HOUSE PRICES CONTINUE ON UPWARD CURVE
Croydon will continue to be see some of the capital’s highest house price growth during 2017 despite slowdowns elsewhere being seen as inevitable. Research from Garrington Property Finders predicts 15 per cent increases during the year, a figure likely only to be less than Havering and Barking & Dagenham in East London. According to the findings, price growth in Croydon since 2009 has been 86 per cent.
COUNCIL WINS DIGITAL HONOUR
Croydon’s commitment to embracing new technology and maximising its benefits for customers has seen authority named as digital council of the year. It was praised in the Local Government Chronicle awards for adopting a range of technologies to make it easier for residents to access services online. Council leader Tony Newman said: “In an increasingly digital age there are huge benefits to be had from fundamentally changing the way we do things as new technology becomes available.”
HYDE DELIVERING ON POST OFFICE SCHEME
Hyde Housing Association has received consent for a ‘non-material amendment’ to its planning permission for the site of the former Croydon Delivery Office in Addiscombe Road. The existing buildings will be demolished to make way for three buildings, ranging from eight to 21 storeys, providing 201 flats, up to 1,760 sq m of retail floor area at ground level and landscaping on the site.