Croydon Against The Arena (www.catarena.org) is a site dedicated to opposing Croydon Council's plans to build an arena on land adjacent to East Croydon station.
Thursday, 31 July 2008
"In a decision announced this morning communities secretary Hazel Blears has rejected the council-backed Arrowcroft arena, homes and offices scheme planned for the Gateway site at East Croydon."
A lot of good people put in much time, effort and energy into opposing this scheme, today is their day.
Let us not forget that had the council not tried to push through this unwanted scheme, the eyesore that is Dingwall Road would have been redeveloped by now.
The people who have suffered because of the council's arrogance are the citizens of Croydon. It is now time for high level resignations from the council.
A copy of the full decision can be downloaded here: Decision
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Thank you for your work on this. It has been a vital voice and rallying point for many people.
Fine work to block the ridiculous arena proposal. With 12,500 + seats and only 800 or so parking spaces, that would have been the end of residential parking in Fairfield and Addiscombe.
Hopefully Stnahope move forward quickly with their plans. Hopefully a footbridge between Dingwall Road and Cherry Orchard Road will be among them. This will improve access to the new shopping centre for the elderly.
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