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Council’s £1m discount on flats secures planning permission

Inside Croydon

WALTER CRONXITE has discovered that if you offer Croydon Council enough of a cash incentive, there’s seemingly no carbuncle monstrous enough that its planning committee won’t allow you to build it

Tomorrow night’s meeting of the council’s planning committee shows just how pointless the process has become under officials who are utterly wedded to the mantra of “regeneration” and who are completely in the thrall of developers. The meeting will demonstrate that if you have enough readies available, then Croydon Council will bend over backwards to allow you to build whatever you like, regardless of the many and reasoned objections from residents, councillors and respected public bodies.

Sensitive redevelopment of this historic building does not fit in with a developer's profit margins Sensitive redevelopment of this historic building does not fit in with a developer’s profit margins

The committee is chaired by Paul Scott, one of the small cabal of Progress politicians who think that they control the Labour-run council, but who usually do the…

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