Brick x Brick Action – petition and protest in #Croydon – 26 March 2018

A protest is being held at the Town Hall, Katherine Street, Croydon at 5 for 5.30pm on Monday 26 March 2018. The organisers encourage anyone with an interest to go along and support. There is also an online petition.

Who is Brick by Brick Action?


Brick by Brick Action is a collection of residents, organisations and interested parties that are concerned about the actions of Brick by Brick across the London Borough of Croydon.

The group is not affiliated to any political party or company. They want something done about the actions of this Council-owned company which they believe is ruining the area with badly planned building schemes that are proposed and approved with little regard to the wishes, concerns and ideas of those affected.


Brick by Brick Action
Online Petition:


#Croydon – Comment on the new draft London Plan by 2 March 2018

The new draft London Plan has been published and is available here.

How to comment

You can register online to comment.

Emails can be sent to: Ensure the Subject line says “Draft New London Plan”.

Or letters can be sent to:
Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London)
New London Plan
GLA City Hall
London Plan Team
Post Point 18

Comments must be received by 5pm on Friday 2 March 2018.

Some of the points raised at a recent meeting that you may wish to consider:

  • The removal of protection for back gardens (contrary to national policy)
  • The removal of the density matrix (which sets limits on housing density)
  • The removal of targets for family homes
  • Protection of green belt
  • The reduction in parking standards – new developments near transport hubs should have zero parking provision without exception
  • Increase in 10-year housing targets (Croydon’s target was 14,348. The target proposed is 29,490).

If you have comments to make on the list above or any other comments on issues or areas that think should be supported contained within the new draft London Plan,  please add a comment to the post or email to share it with other residents.

Read the Mayor’s press release here.

Have your say on Queen’s Gardens redesign – Community workshop – 24 March, plus design sessions

Have your say and influence what happens.

The collaborative design process will involve members of the community working with professional designers to shape the plans for The Queen’s Gardens.

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Have your say! MOPAC consultation on accessing Met Police services

MOPAC CONSULTATION on accessing Met Police services

Including public meeting…

Please help spread the word!

The Met Police have had to find £600m of savings and must save a further £400m by 2020.

The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has published draft plans to close costly and underused police front counters in London and provide better ways to contact the Met online. 

Doing this would help to meet growing public demand to be able to access Met Police services from smartphones, tablets and computers, whilst saving £10mill that could be spent instead on frontline policing.

Public consultation session in Croydon

The Metropolitan Police Service is holding public consultation sessions in every London Borough so that local people can learn about the changes described in this document and can give their views.

The session in Croydon will be held on:

4 October 2017 at 6.30pm
 Council Chamber
Croydon Town Hall
Katherine Street

There is no need to book. Just turn up on the night.

Have your say

Have your say

Read the draft strategy – an Easy Read version is also available

Review the Impact Assessment – it investigates how the draft strategy affects different groups of Londoners

You can respond in a number of ways – in person, online or by post 

Public Access Consultation
The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime
City Hall, More London
Queen’s Walk

The consultation is open until 6 October 2017.

Full details, here.


Comments on the main modifications to the Croydon Local Plan sought – 29 August to 10 October 2017

The Secretary of State appointed Planning Inspector, following the examination hearings, is inviting comments on the main modifications to the Croydon Local Plan: Strategic Policies – Partial Review (Proposed Submission) and the Detailed Policies and Proposals (Proposed Submission).

Main Modifications are changes which the Inspector considers are necessary to make the plan sound for adoption. Main Modifications are proposed without prejudice to the Inspector’s final conclusions in the Inspector’s Report, which will take account of all representations submitted in response to this consultation.

This is not an opportunity to raise matters relating to other parts of the submitted Local Plans. The Inspector will only consider representations from this consultation which relate to the Main Modifications.

You can make a representation between 29 August and 10 October 2017, inclusive by:

  • Emailing
  • Completing the representation form (which will be made available at libraries) and emailing it to or posting it to Spatial Planning Service, 6th Floor Zone B, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon, CR0 1EA.

To be duly made, the comments must:

  • Be received by the Council between 29 August and 10 October 2017 (inclusive);
  • Include a name and either an e-mail or postal address, all of which must be legible;
  • Not contain offensive or derogatory language; and
  • Be related only to the Main Modifications to the Croydon Local Plan: Strategic Policies – Partial Review (Proposed Submission) or the Main Modifications to the Detailed Policies and Proposals (Proposed Submission).

Consultation on the Main Modifications will take place from 29 August to 10 October 2017, inclusive.  Any representations received before 29 August or after 10 October 2017 will not be accepted by the Council as duly made and will not be considered by the independent Planning Inspector.

How to Make a Representation

You are invited to make representations to the Main Modifications to the Croydon Local Plan: Strategic Policies – Partial Review and the Croydon Local Plan: Detailed Policies and Proposals. The representation form and guidance may be viewed at:

Any representations received before 29 August or after 10 October 2017 will not be accepted by the Council as duly made and will not be considered by the independent Planning Inspector.

Croydon Council will acknowledge receipt of your representation(s) as soon as possible. Please note that representations are not confidential, including your name and organisation and will be made publicly available. The addresses and contact details of representations from individuals will not be published on the website or any other public place. You are advised to keep a copy of the representation(s) you submit.

For enquiries or further information: email or call us on 020 8407 1385.




You can respond to the consultation by letter:
Spatial Planning Service
6th Floor, Zone B
Bernard Weatherill House
8 Mint Walk

or e-mail:




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Croydon Council survey on JustBE campaign – Have your say

Diane Bacchus, Croydon Council’s Digital Engagement Officer, is keen to receive your views.

Please take a moment to take part in the survey, which closes on 7 April 2017.   The Council are seeking to learn whether you have seen the Council’s public health campaign messages for JustBE Croydon.

Find the survey, here: https://getinvolved.croydon.govuk/survey/348

Please take a moment to complete the survey and do pass it on to others.


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