The Croydon parks getting lost under Labour

Posted on April 30th, by Helen Pollard in Politics & Society. 4 comments

Thirty-one of Croydon’s parks and green spaces are under threat

There has been a great deal of controversy surrounding the Local Plan that was recently signed off by Croydon’s Labour council. One of the most controversial elements was the lack of protection for some of the town’s parks and green spaces.

There are thirty-one parks that have no special status in the Local Plan, which leaves … Read More »



Planning betrayal at Green Dragon House

Posted on April 14th, by Helen Pollard in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Conservative councillor Helen Pollard can’t see the bright side of new construction that will, for some, literally block out the sun

On 23rd March 2017, residents of Green Dragon House in my own ward of Fairfield witnessed another triumph for a property developer. Croydon Council’s planning committee approved a scheme that allowed a tower block to be built within metres of their homes, blocking light … Read More »