18
Jan
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Proposals put forward for Croydon to Stratford rail line

Private investors are backing a new Crossrail-style high-speed line. The proposals include a new rail line from Croydon to Stratford, E15, along with new stations at Lewisham and Canary Wharf. It has been promoted by campaign group Brighton Mainline Line 2 since 2010, in conjunction with the reopening of a line lost in the 1960s...
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14
Jan
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Public consultation announced for Selhurst Park plans

The public are being invited to review the plans for the latest Selhurst Park redevelopment. Crystal Palace FC are holding a public consultation at the stadium to allow the local community to view their plans for redevelopment and speak to the team involved in the project. The plans are available to view on Thursday 18th...
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11
Jan
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Coast to Capital launches Brighton Mainline Alliance

Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership is spearheading the Brighton Mainline Alliance, a group of businesses and organisations that support the aim for Government to fully commit to funding strategic investment in the Brighton Mainline, including major redevelopments of East Croydon Station. Develop Croydon is supporting the project with calls for businesses across the region...
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11
Jan
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Plans put forward for Coulsdon housing developments

A planning application for 157 new homes to be built on Lion Green Road car park, and 29 new homes to be built on the Coulsdon Community Centre site, have been submitted by Croydon Council’s development company Brick by Brick. The plans include the retention and reprovision of a new public car park of 100...
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11
Jan
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Workforce show their loyalty to Croydon

Nearly 60% of Croydon’s workforce have confirmed that they would like to continue to work in the town when looking for their next job. Croydon’s employees were given the opportunity to provide their opinion of the town in the latest Workplace Survey, delivered by Develop Croydon and Croydon BID. Those who responded to the survey...
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8
Jan
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Sadiq approves Croydon’s new shopping centre

The Mayor of London has rubber stamped Westfield and Hammerson’s plans to replace the Whitgift Centre, saying the new £1.4bn shopping centre will “unlock Croydon’s potential”. The project was given the go-ahead by Croydon Council in November, but due to the size of the scheme it had to be scrutinised by Sadiq Khan. The development,...
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8
Jan
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New arts base enhances Croydon’s “edgy city feel”

A new pop-up base for art and culture is further proof of Croydon’s “edgy city feel” and its appeal to the creative industries. Croydon Council, local visual arts organisation TURF, RISE Gallery and Kingston University have joined together to form Croydon Art Store. Consisting of a gallery, studios for local artists and space for research...
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29
Dec
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Vote now to back Croydon’s Borough of Culture bid

Croydon council is seeking support in its bid to become London’s first ‘Borough of Culture’. The bid was delivered to the Mayor of London in early December, and, if successful, promises a huge range of new festivals and events for 2019. The announcement of which borough will take the award will be made in February 2018,...
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27
Dec
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Arnhem Gallery demolished in Fairfield Halls’ transformation

Ongoing demolition at Fairfield Halls stepped up a gear  over Christmas as works have now started to remove the side wall and roof of the Arnhem Gallery as part of Croydon Council’s £30m refurbishment project. The venue will re-open in almost exactly a year, and one of the biggest changes will be the remodelled Arnhem...
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