3
Mar
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Newman seeks solutions to the housing crisis

Croydon Council leader Tony Newman is spearheading a unified local government approach to tackling the housing crisis. The Commission on Community-led Housing, of which Councillor Newman is chair, is urging local authorities to share their views and experiences of cooperative and community-led housing in a bid to fill the shortfall. It comes after the Department...
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1
Mar
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Croydon doubles community ward budgets

The amount of funding given to councillors to spend on their local areas has doubled, giving communities more money to spend on what matters to them. Two years ago, power was handed to residents across Croydon when community ward budgets were introduced. The initiative, which is led by ward members but with the involvement of...
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27
Feb
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Oakwood delivering hundreds of homes in Croydon

Developers Oakwood are doubling their Croydon portfolio after the success of a wave of planning applications. Over the past decade the company has delivered 235 homes in the borough and have secured planning consent for a similar number in the last 12 months alone. Oakwood’s work in delivering homes across a range of tenures, including...
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27
Feb
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Croydon the destination of choice for quality jobs

Croydon’s growing status as an office hub is being underlined with thousands of government and heaquarter jobs moving to south London during 2017. HM Revenue and Customs is preparing to move into the first of its 13 regional centres across the UK following the delivery of the first Grade A commercial building on the £500million...
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27
Feb
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Former Ashburton Park library to become community and education space

The former Ashburton Park library building will re-open this summer as a community space and an education base to support young people with medical or behaviour needs. The Nisai Group has won the contract to lease and run the centre which will also include a hall and other space available to rent for parties and other...
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24
Feb
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Warhol month planned as reputation continues to Rise

ART will continue to play a major part as Croydon steps up its plans to be a cultural capital throughout 2017. To mark the 30th anniversary of Andy Warhol’s death, RISE gallery has secured access to 16 giant prints, signed off by the Andy Warhol Celebration, which will form a trail around the town in...
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24
Feb
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Oasis Academy is formally opened

Oasis Academy, Croydon’s newest secondary school, has been formally opened. Situated next to Croydon Arena athetlics track, the school is a London 2012 Olympic legacy project and puts a strong focus on sports. Part of the largest school building in the UK, Oasis Academy is the latest new school to be delivered by Croydon, adding...
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24
Feb
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College Green and Fairfield scheme wins planning approval

  A stunning new cultural quarter at College Green has been approved by Croydon Council’s planning committee. The area, with a refurbished Fairfield Halls at its heart, is to be transformed into a vibrant destination for arts, education and culture with plans also including 2,000 homes, new public spaces, a brand new Croydon College, a...
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24
Feb
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Council pleads for business rates rethink

Croydon Council has warned the government’s business rates revaluation will stunt the borough’s growth and job creation at a time when it is on the cusp of economic success. Borough firms face an average 19 per cent increase in their business rates at a time when they are also facing other costs such as the apprenticeship...
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21
Feb
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Office building to be converted into seven flats

A former office building has been sold to Lindmere Limited for residential conversion under permitted development rights. The property in London Road, Croydon, had been given prior approval for conversion into seven one bedroom flats. The 2,733 sq ft double-fronted Victorian property is situated next to Croydon University Hospital. Richard Plant, head of Stiles Harold...
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