory Lane. It is over two miles away from East Croydon by car and at … Continue reading

New Primary School at Davidson Centre approved by Planning Committee on 14th June 2012

On June 14th Croydon Planning Committee approved the use of Davidson Centre as a 4-form entry Primary School. Local Addiscombe Councillor, Sean Fitzsimons, opposed the plans on the basis that a 4-form entry, which would result in over 800 children being taught at the school, on the basis that this … Continue reading

Have your say on Davidson Centre becoming Croydon’s 2nd largest Primary School

Croydon Council wants to turn the Davidson Centre in Davidson Road into Croydon’s second largest primary school with over 800 pupils within a few years, with the first intake of 120 pupils this September. Croydon Council has submitted a planning application and as local councillors, we want to hear your … Continue reading

What has Boris done to help Addiscombe?

Election day for the Mayor of London is nearly on us and it is worth reflecting on what Boris has done for Addiscombe and East Croydon since being elected in 2008. Policing: The number of police and PCSO serving Addiscombe Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) is less today than it was … Continue reading

Battle over Menta’s Skyscraper not over, Boris Johnson still to decide

The battle over Menta’s 55 storey skyscraper is not lost, and now the Mayor of London will have to decide to support this scheme or not. Local residents can now make their feelings and comments known to Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, about Croydon Council’s decision to approve Menta’s 55 … Continue reading