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November 2014

GLA backing Croydon’s bid for devolution

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Boris Johnson and the Greater London Authority are backing Croydon’s attempts to get devolutionary powers – allowing it to control locally generated tax revenues. A delegation of councillors, MPs and businesses went to the Houses of Parliament this week to...
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Has the car got a future in Croydon?

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Does a town which prides itself on public transport links still believe the motor car has a future? n It was a question which cropped up in discussions between decision-makers at this year’s Develop Croydon Conference. n As Croydon’s first...
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Flats aimed at young professionals

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Thirty new flats aimed at young London professionals are set to be built at Canius House in Croydon Restaurant Quarter. n The scheme is being backed by Christian Candy’s specialist real estate finance firm Omni Capital which has entered into a...
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Confident in Croydon

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Rampant optimism summed up the mood at the 2014 Develop Croydon Conference, with 90 per cent of delegates either ‘confident’ or ‘very confident’ about the area’s future… and Croydon being likened to Copenhagen, Stockholm and even Rome. The statistic, measured on the...
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Develop Croydon – the question and answer

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A question and answer session with leading figures of Croydon Council’s administration formed part of the Develop Croydon Conference on Tuesday, November 25. Hosted by broadcaster Mark Easton, the panel featured Croydon Council leader Tony Newman, deputy leader Alison Butler,...
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Gatwick’s pledge to Croydon residents

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Gatwick Airport has signed an agreement to ensure Croydon residents will reap the benefits if a second runway is approved. n Airport chief executive Stewart Wingate joined Croydon Council leader Tony Newman on stage at the fifth Develop Croydon Conference...
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