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

The new Local Plan for Croydon: Background information

This sets out the background to why Croydon Council is consulting on a change to its Local Plan, the planning documents that provide the rules on what can and can’t be built, and where it can and can’t in Croydon. The next post will have more detailed changes about Addiscombe. … 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

East Croydon Parcel Office update

Addiscombe Labour Councillors vow to continue campaign to make Royal Mail provide a parcel collection office in Croydon Town Centre. At December’s Croydon Council planning committee, members supported the recommendations from Council Planning Officers to approve Royal Mail’s plan to build a 25 Storey Skyscraper, containing over 200 flats. This … 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