My thanks to Valerie Hunter, a Croydon resident, who sent me a document that she wrote which outlines her reasons for opposing the councils plans for building an arena on the Gateway site.
Valerie categorises her objections under a number of headings:
-Lack of consultation
-Clash with Fairfield
-The Warehouse theatre
-Lack of events
-Anti social behaviour
She concludes by saying:
"However, communication with those who will be most affected by this scheme appears to be almost non-existent; one can only assume, to avoid objections.
Clearly, big business and prestige are more important to the Cabinet than the quality of life for Croydon residents."
The document can be downloaded here: Opposition To The Arena
I recommend that you read it.