A New World-Class Railway Station for East Croydon?

On 28th Sept 2015 Croydon’s Streets and Environment Scrutiny Committee recommended to Croydon Council that it should support Network Rail’s proposals to improve East Croydon Station by installing two extra platforms and two new tracks up to Selhurst, to help improve the flow of trains through Croydon and increase the … Continue reading

Sign the petition to move Central Croydon stations to zone 4

Addiscombe Councillors have thrown their support behind the campaign launched by Sarah Jones, candidate for Croydon Central, and Steve Reed, MP for Croydon North, to get East, West, and South Croydon Stations moved from Zone 5 to Zone 4. Over the last few years a number of stations in London, … Continue reading

TFL consults on new Tram Town Centre Loop but not on changes to buses

Croydon Tramlink is a success. Passenger numbers have grown from 20 million trips per year in 2000 to around 30 million a year now, and are predicted to reach 56 million by 2031. Transport for London (TFL) have identified the current Town Centre set-up as a major bottleneck to this … Continue reading

East Croydon Station’s Missing Link: why there isn’t a link to Cherry Orchard Road

Since 2010 Croydon Tories have been promising a link from East Croydon Station to Cherry Orchard Road but after 4 years it has still not materialised. How did this happen? In 2010 Croydon Tories received a report on East Croydon Masterplan which sets out the need for new entrances to East … 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

Boris has 14 days from today to decide on Menta’s Skyscraper

Croydon Council officers confirmed today they have referred Menta’s application the Mayor of London and the GLA today. They said the referral was accompanied by the Committee Report and addendum, plus the sunlight information that was presented to the Committee (which is now on Croydon Council’s website with all the … 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

Town Hall Conservatives support Menta’s 55 storey Skyscraper against wishes of local residents

The Strategic Planning meeting m Thursday 21st July  last night and voted 6 to 5 in favour of a 55 story residential skyscraper that will cast a shadow over half the ward and blight the lives of hundreds of residents. All 6 Tory Councillors voted in favour of the scheme … Continue reading