Councillor Timothy Godfrey, who is on the Warehouse's board, has given a stark warning in the Croydon Guardian as to the fate of the Warehouse Theatre in the event that the Arrowcroft arena is built.
In his view, and the view of the board of the theatre, the arena will spell the end of the Warehouse Theatre.
"The proposed location is of concern. I still consider that the location, and indeed design of the theatre, is an afterthought.
Given the lack of deliverability of a new Warehouse Theatre in so many areas we recommend that planning is refused and the CPO declined.
The Arrowcroft scheme just doesn't seem to have been thought through or properly finished. We are happy with the plans with Stanhope Schroder and the general view is that if the Arrowcroft scheme goes through then we've had it."
The arena is unwanted, unloved and unnecessary.
Let us get on with developing that ugly canker on the backside of Croydon, known as Dingwall Road.
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