Croydon Opportunity Area


Is Croydon regenerating its way to water shortages?

Posted on August 31st, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. No Comments

Do local development targets take account of water supply?

Despite last winter’s high rainfall, London and the south-east region are classified as ‘seriously water stressed’. The recent heatwave can only have added to the problem. With population growth, Thames Water predicts that demand for water will exceed supply by 10 per cent in 2025 and by 21 per cent in 2040. If this is the case, then … Read More »



All yuppie apartments and no family homes – a risk for central Croydon?

Posted on March 6th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 4 comments

As private sector rental booms in Croydon, Sean Creighton takes a look at Criterion Capital’s housing projects

‘If councils no longer play a significant role as housing providers, they surely have a duty of care to ensure rogue landlords do not exploit the market’. (Property Week magazine, 26th September 2014.)

The significance of Croydon Council as a housing provider has of course declined steeply, … Read More »