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Local Plan’s divide and rule is delivering over-development

Inside Croydon

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The Labour MP for Croydon North and the leader of the Conservative opposition on the council have both complained about over-development in the borough. As residents in Upper Norwood begin a campaign against the council’s “infill” building on green spaces between their blocks of flats, ROD DAVIES suggests that they ought to have seen this coming

croydon-local-plan-generic-developmentPresumably, the proposed development in Auckland Rise, Upper Norwood (as reported here by Inside Croydon last week) is in line with the Croydon Local Plan which everyone had the opportunity to comment on. If people didn’t care to read it and consider its impact upon their neighbourhood, then they have no one to blame but themselves.

Had the residents read the plan, they would have recognised that the entire document and its proposals were predicated on concentrating medium- to high-density development (more than two or three floors) into a limited number of…

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