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

Royal Mail gives notice of closure of East Croydon Parcel Collection Office

Royal Mail has given 5 days notice that the East Croydon Parcel Collection Office will relocate on Monday 24th March 2014 and move to their new office at Factory Lane. Royal Mail has sent a letter out to all residents of CR0, CR2, CR7 and CR7 postcodes telling them the … 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

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