Press Release Ref : 4806
Press Release - Mon, 01 Oct 2012

New plans for Croydon's Old Town

A meeting for local residents and businesses has been called to start the process of mapping out the future of Croydon Old Town.

Taking place on Thursday 18 October at 7.30pm in the Church Hall, Church Street, the session will enable discussion of the ways in which improvements might be made to buildings, streets, public spaces and transport links within the area.

All local residents and businesses are invited, and the council is keen to encourage as many people as possible to come along, hear about the work that is currently underway and to share their own thoughts.

The Old Town masterplan is one of several regeneration projects in Central Croydon being paid for from the Mayor of London’s Regeneration Fund.

It leads on from similar masterplanning exercises that have already led to the improvement work now underway around East and West Croydon.

Councillor Jason Perry, cabinet member for planning, regeneration and transport, said: "Following the success of this approach in other parts of central Croydon we are turning our focus on the Old Town. This area plays a key role in the way that the whole town centre works, and it gives historic context to the more modern streets nearby.

"What we already know is that there are several underutilised spaces and plenty of streets that need a general uplift.

"The final vision we are working towards is one that will see new life breathed back into the whole area and the creation of clear routes and links that will draw more people and more businesses to this part of town."

In order to drive the Old Town plans forward, representatives from key local businesses in the area have already formed into a project board. This group will soon appoint a specialist design team who will help prepare the plan and recommend the best regeneration package for the area.

The Croydon Old Town Business Association is part of the project board and can be contacted at secretary@oldtowncroydon.org.uk.

For more information on the masterplan or how to get more involved please email spatial.planning@croydon.gov.uk.


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