Croydon Conservatives - A Croydon to be proud of
Home
News & Local Issues
Videos Videos
In Touch Newsletters
Parliaments & GLA 
Ward Teams 
Boundary Review 2018 
Croydon Central
Croydon South
Croydon North
Conservative Future
National Site
Get Involved
Petitions 
Privacy Policy & Cookies 
 
 The South Croydon Blog
 
Cllr  Maria  Gatland
Cllr  Michael  Neal
Cllr  Jason  Perry
 

Normanton Hotel development = parking restrictions Whitmead Close
03/04/2019 13:53:00......Posted by Maria Gatland

Most residents would agree the old Normanton Hotel needed redevelopment.

However the planning application for a huge development of flats

with access for vehicles through to the small cul de sac Whitmead Close was opposed by residents and ward councillors. It was pushed through at Planning Commitee by the Labour dominated Planning Commitee 

To order to faciliate the huge lorries now coming down the narrow cul de sac safely temporary parking restrictions have been put in for up to 2 years.The yellow lines will impact on those residents with no garage. Under this Labour Administration the  residents objections and concerns are ignored.

 
Return to South Croydon's main page
 
 Other Blog Posts
 

Brick by Brick Public Exhibition for houses at 279/289 Selsdon rd
17/01/2020 19:32:00.......Posted by Maria Gatland

Brick by Brick are holding a public exhibition for initial proposals to build houses at 279/289 Selsdon rd. Brick by Brick is proposing to build more houses on the site of this small Council block. The exhibition will be held on Tuesday 28th January at Emmanuel Church Hall Normanton Rd. It seems very unfair to the current tenants of this block.

 


 

Have your say on Consultation on the Croydon Local Plan Review
17/01/2020 19:05:00.......Posted by Maria Gatland

The Consultation on the Local Plan Review ends on the 20th January.

i hope local residents will have their say on the high housing targets proposed by Croydon Council as well as proposals to build on precious Greenbelt 

Some of Local Green Spaces still do not benefit from Local Green Space Designation following mistakes made by Croydons Planning Department 

The most concerning of those in our ward of South Croydon are South Croydon Recreation Ground and Normanton Meadow

i have championed both and hope as many residents as possible will provide as many reasons as possible why they are important to the local community 

 


 

444 Selsdon rd, another family house lost .
17/01/2020 13:30:00.......Posted by Maria Gatland

 
 

Just before Christmas another Planning decision to turn a family house and garden into a block of flats to the dismay of many residents and ward councillors was granted.
The Labour majority on the committee pushed the decision through despite opposition from the minority Conservative Group on the Council and many residents.

There is a lack of family housing in Croydon  yet once again concerns about damage to the particular cottage garden character to this part of Selsdon rd and to the amenities of close neighbours were ignored 

The Labour Council has declared a Climate Emergency yet another garden and more trees, plants and nature habitat is lost. Replaced by concrete as intensification of development continues in our local area.

None of the flats are affordable 
 

 

 


 

444 Selsdon rd, another family house lost .
17/01/2020 13:30:00.......Posted by Maria Gatland

 
 

Just before Christmas another Planning decision to turn a family house and garden into a block of flats to the dismay of many residents and ward councillors was granted.
The Labour majority on the committee pushed the decision through despite opposition from the minority Conservative Group on the Council and many residents.

There is a lack of family housing in Croydon  yet once again concerns about damage to the particular cottage garden character to this part of Selsdon rd and to the amenities of close neighbours were ignored 

The Labour Council has declared a Climate Emergency yet another garden and more trees, plants and nature habitat is lost. Replaced by concrete as intensification of development continues in our local area.

None of the flats are affordable 
 

 

 


 

Planning Permission Refused for flats replacing family home 270 Selsdon rd
28/10/2019 16:58:00.......Posted by Maria Gatland

We have seen so many family houses lost to blocks of flats that it was a surprise to hear from Croydon Council that it had been refused planning permission. It was a particularly awful application and along with hundreds of residents I objected as ward councillor. The reasons for refusal were strong and included damage to the character of the area and damage to the amenities of neighbours. Unfortunately in time I have no doubt another planning application will come forward here.

 


 

South Croydon Recreation Ground Not “Special Enough” for Local Green Space Designation
28/10/2019 16:37:00.......Posted by Maria Gatland

A very disappointing decision has been taken by Croydon’s Labour Council deciding that South Croydon Recreation Ground is not special enough for Local Green Space Designation. Despite evidence given by residents and South Croydon ward councillors of its importance to so many residents in this very built up area the Council decided it was not of particular significance to the local community. This has been demonstrated to be untrue with the packed public meeting organised by the South Croydon Councillors explaining the works by Network Rail rebuilding Sanderstead Rd Bridge in the park. We have worked very hard to support a Friends Group for this park setting up the initial meetings and are pleased it is now set up. We have supported the Friends through our ward budget and look forward to seeing their projects. We believe an active Friends Group is key to the Designation of Local Green Space in this new review of Croydons Local Plan. We will encourage the FSCRG to contribute to the review 

 


 

Visit to South Croydon Day Centre for the Retired
17/10/2019 14:52:00.......Posted by Maria Gatland

 
 

It was a real pleasure this morning to visit the South Croydon Day Centre for the Retired  along with my ward colleague Jason Perry. We heard about the work the volunteers do and met a number of residents. There is a growing demand for these services in South Croydon and we were delighted to discuss how we might support the Centre through our ward budget. As ward councillors we have always tried to support groups that support our local residents or our local environment.

 


 

Block of Flats at 270 Selsdon Rd/Carlton Ave Refused by Council
17/10/2019 14:44:00.......Posted by Maria Gatland

It has become increasingly rare for Croydon Council to refuse a Planning application for a block of flats replacing a family house. I am pleased that this application has been refused by planning officers under delegated powers. 

Good to see the reasons for refusal were comprehensive and included scale and design that would be harmful to the local area. Sub standard accommodation for future tenants and the loss of a protected tree important for the visual amenity of our area.

 


 

The Rail View Selsdon Rd continues to decay
03/09/2019 10:55:00.......Posted by Maria Gatland

 
 

it is scandalous that the Rail View PH on Selsdon Rd has been permitted to decay by Croydon Council. Protests and concerns raised by ward councillors and local residents have fallen on deaf ears. A disgrace!

 


 

Sanderstead Rd bridge replacement, 6 months of disruption ahead
03/09/2019 10:32:00.......Posted by Maria Gatland

 
 

 I attended a meeting along with my ward colleague Cllr Jason Perry with Network Rail and Officers from Croydon Council. We asked for this meeting to try to clarify what will happen when Network Rail begins work to dismantle the bridge and replace with a new one. We were very concerned that we had not been involved with any arrangements as it became clear that considierable disruptions lie ahead for local residents.

Part of South Croydon Recreation Ground a park currently without local protection under Croydons Local Plan will be closed so Network Rail can assemble the new bridge in the park. A part of the playground will also be lost. We raised our concerns about loss and damage to the wonderful mature trees and were assured by the  council 

that none would be lost. However roads will be closed, traffic diverted and local shops and businesses may well suffer.

Although there will be restitution to the Council we were informed that the monies received will just go into the Council pot and not to improve South Croydon Recreation Ground a park that is crying out for Improvement. We will take this up with the Council as it is manifestly unfair to the local area and residents.

We are seeking clarification on whether the plans to divert traffic up PurleyRd and then along the narrow cobbled road by Parkside Group Doctors Practice into Wyche Rd as described to us are the final plans. It was clear to us that a public meeting should beheld and we have called for one.

 

 


 

See older blog posts

 

 
 Read our newsletter
Download our latest newsletter:
Apr 2005
 
 Contact Us
Please do contact us with any issues or concerns you may have. We answer all our constituents' correspondence and value your comments. If you want your concern addressed by your local team, please follow the link above.
020 8660 0491
 
 Older Blog Posts
26/06/2019
Makeover for railway bridge Sussex/ Selsdon roads
25/06/2019
Protect your green spaces with no local protection
13/06/2019
ASB promise extended to South End
03/06/2019
Shock as planning application 31/33 Croham Valley Rd is REFUSED
03/06/2019
Council CPZ plans face opposition from residents
02/05/2019
Bridge Works Stop Tree Planting South Croydon Recreation Ground
23/04/2019
Dog Bins not collected on yet another Bank Holiday
03/04/2019
Normanton Hotel development = parking restrictions Whitmead Close
03/04/2019
Support for local groups in South Croydon’s Ward Budget
21/03/2019
Residents frustrations grow as works continue on footbridge by Network Rail
01/02/2019
Unprotected Normanton Meadow more encroachment with by latest planning decision
08/01/2019
Network Rail acts at last to deter fly tipping under Croham rd Bridge
08/01/2019
New Year but Fly Tips Continue in South Croydon
17/12/2018
Residents raise concerns TFL Proposed Bus Change
11/10/2018
Planning applications and the affect on the local community
04/10/2018
Planning Permission Granted for Coombe Wood Secondary School
24/09/2018
Bin Problems Persist in South Croydon
25/08/2018
The Rail View PH a sorry sight on Selsdon rd
25/08/2018
Two Music Festivals for Lloyd Park in 2019
25/08/2018
Local History Demolished on Selsdon Rd.
18/08/2018
Criminal Damage Croham Hurst woods
18/08/2018
New Bin Collections
03/07/2018
First Steps for South Croydon Recreation Ground Friends Group
02/07/2018
Fire Destroys Heathland top of Croham Hurst Woods
20/06/2018
Bin Collections Problems from Blocks of Flats persists in South Croydon
19/06/2018
First South Croydon Safer Neighbourhood Ward Panel Meeting
19/06/2018
Churchill rd residents improve local area
11/06/2018
Evicted Travellers now camped on South Croydon Recreation Ground
07/06/2018
Travellers on Coombe Lodge Playing Fields
29/05/2018
No Graffiti Cleaning by Network Rail or Council under Croham Rd Railway Bridge
 
 
 
 
© Copyright Croydon Conservatives 2000 - 2020