This post was first published by My London on 13/11/2019.
Your chance to have a say on where 46,000 new homes should be built in Croydon by 2039
You can take part as the council consults on its extensive Local Plan for the future
More than 46,000 new homes could be built in Croydon over the next 20 years.
And now you will have a chance to give feedback on where these will be.
Consultation on a review of Croydon Council’s Local Plan is now open and will run until January 13, 2020.
The aim of the review is to address the need for 46,040 new homes to be built in the borough by 2039 and where these should be built.
Building on green belt land is just one of the ideas that have been put forward.
Shifa Mustafa, executive director for place, said: “We all face some really big challenges across the borough. There is a housing crisis, with a large number of new homes needed over the next 20 years. We also need to respond quickly to the climate change emergency by making our borough much more sustainable. We need to ensure every place across Croydon has a healthy environment, access to employment, leisure and culture, and is supported by a range of appropriate facilities. Getting the balance right will be incredibly challenging but nothing is decided yet.
“We’ve got events taking place across the borough to help people understand what is being considered, talk to our planning officers, and share their views. We all need to consider how and where the changes will happen. I am sure if we all work and listen together we can ensure Croydon has a brighter future.”
To find out more about the plans, residents can attend a series of events in November and December.
These will take place at:
- Selsdon Library, November 12, 5.30pm-7.30pm
- Brighton Road, Coulsdon, November 13, 11am-2pm
- Thornton Heath Library, November 19, 5.30pm-7.30pm
- Norbury High Street, November 20, 11am-2pm
- Purley Library, November 26, 5.30pm-7.30pm
- Purley High Street, November 27, 11am-2pm
- New Addington Library, December 3, 5.30pm-7.30pm
- Addington Road, Selsdon, December 4, 11am-2pm
- South Norwood Market, December 7, 10am-2pm
- Ashburton Library, December 10, 5.30pm-7.30pm
- Addiscombe High Street, December 11, 11am-2pm
The council’s spatial planning officers will also be available to speak to residents at Croydon Arts Store in the Whitgift Centre from Wednesdays-Saturdays until 20 December.
Once the consultation closes and results are analysed, another public consultation on the council’s preferred options will take place late next year.
This will go to a public examination in spring 2021 and the Local Plan is set to be adopted in 2022.
Croydon Council is looking for residents to take part in workshops to gather more in-depth information. If you are interested, visit www.croydon.gov.uk/localplanconsultation
Below is a list of all the sites that have been suggested by the council for homes to be built in Croydon so far.