Residents are invited to give their views on how to make Croydon a great place to live at a series of consultation events taking place across the borough.
The Croydon Local Plan is a 20-year growth and development vision that sets out how Croydon will meet housing need in each of the borough’s 16 places.
It provides the planning policy for increasing the supply of homes, including affordable housing, and regenerating district centres.
The new draft plan, approved by the council’s cabinet in September for consultation, aims to make sure neighbourhoods flourish and support existing and future communities.
It is estimated approximately 30,000 homes will be needed to meet Croydon’s growth needs from 2016-2036, and the plan lays the groundwork for achieving this.
The draft local plan allocates land for development and sets out the detailed policies to guide this.
Consultation begins today (Friday, 6 November) and runs until Friday, 18 December.
“The Local Plan is about your neighbourhood and improving the area you live in.
“It sees the council delivering for Croydon’s children by ensuring the sustainable growth of our suburbs while retaining their distinct character, that our communities flourish and our district centres thrive.
“This is an extensive consultation around all 16 places in Croydon, which are covered by the Local Plan. We’d welcome the views of our residents which will be really important in shaping the appearance and character of where they live.”
Councillor Alison Butler, deputy leader and cabinet member for homes, regeneration and planning
Each of the drop-in events will focus on different places in the borough. A full list and copies of the plan can be found online at www.croydon.gov.uk/localplanone and www.croydon.gov.uk/localplantwo
Alternatively the Local Plan documents can be viewed at all Croydon libraries or at Access Croydon in Bernard Weatherill House.
Residents are also able to have their say on the Local Plan by visiting the council’s Get Involved page at getinvolved.croydon.gov.uk
Notes to editors
The full list of consultation events with the place they will focus on in brackets.
Tuesday 17 November – 3.30-8pm at Addington Community Centre, Central Parade, New Addington (Addington)
Wednesday 25 November – 4.30-8pm at St John’s Community Hall, Upper Selsdon Road, Selsdon (Sanderstead, Selsdon and Shirley)
Saturday 28 November – 10am-2pm in the Community Space, Bernard Weatherill House, Croydon (this is borough-wide and not specific to a place)
Wednesday 2 December – 3.30-8pm at Christ Church Methodist Church Hall, Lower Addiscombe Road, Addiscombe (Croydon Opportunity Area, Broad Green & Selhurst, Waddon, South Croydon and Addiscombe)
Tuesday 8 December – 3.30-8pm at Purley Baptist Church Hall, Banstead Road, Purley (Purley, Coulsdon and Kenley & Old Coulsdon)
Wednesday 9 December – 4-8pm at South Norwood Methodist Church Hall, Suffolk Road, South Norwood (Norbury, Thornton Heath, South Norwood & Woodside and Crystal Palace & Upper Norwood)