Objections to proposed traveller sites in Croydon Local Plan

The Croydon Local Plan is out to consultation until 18 December 2015

For full details, see https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2015/11/09/the-croydon-local-plan-strategic-policies/

Residents have mounted a campaign against the proposed traveller sites in Conduit Lane and Featherbed Lane.

Campaign 1 – Against the proposed site in Conduit Lane
A number of residents and business owners have been looking at the issues surrounding the proposed siting in Conduit Lane.

They are asking that residents consider signing the following letter to the council and return it by 15 December at the latest in order that they can present the letters to the council by the closing date.

You are welcome to customise the letter if you wish, if you have other points to make or disagree with any of the points made.  Find the letter here: Croydon Local Plan Objection Letter Conduit Lane

The group asks that you return signed copies to them so they can present them, in bulk, to the Council.  Please don’t forget to include your postal address on the letter.

Please drop completed letters into the cafe in Lloyds Park or post to Mr Sean McDermott, 23 Witherby Close, Croydon, CR0 5SU who ihas offered his address to accept letters for the group.

Campaign 2 – Against the proposed site in Featherbed Lane/ Pear Tree Farm

There is also an online petition against the proposed traveller site here.

You can find details at: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/stop-pear-tree-farm-becoming-a-traveller-gypsy-camp.html

Can you object or respond to the consultation?
This is the Croydon Local Plan.

It affects YOU!

Anyone can have a say.

See the plans and pose questions
There are still a few drop-in events to go, which are open to all residents. You do not need to live or work in the specific area to attend.

  • Tuesday 8 December- 3.30pm – 8pm Purley Baptist Church, Banstead Road, Purley CR8 3EA
  • Wednesday 9 December- 4pm – 8pm at South Norwood Methodist Church, Suffolk Road, South Norwood SE25 6EG

Have your say
Please remember though that verbal representation at these events will not be considered as part of the consultation.

Anyone wishing to have a say must complete a form or email their response.

You need not live or work in an area to respond.

If you have a comment or point you wish to share with others to help inform their response, why not leave a comment on this post?


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Where to access the consultation documents

  • The documents can be downloaded below.
  • A reference copy will be available at Croydon Libraries and at Access Croydon, Bernard Weatherill House, 9am – 4pm during the Consultation period.

Details, including how to access the documents and make representations, can be found on:


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