Former senior Council official David Wickens casts doubt over the Westfield development in an article for Inside Croydon:
By Chris Jordan, Croydon Liberal Democrats
‘I really don’t see Westfield giving the green light, if at all, until we see the result of the Brexit negotiations. We should know something within 18 months-ish; so, from their point of view, why not wait a bit longer?’
He concludes that ‘Westfield must be approaching the point where they must either progress or abandon the current ideas in favour of something achievable.’
Read full article here
Croydon Liberal Democrats are concerned that uncertainty has led to the town centre becoming run-down with several retail units lying empty.
Grandiose flagship schemes are being cooked-up behind closed doors between the Council and developers yielding vast blocks of luxury flats for sale, with the future of retail in central Croydon in doubt.
It’s time for an alternative, forward thinking vision for Croydon that benefits the local community, conducted with transparency and meaningful consultation; delivering social housing alongside affordable private rented accommodation and local amenities in partnership with local businesses.