Tony Newman, the leader of Croydon Council, has given what he calls “a crystal clear” commitment to opposing any development of housing on Love Lane green.
Tony Newman: opposes housing on Metropolitan Open Lane in his ward, Woodside
Love Lane green is formed from former playing fields besides the tram lines in Woodside, the ward Newman represents as a councillor. The open space, after years of neglect and repeatedly failed planning applications from previous owners, has more recently been turned into a community gardens and play area by local residents. But new landowners want to build on the site.
It was standing room only at an “engagement meeting” (this was not a formal consultation, you understand) in a small room at the Stanley Halls last week, where the property developer who now owns the land presented initial, and deliberately vague, outline details of what he would like to…
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