Old Town Masterplan

Draft 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 contains 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 three conservation areas that lie within Old Town:

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

The Draft Old Town Masterplan has been produced with the local community. It is a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) that is a part of the Croydon Local Plan. The masterplan promotes heritage led regeneration and describe how the buildings, streets and public spaces of Old Town should be improved for people that live, work and visit the area.

To support the masterplan, draft Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans (CAAMPs) for the conservation areas that are located within Old Town have been produced. These documents are also SPDs and are a part of the Croydon Local Plan. They are available to download from our conservation areas webpage.

The Draft Old Town Masterplan and Draft CAAMPs are material considerations when assessing planning applications within the areas they cover.

All the relevant documents are available to download from the bottom of the page.


Consultation on the draft Old Town Masterplan and CAAMPs ran for a six week period from Monday 10 February until Monday 24 March 2014 and people were given the opportunity to comment on the draft documents.

Next steps

It is intended that this masterplan will be adopted by Full Council in the summer.

All comments received during the consultation process will be responded to and taken into account when recommending the masterplan for adoption to Full Council.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list to be kept informed of progress with the Old Town Masterplan or would like more information, please email oldtownmasterplan@croydon.gov.uk or call us on 020 8407 1385.

Contact Details

Spatial Planning
Department Development and Environment
Telephone 020 8407 1385
Email spatialplanning@croydon.gov.uk
Address 6th Floor, Zone B
Bernard Weatherill House
8 Mint Walk

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