English Heritage

Will Croydon Council sell off more of its historic assets?

Posted on August 8th, by Sean Creighton in History. No Comments

Sean Creighton surveys a national picture of heritage that isn’t pretty. He hopes that Croydon bucks the trend

The pre-May 2014 Croydon administration sold part of the Riesco collection. The current administration has not adopted a policy that there will be no further sale of items while it is in office, nor has it set up an investigation to review the idea from several years ago to … Read More »

Council admits that Croydon’s heritage has been significantly compromised

Posted on September 1st, by Sean Creighton in Culture. 5 comments

Croydon Council planners admit that our borough’s heritage has been significantly compromised over recent decades, says Sean Creighton

This admission appears in the document ‘Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report. Croydon Local Plan: Strategic Policies – Partial Review‘, the consultation period for which closed on July 30th 2014.

They cite as an example the bulky, deep plan, high rise modern buildings around the Grade I listed church … Read More »