Council planning committee

Croydon Council rejects attempted expansion of Queens Hotel

Posted on October 24th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 2 comments

The rejection comes after an onslaught of opposition from the local area, reports David Marino Jr

The Planning Committee of Croydon Council voted 6-4 Thursday night to refuse renovations to the London Crystal Palace Queens Hotel on Church Road.

If approved, existing buildings in the centre and rear of the hotel would have been demolished, with the creation of a new spine building and extensions to … 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 »

What’s going on at 1 Lansdowne Road?

Posted on October 4th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Sean Creighton takes a closer look at the planning arrangements for some of Croydon’s shiniest potential developments

The problems that local trader Bobski’s faced as discussed by Tom Black were with Guildhouse Rosepride, the owners of the Pumphouse and Exchange Square.

The company is involved with its parent company Guildhouse in the controversial 1 Lansdowne Road scheme with the China Building Technique Group Co, which was … Read More »