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Old Town Masterplan

“Old Town” is the historic and informal name given to the area in Croydon town centre where the first settlements in Croydon were located in Saxon times.

The area has a rich historic character and includes several important heritage assets including Surrey Street Market and the following listed buildings:

  • Croydon Minster (Grade I);
  • Old Palace School (Grade I);
  • Surrey Street Pumping Station (Grade II).

There are also three conservation areas that lie within Old Town:

  • Central Croydon;
  • Church Street;
  • Croydon Minster (formerly Parish Church).

The Old Town Masterplan has the following strategic objectives for Old Town:

  • Preserve, enhance and reveal the heritage assets and historic environment of Old Town
  • Provide high quality public realm
  • Create attractive and safe walking and cycling routes
  • Build new homes that are integrated sensitively with the historic environment
  • A place where independent and niche retail and business start-ups can flourish.

The Old Town Masterplan was adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document 1 December 2014 following public consultation in February/March 2014.

More information on Old Town Masterplan is available here.