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£1.4bn Westfield: Wait goes on as planning meeting scrapped

The wait goes on

Inside Croydon

BARRATT HOLMES reports on the latest delay in long-promised town centre redevelopment

More frustrations have been raised about when, if ever, work will begin on the £1.4billion Westfield supermall in Croydon after the council cancelled a planning committee meeting scheduled for next Thursday.

Town Hall figures and members of the planning committee had understood that the additional meeting had been arranged specifically to consider the much-revised scheme to be put forward by Australian mall developers Westfield and their partners, Hammerson, for the complete redevelopment of the town centre shopping area.

The Croydon Partnership, as the sometimes uneasy Westfield-Hammerson liaison is called, had last month expressed the hope that the revised scheme would be put before the local authority for approval “some time in the next month”.

It is five years since the scheme was first announced, put together by landowners The Whitgift Foundation with the help of the then Tory…

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