Town & Country Planning Act 1990 – Section 77 Application by Arrowcroft Ltd
Site and Land Adjoining East Croydon Station, George Street, Dingwall Road and Lansdowne Road, Croydon Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999 (SI 1999/293)
REASONS FOR OBJECTION TO THE PLANNING APPLICATION
- The development is not sustainable. Worse it will cause considerable harm to neighbouring communities that are sustainable and have been so for many years.
- There has been no proper consultation or community involvement as prescribed by PPS1. In fact there has been much shrouding in mystery to such an extent that we have had to resort to the Freedom of Information Act twice to gain information from
- For a large event based development a robust transport plan is needed. The information the applicant has provided relies upon sparse or out-of-date surveys and nowhere mentions improvements to the public transport infrastructure.
- It is indicated that the Council - to respond to Arena customers parking in residential streets - would likely introduce new parking zone regimes in our areas which are unwanted.
- We think that a sequential approach should have been applied in selecting the location for the proposed development.
- Nothing in the applicant’s material leads us to believe that the proposed development is commercially and financially capable of delivering the metropolitan status rebranding and regeneration of Croydon. We have yet to see a business plan for the operation of the Arena.
- The applicant does not mention off-site law, order and crowd control.
- We think the latest design for the Arena with apparently 50 or so steps poses a natural danger and appears to contain more oppressive greyness and glass with which Croydon has been architecturally overburdened since the 1960s.
- The UDP Inspector’s Report said that an Arena on this site was not essential.
Chairman, Canning & Clyde Road Residents Association
Also on behalf of Park Hill Residents Association, Morland Park Residents Association, H.O.M.E Residents Association and the Croydon Transport Focus Group