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Croydon - nightlife, accommodation, things to do and general chat

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by strung out, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    There is no recent planning application as far as I can see. They got permission to convert the back into a couple of flats, some years ago, and there is permission for change of use of the ground floor, but nothing about rebuilding or demolition.
  2. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Just seen this article listing 10 historic figures who lived in Croydon. I already knew about some of these (Conan Doyle’s plaque is round the corner from me, and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor has some buildings named after him and a photo up in Stanley Halls). I didn’t know all of them though.

    10 remarkable people honoured with Blue Plaques around Croydon

    ETA And there isn't one for William Stanley, the Victorian inventor, factory owner and philanthropist who founded Stanley Halls and the Stanley technical school which was attached to it, but which is now an academy.
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    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    I like the fact that most of the world's biggest celebritys before 1946 spent at least one night in Croydon.
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  4. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Last ditch/revised planning application for Westfield tonight.

    Think the developers have the council right where they want them, it's an absolute farce straddling two different administrations and two different London Mayors so can't see the planning committee doing anything but agreeing it tonight, particularly as the CPO's expire next Sept.

    Be interesting if Khan calls it in, as inside Croydon have noted its now a residential development with a shopping centre attached, rather than vice versa as was initially mooted a decade or so ago. Admittedly the retail landscape has changed a bit since then.

    Croydon may yet see the mythical Westfield
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  5. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

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    ffsear Well-Known Member

  7. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    work to start in 2019 :D
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  8. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

    Hopefully we'll start to see some improvements before. Businesses that don't plan be in westfields itself will start to position themselves around it.
  9. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Like St Georges Walk :D
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  10. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    They will knock a lot of Croydon down before the scheme falls apart.
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  11. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I spotted yesterday that there is a sign attached to the scaffolding which advertises a joinery company. This rather suggests they are not demolishing it :)

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