Croydon-based estate agents Streets Ahead have taken three top honours at the UK’s most prestigious property awards. The Streets Ahead team beat nationwide competition to win Gold and Bronze awards, while their Land & New Homes Director, Patrick Donnelly, was shortlisted for Manager of the Year...

Croydon Council has appointed Heather Cheesborough as its new director of planning and strategic transport. Heather Cheesbrough will join the council’s Place department management team in January, where she will be responsible for strategic planning, development management, strategic transport and building control. Key priorities of her role...

New figures show Croydon has the second-fastest expanding economy in the UK. A 9.3 per cent growth rate recorded the the Office for National Statistics is 3.7 per cent above the London average and more than double the average for the UK as a whole. It is also...

The new buyers of two government offices have said they intend to maximise the development potential of the site in the heart of Croydon. Singapore-based developer Hung Ho Land has bouhgt both Apollo House and Lunar House, which span a combined 441,797 sq ft, from Harel Insurance...

South Norwood recreation ground’s newly-refurbished playground was officially re-opened by the council at the weekend. Council leader Tony Newman from neighbouring Woodside ward and Councillor Timothy Godfrey, cabinet member for leisure, culture and sport, were out with young families on Saturday to inspect the new facilities. The...

Proposals to build a new flyover at Fiveways Junction have been rejected by Croydon Council because of the impact it would have on neighbouring residents and Duppas Hill. Instead, the council's cabinet is set to recommend a widening of the existing bridge carrying the A23 Purley...

Croydon is seeking more than £1.075million funding to turn Exchange Square into a tech hub with space for artists, a theatre and outdoor events. An application has been made to the London Regeneration Fund to bring a former pumping station and surrounding derelict buildings back into...

Former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has urged the government to choose Gatwick expansion despite the Davies Commission recommending a third runway at Heathrow. Writing in the Evening Standard, Mr Clegg warned prime minister David Cameron that great swathes of voters in south-west London would not...

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