Shirley Oaks residents turn out in large numbers for local plan meeting.
10/12/2015 23:42:00.......Posted by Mike Fisher
Tonight I joined over 200 hundred residents from Shirley Oaks village at a packed meeting in the Synagogue to discuss the proposed local plan and its impact on Shirley. The meeting had been arranged by an action group set up and arranged by two local residents Pauline and Jen.
The proposals to de designate five areas on Metropolitan Open Land on the estate and allow up to 751 homes to be built on it were widely condemned by many speakers. A vote at the end of the meeting showed that all those present opposed the proposals.
Councillors Richard Chatterjee, Sue Bennett and I took questions from residents and pledged to oppose the proposals tooth and nail,
Residents were urged to write in to oppose the proposals by Friday 18th December at the latest. The address to write to is:
Jo Negrini, Executive Director of Place, London Borugh of Croydon, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon, CR0 1EA.
Thanks to Jen and Pauline for organising the meeting and getting together an action committee to fight the proposals.