Residents are being invited to give their views on Croydon’s growth and development vision for the next two decades.
The Croydon Local Plan sets out how the borough can thrive and grow to meet future increasing demand. It details how many new homes the borough needs, how the infrastructure such as roads, schools and medical facilities need to change, and what jobs and employment opportunities are required to support local communities in each of the borough’s 16 places.
Last winter’s consultation saw over 8,000 people respond, helping planners to shape the plan to its proposed submission stage.
From Monday, September 5 to Monday, October 17, residents can make any final comments on the proposed submission. All responses will be sent to the Planning Inspectorate to be considered as part of the public examination of the plan.
The final plan will then go before the council in the winter for approval for submission to the secretary of state. More information about the local plan programme can be found here.
Councillor Alison Butler, cabinet member for homes, regeneration and planning, said: “This is an exciting plan for Croydon, and I’m pleased that so many residents got involved in the first round of consultation, helping us to shape a better future for our borough.
“It’s crucial that this plan is ambitious enough to meet the future needs of the borough, and that it sees the right development happening in the right places at the right time.
“This is the last opportunity for residents to have their say before the plan is sent to the secretary of state for independent review, next spring. I’d encourage residents to review the proposed submission and submit any further comments during this publication period.”
Alternatively, the documents can be viewed at all Croydon libraries, and at Access Croydon, in Bernard Weatherill House.
Residents can have their say on the proposed submission by visiting the council’s Get Involved site at www.getinvolved.croydon.gov.uk