Friends of Grangewood Park are asking people to please sign the petition to support a call for Croydon council to scrap their plans to dispose of 195 sq m of land around Heath Lodge located in Grangewood Park.
Written objections and views are also sought.
Friends of Grangewood Park’s image used in the petition
Between 9 January and 11 February 2019 TfL consulted on changes to bus routes 404 and 434.
Due to that feedback they altered the original proposal to suggest using Farthing Way (Coulsdon Bypass) on route 404 and asked for comments by 11 December 2019.
They received 13 comments although only two of those were about the use of Farthing Way. One was supportive and the other suggested the 404 should use Woodcote Grove Road and The Avenue instead of Farthing Way.
This option was considered. However, using the bypass is preferable as it enables a shorter run time and allows the route to quickly serve central Coulsdon and Coulsdon South station. The 404 will still serve the town centre, just not the current northbound stops.
The other feedback repeated comments raised in the original consultation, including concerns about the appropriate siting of new bus stops in Cane Hill and Old Coulsdon, road safety in winter and road maintenance.
These issues are currently being discussed with the council and the developer of Cane Hill Park. Because of this and related road works the proposed implementation of the changes has been moved from 4 January 2020 to April 2020.
A Freedom of Information (FOI) request submitted by a resident in March of this year has received a response from Croydon Council. The enquirer asked for a copy of the letter to the council leader, Tony Newman, from Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield.